And So It Begins...

Yesterday morning, after morning chores were complete and errands were run...

the farm turned into Gingerbread Central.  Mackenzie and the girls, Maggie and Macy (who were all on their last day of Thanksgiving vacation) came to the farm to help make the walls and roofs for our gingerbread houses.


This coming Saturday we are having a Gingerbread decorating party.

You know the saying about "too many cooks"?  Well, with so many fingers adding so many ingredients (and omitting a few along the way), who knows what the final houses will look like.  We all have our fingers crossed that all of the pieces will hold up through the construction process (later this week).

The important thing is... everyone had a great time.

There were some challenges along the way... such as the fact that our dough was so stiff it was almost impossible to roll out.  Some of us got a little creative in our rolling technique.

It was definitely the most challenging baking project I have ever had.  This year I used King Arthur Flour's gingerbread construction dough - and usually I love their recipes.  However, this one was more challenging than any I have tried in previous years.  

Remember those new gingerbread house cutters that I ordered?  They were way too big and would have made an enormous house... using way too much dough.  We went back to our old cutters which make a nice sized house, half the size of the new cutters.

Our house smelled delicious all day long as we worked together on this assembly line gingerbread project.

Naturally, Mama Bernadette came with the girls, wearing her new Christmas PJ's!

Of course, the animals reap the benefit of farm visitors... 

with lots of love 

and lots of treats!


Stay tuned for the final outcome of our gingerbread bake-off!  

Comments

Marsha said…
Looks like a wonderful day hope your gingerbread houses turn out great!
jaz@octoberfarm said…
you can always turn them into gnome gingerbread houses!
Marcia LaRue said…
Looking forward to the construction site! Will you "Love Them or List Them?" LOL You may have to call in the Property Brothers!
Fun times ahead!
THE BEARDED ONE said…
YOU HAVE SUCH A GREAT NACK FOR SAYING EXACTLY THE RIGHT THING ABOUT EACH POST...TAT IS WHAT REALLY MAKS THESE SO EXTRA SPECIAL....TAHNK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO MAKE THE PICTURES ..PUT THE COMMENTARY ON THEM AND SENDING THEM OUT TO US...SO WONDERFUL...KEEP SMILNG AND HAPPY GINDERBREAD BAKING AND HOUSE MAKING.....KEEP SMILING !!!!!!!!!
Anonymous said…
I truly appreciate and envy your farm, animals, family, and life. Thank you for sharing your joyous and creative world with us.
Ann said…
Beverly, As much as I enjoy the farm and animal pictures, today seeing your kitchen caused both a twinge of momentary sadness and abundant gratitude for what once was, as quite a few years ago now, my son, who was 18 at the time, crafted a knotty pine kitchen for me. We had to move from that house and couldn't take the kitchen with us, of course. Though yours is of another wood, it looks like, the warm, honey color and the style are the same and bring back some treasured memories...a nice reminder of all I have been given as I sink into Advent.
This N That said…
Anxiously awaiting the finished project..Fun time!!xxoo
Oh what a fun day even with all the little glitches along the way. I can just smell that gingerbread from here!!!! Can't wait to see all the houses when they get decorated! In our family this year, after Thanksgiving, the teens and college kids made a gingerbread beach house with palm tree and two gingerbread football stadiums! Such fun!