Tuesday, September 23, 2014
RAT KILLING! Just another fun day around our homestead. When our summer garden is done, we always bush hog our gardens down. Well as you know, these little rodents we call RATS, like living in tall grass. So, a couple of our bugs got their "weapons" and got ready! Here are few pics I snapped during this scary time! Just ask the little bugs!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I have canned lots of pears in the past. Just putting them in a light syrup and canning. I had a bottle of white grape peach juice on hand and it sparked an idea I had a while back!
Instead of making a light syrup for the pears, I just cooked my pears in the white grape peach juice and processed them.
They turned out beautiful and delicious!
Looking forward to some delicious apples in the near future! Love canning anything and everything!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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.
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
1 cup sugar or in my case, sucanat
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!
Monday, May 26, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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!
Monday, April 28, 2014
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, jalapeño 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!