Thursday, September 28, 2006

the upcoming weekend

The Hermit is going duck hunting, probably gone by the time I arrive home on Friday. He's going with a dear old friend from his "old life"; funny how we ended up not so far away from there now. I don't begrudge him a good opening day of duck hunting; everybody's gotta get out once in a while and find what it means to live.

I have in front of me a beer kit, and all the necessary equipment, a fairly new slow cooker, and a state-of-the-art new bread machine. All that is to say, if you need to find me, I'll be in the cook shed. And I'll probably be taking some pictures along the way! Fresh bread, wort in the fermenter, and a simmering this is living!!!

Of course, it would be a fabulous weekend for a hike at the state park along the Kettle River close many choices, so little time.


Anonymous said...

Sometimes I wonder if more southerly folks have the same sense of urgency about time as the northerly types. Not only a shortage of time, but a shortage of time wherein there's reasonable weather for accomplishing all the doings! I really want to get some windows washed before winter, and thankfully we're having another warmish weekend. (I have to wait til Chive's home because it's a two-person job wrestling the old sliders out of their tracks.) But if we do that, several other things end up "sitting on the shelf". Good luck with the bread. It sure is nice to walk in and smell that warm yeastiness.

Sandy said...

Bread and stew sound good! It is time for the hearty meals. I have chili on the stove, now.
My dad used to make the most god-awful beer when I was a kid. That was way before kits. I don't remember him ever drinking it, but I do remember the smell and the sound of small beer explosions in the closet where it was kept!

Floridacracker said...

Good question Mum, we probably don't, even though our brutally hot/humid summers discourage some projects that our milder fall and winter allow. I know I live for fall and winter here, it's the perfect outside weather ... like airconditioning in paradise.

Gina said...

Ahh, sounds lovely! I too have been feeling the urge for warm soups and baking: this weather's really turned (except for this past weekend- wow!)

Now that fall's here, though, we have to put away the slow-cooker and no thoughs of a bread machine- more power needed than our solar panels can provide. It's a definite drawback of being off the electricity grid!