January 13, 2012

Don't Forget Our Feathered Friends

It's cold and snowy here. Don't forget to feed the birds.

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!

January 8, 2012

Chocolate Pudding Cake

(Photo to come)

1 box chocolate brownie mix (with or without nuts)
2 boxes chocolate pudding
3 cups milk
1 tub Cool-whip
1 cup chopped walnuts
Hershey bar

Bake brownies in a greased 13 x 9-inch pan.
Let cool. Using a pizza cutter, zigzag cut up the brownies into chunks but leave them in the pan.
Mix pudding and milk, chill.
Pour pudding over brownies when cooled.
Add layer of cool whip.
Using a potato peeler, make decorative curls of chocolate on top of the cake.
Sprinkle with chopped walnuts.

If you want to be really bad - Add a layer of cherry pie filling on top of the brownies!


January 7, 2012

I Miss You!

and I miss blogging! I promise to do better this year than last. One of my New's Year's resolutions is to find the time to blog more often! I enjoyed doing it so much when I was working from home then things got hectic, meaning the boys started school and I started a new job outside of the home. Things haven't slowed down any, in fact, they have gotten even busier. I started classes this semester to get my Bachelor's in Nursing and I joined a 6-week fitness camp yesterday!

As far as the farm goes.....we have two new additions I haven't even had the chance to tell you about. Here's one of them.
Meet Sissy (who needs a bath!)

We have spent the past several weekends riding horses if it hasn't been too wet or too cold.
My life is busy, but it is full of blessings! My boys are growing up so fast!
I am grabbing onto every day with them and holding on for dear life!
One of their new best friends is sweet Miss Lizzy!

She is such a sweetheart and just what these two need! She loves them as much as they love her. I'm pretty sure she'd come right in the house and hang out in their room with them if she would fit!
I promise to update more often! And I miss all your comments!


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