December 23, 2012
December 17, 2012
December 9, 2012
November 22, 2012
First I had Dimple, then I searched high and low for 10 months for a black jennet and finally found Sarah.
I feel like I have waited a lifetime for this little guy.
But it was worth the wait!
November 17, 2012
|Day shot of a big boy.|
|And a night shot of the same big boy.|
|These little guys need to learn to get along! We have numerous pictures of them fighting.|
|Another big boy at the feeder. Rack is taller but not as wide.|
|This is what you get when you mess with the big boys.|
November 16, 2012
It's that time of year again! Guess what we've been doing?
This is Jake's second year of hunting. He got his button buck last year and he killed a doe Tuesday evening. He's let several bucks walk right on by. He says he's waiting for "THE BIG ONE!"
He's so serious about his hunting.
Most of the time anyway! You have to have a little fun while you're out there waiting!!
HAPPY HUNTING to all you fellow hunters!
August 3, 2012
Anyway, a quart of sauce makes 4
I prefer the Hillshire Farm Beef Lil' Smokies, but any of them will work. I always make the recipe x 4 for my crock-pot of Smokies.
This is the basic recipe for 1 package of Smokies.
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp white vinegar
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1 package Lil' Smokies
For canning, I did the recipe x 16 just because that's how much ketchup I had stored in the pantry. I use Heinz, I'm picky about my ketchup! Mine made 5 quarts of sauce.
Sauce for Canning (makes 5 quarts)
16 cups ketchup
4 cups brown sugar
32 tsp soy sauce (2/3 cup)
32 tsp Dijon mustard (2/3 cup)
16 tbsp white vinegar (1 cup)
2 tsp garlic powder
Slowly bring to a slow bubbling boil, stirring occasionally. Once boiling, have hot jar, lids and bands waiting. Pour sauce into hot jars, adjust lids and bands and process in boiling water bath (canner) for 20 minutes. Remove jars of sauce from canner and let cool. Check seals on top of lids after cooling. Just add this sauce to your Smokies in the Crock-Pot when you're ready to cook them and turn it on! All the work is done for you. This sauce can be used for lots of different recipes or as a barbeque sauce for grilling, etc. Hope you enjoy it!
July 24, 2012
April 30, 2012
Doesn't get any better than that! Well, unless you count watching a dog eat a fish!
Boys think things like that are cool!
Boys think things like that are cool!
April 16, 2012
Wonder what it could possibly be?
He's bringing it to me!
He looks quite proud of whatever he's found!
Awwww, it's a little green caterpillar!
We had a great weekend camping at Land Between the Lakes! Now back to the "real" world!
March 29, 2012
I am so excited! I'll post more photos of him getting to know the girls when he gets here.
March 23, 2012
And the winner is....drum roll please....
Osage Bluff Quilter
Please use the "contact me" link in the right sidebar to email me your mailing address and I will get your cookbook in the mail!
I hope you enjoy it!
Hop on board with the Google Friend Connect or Facebook! When I get 500 followers on GFC or 200 on FB, I'll have a G.R.I.T. magazine (1-year subscription) give away! Go invite your friends!
March 21, 2012
It's called Instructables.
Right now I am hung up in the Gardening section!
If you have a site you love and want to share, post it in the comments!
March 20, 2012
Big, thick, 360-page, Amish cookbook I picked up while shopping at the Amish Trading Post last Friday.
I got one for you too! Be a follower and leave me a comment to enter! I'll post the random winner on Friday morning about 9:00!Good luck!!
March 19, 2012
March 18, 2012
When we got him 5 years ago, he would curl up in my flower pots and sleep....
My oldest son said he was like dirt in the pot....
Five years later....We still have a Dirt Cat!
March 9, 2012
March 3, 2012
I'll get one of her next weekend. We had a great time and she has already decided she needs a horse now. I bought another horse last week. His name is Charlie and he'll be coming home soon!!
March 2, 2012
January 13, 2012
They love this suet recipe. I make the big squares for slicing in my soap mold and put them in my homemade suet feeders.
You may even see a fight or two over this stuff.
"It's MINE! Step away from the suet log!"
While the Cardinals fight, the Downy Woodpecker and Titmouse sneak in for a little snack.
At least they get along!
And then old Mr. Blue Jay crashes the party and runs everyone off. He's the law enforcement of the backyard!
Someone has to watch out for the little "Goldfinch" people!
And this guy refuses to do the job today. He has other places to be!
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