|Spring Afternoon Today|
Thursday, April 17, 2014
by Callie on Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Passed by these lovely blossoming trees
on the way home.
We had stopped for pizza
(and a root beer float for me)
and then remembered
to backtrack through town
so I could get a photo of these beautiful trees.
See how wide the street is?
Back in the gold rush days this town
made sure the main street
was this wide because they believed that
the town would grow into
an important city.
But the gold played out...
people still search and pan for gold
but there has not been enough
found to turn this town into a big city.
I love the wide street
I love the little town.
Just my size!
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
by Callie on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
|Morning, April 1, 2014|
Nature played a snowy joke.
It's not an April Fools...it really snowed.
And then the power went off.
Which was a neat thing because I got to make stew
on the wood stove.
The stew was really good even if the house had a bit of a scorched smell.
I filled the dutch oven too full of liquid
and then built the fire up too high.
I have great admiration for the women
who had to cook using wood, coal, etc.
They were very skilled
in knowing how to build and judge the fire temperature.
There are lots of ways people used to test
the oven temperatures before thermometers.
Well, at least I came up with a few when I Googled.
I like least the idea of putting my hand in the oven
and counting how long I could stand to leave my hand inside.
I liked best the idea of sprinkling some flour in the oven
and counting how long it took to brown.
I think I'll stick to my gas cooktop
and/or the top of my wood stove when needed
or for fun.