Saturday, September 29, 2012

splish splash or the pixie & the puddle

babs & i took the littles & headed out for the day
it was a rainy, gray, dismal day but pefect for puddle jumping in the parking lot
and the pixie couldn't resist a stomp

her little leggings & shoes were soaked
but oh the smile on her sweet little face...

Friday, September 28, 2012

farm science review 2012 or a shelden post

our day trip to farm science review began the same as last year
taking the kid to frish's for breakfast
the request for this picture always makes him and us laugh!
after filling up on big boy doubles, fries & cherry cokes
(not at all breakfast food, but filling none the less)
we headed to london to attend the farm science review
a dream land for farmers of which we are not
but the kid wants to be a farmer
and drive one of these
or one of these
or hang out in one of these
my favorite picture of the day
he loves all things john deere
he loves all things farming..........period
it was a fun day & we're thrilled he wants to share the day with us
we love ya buddy!

Monday, September 24, 2012

yummy chocolate chip cookies~

the hubs requested chocolate chip cookies
i went in search of a good or rather a better recipe than the one i have been baking
the requirements were simple
chewy yet a bit crispy
i have run the gamut on bad chocolate chip cookies
they are either
that are flat & too crispy
thick & not chewy
dry & crumbly

awwww, but this recipe is a keeper
the only substitue i made was to swap out the semi sweet chips
for milk chocolate chips just because it's what i had on hand
wanna give them a try?
you can find the recipe here  chocolate chip cookies
ps...sherri over at little house in paradise is blogging up some goodness
featuring favorite casseroles
stop by and pay her a visit & get some yummy supper idea's


Saturday, September 22, 2012

another kind of pea~

finally off the needles!
i love this pattern
it's called
you can find in on ravelry & it's free

Friday, September 21, 2012

a pea.... the sweetest kind

meet my favorite kind of pea...
my little sweetpea~
she's gonna be a little mouse for halloween
cuteness coming or going
i went up for a visit this past week 
she & her momma treated me to lunch
took me to their favorite park
 she's a girl on the run
chatters non stop
and a delight to be around

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

fall on the farm with the family

young's dairy has a wool gathering every year
this year makes the second time our
families have met, shopped & enjoyed lunch
the highlight of the day for the kids
is seeing the animals
this guys looks like he means business!
the kids enjoy playing the games & doing crafts

but i think their favorite part
is a little spot set up just for them
to play music, puppets, try out shoes for tap dancing, hats for fun
and singing ole mcdonald
i see a band in their future!
don't you just love the washboard
and here we have the little sweet pea making her stage debut
bestill my heart...i call this little one "tonka"
and playing lead no less
is the pixie
me, babs & tonka
lunch for 13 please!
my goof ball son
i have so many silly pictures of him
round one...
spiced sweet potato bread
chunky applesauce
( a few of them filled up on round one & weren't hungry when their meals came)
and you know who you are.....
and the huge rack of ribs.....
polished off in no time flat by this kid
i call him doodlebug
but never in front of any one
cause....well you know
14 year old boys HATE that!
after lunch we headed over to let the kids take
a ride on the shake & rattle
the biggest kid you see here is my kid!
the littlest driver taking her mama
a spin around the farm
jacob & jade win the biggest smiles of the day!
the goats look forward to the visitors
with hands full of food
it was a perfect fall day

Friday, September 14, 2012

pick a peck of pimento peppers~

we grew pimento peppers for the first time this year
the hubs & i both love pimento cheese sandwiches
so we thought
why not grow them
we planted two plants & yesterday the hubs brought in the harvest
5 peppers...yep only 5
it's been a tough year for our garden but we have canned, frozen & dried everything we could
these were super easy to do
we washed them, cut off the stem & removed the ribs & seeds
quartered them & layed them out on a cookie sheet
& roasted them @ 450 for about 30 minutes
transferred them to a bowl & covered with plastic wrap
& let them sit for about 20 minutes
this helps removes the skins
we then diced them
and put them into little jars & put them in the freezer
i save just about every glass jar i get
the hubs thinks i have a
and maybe i do
when i needed little glass jars to put our pimento peppers in
i had only to go to the basement

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

happy feet!

i love this slipper pattern!
i found it while browsing on ravelry
(i would get a lot more knitting done if i would stay off raverly)
they are super simple
they don't take much yarn
and you can whip up a pair in less than 2 hours
you can find the pattern below & it's free!