Thursday, October 30, 2014

Shop handmade

We invite you to step back to a simpler time at , where crafters make their crafts one at a time often in the old style ways , we also share recipes, stories and photos about life in the country and the good ol' days--hope you'll stop by for a look around and say Hi

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Farm Adventures.............

My husband and grandsons’ latest project has been researching  designing, building and outfitting a pigeon “LOFT” {don’t make the mistake of calling it a ‘coop’ in front of any experienced
pigeoneers } Quite a bit a time, effort and detail went into this project
 (the LOFT even has it’s own clock!)
Last month I mentioned the cat's helpful supervision in this post
well after weeks of impatient waiting on our grandsons part, today was finally the day!
No doubt you’ve heard the saying.....................
                                                                         “Curiosity Killed the Cat”
                                                 but we coined a new saying at our farm yesterday, 
                                                                   “Cooing confounded the dog”.
Gunner just could NOT figure out what the new sound was coming from the 'loft', that had been silent through many weeks of construction! 
                                                         here's what he was hearing..............
                                                            four pedigreed pigeons the first of our flock 
Y'all come back soon, ye hear
(there's sure to be more adventures associated with this project!)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sweet potato Biscuits

Have a few extra sweet potatoes to use up???? This is my Granddaughters favorite way to have sweet potatoes:

                                                 Sweet Potato Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp. baking powder
2 T. Brown sugar
3 T. soft butter
1 cup cooked, mashed and cooled sweet potatoes
2-4 T. Buttermilk
combine dry ingredients, cut in butter and sweet potatoes till crumbly. add Buttermilk a little at a time , just till dough comes together, but is not sticky. how much you need will depend on how ‘wet’ the sweet potatoes are.
Pat out on a floured board and cut into 8 large or 12 smaller biscuits bake in a greased pan for 25-30 minutes or till just browned.
Wonderful warm with butter and sorghum or honey!
But also really good with supper when you want to add another vegetable in a different way. 
I think we have enough to make a few batches of biscuits don't you?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


We have just set up our Etsy store and want to invite you by to have a look around! Follow this link or come back anytime and click on the " I sell on ETSY" button on the left side of this page!

We will be adding many new items in the coming weeks so please check back often or sign up to follow us on FB

Y'all come back now, ye hear??

Friday, October 10, 2014

PearSauce cake with Browned Butter frosting

PearSauce Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

1/3 cup canola oil

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

3 eggs

3 cups pear sauce

3 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. allspice

pinch cloves (optional)

1 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. baking powder

Beat oil, eggs and sugar together, add pear sauce, stir well.

Add all the dry ingredients and stir just till combined.

Pour into a well greased 10" bunt pan or three greased loaf pans.

Bake at 325* for 50-70 minutes till a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Watch closely after 50 minutes and don't over bake!

Cool completely then frost.

1/4 cup Butter (no substitutions)
2 T. half and half
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar

Melt butter in a skillet (cast iron works great, but watch it closely) till it is golden brown 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the half and half and vanilla let cool five minutes then add powdered sugar, beat for 2 minutes till smooth and creamy, add a bit more half and half in needed but you want it thick.

Pour over cake, eat immediately or refrigerate.

                                                        Y'all come back now, ye hear?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Attention Cat Lovers!


Deadline is near for our CUSTOM cat calendar !!  We must send a

minimum order to the printer (their busy time of year) by Oct. 27th

to ensure delivery by early December. By the way, we will drop ship

for you on request.  
“A TALE OF SIX KITTIES” Our custom photo calendar from JONQUIL JUNCTION featuring our rescued cats, is ready to be printed!!! Each month features one of our cats and tells that cat’s own story below! PRE-ORDER now for special pricing. It ma...y seem early, but printer need four weeks production time, so I need to order by October 27 ! Comment below or Private message us to reserve yours!
Individual pricing:
1-$9.50 each +$2.00 postage
2-$9.50 each + $2.00 postage
3-$8.50 each plus $4.00 postage
As a special offer to those who would like to use OUR calendar as a Fundraiser for Your Rescue group (perhaps your group is unable to produce one) we WELCOME you to contact us for special discount pricing for 10 or more calendars. Private message me for details.
Just message us here or through our FB page

Please click on 'older posts' to see all our posts! Thanks :)

The items we offer are as varied as the weather in these hills!
Hand-hammered copper jewelry, handmade wood case clocks, biscuit and rag quilts, handsewn infant gifts, handcrafted soap, & homespun tales and photos of our menagerie of four footed and feathered friends.

Copper earrings

Copper earrings