Wednesday, May 07, 2008

This and that...

A couple of days ago Hubs, Two Sons and I went out riding to gather cows up with their calves. They were all spread out and we wanted to make sure everything was healthy. There was SO much water out in this pasture that much of the time we were sloshing through puddles or wading our horses through water almost up to their bellies. (We loved it!) As you can see, the pasture grasses are slow in coming, but the snow we had will do worlds of good for this pasture this spring! (I didn't know Hubs was clicking my pic. Don't I look a little like Red Green? Yikes.)

My freshly mown lawn.
I had to mow around a little snow pile but went back the next day to trim it up. Sue is playing Vanna White, showing off the pretty grass to you. Can you believe just 6 days ago we were buried in two feet of snow?

It's raining today so I thought Sugar Dips sounded good.

My snack with a cuppa hot coffee. Oh yeah!

Sugar Dips

1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. shortening
3 eggs
1/4 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla
3 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. raisins cooked in
3/4 c. boiling water

Start the raisins boiling on the stove. Boil down until most of the water is gone. In the meantime, cream together sugar, shortening and eggs, vanilla. Add the dry ingredients together, mixing as you add a little at a time. Lastly, add the boiled raisins and the little bit of liquid. Mix. Drop a 1" ball (or so) into a bowl of sugar, roll around and set on a cookie sheet. Make more cookies in this way and then bake at 400* for 8 minutes. Don't overbake. You want the cookies just lightly tinged with golden color.

I've had four so far. (that means I might have more) Oh dear!


  1. Look at the life you lead! Riding out on horses. Looks like fun but I bet you are a very hard worker!
    Oh, and thanks for the recipe...
    looks yummy..

  2. I'm glad you can see your grass again!!! Those cookies sound and look great. I love raisins but others in the family don't so more for me!!!

  3. I am totally charmed by your country life!

  4. Mow around snow. I do not even know what to say ;-) xoxoxoxo Clarice

  5. How unfair! It is about 40 minutes until dinner, I have just come in from a run, and there is NO WAY for me to reach through my screen to nab one of those delecitble sugar dips! They look so good!

  6. How wonderful the snow has left and everything is greening up. Your cookies sound extra-yummy and I greatly appreciate your sharing the recipe.

  7. Love it Jody...every bit of it!
    Can't believe how green it is lush looking after years of drought!
    The Lord is faithful!
    Enjoy sloshing through the puddles with the horses or on your walks!

  8. oh - my childhood dream come true - riding the range!!

    oh yes - mowing around snow - been there, done that :)

    Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day!

  9. The snow thing is amazing! And those cookies look awesome -- I LOVE raisins -- thanks for sharing the recipe!


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