spring is in the air
March 2, 2020
It's a few days into March already and spring seems like it's just around the corner. I'm sure though we'll be getting another snowstorm at some point before winter decides to make it's departure here in Southwest Wisconsin.
Are you a tea drinker? I only started drinking coffee about 15+ years ago and did not drink tea, that is until I had a cup over at a friends cabin in upper Wisconsin, and I have been hooked. I'm not a fan of just straight black tea or green tea. I love the one that we've been drinking in the evening. It is a bit more spendy but seeing that we only drink one cup in the evening I figure I deserve that pleasure.
Oh my goodness, I am totally in love with the whole sourdough baking process. I have finally started to master sourdough baking. I don't use any commercial flour in my bread recipe, we grind our own flour, which has actually taken me a while to figure out. The bread I made the other day I used half fresh ground rye and half fresh ground wheat, with the sourdough starter. Both breads turned out absolutely beautiful and delicious.
Sugaring season is upon us and it's going to be the first time without our Sadie running around the sugar bush, or trying to drink up the sap that is running over the side before it hits the ground as Jim is pouring it into the tank we use to gather the sap. Sadie loved this time of year as well as the snow, she was a good companion out in the bush. Especially like tonight when the sun is going down, and darkness has crept up on us, and hearing the coyotes in the distance, I definitely feel the void with her gone. We sure do miss our Sadie girl. Despite missing Sadie it feels really good to be sugaring again. It feels so good to smell the air after being cooped up in the house during the cold winter days that sometimes prevented us from venturing outdoors, at least preventing me from getting outside as much as I'd have liked to.