|The lilac bushes outside our other apartment|
Okay so we are crazy but you love us anyway heh? Can't believe some of the things we get up to. We finally got around to starting to deal with the buckwheat seeds that we harvested over the summer. Of course it was nice and snowy outside so once we had worked out the best setting on my kitchen aid flour grinder just to crack the hulls, we then had to separate them. Now normally a nice breezy day outside would be perfect, but inside? Arrh! So our hallway was transformed, cleared of boots and shoes and rigged up with fan at one end to separate the husks from the seed. Mind you we found out at the end the the easiest way to get buckwheat flour is to grind it to crack the hulls and then grind it again to get flour and the hulls can then be sieved off, with just some ground into the flour to make the more traditional black buckwheat flour. We also found out that it was probably best sieved right at the start to get rid of the grit out of the husks and seeds. Oh well! We'll try again next week.
|We have a Father Christmas car again|
|A winter wonderland|
|Not a star but the new floodlights to light|
our cross country ski run
|Bell with her natty purple apron|
|Sofie with her lovely white apron. Now you tell me|
how she got out of that in a confined space?
|Latvia to the right. Definitely very Northern, but where is|
Eastern? Finland could also be classed as Eastern European.
|Clearing the snow from the roadways to encourage them to|
freeze this week to make any subsequent snow clearing easier
|Icicles hanging from the barn roof|