Monday, Apr. 6th I was awake early. Like 3 am early with a stupid
but scary dream. It felt too close to home as far as things that can go wrong
and it brought the point home that even though I may not show it, I am worried
about ‘things’. Needless to say, I was happy to wake up so I could shake it
free and roll over to sleep again.
|And this is the kind of day we are in for|
I surprised when I woke up again and Bill was downstairs, it was bright out my
window and the clock radio said 7:45! With the clear blue sky, I decided that I
would be able to get out for an early walk. Whoa! I put the brakes on when I
saw it was below freezing and Frosty had visited us overnight. I decided to
wait until after my tea and then I would head out. It was around 9 when I
bundled, getting my winter jacket out and slipping my warm boots on.
|Out the lane|
|Past the pond|
breeze was cold as was the air but by the time I got to the corner, I could
feel a difference. By the time, I’d walked to Turbine Lane and past by about
100’, I turned around and unzipped my jacket. I’d worked up enough body heat I
guess and the slower pace on the way back was very relaxing. It feels so good
to be out on these roads again. I only met 4 vehicles and everyone is friendly,
giving me a wave as they passed.
the reverse of yesterday. We started out with the clear sunny skies today and
by 2:30, the clouds had rolled in dropping the 12C/55F by about 5 degrees. Yesterday, we had fog and clouds until 1 pm. I
had propped the Bunky doors open, even the inner one, to let the sun in and
warm it up in there and after reading my book inside for a while, I went out to
the puzzle. An hour and a half of that was enough before I ‘checked out’ and closed the
door. My fingers and toes were getting too cold.
|This is the bush area beside the turbines|
|My favourite picture today|
one walk down the lane to see if the mail lady had left us anything and stopped
to see how Bill was doing in the Hangar on my way back. Time for a hot cup of
tea. I look forward to the days when it is warm enough that I'll want a cold drink instead but that won’t
be for a while. We’d eaten sausages and eggs at 10:30 but with my tea I wanted
a nibble. Cheese to the rescue with a handful of Flip Over crackers, or
whatever they’re called. 😊
|I walked as far as the gravel pit property|
|This area of the west pond is drying up in the front field|
that's a good thing
|While I lazed inside this morning, Bill tried the lawn raker|
around the property
|This is a really nice puzzle to work on|
my book, I curled up in my chair. The heat was off, as with the sun shining in
the windows in the morning, it warms it up quickly in here. Usually around
4:30, we turn it back on for the evening.
|a lovely creamy Earl Grey tea|
So, I was quite comfy with a blanket
over my knees for the rest of the afternoon. Bill came in at 5 and we discussed
supper. He would have barbecued the steak but I’d already Googled how to cook round
steak in an IP and was anxious to try it. Bill is open to Madame IP and I trying something new.
I started them. After sautéing for 2 minutes each side, they cooked for a total
of 10 minutes with about 5 min. NR. I had cut a large potato into big pieces
and set them in foil with butter on top of the steak. The spuds were a little
tough, should have cut them smaller, but the little tenderloin filet steaks
were perfect. We like our steak medium well. Just another success story for my
|Sauteing the steak and onions|
|Adding the steak back in the pot for cooking|
Onions and beef broth under the trivet
|The potatoes were in the foil on top of the steak|
had a dish of custard and then added the supper dishes to the breakfast ones in
the dishwasher and turned it on. Bill washed the IP pot by hand and we were
finished for the evening. Our suppers are later than normal these days and so is bedtime. Maybe
they go hand in hand so we aren’t going to bed with a full stomach. Tonight, will
be no exception as Bull is on at 10 pm. I’m confident now that I will still be
up. This was another great day in our humble life on the Ridge.
|It is Monday night but it is a Sunday night meal|
for dropping by!
I could sure use a Chef. Do you hire out??ReplyDelete
haha, you'd have to be a guinea pig to try my attempts! :)Delete
A little more sun each day and it will soon turn into summer. You have such a nice place there.ReplyDelete
Thank you Lorne. April can be tempermental for sure but soon the nice days will stay.Delete
I too like the picture of the thin trees throwing their shadows at you. Almost ran the AC today. Getting warm in Tucson. :)) Good thing i like the same things to eat each day because my cooking knowledge and skills are way below yours. I'd hate to shovel the snow off your driveway. It'll warm up before you know it and you'll be having iced tea instead of hot tea.ReplyDelete
You are fortunate for the heat and we are fortunate for our Ridge location. We can't have everything! ha!Delete
You do just fine, I'm sure, for eating. Putting some meat on those bones of yours and Yumas. Fortunately, we won't be here in the winter to have to worry about shovelling. :)
Love your pictures of The Ridge. I so wish we could have Bentley on our lot. It's great here in the park, but being on your own property to walk it would be wonderful. Thank you for sharing all of the pictures.ReplyDelete
I've never tried steak in the IP before, and I'm glad to hear it turned out well. I've been wanting to make some custard, but I will need more milk first. I may visit our grocery store tomorrow morning since they will get a truck in today. They won't get everything out until later in the day, so it's usually well stocked the following morning.
Thank you, I hope it isn't too long before you can get to your property. Then you can relax. :)Delete
I'd never done steak in the IP either but I will definitely do it again!
A nice day at the Ridge for both of you. Dinner looks awesome! Yep Iced tea would be nice but guess i'll settle for some cold wine, never too cold for that LOL..have a great day you two!ReplyDelete
Iced tea isn't for me either. I'd much prefer a Miami Vice. :)Delete
Looks like another wonderful day at the Ridge.ReplyDelete
Even on the Weber we've found that most vegetables take longer to cook then the meat.
Be Safe and Enjoy your Social Distancing.
It's about time.
When it is windy up here, even with the wind screen Bill made, it seems to waste a lot of propane keeping the temperature regulated.Delete
Nice picture of the woods!ReplyDelete
Earl Gray tea with cream.....my fave for an afternoon pick me up!ReplyDelete
Absolutely! I'm almost out so will have to put it on my list.Delete