Monday, July 29, 2013
Just yesterday I pinned this Summer Plum Cobbler to my desserts Pinterest board, and that very evening, I made it for dessert. I had a gob of plums from my Bountiful Baskets that were very ripe and really needed to be eaten. Now let me tell you, THIS is the way to eat plums! Hubby, who is not a big dessert guy, told me he thought it was one of the most delicious "pies" he's ever eaten. Check out the recipe here. My only change to the recipe would be to use a little less lemon zest.
Olive Ann Designs and it's called Jump-N. This reversible jumper is easy-to-sew and the pattern comes with sizes 1-6. The shoulders are elasticized so they are easy on-off for kids and parents. No buttons or snaps.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Brown-headed Cowbirds. They feed off the grass seeds and bugs the cattle stir up as they walk. Did you know that cowbirds lay their eggs in other birds' nests? They don't raise their own babies. They are called parasite brooders.
The flies must have had a new hatch because they are thick out there. The poor cows and calves and bulls are fighting them off like mad. Some resort to wading in the reservoirs when they can't stand it anymore. Sounds refreshing to me on these 90 degree days.
Hubby's dad is in the hospital -- quite ill and likely due to getting old as much as anything. The engine parts start to break down. His doctor said he's got a broken distributor cap. He's at the hospital which is a couple hours away so we have our work days at home and days to go visit him in between.
This afternoon I stirred up a batch of bread and set it out on the front porch to rise in the 92 degree sun. I was reading an eye-opening article here about how un-healthy vegetable oils are for you, and I thought about all the processed breads and crackers and things that we eat that are made with vegetable oils. It spurred me to make some homemade bread. At least I can pronounce the ingredients in my own bread: rye flour, wheat flour, white flour, honey, butter, water, salt. Hooray for real, simple food: butter, lard, and bacon fat! How is your Sunday going?
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
We're still out in the fields making hay while the sun shines, and boy, does it shine! Our temps are climbing into the 90s and 100s which makes for good hay-drying weather. Sometimes the men have to bale at night so the moisture content of the hay is just right.
A view over the top of the tractor.
Front of my latest baby quilt.
Here's the back with an R and a few posies in the corners.
There are other things that I've been up to, but these are the latest projects.
Look what my Sweetie gave me this morning.
I woke up to this song and these fresh-picked, happy sunflowers!
Do you know the song?
Do you know the song?
Thursday, July 04, 2013
From Hometown, USA