Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Awesome Giveaway

Thought I would share this giveaway! If your like me, this would be nice to win to replace an old one! 

http://blog.peppyparents.com/~cd53a20125c8f0e



God Bless and Good Luck!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

oatmeal-pineapple muffins


This morning my 7 year old bug got up and wanted to make muffins for breakfast. This mommy couldn't pass up the opportunity of cooking breakfast with my sweet girl! Here is a photo and the recipe to these delicious muffins. Adapted from a baking cookbook we found at the dollar store.



OATMEAL-PINEAPPLE MUFFINS


1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
1 cup sugar or in my case, sucanat
1 egg
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup of oats, finely chopped
8 ounces crushed pineapple, with juice
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar together. Add the egg, vanilla and pineapple with juice. Mix well. Add flour, baking soda, salt and chopped oats. Mix thoroughly and spoon batter into muffin tins lined with paper liners. Top with a little of crushed pineapple if you have any left from using a large can like we did. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and toothpick inserted into muffin comes out clean.


Hope you enjoy these as much as we did this morning!

God Bless!


Monday, May 26, 2014

a little Memorial Day fun........

Cake first.....



Then a little fishing.......








And of course, Betty Grace taking it all in!



God Bless!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

so blessed......

As I was walking down our driveway, picking dewberries with my three baby bugs, I just can not imagine life getting any better than this! I am so blessed!





Not only do I have beautiful helpers, we also have a gallon of freshly picked dewberries to make some yummy dewberry ice cream and dewberry lemonade!

God is Good!


Monday, April 28, 2014

finally something in the ground.......


As of last Saturday, we finally have vegetable seeds in the ground. I am so excited! As you can see, there are others just as excited, that is, about having fun!

This was before all the planting began. Gotta have a little fun before all the hard work, right! Here are my rows ready for planting.

I decided this year to add a couple of different varieties of summer squash to my garden. Along with the yellow crookneck and straight neck, white scallop and my all time favorite, as of two years ago, 


lemon squash, I have also planted spaghetti squash and sweet potato squash. I am very excited about these. I am looking forward to see how these two grow and produce. 

As you can see, I had a couple of helpers. 

Not really sure what they are doing, since one is hoeing a little far away from the actual garden. Never know what these  two are up too!

I had a goal to plant at least three different types of vegetable seeds this past Saturday and succeeded! Along with the summer squash, I also planted two varieties of zucchini squash and four varieties of cucumbers. I have quite a bit more planting to do. Here is what I will be planting in the next week:

Approximately 40 tomato plants, banana peppers, jalapeƱo peppers, bell peppers, okra, green beans, pinkeye purple hull peas and hopefully corn. Watermelon and cantaloupe to follow. I am hoping and praying I can get all of this done before we leave for our homeschool conference in two weeks! Wish me luck!

Here is another one of my little bugs! She is always happy and having fun outside!

God Bless!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday on the Homestead.....

First of all, Happy Easter!

Today we are enjoying Gods's Beautiful Creation!


Betty Grace says HELLO!



We are sitting here enjoying watching our "Big Boy" preparing the ground for our garden we will be planting in about a week.



He turned 11 years old in February and this is his first year to do this. He is doing a fine job!

Even our chickens are thanking him!



God Bless!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Doesn't get any better.......

It doesn't get any better than this! Homeschooling outside on a beautiful day!



Look how much the little one enjoyed it!


Like I said,  doesn't get any better!