It was a productive weekend here on the farm.
We took our last hay delivery for the winter...
lovely green grass hay.
We now have plenty of hay stowed away and are ready to face
just about anything that Mother Nature might throw our way.
As you can see... hay bales represent a new playground for the dogs.
They had a blast chasing each other around the pile of hay
It seems that for the time being, the freezing cold has left us.
We enjoyed a sunny 55 degree afternoon on Saturday.
I took a trip to the feed store and stocked up on horse feed, duck feed, chicken feed and scratch.
This is what happens when the turkeys see themselves in the shiny bumper of the truck...
Rain moved in on Saturday night making Sunday grey and damp.
No matter the weather, though, life (and play) goes on!
It seems that Chester has become the consummate photo-bomber:
And last... a little glimpse into daily snack times...
Look who is quite comfortable with the pigs...
Those who love me know that my kryptonite is glazed donuts.
We are lucky(?) to have several Amish bakeries in the area that make the best glazed yeast donuts.
Fridays are donut day... and I usually always resist the temptation to take the
drive through the countryside to the bakery.
And so... when Friday rolled around again, I resisted... again.
And then the thought occurred to me...
"I should try to make my own donuts!!"
And so, with Hubb's help, on Sunday we made donuts.
We mixed up the yeast dough and put it in the refrigerator to rise.
Eight hours later I took it out, rolled it out and cut out 15 donuts (and donut holes).
I put them on a pan and covered them... letting them rise until they doubled in thickness.
Then we fried them in a cast iron pan in 375 degree oil...
Can I just say.... I am truly in heaven!
They are fabulous.
Even Hubbs, who does not share my sweet tooth, agreed with me!
You can find the recipe here, if you are also a doughnut aficionado.
And... if by chance I don't make it back tomorrow...
I may have overdosed.
And I surely went with a smile on my face.