Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

More chickens!



Now we have Silkies! Basil and Rose. Kealani is with Rose, and Isaiah is holding Basil.
My hope is that one of them really is a hen, and she will sit on eggs for us. Silkies are known for being eggcellent mothers.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

buckets and tap shoes




For a field trip today we drove to the Kahilu Theatre, in Waimea, and got there just in time to see Buckets and Tap shoes. Their music was a combination of excellent live jazz, and street music. They incorporated tap dancing with magic,rap, and odd ball percussion instruments like 5 gallon buckets,chimes,cymbals, and a cowbell. The kids said it was the best show at the Kahilu Theatre so far.
It was a beautiful day for the drive, and the kids (my kids and the Ko kids)played in the warm sun at the park after the show too.

Monday, January 12, 2009

E Claire's Bakery



Here is the lovely Claire of E-Claire's Bakery on Waianuenue Ave. I stepped into this new bakery just out of curiosity, and ended up buying some ├ęclairs, and cream puffs. Claire was very friendly and helpful. I asked her how business was, and she said, "Very good!" It is so good to hear good news, especially while you are eating a cream puff.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Bread Builders


While I have been sick with the flu for the last 6 days, I have read and re-read the book The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens. Was very inspiring to read, and I even tried one of the old French bread recipes for the farmer's market.(before the flu) My bread turned out well if I do say so myself. It was a sourdough rye. Now that I read that book, I want a masonry oven even more now than ever. The bread was nice, but with a lovely masonry oven, the crust could have been crustier, and the crumb could have had better texture.Are any of Alan Scott's apprentices out there in need of a Hawaiian vacation, and just wanting to test out your skills so you can help feed the people of Hawaii?? Oh, and yes, it is Thursday, that means if I want my sourdough to be just right, I need to start tonight. I don't do well on 1 hour of sleep. Lack of sleep might have had something to do with my coming down with the flu last Saturday afternoon. These are the sacrifices one makes for the art of fine bread making!

Friday, January 2, 2009

What I got for Christmas




Three lovely Americana chickens, and two I am not sure of,they came with the free hen house!!On Christmas eve I got a rooster. I will post pictures of him soon.
Goompy and Speckle, (may they rest in peace), were attacked and killed by a loose dog in the neighborhood. I miss them. I especially miss their eggs. I hope my new chickens lay eggs soon.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!



This single Gardenia bloomed out of season, so I had to take it's picture.Usually my Gardenia's bloom in Aug. and Sept.