Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Holiday's

We had a lovely Thanksgiving day. Now we're looking forward to my mother's visit on Sunday and then decorating for Christmas!
I really don't do a whole lot as I like to keep things sweet & simple. I also adore just about anything homemade or on the old fashioned side.
Since my last post my daughter had a birthday. She turned 12. I can hardly believe she is that old already. Makes me really stop and think about alot of things. She is becoming a really sweet young lady!
Today it's in the 50's here which is a big switch from the past week where we've had temps in the high 70's. Tim just built a fire in the fireplace so we'll be nice & toasty pretty soon.
Plans for today are to get the house cleaned up-me & daughter. Get some posts set in for the new barn- Tim & Tyler.
I've got a bit of a cold so I'm going to prefer to stay indoors for a bit as it's cold & wet outside right now.
No black Friday shopping for us this year. -I've stopped the maddness- lol
There is nothing on sale we need anyway.
Well that's about it for us. I'm hoping to find time to share some more recipes & Christmas type stuff pretty soon along with some pictures of winter around the homestead.
Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Playing around

I've been having fun playing around with the blog templates this afternoon. I'm waiting for dinner to come out of the oven. We're having chicken casserole, peas, & apple pie for dessert.
We watch Survivor on Wednesday's so we'll have our pie then! Just wish I had some fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to go with it...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Prices going up...

Prices are going up again! I saw on abc news that another part of the stimulus is taking effect & things like clothing, groceries, & gas will be going up soon.
I wonder if the timing has anything to do with the fact that Republicans will be getting "another chance" in January. Could it get blamed on that? I've found that some people will always believe the way they want, but I have opened my eyes so much in the past years since Sept. 11. I don't believe much of what I hear until I check it out.
So anyway with things already gone up some we're stocking up on corn to stretch the animals feed through the winter. Husband & son have gone to pick it up from a local farmer. We'll use it to stretch out the feed for pigs, ducks, & chickens. Of course we'll have to crack it up for the birds but we have a hand crank out in the shed.
Also we're going to be starting on our new barn. It will house the rest of the chickens & be used for a little storage. ~Exciting for us. We already have all the metal & hubby bought the main poles & concrete yesterday. We'll buy a little more wood each week until it's done.

Oh it's C*O*L*D

Woke up to a very chilly house this morning. The thermometer outside said 30*. Tim's going to get the chimney cleaned out today. It's suppose to warm up over the next week, but it would have been nice to have a warm fire this morning!


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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Halloween

Canned fruit dessert

Ok so I've been using up some of the things in my pantry & I've vowed not to shop this next week. Tonight we are having hamburgers on homemade buns, sweet potato fries & pineapple peach dessert.

Canned or frozen fruit dessert

I made this one up and used a cobbler type top.

Today I used abou 2 cups frozen peach slices & 1 can crushed pineapple.

Take 2 cans of fruit or about 4 cups frozen. Put them in a pan with a little cinnamon & 1/2 cup sugar. (if your fruit has syrup then only put 1/4 cup sugar or none at all depending how sweet you like things. So put this in a pan and bring to a boil.
While waiting on this to boil, mix up 3/4 cup flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, & 2 tsp baking powder. Mix together and then pour in 3/4 cup milk. Mix until smooth.
Now, grease a 9x13 pan with some butter. Pour in the fruit. Then pour the batter over the top. Bake for about 40 minutes. Then sprinkle with some cinnamon & sugar. Put back in the oven for a few minutes until set & golden.

Monday, November 1, 2010

What's important & what's not...

As I am about to make another "trip around the sun," I have come to see some thing in a different view than I would have even a couple of years ago. Mostly about what's important to me. And what is important to me I've found is my God, my family, close friends, and my little farm.
That's what is important to me.