Then there were Five

We woke up early Wed morning to bleating.  Ben said, “Do you hear those new lambs?” and I lept out of bed, waking Ella.  She started crying but when Ben told her the new lambs were here, she jumped to her feet, too, tears filling her eyes, hand to her mouth, saying, “Oh, I had a feeling, I had a feeling!”

Meet Gertrude and Elisabeth.


twins2In other news, we’ve got beet ginger kvass in the fridge (recipe here , but I used homemade yogurt as my “starter”), wheatberry salad on the dinner table,


and beautiful (but very thirsty) plants in the garden.



wheat(garden photos by Ben Lester)

Have a great weekend everyone!  We’ve turned off our internet at home, so if I’m not at the bakery, I won’t be here, either.  For Gratitude Friday, well, I think you can guess some of what I’m grateful for this week.  And you?

11 Responses to “Then there were Five”

  1. 1

    AWESOME! I love the golden color of the fleece! More Pictures!

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    Oh, they are *so* cute!!! And nice garden pictures.

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    Congrats on turning off the internet!!

  4. 4

    such beautiful photographs. have you made kvass at home before? we only just starting making it regularly. you’ll have to let me know what you think.

  5. 5

    Thanks Nicole – I got the idea from you!! I’m not sure yet if I like it or not – how about you?

  6. 6

    Welcome sweet Gertrude and Elisabeth!!! And congratulations on turning off your home internet!

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    I don’t mind beets, so I’m not bothered much by its taste. it’s strong, though! I do feel invigorated upon drinking a bit of it. it’s a wonderful blood tonic.

  8. 8

    I’m working to acquire the taste, and can definitely sense how nourishing it is. Thanks for your thoughts!

  9. 9

    Thanks Rhonda!

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    The cuteness is ridiculous. Thanks!

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