Saturday, October 22, 2016

Time To Get The Warm Sweaters Out Fall Is Here

Yes, it is that time of year again. Fall, autumn, whatever you want to call it. This is my favorite time of year. There are leaves of ever color in God's crayon box. Even the naked trees are a beautiful backdrop for your photos. Apple's red, green, yellow, great for cooking and eating.

Leaves of every color, brown, green, red, orange. 

Which leaves come from which tree? Who cares they are all beautiful. 

Grab a good book and sit in the leaves for a peaceful moment. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

How Can You Tell If Summer Is Here?

Well, let's start by saying the kids are out of school for the summer. That is always a sure sign that summer is here. But, even so, there are still chores to do on the farm. Milking the cows, feeding the chickens, slopping the pigs. You get my point. Early to rise with mom's hardy breakfast, chores and then maybe some fun things to do with the other neighbors. Down to the swimming pond, riding bikes, picking strawberries then helping mom bake a pie. Fresh cream from this mornings milking the cows. Mom will pick then dry her herbs from her garden.  Summer is a busy time on the farm. The haying needs to be done, canning our harvested veggies and fruits. Yes, life on the farm is very rewarding. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Where Has The Time Gone?

Wow, it is already April. What happened to Jan, Feb and March? It really has been a quite winter this year, not to much snow. Besides the fact that I live in Florida helps. But I did get to visit family in CT and it did snow there. My granddaughter just turned 1 year old so we had a celebration. And as all good things happen some of us got some kind of flu and just can't shake it. Needless to say it was grandma that got sick. But it was all worth it to see her smiling face again.

 What can you do on a cold winter's afternoon when it is snowing and the kids have come in and the fireplace is roaring? S'mores is the answer. You can just sit around and reminisce about the day with everyone and tell silly jokes just like a camp fire.

32 miniature graham crackers or 8 regular size graham crackers, broken in 1/2
2 milk chocolate bars, the kind that can be broken into squares
8 marshmallows

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Lay 1/2 of the graham crackers on a cookie sheet. Top with chocolate pieces to cover. Use kitchen scissors to snip the marshmallows in 1/2 horizontally if using miniature crackers and place 1/2 a marshmallow on top of each graham cracker. If using regular size crackers use a whole marshmallow.

Bake until the marshmallows are puffed and golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining graham crackers, pressing down slightly to make a sandwich. Serve immediately, while still warm.

Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand,

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy New Year From My Farm To Yours. 2016

I just wanted to say Happy New Year to y'all. It has been a really busy time of year for us. My son and his wife visited us from CT, with  them they bought our adorable granddaughter. She is 9 months old, full of joy and love. Our other son and his wife,  who live nearby showed us how to make tamales for Christmas dinner. But we also had a ham with all the fixins.  Gingerbread cookies, pumpkins pie and banana bread.  It has been a warm winter so far, just a few flurries here and there.  I am sure Mother Nature will not disappoint us. So enjoy your holidays and be safe. 2015 is going going gone. Be happy with the joys that you have and this year let's be kinder to one and all.

Please don't judge me...the kids love it. Happy New Year. 

From our pig pen to yours Happy New Year. 

This year plant the seeds of love and kindness. 
Moo to ya'll 

Bonfires are the best with marshmallows. 

Sometimes being alone is a good thing.