Fast forward to today. We are snowed in. It is bitter cold and the projected weather is for even colder temperatures, with a low of eight degrees tonight. That's cold! Town probably isn't snowed in; they spread salt and gravel "downtown" and on the main highways as soon as a few flakes start to fall. But out here in the country the snow has accumulated and the rain under it is frozen. I'm really not complaining, The snow is beautiful and , despite my former post about Oscar and Felix, Moshe and I work well as a team. We had our work cut out for us today...
Meanwhile, the other major project for the day was the gathering, chopping, carrying, and stacking of wood for the wood stove. Today it was cold enough that we had to keep adding wood to the fire all day long. Usually we have a break for at least an hour or two. Of course, Moshe did most of the wood "duty", but I tried to help my carrying in some of the cut pieces and stacking them. Finally, at around 3:30 this afternoon, the wood was stocked and I tackled sweeping and mopping the kitchen and vacuuming the rest of the house. Wearing my pajamas, plus a big grey hoodie sweatshirt, hair pinned up with a clip, and holding the mop, I told Moshe he should take a picture of me and call it, "The romance never stops."
|Skillet corn bread on the wood stove|
We had a delicious lunch today. I warmed up the chicken corn soup from yesterday. And, I baked cornbread - in an iron skillet on top of the woodstove. We both agreed it was some of the best cornbread we'd ever eaten. Something about the process of baking it in the skillet... I don't know... but, it was light and fluffy like good cake, but crispy on the bottom. Wonderful. I didn't even need butter on mine. It was just plain good!!!
I have a pot roast in the oven for supper. We got a Netflix movie in the mail this afternoon (the poor mailman's Jeep was the ONLY vehicle we saw go up our road today.) So, we are going to have an early supper and snuggle in bed to watch the movie. Life is good.
Shalom Y'all - Twyla