Monday, October 10, 2016

Week 2 is Upon Us

Rise and Shine! If you were up at 4 a.m. I sure could have used your help in the kitchen!

It always takes me a few minutes to become coherent at that hour. I'm not a coffee drinker. I love the smell of it, but cannot stand the taste of it and no amount of doctoring will change that. I make a batch of biscuits each morning to go along with breakfast and a batch of rolls to accompany dinner at noon. By Saturday night, I'm betting I'll never want to see another biscuit or roll!

1 meal down. 11 more to go. I've just got one fella in the bunkhouse and leftovers served on paper plates are what's for supper so I'm only counting breakfast and dinner.

On Saturday morning I made another pre-dawn trip into town for round 2 of grocery shopping. When I walked in, the lady at the front greeted me. I was giving my list a final glance and looked up to respond. She looked too and said, "Is THAT your list?!" I replied, "Yes, ma'am." She laughed, "Lord have mercy! Good luck! I'll see you in 2 hours." That's about what I had figured, but I knocked it out in 1 hour and 40 minutes to the tune of :

And then another $180 at Sam's. Hopefully that'll get me through 6 days. We went into town to visit folks and catch some of the ranch rodeo, but were home by 10 and asleep not long after. I woke up at 11, needing a drink of water and the electricity was out and it stayed out until just before 10 on Sunday morning.
Sunday was the final coop cleaning day before winter sets in:

And DH tended to the back breaking chore of trimming and shoeing horses:

While I scurried back into the kitchen to cook a couple of roasts for barbecue sandwiches for today as well as cook the potatoes for potato salad, and get Buttermilk pie into the oven:

It was a busy weekend, but the week ahead promises to be even busier. Reminds me of the book I read a few years ago by  Grace Snyder, titled,  No Time on My Hands. To paraphrase her philosophy, it's a blessing to be busy and have no time on your hands and I wholeheartedly agree...and I recommend the book as well! The crew'll be here in about half an hour so I'm headed back into the kitchen to get things warmed back up and after dinner it'll be time to start working on tomorrow's menu!


Tired Teacher said...

Everyone knows that the cook is the most important member of the crew! Nothing would get done without well-fed hands.

Judy said...

Yes, without you and your wonderful food no one would want to come work! I pray you have a day of rest! I am thankful I was not a ranch wife. You do it so well!!

Denise :) said...

Praying your week goes smoothly and your sleep is restful and refreshing each night! :)

Hilachas said...

You are one busy lady. I don't know how you do all you do AND quilt too. Don't forget to take time for yourself.

Alycia said...

That is a LOT of groceries - and the hauling of all the groceries - shew!! There is definitely no time on your hands!!

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