Today has been all about the produce!
Maggie and I were totally crashed out last night/this morning. Normally, Maggie wakes us up when she’s ready for a bathroom break (around 6 am), but she wore herself out at Glen Alton yesterday, and Nick had to wake her up! And it’s a good thing he woke up on time because I didn’t set an alarm, and he said he was shaking me and it still took me a few minutes to wake up. Guess I was tired!
Nick and I enjoyed a syphon full of coffee that my sister and her husband brought us from Italy! It’s wood-roasted and delicious.
I had my coffee along side an oatmeal pancake topped with yogurt and berries.
It kept me full until just now when I put together a huge salad.
This is my huge measuring bowl that I use to mix dough and baked goods – 8 cups of produce sounded like the perfect lunch today.
I had all kinds of good things in here today!
- hard boiled egg
- a little homemade raspberry vinaigrette
Fruit in salads is one of the best things about summer. I love the sweetness they bring to otherwise savory salads.
My Dream Home
So, if you read this blog often, you know Nick and I take Maggie out to Glen Alton quite a bit.
I’m pretty sure she thinks it’s her home away from home because we go almost every weekend that we’re home.
It was the first place we took her as a puppy to run around and get dirty, and she’s seen it through 3 seasons already.
Look how little she was!!!
She runs, hunts, jumps, skips, and explores.
She learned how to swim in the pond in front of my dream home.
And yesterday, she saw her first deer while we were taking an hour and a half hike around the property. The only sounds were our feet crunching down the path, Maggie’s breath when she ran past, the deer scurrying away, and a few bugs.
Every time we drive out to Glen Alton, I think about just packing up our house in the truck, moving right into the house and not looking back.
They’re currently fixing up the houses on the property and they’ll eventually be open to the public. But Nick and I really want to just live here and be the caretakers :)
Maggie would be in heaven.
And so would we. There’s tons of room to walk and run, a pond for swimming, and plenty of room to garden.
I think I would really have to up my sourdough production – it just feels like this a place that I would need to have fresh bread, all the time. And, it’s about 30 minutes from any type of store, so we would be making just about everything from scratch.
So, needless to say, I dreamt about the house last night and have a bunch of new sourdough recipe ideas swimming around in my head. I’m sure you’ll see them soon :)
What is your dream home?
A loft in the city?
An old farmhouse with land and animals?
A victorian in an old downtown?
I want the details!