He says they have fun. They do school work, of course, but in the evening they sing and tell stories and put on plays and at bedtime he makes a big, soft nest on the floor and they all put on their night clothes and pile into it. They cook, too, and he says this is one of his favorite things to make with his students – remember, they’re five and six-year-olds. I cannot imagine trying to cook with ten five-year-olds in tow, but he manages it. He fixed this for me when he got home, and he’s right, it’s very good! I hope you like it! Give my love to Appa.
We spent yesterday preparing summer squashes for winter use, and as an extra treat, Ah’din made this absolutely scrumptious cake using some of the squash and some sweet root from the cellar. This is a moist, dense cake, sweet and pretty to look at. My Mother-in-law says it is her husband’s favorite Birthing Day cake, and I can see why!
In this house first breakfast is usually quick, as people run out to do morning chores or head off to school. Second breakfast is more leisurely. Ardi has second breakfast with his students each day. This is something he enjoys for first breakfast, along with one or two of his sister’s famous flatwraps. I like it, too. It takes a while to make up, but it lasts a long time once you have it. I think it is what you would call grain-ola. Here it is simply Harvester’s Breakfast.