Sunday, March 29, 2009

baking and records

Sundays are when I bake my weekly bread. It's a ritual I started in Idaho, and here in Vermont the faith survives. It's cold and rainy out there, a striking difference from yesterday's gardening-inducing sun. I'm inside enjoying music, and the feeling of a wooden spoon moving batter. Right now Sodom, South Georgia is playing on the record player, and it is indeed a grand way to pass an afternoon. Heat up the morning coffee, take off your shoes, scratch a dog behind the ears and breathe a little slower. Everyone has their own definition church. Mine is here. A place where time can slow down for songs and softer voices and good food and strong coffee puts the soul on the mend. Have a beautiful day, all.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's snowy here in park city...and i thought what better way to stay cozy than to bake some bread! stay warm:)

March 29, 2009 at 3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds wonderful. It is cold and wet in southeastern Connecticut. But I actually ventured out in the rain - a walk with my neighbor's Lab-Husky mix. I guess my Irish-Scottish heritage on mother's side comes out in my love for comfortable sweaters and time spent outside in this weather :).

March 29, 2009 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Mama Pea said...

Here in NE Minnesota it's the first full day of sunshine (and above freezing temps -- 36° -- YAY!) we've seen in a coon's age. But the forecast for tomorrow night and Tuesday is a storm with 5-10" of snow. Holy Moly.

March 29, 2009 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Karen L R said...

sounds cozy over at your place. we've got a fire going down here in southwestern CT. the cat's curled up and i spent some time in my sewing room/studio. we can all enjoy a sabbath whatever our spiritual leanings are, eh?

March 29, 2009 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Gosh- looks like Connecticut is well represented today! I'm in central CT, enjoying the rain because I know it will fill up our well and nourish the soil for my garden. I did my baking yesterday- a banana bread. Yum! And our cat was curled up too. He had the right idea. :)

March 29, 2009 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Melonie said...

This sounds downright comfy and yes, churchy. It's Monday morning for me - the little guy and I have to run errands and I see clouds moving in from the sea. I'd rather be warm and dry and baking, I think. ;-)

March 29, 2009 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Miss M.J. Ma'am said...

Sunny here in Washington state! I'm making dinners for the rest of the week, and listening to jazz.....I envy you your record player. I'm looking for one, hope to find one at a garage sale this summer. I have a lot of albums I'm dying to listen to!

March 29, 2009 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger MaineCelt said...

Up here in Maine, we spent the day making split-pea soup (peas didn't come from our farm, but the ham hocks did) and doing some indoor carpentry while a toad-choker of a thunderstorm blustered through. We did venture off the farm for church, made wonderfully worthwhile by our minister's sermon about gardening. She also brought her clarinet-playing son and his bassoon-playing friend along to play a duet of the old hymn-tune, "How can I keep from Singing." The music lingered in our heads and sustained us the rest of the day.

March 29, 2009 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Amigo van Helical said...

Hello from the top left corner of the Lower 48. It was warm and sunny here today. Angel, who is trying to help the local wild bee populations, put in more flowers. I trenched around an area where we're putting in a deer fence (some of the local deer have degrees in mining engineering).

Yesterday was misty/rainy and I spent most of the day working in the shop... or, more accurately, working on the shop so that more than a corner of it is shop worthy and usable for something besides storage.

Spring is upon us.

March 29, 2009 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger MiscellanyEsq said...

I made bread yesterday, too. It didn't turn out the way I wanted it to, but with enough olive oil or butter, any bread is just delicious!

Speaking of music, I wonder if you've heard Steve Martin's new album. I think you'll enjoy it!

Also, saw your piece in Mother Earth News. Looking forward to reading the book!

March 30, 2009 at 12:47 PM  

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