Our winter continues — cold and snowy — 7 Comments

  1. Holly,

    Our weather moderated some. Wow! 20 degrees ABOVE zero!!! I got caught up on all sorts of little outside projects today. But I hear the bottom’s dropping out soon. Down to 30 some below. Bummer!

  2. Sandie,

    I’ll sure give the citric acid a try. We love our homemade bread but to keep it fresh I end up refrigerating a loaf or two so it doesn’t mold. And we have a real small propane fridge!

  3. arm2008

    Most farmers sell meat in the late fall through the winter but some have it available yeararound. We butcher in the winter as we only have an electric freezer and are off grid. Of course it runs MUCH less on our enclosed porch at zero than it does at 70 degrees, come summer!

  4. Jackie I used to have the same problem with mold in my bread. I learned to put 1/4 teaspoon citric acid per loaf in my dry ingredients when making bread and it sure helps.

    Thanks for all you do for us.


  5. Jackie, since you’re taking your steer for butchering, does that mean this is a good time of the year to buy from local farmers? Are there bad times of year to buy?

    For health reasons I’m eating a lot less carbs and a lot more meat this year, and since I’m eating so much more I think it’s time to start eating better quality meat. I also don’t want to support the factory farms and the inhumane treatment of animals in that system. – April

  6. That bread looks sooo yummy! Think I’ll have to make some too.
    Those road conditions are why I no longer live in Maine. That is some scary driving no matter how used to snow you are. Sure glad you made it safely.

  7. I hate bad roads and pulling a trailer makes it worse. Having spent a winter at the old ELC (Now Wolf Ridge ELC) I know what the roads are like in your area. Glad it is done and you are home safe. I am well west of you and the next blast is coming soon. Your stone backdrop to your stove is beautiful and I love the warmth and smell of a wood stove. Stay warm and dry!