Wednesday, November 21, 2018

CDC WARNING

What Next?? Throw Out That Romaine Lettuce Again!!
To be honest, it has been awhile since we bought any lettuce due to these scares!
https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html



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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Critter Pics

 Thought we better update ya on what is happenin' on the farm.
Gathering wood to keep the home fire burnin'! The cold has set in for sure and our only warmth in the house besides snugglin' is the wood stove. Thank God for that! It has gotten pretty cold a few nights already and we just got started!

The older chickens have decided that now is the time to molt! Ha Ha...they look rather naked without a lot of their feathers. Well not really...but they do look a bit underdressed!
I caught one of the younger ones taking a dirt "bath" in the sunshine. She looked as if she was thoroughly enjoying herself!
I do have a funny story to tell on these new girls. I laughed and laughed at them! The snow showed up overnight and we got a couple inches. Mountain Man went out that morning and opened the coop for them. They stepped foot outside and headed right back for the coop. I told him they will be alright...it is all new. Well I went out a bit later, and noticed there was not one chicken in site! Where are my chickies? I giggled! They probably are still in the coop. Too scared to come out in the white stuff. Sure enough they were all (yes, even the old girls), in the coop! They had it all tore up from scratching around, hunting the bugs and seeds. I told them they had to leave before they tore it up more. So I took a lid off the feed bucket and started coraling them out the door. All i heard was screaming and wings flapping....I laughed! Then I went back for more....screaming and flappin' again! I laughed! There was flapping and screaming and my cacklin' coming from that coop. I am sure it was a site for God to see!! Ha Ha Ha White snow was stirred up outside as their toes hit and flappin' and screamin'. Oh my Lord! My stomach hurt from laughin' so much!
Finally got the last three to go out...Turkin, Buffy and Easter Egger! Buffy screamed like she was dying and flew as far as she could go! I lost it then!! Ha Ha Ha
I wish I had a recorder...they were hysterical!!




Life on the farm has it's moments. Animals are so funny!

Well onto the sheep.....The girls are all bred! Ram Lamb did his job well! I expect March babies!
Goaty Goat is headed for the freezer soon! I hate to do it but everybody has a job here on the farm. He is just another on the food chain of life!



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Monday, November 19, 2018

Worship in the White House



And so many more.....
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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Shop Projects

Working on Western vests for Christmas gifts  and a beaded hat band.
I love working from home!!

A big Thank you to my customers!!



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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Snow Day

It started coming down yesterday afternoon and is still coming down this morning.


I saw P-Nut snuggled in our bed on tbis cold morning.....


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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Sciff Of Snow

Turned to winter on us! It is cccccoooollllddddd!


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Monday, November 12, 2018

Mixed Up

Well it is that time of year when I get the requests to make up my mixes for the holidays!
Cranberry, Apple pie, two kinds of peach....yummmy!!


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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sunday Passage


Matthew 10:34-38 34"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35For I have come to turn "'a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law- 36a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.' 37"Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.


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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Making Apple Butter


Yum Yum!!
I love good apple butter on sourdough toast! OMG!

Recipe:

15lbz peeled, cored, diced apples
4 cups water
4 cups apple cider vinegar
6 cups sugar
1cup of lemon juice
1 tsp allspice
3-4 tsp cinnamon

add vinegar and water to apple.......cook down until apples are mushy. 1-2 hrs on med temp...
then mash with potato masher or blender thingy...whatever works for you.
add remaining ingredients..then cook down some more...uncovered....once it seems thick enough like a runny jam....

put in hot jars with hot lids
water bath 10 mins. wait for the plink noise....

15lbs for me=28 half pints, 4 pints



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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Spiritual War

King James Bible
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.-Eph. 6:12


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CDC WARNING

What Next?? Throw Out That Romaine Lettuce Again!! To be honest, it has been awhile since we bought any lettuce due to these scares! http...