Saturday, January 25, 2014
Looking for rain
I ordered some Dishie yarn from Knit Picks, to make some new dishcloths, and immediately set about NOT making dishcloths. I don't know what that crochet piece is going to be. I'll just keep making those little squares until an idea forms itself, or I get bored with them. Then I saw a picture of a bedroom on this blog, and was inspired to make the quilt that was in it. So now I have 3 quilts started, and 5 more in my head that want to be made.
It's now been over 50 days since we've had any measurable rain here. Yesterday it was 79 degrees, warm and sunny. It felt just like spring and I feel cheated out of winter. I have a closet full of scarves, shawls and quilts that I made, and I'm not using any of them. I love a good storm, wind howling, rain beating the house, even if the power goes out, and we have to light candles and talk to each other in the dark. There has been no cuddly, snuggling time under a blanket in front of the fire, or digging through the closet for the umbrellas and rain coats. Today I'm wearing yoga pants and a short sleeved t-shirt. Weird. Our country feels lopsided, with too much winter weather on one side and not enough on the other.
It needs to rain. Soon.
Our house is not hooked up to city water, we have our own well. I'm worried about our water level, and what this lack of rain will mean for our water supply. The rivers and lakes are all low, and there is little to no snow in the mountains. I find myself checking the weather forecast almost daily.
So I made some granola to take my mind off of it. It looks kind of dark in the picture because it's chocolate granola, not burnt granola. I used this recipe as a springboard and changed up a few ingredients. Instead of peanuts, I used almonds and some Chia seeds, honey in place of the maple syrup, and coconut sugar for the organic sugar. I only made half a batch and cooked it for 30 minutes. The aroma wafting from the oven was intoxicating, as only the smell of baking chocolate can be. I highly recommend it for what ails you.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. We are gladly accepting your rain/snow donations.