Monday, February 25, 2008

Dad is great! Made him a chocolate cake...

Well, we've had a birthday at our house and my sweet daughter, who took 4-H cooking last summer, decided to celebrate by making a chocolate cake.

So, have you ever wondered what happens when you add 1-1/2 cups of baking soda instead of 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking soda? Well, I'll never know either because when she couldn't quite eke out the last 1/2 cup and asked for help I discovered her error and was able to remove most of the extra soda. Although I obviously didn't get enough of it out...

The end result?

Of course, the proof is in the tasting, right?

Just think what we would have had if she'd used the whole 1-1/2 cups!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Two more lovely and interesting links

Imagine Carol Merrill hands flowing back and forth over the words as you read this post. For today, we are offering two more interesting and beautiful links for your viewing, reading and learning pleasure...

The first is full of amazing photos from places that I would love to visit.

The second is from a favorite blog and talks about the forgotten middle ground between the Impressionists and the Academics.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A nice bit of poetry

For anyone who enjoys Christian poetry, although one need not be Christian to enjoy the poem--but perhaps the commentary around it, try this sonnet by Richard Wilbur.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

If it keeps on snowing the barn is going to break, OR, what not to do on your snow day...

After a couple days of slightly warmer temperatures, it's...snowing again! This was our day last Saturday. By the end of this week we're supposed to get temps in the low 40s(F), which should allow us to all put away our shovels and instead get out our canoes!