Sunday, June 23, 2013

Fruit and Fixes

Here's the kitchen counter after a recent trip to the garden. Love it! first tomato!

We were lent a really nice baby chair made of thin plywood and cloth. The thing can be taken apart, and the little foot of the arch -the back of the chair - was cracking when we got it, and even though we never took it apart, the thing sort of fell to pieces:

So I cut out the broken middle part of the plywood and inserted a thin piece of oak, then glued it and some other end pieces onto it and smoothed it up using my knife and some sandpaper

It actually came out pretty good. 

and the plums are almost ripe!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Various Successes

Well, the trap works.  Caught a junco by accident.  Luckily it does a good job of 'live catching'

With my sourdough practice, I made some small rolls, which turned out looking quite good, but end up getting pretty hard after a day or so.  we discovered that after freezing, to thaw them quickly and make them very pleasantly soft, steaming them for a few minutes works great. 

and more sourdough-ness: the local honey in our wonderful honey pot tastes fabulous on the bread.

and, in case you're wondering how much firewood goes into firing the earth oven to burn the bread. The handle I put on my 2 wheeled cart makes it a much handier way to haul brush piles around. 

Cabin shower pan getting in place

Actually, kind of happy about this progress.  It needed to be up so the drain trap will fit.