Friday, September 06, 2013
Seeing as we have to stay in the frozen north this winter: That is because hubby needs some surgeries we have to prepare to heat our house without paying $300 to $400 per month for natural gas. That is for a minimum of 6 months where a house needs heat. So last yr. we put in a pellet heater and on chilly days in the spring we tried it out and it works ever so well. So I think we will be very cozy all winter long with popcorn and hot tea in the evenings reading or watching something on Netflix. But first we have to lay in the pellets by the ton. They come in 40 lb. bags and 50 bags make up a ton. We bought 4 tons and had them delivered this morning. Hubby and I did a lot of consulting on how best to haul the bags from the front lawn to one corner of our basement where they will be stacked up waiting to be used. Just think.......200 bags to haul. So he is putting them 4 bags at a time in the wheel barrow and bringing them to the back stairs where he slides them one at a time on a chute of tin to the basement where I pick them up and stack them. So far we have done about 30 bags. A lot of time got taken up fine tuning the procedure. Then hubby started to stagger and had to go have a nap. In 5 mins. we will start again. This is called 'The day I turned into a mule!' I am logging this as exercise time as it sure is that.
I am so glad I made up that month long menu and did all that batch cooking. Lots of thawing but excellent nutritious meals. Yummy spaghetti, salad and chocolate pudding for lunch. For supper I will have pad thai, a small bowl of borcht, carrots, and yam mashed with coconut milk. For dessert I thawed some blueberries and will top them with a little peach yogurt. Life does not get better than that. The sun is shining and the dogs are content after a hike early this morning.