January 3. Day 3 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. I’m baking bread today. Maybe it’s a good time to break some bread, too. It’s a beautiful sunny morning with a temperature of -13℃. It is -11℃ in the greenhouse. I wonder how warm it will get in the afternoon. The days are getting longer. I will have to start some tomatoes, peppers and eggplants soon. I can plant tomatoes in the greenhouse in March. I don’t have to worry about low temperatures at night since we have a little heater can kicks in at certain set temperature. The peppers and eggplants are slow growing and need a long growing season. 

With the beautiful weather out, I’m itching to go skiing. I’ve got the skier’s high and addiction. I will hold myself in check and tend to the home hearth. When I get everything tended to and there’s time, I will go. I like to go in the early mornings when the sun is just rising. Then I feel I’m one with the universe. But I am learning to be more flexible. Afternoons are fine, too. The bread needs baking. Lunch need to be need. Then there is the clean up. I am learning order also.

A successful day! And I am sitting here, sipping a decaf and having a piece of my freshly baked bread with my home made chokecherry jelly. I’m tapping the finishing touch to this post. Not a great post but I have to be satisfied with it. There are so many things calling for my attention. And I want to heed their calls. I couldn’t resist the sun. It pulled me out to the ski trail though I was tired. It was a good picker upper for late afternoon fatigue. 


  1. Lovely pictures of the snow. Here in Richmond VA (USA) it was 68 degrees. I envy your stamina for an afternoon ski.

    1. Thanks, Cheryl. I feel invigorated after skiing. The outdoors relieves fatigue after working all day in the house. I envy your weather. At 68° you can still grow stuff outside – in January!

  2. Hi Lily is seems like you had a great day. The sun always makes me feel better and the smell of fresh baked bread means I will have to get some exercise in the fresh air to compensate for the extra calories.. Blog on !

  3. Lovely pictures.How many loaves did you bake?How long do you store them ?I bake my own bread too and it’s the best thing cooking wise I learned that changed my life.

    1. Thank you! I bake 6 loaves at a time. I freeze them so they can keep a long time. I bake probably once a month. It’s very therapeutic, kneading dough.

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