Friday, March 29, 2013


Both a sad and celebrated day for all Christains as Jesus was nailed to the cross.
God's shows us through His great love how He turned such a sad day into something wonderful.

My Good Friday 2013 started off late as I over slept. G-son missed school today as he and his mom and dad are headed to Tennessee today for a visit with his great grandmother and grandfather who live there. It is a four hour drive so they got an early start to have lunch with them before heading to Pigeon Forge to spend a fun weekend.
After I finished chores and had breakfast I had a lot of cakes to bake. After 18 caramel,6 coconut,5 chocolate, 3 pound and 1 wine cake I had lunch !
I cleaned the sunroom and kitchen and then had planned to soak up some sunshine but the clouds were already here by then.With temperatures in the mid 50's the clouds made it too cool to do much outside so I fed the hens some kale greens and checked my setting hens. I found to my dissapointment that the red silkie,whos eggs were ready to start hatching tomorrow was off her nest and when I felt of the eggs they were ice cold. This hen is one of my best setters so I have no idea why she would abandon her eggs just before hatching time. Maybe all this cold was too much for her and she knew the eggs were bad already. I am leaving her up with them for the weekend and then I'll break the eggs to see what happened.
I iced 12 caramel cakes in the afternoon to make the evening's icing duties a little lighter. After I watched the news I started icing again, getting the other 6 caramel,the 5 chocolate and the 6 coconut finished about 10:30. Then all the eggs had to be cleaned and cartoned. The hens are laying better and I usually have 12 or more dozen eggs for sale on Saturday.
While I baked I had the sweet sixteen NCAA tournament ballgames on TV.
Duke is the only North Carolina or ACC team still playing and they live to play in the "elite eight" next weekend.
Grateful to God for the greatest gift of all.

Good Night and God Bless.


linda eller said...

You had a busy day for sure. I don't know how you get so much done - I admire you and am Happy Easter!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Marilyn, Beautiful photos. Hope you have had a good weekend. We went to the Smokies today for a picnic with son and family. TONS of people around everywhere. Hope your kids enjoy the area. We don't like it when the traffic and crowds are terrible... Are they going to Dollywood?

Happy Easter to you and yours. God Bless.