Good Morning

We had so much snow a couple of days ago that I though it would be here to stay for a week at least. However, yesterday it rained from morning to evening and through the night, the result being that the snow has almost disappeared. We are now left with some strong winds, although that is not so bad. I watch it all from the window indoors where it is nice and warm.

I kept myself busy baking yet another bread yesterday. I still had some wholewheat flour and decided to use it This is the bread before it went for the final baking process in the oven-

And this is the final product, although half was already eaten with the coldcuts in the evening. I now have a break from bread making until next week as I do not need so much during the week-end and I usually buy a platt bread to bake up for the week-end. My next bread baking session will be on Monday.

I am now getting daily visits from the blackbird. They first of all sit in the trees watching a waiting before they pounce.

More and more are arriving daily. This photo shows three male birds with their colourful breaks. The females are not so colourful.

There was also a tit flying around. He eventually discovered some treats. Every bird has its own habits and the tits like to sit in the trees and fly down to the bird house or choose the hanging treats.

Of course the robin put in an appearance again He likes to eat the seeds that fall on the porch when I am sorting them. He has it all to himself and I also get a good photo close up.

I will be getting my delivery today for the week-end food, which will keep us fed until Monday. I just received the confirmation and everything will be delivered. I have already prepared the next order which I will have delivered on Tuesday. I discovered that Monday is not such a good day for deliveries. They do not always have everything as their supplies may not have arrived in time.

It seems there is yet another new vaccine available for covid, from Britain which is even better and covers more various types of the virus. At the moment there seem to be vaccines everywhere, although many, like myself and Mr. Swiss, are still waiting for our jab. When this pandemic is over I am sure that life will never be the same again for us all. Home deliveries of food, and home office might become a routine. We will still be washing our hands more often. We have perhaps seen that life is not so comfortable. and have hopefully learned something from it all. Not everything goes without saying. Our annual jabs for flu will be accompanied by the annual Covid jab.

And I am now off to my normal morning routine with a little bit of cleaning. If the weather stays rain free I might go places, but I have a feeling that it will be a day of monsoons. Look after yourselves, keep safe and make the most of it. It will soon be the week-end although I realise that some are working over the week-end for the benefit of us all.

This little bird also arrived yesterday. I think it is a chaffinch, too special for a common sparrow.

15 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Nothing tops bread just out of the oven! One is supposed to let it cool first, but who has the will power to resist cutting off the heel and slathering it with jam and butter? Add a strong cup of coffee, and that’s pretty much a treat.

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          • I’m looking for a lidded bread baker like you show in the photo. My guess is it helps give a more baguette-like crust and texture to bread, or, at least, a more even bake.

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          • I have discovered that a lidded bread baker is the secret to success. I leave the bread pastry to rise for a couple of hours, and then prepare it for baking, leaving it again for half an hour to rise. I then put it in the bread baker with the lid on and let it bake for half an hour. I then remove the lid and finish it off for 20 minutes in the over. It turns out exactly as it should be. Inside nicely risen and baked and on top a crust.


  2. Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening!
    We are cleaning up after the storm today. The weather is nice, but mess is not. It is not easy to see such professional sorts with such formerly dignified careers out digging up storm drains because it is more than those of us who do such work can keep up with. No one complains, so I can not either.

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      • The wind here may not have been any worse than an average storm in another region. It was so destructive because the trees are so big. Even small bits come down with major momentum when they fall from hundreds of feet up. Such big trees generate huge volumes of debris.

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  3. Good morning .. somehow I missed this one yesterday … so I thought I would go back and “catch up” on the posts I have missed … your bread looks so wonderful .. it is very encouraging to those of us thinking about giving this a try … SLP ….

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