Sunday, March 30, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
What is the allure of rowing? It's exhausting. My heart races. My lungs feel pushed to their maximum expansion. I feel like I've exercised. This maybe the start of something long standing.
After dinner I slipped back into work to row more; racing the little clock. Row. Baby. Row.
Monday, March 24, 2014
I've never rowed before, but I gave it a go. My slowest is close to 2:25; the fastest is 2:10.
This weekend when I was in the office to exercise and work on stained glass I realized that it's okay that I am slow. The important thing is I'm exercising. I'm exercising for me; for my health. For health is truly the real wealth.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
And likewise, when I leave his space to journey over to the realm of bookkeeping, I make sure the phone is configured for him to take off running.
Never doubt the power of the little things. For they do matter.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
He knows when he calms down from the excitement of my arrival that I will get down on his level. To pat him and talk with him. To have gentle moments.
But really the big ah-ha is: Who gets more out of these visits?
Monday, March 17, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Yesterday started at 7:30 AM, later than usual. At 7 PM all the sap had been cooked down and what was in the outside pan poured through the wool filter. The flow was very slow. I thought we might need a new filter, but why? I'd look into that later.
Then setting the finishing pan on the kitchen stove I went outside to clean the pan. A minute later I smell burning sugar!!!!
There was a syrup geyser pouring over the pan creating a sea of syrup on and in my stove! First time ever I boiled over. But how could this be unless the syrup is finished, ie already thick enough? I test it; and sure enough, it was. We processed a large enough volume of sap that the syrup finished during the initial boil. The first time this has happened in 11 years.
The collected product total: 5 and 1/2 quarts. Not including the sea....