Corona Virus- Quarantine, Day 6




We’ve spent much of our day cleaning in the yard again.
We have pressure washed a good bit of the house. We are working to clear trees that have fallen following a season of lots of rain and storms.



We planted an entire bed of zinnias and sunflowers. (I’m super-excited about these!)

I took photos of the little flower blooms in our yard. Hopefully, this means they will begin producing this year. That would be a sweet blessing.

I was also able to video chat with one of the little ones from my SS class. We read two books. It was nice to see her sweet little face.

We have also arranged to purchase bees this week. They will be a huge blessing to our home. I’m really thankful Courtney and Daniel told us about this man who was looking to downsize his colonies!

This morning, we heard from Paul’s company. Since they had cleared his schedule through the end of April, we’ve been expecting a lay-off or pay-cut. It looks like we will find out for sure on Monday.

This would be an easy place for fear to take hold and grip me. We have been through so much as a family, over the last few years. I have experienced pain in a way I didn’t know was possible. This could be big, I know, but God is faithful in all things. I actually have a lot of peace about this one. I know he will take care of us.

Meals today- (This is the first time this week that we have eaten from food purchased during our most recent grocery trip.

B- Biscuits and Sausage
L- Macaroni and Cheese fresh strawberries (YUM!– Courtney and Ollie web chatted with us over lunch with us. It was nice to see their faces. I would like to do this with some of my other grown children. I miss all of them very much.)
D- Pizza Night!

I’m starting a sourdough starter today. From what I’m hearing, yeast is pretty scarce. This will give us a “back-up” plan for breads, but it is also so much better for you!

The recipe I’m using is 1/4c flour and 1/4c water. Every 12 hours, you remove 1/4c of the mixture and replace it 2T water and 2T flour.
You have to leave them loosely covered. I’ve learned the hard way over the years that plastic wrap is a bad idea. It’s much better to screw a washcloth, or some type of thin fabric over the lid. That allows it to breathe, but keeps out fruit flies.

I am not feeling well tonight. I have kept a headache on and off over the last week, and I feel like I’m running a temp, though the thermometer is saying my temp is normal.

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