Sitting in the sunshine of a beautiful but chilly January winter day looking out into the snow of the winter of Michigan. These January days usually promise sun and a bright reminder that spring will be on its way in a short time… Not fond of November or March though…. I have been perusing the seed catalogs with grand plans for this year’s garden…
Saturday coffee mugs in our farm cupboard for the Gentle Giant and I… A Christmas gift from him to us this year from our 21st wedding anniversary trip to Chicago. We reserve these special mugs for Saturday…
Our son is turning into quite the chef. He has made sushi, all on a wood fired cook stove, but his blue ribbon delicacy as of late is his BBQ pork ribs from our own… He made them again for us.
We took to the ice today on our largest pond. One of the things we fell in hard love with at this run down farm was this tranquil pond… We bit and it was a real buying point for us over almost 5 years ago now. It never seems to disappoint! From fishing to row boats to ice skating and some swimming (I am not a fan if you remember) it gives us something to do in all 4 season of Michigan! It’s a “free” activity that is always here for us… This was our 5 and 3 year olds first time skating today. When our 3 year old fell, she yelled out, "Oh Dad, I think I broke my promise"...
And we ended the evening with a bon fire out by the ice… We told some crazy Indian stories, sang some Indian songs and danced around the fire… For real! You have to know my family to understand this strange phenomenon… Just ask my brother, “Red Thunder Blanket Dancer”… But, I do have Indian blood! One of these days I am going to take that blood test to see what kind it actually is.
We also ate to our hearts content! Lunch was homemade English muffins (way easier than I have ever imagined) on the wood fired cook stove. I just used my easy recipe I have spoken of before of the 6-3-3-13 bread and followed directions on a hot iron skillet with corn meal and they were so easy. We topped them with some fresh and homemade orange marmalade (Great recipe from Farm Girl Cyn, my real life friend - that will now be a staple here UPDATE I will be posting on this soon - I changed up the recipe a bit). We had pork patties with a teriyaki sauce and a wonderful and quinoa salad with herbs that were dried from the garden… All day I sipped from that Saturday coffee cup.
And for supper, we had soup with some homemade bread that keeps getting better and better! That same recipe, 6-3-3-13! So delish, however, my waist is seeing the bread… “Know what I mean?” … Back to the gym this week, but not without some really cool things we have to do… More on all of this later of course!
What did you do today, on your January Saturday? Do tell me!
In the spirit of farming, family and faith,
HomemakerAng and Co.
Ps. If you knew how hard it was to post this blog from my phone, you would comment a lot more... Hint, hint... xo