Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween

Today is my parent's 62nd wedding anniversary.  I hope they have a great day.
When I was a kid and dad would be assigned to attend a new school for a new piece of equipment at his job we would pack up and go to OKC for temporary duty.  We always stayed in these apartments at Parkview Village on SW 23rd street.  There were probably about 200 units.  Everyone's mom made candy apples, popcorn balls, etc and my brother and i always brought home a paper grocery sack full  of candy.  OH the days of not having to worry about anything and knowing that everything you brought home was safe and good.  It has always been my fav day:  make believe and candy what more could you ask for?

Saturday, October 22, 2016


I took a cooking class today at the Culinary Center.  I have never taken a cooking class and I had so much fun and learned so much.  I went with my 3 knitting bffs.  It was my belated birthday event.  We made a lemon scone and an apple yeast bread.  I learned you should weigh your ingredients because the dry ingredients can pack down quite a bit such as flour when you use a measuring cup. When you use a scale be sure to pour slowly and let the grams on the scale catch up to what you have put in the bowl.    I learned that you should not really use instant yeast as it is to be treated differently than regular yeast.  Regular yeast needs to be poured on warm water and let float to the bottom of the pan.  Also bread flour should not be used for scones but mostly yeast breads. Bread flour has more protein.

I brought home a batch of lemon scones and the dough for the apple bread with the apple and cinnamon/mace combo to make up later.  So in the morning i will make up my bread and let the house smell wonderful.

I love scones and they are easy to make but you have to barely mix the ingredients so the gluten does not make tough scones when they cook. Don't overbake them either  They are great because you can make them plain or put just about any flavors in them you want.

I will definitely take more classes and this was so much fun and I learned a lot.  

Sunday, October 09, 2016

It's Time Already

Today they turned on the new cameras for the Decorah nests.  The picture is so clear and I can't wait to see the eaglets up close and personal like never before.  I checked in today and no building up on the nest yet, but soon, so soon.  Check out the new cameras.  See you at the nest.

Monday, October 03, 2016

What If I Find a Dead or injured Bird of Prey?

The Raptor Resource has written up a summary of what to do if you find a dead or injured bird of prey such an eagle, hawk, etc.  I am going to keep the phone numbers in my phone and hope I never need them.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Mrs Wilsons Knitting Circle

The is the second year for our knit group.  Every time we meet we get a pattern that was used to knit for the soldiers.  Today we saw some actual garments and many were 100 years old.  I love the short grey vest and the gloves.  The socks looked brand new.