Saturday, April 30, 2016

Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch...Cloudy...windy...60*

Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups rolled oats
10 T. melted margarine
2 tsp. cinnamon
3 cups raw rhubarb, diced
2 cups strawberries, cut in half
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 T. cornstarch
1 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla

 Mix first 5 ingredients until crumbly. Press 1/2 into greased 9x13 pan. Cook sugar, cornstarch and water until thick and clear, add vanilla, strawberries and rhubarb, pour over crust in pan. Sprinkle rest of crumb mixture over all and pat lightly. Bake 350 for 35-40 minutes, till bubbly and lightly browned. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!


Friday, April 29, 2016

Farm Life...Cloudy with showers on the way

                                              This is Rose, she's an 'only child'.

We've written before about Not counting your chickens before they hatch HERE & HERE . And she is just another example.
Last year my daughter set 6 eggs, 5 hatched, 4 were roosters. These birds were a cross between Silver Laced Wyandotte hens and a Speckled Sussex Rooster, we were hoping for  'sex-linked' chicks (babies that you can tell their gender at hatching based on coloring) well the result was four yellow and black babies and one red and dark brown baby.... they yellows all were roosters that looked like the silver laced Wyandotte's and the red baby was the prettiest hen, That was Named Lacey.

So we thought we'd try again this year and see if it happened again. We set 8 eggs, ONE hatched. This little red and brown baby.....we're hoping it's true to last year and it's a girl......that will grow up to look like her 'big sister'.
But you know what they say about counting your chickens before they hatch.................. anyone that's ever raised chickens knows it's true about guessing gender when they are still young  too :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April is slipping away...rain,,cooler

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Farm Life...Sunny....70's

Well our girls left for their new home last week.
I wanted some pictures before they left, so asked Gale to get on the milking stand with Pearl,
and this is how she did it, once a goat .....always a goat!
Anyway they have gone to a great, loving home, just what I wanted for them. But I will still miss them, wondering Is there a way to have milk without having kids? If so  let me know, please!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

ABC Chicken...Sunny...70's

ABC (Arkansas Baked Chicken)

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1 T. mayo
1 T. dehydrated onion
1 tsp. Cavenders Greek Seasoning ( )
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
1 T. brown sugar

1 sleeve bacon flavored butter crackers (regular butter crackers will work too)
1/2 tsp. Cavenders Greek Seasoning
1/2 tsp. smoked Paprika

In large bowl mix together mustard, yogurt, mayo, onion, Cavenders seasoning, smoked paprika, garlic and brown sugar, stir well and add chicken breasts turn to coat well cover and place in fridge for 1-4 hours to marinade.

Pre heat oven to 350* crush crackers in a large ziplock bag and add Cavenders and paprika, add chicken one piece at a time and coat well, place in a seasoned cast iron (or other baking pan) and cover bake 45 minutes covered, remove cover and bake 15 more minutes till top is browned and internal temp. reaches 160*

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Farm Adventures...clouds/fog 53*

 The fog was beautiful this morning so I hurried to get a nice foggy pic for the back cover of  A. Wyse's book.
 But , of course, by the time I hurried out the door, the fog lifted, I  decided to do our photo shoot anyways.
Can you see the contempt in her face as the hat hits the ground? I remembered a line from her book~~
Cooperation is NOT the name of the game!
Believe me there are a lot of "out take"  pics associated with this book!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April showers.......bring special offers...rain,cool

Two special offers for our followers this month!

First we don't like to pay shipping and we know it can really add up too! So we NEVER charge handling, ALWAYS combine shipping when we can, and ONLY charge actually shipping charges! In keeping with this we are offering FREE shipping on ALL our Jewelry this month with ANY other purchase. So buy an egg apron and a pair of earrings and the earrings ship for FREE, buy a pair of earrings and a necklace to match and the Necklace will ship for FREE!! No code needed just shop with us at ESTY  and your jewelry order will ship FREE with any other item from our store as long as it is ordered at the same time!

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Farm Adventures..Partly cloudy..

Bandit proves the saying "some things are easier to get into than out
of". I know better than to leave paper grain bags near the goats!

I know better than to leave plastic grain bags with the label still
attached near the goats. But I did not think he'd eat the cotton
string out of the bottom of this bag, leaving it open ended, So he
could insert his head and make a necklace!

And how many years have I been a goatkeeper???????

