Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snow Day!

The phone call came here at 5:15 am. Snow day. Hubby was still 2 hours away. He received a second call on the cell phone at the room he rents in Farmington. He was home by 9:30. With a surprise in tow! (Sorry for the cell phone pic). Hubby has the use of a tuba at the school he teaches at. Every evening we skype and wee one asks hubby to play the tuba. Today, wee one was able to play the tuba. He even got a toot(or is that an oom-pah?) out of it.

The snow had not started to fall till later in the morning; which was plenty of time to take care of a some last minute storm preparations.

The ladies watched on. These are a lovely new ladies.5 semi-retired Romney/Corriedales. We will be sending their fleeces to a mill next summer which we will have processed into roving and yarn that we plan to sell.

The rest of the day was spent stoking the woodstove, knitting, practicing tuba, napping and a little afternoon Sherlock Holmes (my own personal vice:).

For dinner we had simple fare.

Home made tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches with homemade oatmeal raisin bread, and pickled carrots.

We sing an adulterated grace before dining every evening.

Evening has come the board is spread,
Thanks be to the earth who giveth Bread.

Praise the earth for food,


While our voices joined together to share the meal a smaller voice replaced food for snowmen.

Homemade Tomato Soup ( a home preserved treat:)

1 quart chicken stock
1 quart tomato puree
1 quart tomato diced
1 onion chopped
5 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon dried dill
1 table spoon dried parsley
Nutritional yeast
Black pepper to taste.

Sautee onions, garlic parsley and dill in olive oil until onions are translucent. Add stock, tomato product. Cover and bring to a boil. Remove cover to reduce soup to desired consistency. Add nutritional yeast and black pepper to taste.

Hope you enjoyed your own snow day!


Kathy said...

Love the pictures! And the tomato soup reminds me of the years Wendy and I used to can, can, can! And not the dance. :)

No snow day here other than it fell and life went on as usual. But I so enjoyed sitting in the office, working, watching it come down.

Pat aka Posh said...

Your soup sounds wonderful.. I love grilled cheese with tomato soup.. I'll have to try your recipe.. thanks for sharing

Wendy said...

Sounds like a great day! My girls had a great time playing in the snow, and lucky me, I got to shovel :). Otherwise, it was just a regular day, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

TeresaNoelleRoberts said...

The soup sounds delightful, but I'm most excited about the yarn. As a newly addicted knitter, I'm loving the idea of buying yarn from a small New England source, at least sometimes.

Robj98168 said...

I don't get snowdays- THye expect me to work out in the awfull stuff! Oh well- Cool Tuba pic. I eill try your tom soup recipe (maybe tonight- IT's cold out here