are back to winter weather. Larry and I went out to feed this
morning and a covering of ice was on everything. The calf is
now sucking the cow. Maybe in a few weeks we can take the splints
off and it will be able to walk. We attended church this morning
and the afternoon I helped with the church services at the Long
Term Care unit of our hospital and the Heartland Manor. We are
normally K-State fans but were hoping KU would represent Kansas
in the Final Four--no such luck. Rhode Island really put it
to KU--For all of our KU family and friends--maybe next year!
was a cold rainy day. I drove to Oakley to pick up breads for
the Festival of Breads. The Festival of Breads is a statewide
bread-baking contest sponsored by the Kansas Wheat Commission
and the Kansas Wheathearts. The contest is held every two years.
I work with both organizations. Today my job is to pick up bread
from across the State and end up at Manhattan at the KWC office
where the bread will be judged tomorrow. After driving 50 miles
to meet the driver from Goodland and Colby I drove back to WaKeeney.
It was icy but just above freezing so I decided to continue
on my route. I picked up more bread at WaKeeney and at Salina
then arrived at the KWC office by 4:30 p.m. It was raining all
day and just above freezing. I was glad to get to my destination.
was one of the judges for the bread machine class at the Festival
of Breads. A panel of three judges judge each class. We scored
each loaf then picked the top two loves. Those winners will
go to Manhattan and participate in the final bake off on April
4 on the campus of Kansas State University. We sliced, evaluated
and tasted almost 50 loves of bread. Since the weather was still
questionable I headed for WaKeeney as soon as I finished. I
arrived home to discover the ground white with snow and a thick
coating of ice covering all the trees. Many trees had branches
broken under the weight of the ice. So far we still have electricity,
but many parts of the state don't and won't have for several
Larry warmed a calf in the garage this morning.
trees and power lines are still covered with ice. I was scheduled
to help with Grinnell Middle School's "Ag In the Classroom".
After calling Gove county and checking the weather I decided
to go. It was fun. I helped 57 students in the 5th through 8th
grade make pretzels. I made the dough and they shaped the pretzels,
we baked them and they got to eat them. All this took place
in about 25 minutes. I had 4 groups of students through out
the afternoon. I also talked about the food guide pyramid, growing
wheat, and grinding wheat to make flour. The flour we made during
the afternoon was whole wheat flour. I brought it home and made
a loaf of 100 % whole wheat flour bread in my bread machine.
It was an excellent loaf of bread. The students at Grinnell
Middle School were a great group to students to work with. I
made it home before the next storm was to start. Larry spent
the entire day feeding cattle and preparing for the next storm.
day was cold and windy but we missed most of the snow. It all
went to the Southern and Central part of Kansas. The ice is
still on the trees so we still have the problem of breaking
branches and falling ice.
temperature finally started to get warmer. Almost all of the
ice melted today. Larry fed cattle all morning. In the afternoon
I insisted that he go clothes shopping for himself. We are going
to Washington D.C. to visit Heidi and Steve and Jon this Thursday
and he needed some new duds! We found two pairs of slacks and
three shirts at out local store in WaKeeney. Later in the day
we drove to Hays to check on a large vacuum to sweep the walls
of our Church. We found one to rent and I will go to Hays early
Monday morning to pick it up and clean the Church Monday and
Tuesday. I also picked up enough fabric to finish the banner
I am working on for our Church's 120th celebration. The Presbyterian
Church's 120th celebration is April 19.
fed cattle in the morning. In the afternoon we both worked at
picking up limbs and sticks that had broken off during the ice
storm. It was a great day with warm temperatures and sunshine.