Well, yesterday was more of the same....only colder in the weather department. We both wore jackets outside.
I was desperate to get the last three fruit trees planted permanently. They have been resting, heeled in in the kitchen garden...so long that they had leafed out. I decided to plant the Blackgold Cherry tree in the New Bed between the back door and the Kitchen Garden. I hope it won't get that large. I wanted the cherries close so I could keep an eye on them and also they make a very pretty flowering tree in the middle of any bed.
We (the helper and I), planted the Stanley Prune Plum and the Harlayne Apricot in the new orchard out back. We staked all but with bamboo poles instead of t-posts.
DH then mowed the whole area back there for me. If it ever warms up enough that is where I will plant the 'warm season' garden like tomatoes, popcorn, sweet potatoes, and whatever else I can squeeze in.
By the time we were finished, it was beginning to rain and did the rest of the day. It wasn't a hard, heavy rain, but it was running down the drive. South of us got more heavy rains which they certainly didn't need.
We were out of bread so I went through my files and found this recipe that I got from another blog, Window On The Prairie
We both think it should go in my permanent Bread files.
I failed to put a direct link to the recipe here so if you go to her website, find Recipes in the side bar and scroll down to the bread recipe.
I had a buttered slice with a glass of Orange Juice for breakfast.
I also made a pan of bread pudding using the last of the sweet potato bread. I don't like pudding made with yeast bread nearly as much as that made with leftover biscuits but it is tasty with a little of Willow's cream over it.
I just finished a book by Tom Franklin that I highly recommend, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. It is set in rural Mississippi (love all things southern) in the 1970's and covers a period of 20 years or so. It has mystery, race relations, love, and real human interest. I really enjoyed it and will be looking for other Tom Franklin books.
You haven't seen Willow and her 'baby' lately.......not much of a baby, but she thinks he is! She has now quit bawling since we are letting him nurse once a day when I am now milking. We are just putting off the inevitable.