After a summer of pretty well no rain, it is a pleasure to hear the rain again. We woke up to mild, muggy weather this morning. We headed out the door at 5:20 for our walk. By the time Chuck left for work at 6:30 the temperature had already gone down by 5 degrees. By 10:00 it was in the 50's. Very Fall like day.
For me that means a bread making day. I got the bread started and headed for downtown just a short walk away. I mailed a card, picked up a few groceries and visited the library. After I dropped off a movie we had checked out I thought I would just have a quick browse. No such thing for me in a library! Yikes, I should have been home 10 minutes ago! I quickly checked out my books and movies and practically ran home. This is what the bread dough looked like when I took it out of the oven where I had it rising.
I punched it down and put it in the pans for the last rising. Wait, what was that?? Sweet Pea meowing at the door. After a quick snack of "Mariner's Catch" he hopped up on the couch for a wash.
It was pouring rain by this time so I couldn't push him outside. He was making sure he wouldn't be thrown out. Look at that face!
He discovered something flinging around.
Be cute so she let's me stay inside……..
One more attack.
By now he was thoroughly pooped so I let him crash for an hour or so.
I started the Fall decorating. I picked up some small pumpkins and gourds with the idea to fill up this old toolbox. I believe I have mentioned this toolbox before. I think….. Anyway my Dad made it when he was 21 or so. He was starting his electrical apprenticeship and had to have a toolbox. He went out into one of the barns and put this together in a few minutes. That was in 1953. It was in the workshop at home my whole life. One day 20 years or so ago I asked him for it. He thought it was funny that I would want "that old thing". I love it! I misjudged how many gourds I need. I will purchase some tomorrow at "AppleFest"
Our neighbour has a beautiful Maple losing it's leaves so I collected some this morning and will put them in a bowl.
Here is the finished product! I kneaded in some raisins in the loaf on the left. I usually cut the loaves in half and freeze them. I love peanut butter on homemade bread for breakfast.
The bees are still busy in this bush. Our gardener neighbour Mervin did tell me what it was but I have forgotten.
I can hear the bread calling to me. I will sample a piece just for quality control purposes of course!