simple Sunday

So, we had the huge oak tree taken down yesterday. wow, it looks really different.  they did a great job. I’ll post some pictures  after B sends them to me from his phone. As suspected, it was full of carpenter ants and so it was a good thing. Still, I feel a little ‘orc-ish’ about it. It was an old oak with lots of stories. This is all Maidu  land and I’m sure they came up on this hill long ago.  There are many grinding rocks in the area and in the now out of print book ‘Ooti’ , there are pictures of the meadows around here from the turn of the century.

I’m trying a new sandwich bread from Frugalgirl It seems to have risen very nicely so I’ll see how it turns out.

I’m also going to cut up apples from our tree and make some more applesauce. Probably cook today and strain and can tomorrow.

I’m hoping B gets the bathroom painted and that will freshen it up. Since it’s so small, I keep it very minimalistic. White towels( the hotel ones from Costco) and then baskets on shelves for misc. We’re doing it the same color which I have never tired of. It’s a very pale blue.

Also making spinach soup for dinner. I use Goldies spinach soup from the catering murder mysteries. It is by far the best I’ve found. I didn’t have any gruyere so I just added more cream cheese and used veggie broth. Plus I use an immersion blender to whip it up.