This past weekend was beautiful. There were daffodils and bright tulips that joined the march into warm weather, cold a far-distant memory. Of course, the heat wave came on the tail-end of Tuesday’s snow storm, which I tried to block out of my memory as quickly as the snow had melted.
The big news for the Gold-Barlin homestead is the finishing of walls which happened this weekend (photos to come soon!). If you haven't been following our house projects (or just lost interest since we take soooo long to complete things), we had walls reinstalled in our front room, which is the same room where we moved the woodstove, built a hearth, and installed a maple plank ceiling. These walls required copious amounts of joint compound, multiple and careful sandings, and a very steady hand. It seems like someone should be inventing a better material for walls because this was seriously a tedious project. The walls were finally as smooth as a baby bottom, and they got a coating of primer and two of "Icicle" over the weekend. It is beautiful....and we have a table to eat at again, set up and ready for dining! I guess it's the little things.
If you plan to come see me this weekend at the Walloomsac Farmers' Market, prepare for chocolate and more chocolate. There will be truffles, old-favorite flavors as well as some new, exciting experiments. And a big thanks to Justin at Marx Foods for sending some extra special truffle-perfect goodies in my order of vanilla beans, which are fat, fragrant, and delicious!