Monday, January 25, 2010
The coldest our home got was 48 degrees inside, we dressed warm, and snuggled in with blankets, warm footie socks which I got for Christmas (thanks Kristin). At one point I had on 4 pair of socks, long johns, flannel pj's (again, thanks Kristin), a t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, and a sweatshirt--nice and cozy! I absolutely have to read each night, so I bent a "snake light" flashlight around my neck and and pointed the light at my book, and enjoyed reading til midnight! I loved it!
Again, thanks to Kristin & Kyle for having a lot of candles at their wedding, we used their candles all around our home to light our way. It looked so pretty, but I don't know how pioneer women got anything done in the evening with that low lighting.
We were without power for about 4 1/2 days, with short intervals 2 evenings with power for a short time. We were able to warm up the house and water all out cattle in that little bit of time. We were up til almost midnight filling water tanks for the cattle, but it was worth it, because the power went out again in a couple hours. I had prepared for the possible power outage by filliing up 5 gallon buckets with water to use for the "plumbing", so we were not without that either. When we lose electricity, we lose everything, heat, water..everything!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Combine the sugar and cinnamon. Roll the dough into a rectangle shape. Brush butter evenly over the dough and then sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on top. OPTION: I add raisins before I roll the dough up. Roll dough jelly roll style and cut into slices about 1 1/4 inch wide. Place in a greased 9 X 13 inch pan. Allow to rise about 30 to 40 minutes. (I have a warming burner on my stove top. I place a metal cookie rack over the warming burner, and place my pan of rolls on top of that to rise.) Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
Chelsee, Ryan & Alexa were busy in one of the big snow drifts creating 2 snow dens with a tunnel connecting the 2 dens. It was amazing. Ryan's was large inside, and could probably stand up in his. It was amazing how warm it was inside of the dens without the wind on us.
Cooper is such a Happy dog...always ready to greet you! He is always ready for a game to play with Kyle whether its wrestling or chasing something.