Thursday, February 10, 2011
Good morning, cold as heck here...9 degrees can you believe it. I am having a bit of a time adjusting, I know I am going to hate the next electric bill as I have had to pull out extra little hot spot heaters to heat areas where the cold just pours through. These houses were not designed for arctic weather. So of course the hot water is frozen again, ughhh! I was up at five and it was flowing nice and then I was going to get up in half an hour and turn it on again, but I fell asleep and that is all it took by 6 it was frozen and dripping slowly, I left it drip for a while and then gave up. I will try to get it going again today; yesterday unknown to me a pipe came loose and filled our ditch with water. This summer these lines we all have to replaced and buried much deeper as the winters will only get colder from here on out. I will also be buying electric tank-less water heaters to place in the house, in place of our now 5 year old electric tank water heater which lives in the water house and is a large part of why the pipe keeps freezing. It is a never ending quest keeping up with repairs to the house and we never seem to ever get done. If I won the lottery I would finish it all, go off grid, buy all my family a place of their own and buy the land next to me, then I would get a hot tub, restore all my vehicles to perfect running condition and have them repainted. I would send all the kids to college, get a maid and then maybe I could keep up with my school work and the farm work.
I am making biscuits’ and gravy for lunch along with some bean burgers. I am going to try and made some French bread either today or tomorrow; it goes great with the bean burgers. We the recipe for the bean burgers from parent’s magazine, but had to remake it as we have to with most recipes as we are not rich and do not have endless wild spices to play with. Sometimes we have to change them because most people have cans of beans in our house, we have to make beans to use the recipes, so it adds time and changes amounts of everything including salt.
Anyway today was sort of bum day for me with the babies so they are running through the house at the moment…lol
We made pizza for dinner and I made a canola with bean burger meat…pretty cool.
So on to the hubbies post, I need to get some studying done.
Be Blessed our dear followers and friends…
Shekhinah, Michael and the kids and critters of Mahanaim Farm