The other day we woke up to no water. The water from the city wasn't running into the property for some reason. Thankfully, there's a holding tank, but there's only so much in there. We had to be careful with water usage so washing the dishes went right out the window! No one minded - but it did get a little messy.
We've found that bread is expensive here. It isn't unusual to spend $1.75 for regular bread more for some of the better loaves. Flour isn't expensive though so I decided that we should make bread whenever we can. Bailey tried her hand at making it and was very successful. Making bread on a no water day adds to the mess but, hey, why not?!! We're finding that it goes crumbly really quickly. After trying a few different recipes I haven't found one that doesn't. If you have a good recipe and want to try it I'd love to try it!
That afternoon, after Bailey and Keiran were done history class at the neighbour's house, a new friend we met arrived with her 3 horses for the kids to ride. There were around 20 kids here playing frisbee, on the playground and riding horses through the mix. It was great! According to Addy it was 'Awesome' and she 'never wanted to get down, ever'. Loved the smiles on our girls' faces as they got to love on and ride the horses.
By late afternoon the water came back on and we were able to do that huge stack of dishes. Most of the loaves of bread were gone - can't seem to get ahead on that one! They eat them as fast as I can make them. It's amazing what you can fit into a day here. We're loving the pace of life! Everything is slowed down and we have time to play and work together a little more.