Thursday, November 27, 2008

Ella and Mackenzie

Ella really likes to squirm and kick. I meandered up to PA today and will back in my beloved city after spending some time with my family. Elias really appreciates all hesmall people to play with.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Finished Pies

Well I almost had enough filling for all four pies. The last one ended up being a tartlet of sorts. Now it's off to deliver the pastry of Thanksgiving to some of my favourite people.

Pie Filling

This evening I set out to make for pumpkin pies using my often fudged but now relatively perfected filling. This is my largest bread bowl filled almost entirely. Because I like to use cast iron for the showy pies I have to make considerably larger amount of filling then would be necesary if I were using pie tins.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Classroom management

I put unwieldy students behind this miscellaneous wall like thing. I'm not sure what it is actually for but it makes a decent rampart against thrown pencils.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Baking Day!!!

Today I am off and so have decided to sit around and bake pascha watch Lord of the Rings and knit.

Monday, November 10, 2008

It should be noted that i really love getting flowers

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Alex mining in my mom.s candy tub

Hunting season in pa

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Oh Shenandoah

Yesterday Elias , Niko, and I went to Overall Run in the Shenandoah National Park. The hike was about eight miles, four of which were uphill. The end of our hike was this waterfall which is the largest in the park and I believe in the state of Virginia at 93 feet.

If you look behind Elias we came around the ridge just above his ears. The valley floor is roughly 1400 feet below where the waterfall is. We meandered up a switchback trail and got back to the car around 6 .