What a wonderful sight upon opening the curtains this morning. Snow as far as the eye could see and more continuing to fall on the already thick blanket. I do love the idea of snow but from a practical point of view it really is most disruptive to daily life. Of course if there was a viable option of curling up on the sofa with a hot chocolate and an early viewing of 'What a Wonderful Life', I have to admit it would be a tempting way to spend a few hours. However with four young children housebound and many hungry animals outside, the snow generally means a busier work day for me!
My poor hens took some encouragement to leave their warm house for their breakfast this morning!!
Since we weren't venturing too far I decided to bake a few breads with the boys. We made some white soda(a firm favourite), multiseed brown bread(my favourite) and some white yeast breads, which never fails to wow as the dough quickly doubles in size before your eyes!!
The boys couldn't wait to make a snowman and go exploring around the house, following all the tiny footprints of animals and birds that had walked through the snow earlier.