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Marge's Salmon Pie..warmer

 Have been busy editing the new book and so thank-goodness for "archives" Sharing this recipe that I first posted last April........It is in our cookbook too along with dozens of other 'down-home' good recipes! Check out our Facebook page For a special offer on the cookbook and apron set, for a limited time!
 This lady's daughter and I were early goat owners together, what adventures we had!, and we both still own goats,, which incidentally is what the above mentioned new book is about, stay
 tuned for details about that in the coming weeks!

This recipe comes from one of my favorite persons. Sad to say she's already been gone 16 years. She was a wonderful wife and mother of 10 children. She told me once when she'd been married for a few months with no child on the way, she thought she'd never have a family. And her husband said he thought 1 child would be nice!!!!!

Marge's Salmon Pie (makes 2)
5 large potatoes, cut up and boiled
1 med. onion, chopped
1 can, 15 oz. salmon and juice, remove any large bones
Combine these 3 with salt, & pepper, to taste and 1/4 cup margarine and little milk.
Beat with mixer, should resemble mashed potatoes, add more milk ONLY if needed.
Make pie crust for  2 pies and put in filling.
Bake   at 375*  until crust is done, about 45 minutes.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Farm Life...Sunny..warmer....NOT WINDY!

On our first NONWINDY day  , in what seems like forever, we took Mocha & Java out for their first grazing experience.
They seemed to prefer the dirt. Mocha jumped into the little fish pond that Flopsy loves, but lucky for him most of the water had BLOWN away. :)
You can see Grandmother A. Wyse Ol'Goat in the background,
just under a month till her kids are due!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Farm adventures...Cloudy and chilly!

We've been peeking at Peeps! Remember the ugly hen I let sit a few weeks back?
Read that post  HERE   she just hatched a couple of cute chicks, it may have been warm three weeks ago when she decided to go 'broody' but now it feels more like March than it did back when she started sitting!
This hen did a fine job, and even though she's no beauty queen, she's proved herself a good mother.
Guess I better see about building that bigger cage :)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Pigeon Project...Cloudy..rain overnight

Remember when we were getting Pigeons and I wondered would they go down on the ground or stay up high?
Well here's the answer!!! Talk about bird brains -on a farm with SIX cats.
As soon as I snapped this, Sophie stalked and pounced, and they flew safely to the nearest tree.

(if you're new to our blog you can read about the adventures HERE)

So far this year we have three nests being sat on
and three babies hatched so far!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Strawberry Pie...Sunny, warmer

Strawberry Season is just around the corner here, can't wait to make this delicious pie! Is it strawberry time where you live???

Strawberry Pie

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

2 T. sugar
5 T. melted butter
1  8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 quart sliced strawberries
1/2-1 cup sugar*** See Note
1 cup water
3 T. cornstarch
2 T. strawberry Jell-O
1 tsp. Almond flavoring
Mix crumbs and sugar together, add melted butter, stir well then
press firmly into a 10” pie plate.
In medium bowl beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with handheld mixer for
2 minutes or till light and fluffy.
Carefully spread into piecrust, place in fridge.
In medium saucepan whisk together sugar and cornstarch, add water and cook over medium heat until thick and clear about 2 minutes, add Jello and stir well, remove from heat and add flavoring and gently stir in berries. Spoon into crust and chill at least 4 hours before serving.
Can be served with or without sweetened whipped cream on top!
**The amount of sugar you need totally depends on how sweet your fruit is!
Taste  your strawberries first and adjust as needed

Monday, April 4, 2016

Farm Adventures...Sunny...70's

Mocha and Java have a favorite chore time activity,
when Grandmother is tied to their fence.
They are practicing their quickness skills.
They do this by putting their head through the fence and jerking back when she tries to bite them.

Java is bolder and quicker.
The good news is they don't have ears, because Grandmother A. Wyse is grumpy and if they did they wouldn't be intact!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Peanut Butter Breakfast bars...Partly sunny

Here's a healthier option for snacking.
We like them as breakfast bars. They are however quite addictive!
                   Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup oil

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
1 large egg
1 cup quick oats
3/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup raisins OR dates

1 cup shredded carrots

 Cream together sugar, oil, applesauce, peanut butter and egg. Add dry ingredients and stir in carrots and raisins(or dates) last , batter will be stiff, spread into pan with the back of a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.
 Bake in greased 8x8" or 9x9 pan at 350 for about 25-30 minutes. Test with knife. Cool and cut into bars. Good room temp. but even better after they've been refrigerated!

**To make even healthier for you, use an equal amount of whole wheat flour and Old fashioned Rolled oats to replace all-purpose flour and quick oats, and use an additional 1-2 T. of applesauce!


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