August 28, 2014

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Delicious bean soup with ham prepared by the Amish Cook Print E-mail

By Lovina Eicher

We are into the first week of March which is unbelievable. It makes us think of spring but the weather outside is telling us something a whole lot different. All morning it has been snowing. Just a nice scenic snow with not much of a wind blowing. It is a relaxing kind of snow and the flakes are clinging to the trees. The thermometer shows 18 degrees which almost seems like spring to us after all the sub-zero temperatures we have had this year. Monday morning the temperature was negative five so we like the 18 degrees this morning.

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The Amish Cook makes homemade yeast doughnuts Print E-mail

By Lovina Eicher

We had 200 gallons of propane delivered here this morning. The price was $2.69 a gallon which is probably the most we have paid since we started using it. When we lived in Indiana we didn’t use propane. It makes one eager to see spring and the arrival of warmer weather. Also, with the days getting longer and staying daylight longer it will also help not to use the propane lights as much.

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Bacon omelet roll by the Amish Cook Print E-mail

By Lovina Eicher

We are having thunder, lightning and rain right now. The temperature is just over the freezing mark so it turns the driveway into a sheet of ice. It’s a challenge to walk on and for daughter Loretta so much more. She fell on her way out to the bus this morning. I hope she did not hurt herself. She is so ready to see the snow go away. It makes walking on it so difficult for her. She says she can’t wait until it warms up and she can sit outside on her swing again.

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Homemade pizza dough by the Amish Cook Print E-mail

By Lovina Eicher

We are still having temperatures below zero on some mornings. We also received a few more inches of snow. The local paper said we have had 41.5 inches of snow this year and the average temperature has been zero. We are getting an idea of what life feels like in Alaska! There have been very few days that the temperature was warm enough for the children to go outside to enjoy the snow. On days that were warm enough they enjoyed sledding, building igloos, etc. The boys had Stormy the pony pulling several sleds. Lovina uses Minnie, our miniature pony, to pull her sled. Pulling a sled is a good way to exercise the ponies in the winter months.

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Steak and veggie stir-fry by the Amish Cook Print E-mail

By Lovina Eicher

We are already into the second month of 2014.  Many, many inches of snow have fallen already this year. Our neighbor cleaned out our drive again yesterday. We have some pretty big snow banks that have accumulated from the drive being cleaned out quite often. We are finally experiencing a real Michigan winter.  Haven’t had one since we moved here 10 years ago.

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Amish Cook shares noodle recipe Print E-mail

By Lovina Eicher

It is Thursday morning and the temperature is 14 degrees. That seems warm after all of these subzero temperatures we’ve had all week.

The children returned to school this morning after being off since last Friday due to the extreme cold temperatures.  My husband Joe and daughter Elizabeth were home on Monday and Tuesday from the factories due to the bad weather.  We barely saw any traffic go by during those two days. It was still dark on Tuesday morning when a lady came to our door asking for help to get her car out of a ditch close by our house.

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Whole wheat waffles by The Amish Cook Print E-mail

By Lovina Eicher

It’s 7:30 a.m. and another cold morning with the temperature in the single digits again. The wind chill has to be way below zero. I stepped out on the porch for a few seconds and the wind bit at my face. We are also getting more snow. What a crisp clean scene we have with a layer of freshly fallen snow on the ground.

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Another cold day remedy Print E-mail

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Homemade ice cream by The Amish Cook Print E-mail

By Lovina Eicher

It is the middle of January and we are getting more snow. We have had our share of winter weather this month. My husband Joe and daughter Elizabeth didn’t go back to the factories until January 9 because of all the snow we got. They had a longer holiday break than they expected. The school’s doors also stayed closed for three more days after their Christmas vacation. The house seemed really quiet on January 9 when everyone finally left for the day again.

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Here’s a cold day remedy Print E-mail

By Lovina Eicher

Cold winter days - and there have been plenty in the Midwest this winter - are a perfect time for a hearty, simmer soup.

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