I knew today was going to be a perfect fall day. Just the kind of day that you should be on the water kayaking right? Well, that wasn’t going to happen today! Daryl is working hard to get the corn out of the field before the weather turns and I have more than enough to keep me busy. I really want to see if I can start painting today. And wouldn’t you just know it? Wayyy too much dew last night and with the last couple days of rain, the wood was too wet. Arrrgghh! OK, so first things first. I had some chicken breasts in the refrigerator, so I quick threw a marinade on it and back into the refrigerator it went for supper tonight. Next? Let’s get a pork roast into the crock pot so I can make some shredded pork sandwiches. I kind of made up this recipe as I went and who would have known that it actually was pretty good? Since I kind of made up the recipe, I don’t think that I can give you the actual amounts. But I’ll give it a shot on how I did it. I cut up an onion and put that on the bottom of my crock pot. Then put the pork roast on top of that. Next I mixed 1/2 cup of water with 1/2 of a cup of brown sugar, put in a pretty good dash of soy sauce, a couple of tablespoons of garlic, splash of olive oil, some red wine that I had in the kitchen , salt and pepper. After I poured it on top of the roast, I let it cook on high for around 6 hours.After it was tender and cooked, I shredded it and added some barbecue sauce. Now I’m not that big of a pork person, but this roast was good! But since I wanted it for dinner, and it wasn’t going to be done yet, I had to grab the chicken that was in the refrigerator and barbecue that up quick. I knew that I’d have too much, but that was OK. After dinner, I used the leftover chicken and mixed that with some chicken broth and added the leftover rice also from dinner, some carrots, onions and celery. And just like that we have chicken and rice soup! Well since I was in the kitchen, I also made a zesty shrimp pasta dish to put in the refrigerator for this week. This one I also kind of made up and it’s also not too bad. The last thing that I’m making today was a chocolate cake with sour cream frosting. I’m not sure why are clothes are getting a little too tight, do you? I washed two batches of dishes by hand and ran the dishwasher twice also. Now it’s time to move on to another activity. After I picked up all the floor rugs, I quick gave the floor a good scrubbing. You would think with only Daryl and I in the house that it wouldn’t get that dirty right? I threw the rugs outside and found out later that the Fearsome Five really was also pretty glad that I cleaned the floors! Do you ever put stuff off and then finally get so crabby about it, that you just think ‘all right’!! I’ll do it. Well, that’s me and the changing of the closets. Our house is an old farmhouse and the closets aren’t that big, so I have to take out the summer clothes and switch it for fall and winter. I’ve come to realize that with the company work shirts that we wear, I really don’t need that many clothes and I’ve gotten really pretty good at the whole purge thing. So my summer clothes were on two small piles and now to move in the winter stuff. It’s kind of dorky what I do, but I hold each piece of clothing up and look at it and see if it’s worthy to go into THE closet. See I told you it was dorky. If I haven’t worn it or I don’t think I’ll wear it, into the Good Will pile it goes. And if I’m on the fence on something, it might or might not make it – it just depends on my mood. It was a great feeling to have this done again for the next 6 (hopefully less!) months. I’m not sure why I put this off every time, but it’s pretty much a given that I do. Now what should I do? Daryl was busy doing field work and I needed a plan for me. Well, laundry was on my list. Like I said the weather was great, so I did I think around 6 loads of laundry and hung only 3 on the line. Most of the line stuff was work clothes or jeans and pants. You know, bigger stuff. The smaller stuff like socks and also towels all go in the drier. I like the smell of fresh clothes on the line, but I don’t really like a towel dried on the line. I like my towels to smell like fabric softener. After checking again if I could paint, I thought I’d better wait until tomorrow to start. Now about this time, Daryl came home again and he asked me to watch the corn wagon and auger. No problem, but I wanted to grab my camera just in case I got a little bored.
Daryl asked if I could help watch the auger
So here are some of the pictures that I took while I was watching the auger. Good thing I didn’t have any problems with the auger, I was having a good time getting the pictures! I was going to go for a quick run after he got home, but I just got lazy and watched a movie instead. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll get a run in!
Our roses are still blooming and for some reason they are both pink and yellow?
Sweet Miss Reno. Always ready to give you some love!
I swear Kaiser poses for his pictures!
Our drill just waiting for another Spring to come
One of our new little chickens.
Messing with my camera settings
Tools in the machine shed. Hummm I see a pulley, I wonder if Daryl would notice if it was gone?