We are a family of six. We have been married for many years and would love to live on a true farm. However, we live next door to my parents and the benefits of that are priceless. So, we've chosen to make the most of the place we have and we're bringing the farm to us! We will be learning as we go and will post pictures along the way. Hopefully, this blog will capture what life is for us...welcome to our crazy coop!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Snow Day Dumplings
Only in Alabama does school dismiss early with the slightest mention of the "S" word...SNOW, that is. Today was one of those days. Students and teachers alike, spent most of the morning anxiously awaiting THE WORD. And, by mid-morning it came....School is dismissing early due to the possibility of developing hazardous road conditions. YIPPY! So what's a mama to do?? Of course, she is to get home and make something good to eat so kitchen duties can be done early and everyone can cuddle up with each other and have unplanned quality family time. So, that's what I did. Besides, it was just another reason to use my newest pan...the red cast iron one given to me by my family for Christmas and that has of late, stayed right on the stove top waiting for yet another reason to be used.
Now, our bellies are full, the kids are all bathed and we are going to bed just a tad bit happier than norm because we got some extra time off today, and even better, a two hour delay tomorrow. And by the way, do we have snow? If you look really close on the roadsides, and in the crevices of rooftops, or if you travel far off the beaten path, maybe you'll see a little. But that's enough to celebrate in Alabama!