Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Another picture of the stitchery
I will be finding special places in my home for these for sure. Thank you Karen. It would have been nice if we could have spent Christmas out there with all of my family, but we have way too many critters and some of them are getting quite old and need lots of Love and Attention. Maybe some day we can enjoy Christmas together.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The Buck Saw table
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Santa ornie, crow note pad and a beautiful handwritten
Christmas card from Nancy
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Boy..........I sure do love the simple things in life.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Check it out!!! http://pumpkinpatchprimitivequiltshoppe.blogspot.com
The fabric is a selection of pumpkin spice fabrics from "Red Rooster" fabrics.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
- Cut shortening into flour and salt with knife or pastry blender until it is the size of peas.
- Add the cold water, a little at a time, and mix thoroughly with a fork.
- Shape into 2 balls.
- Roll one on floured board and line the pie plate.
- Roll out the other ball and use for the top.
Line pie plate with pastry
Sprinkle 1 rounded Tablespoon of flour on the botton
Fill with thinly sliced peeled apples, heaping more in the centre
Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice over the apples
Pour 3/4 cup of sugar over the apples and shake down so it goes through the slices
Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg
Top with upper crust. Brush with milk or cream and sprinkle on a little sugar.
Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for another 30 to 40 minutes until apples are tender.
Friday, October 16, 2009
OLDE CROW CURRIED PARSNIP, PEAR AND APPLE SOUP
2 Tablespoons butter
1 medium onion chopped
1 celery stalk sliced into small pieces
1 pear, peeled, cored and sliced
1 apple, peeled, cored and sliced ( I used macintosh)
4 cups of chicken stock
1 cup of apple cider
1 cup of milk or cream
1 bay leaf
8 parsnips peeled and sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon curry powder
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon pepper
In large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir In the onion, pear, apple and the celery. Cook until they are softened-approximately 7 minutes.
Stir in the chicken stock, cider, parsnips, salt, curry, bay leaf, nutmeg and pepper.
Cook on medium high heat until vegetables are soft, approximately 25 minutes.
Remove from heat, remove bay leaf and puree” with stick blender or food processor until smooth. Add the milk or cream near the end .
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Well today I received my "Harvest Swap" parcel from Nancy my swap partner. Her Blog is http://stitchesnstrokes.blogspot.com I just loved everything!!! She does awesome work. Great quality. Nancy made me a beautiful harvest stitchery that I just love and a gorgeous pumpkin make-do with a crow....how did she know that I LOVE crows!!! There was a really nice wooden pumpkin that I am going to hang on the door of my summer kitchen, a great smelling harvest candle with an autumn candle ring and a star candle plate. Nancy also sent me 3 beautiful tea towels in harvest colours...they look great in my kitchen! Now I feel spoiled. I had better not forget to mention the nice letter she included in the package with autumn graphics on it. Thank you so much Nancy. Everything was lovely. I will treasure these.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
It is so good. I am making this for our Autumn "Ladies of The Evening" at Quilts and Calicos in Exeter. This is a potluck supper and sewing night. There is usually around 12 ladies who come and we have a nice dinner and sew a project and just have a good time and a lot of laughs. Funny, when I drink a glass of wine, I sew better....go figure!!! :)
Monday, September 7, 2009
You can check out their website at http://simplegoods.net
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I have spent all morning blanching sweet corn, taking off the kernels and putting them into freezer bags for the freezer. We are going to have enough corn to last through the winter. I can use it to make my chicken and corn chowder soup. I still have lots more beets to process. Then there is the carrots. The chilli sauce and jams are all done for this year. It will nice to get all of this freezing and canning out of the way. DH and I are both doing about 10 different things at once.
He is building his hangar for his airplane and I am renovating my porch into a summer kitchen. We both have other stuff on the go also, like the canning, lawn cutting, chopping firewood for the winter and then DH will have to harvest his crops for the season. You don't have to look far for a job on this farm.
Friday, September 4, 2009
I am going North tomorrow to look at Woodburning Cookstoves for my summer kitchen. Hopefully I can find one at a reasonable price. I plan on hitting the road around 7 a.m. as it is almost a two hour drive. I think I will stop at a Tim Horton's on the way up and grab one of those sausage breakfast sandwiches :) I just love them!
On the way home, I'll be able to Stop at Quilts and Calicos Quilt shop in Exeter and pick up some fabric for Ladies of The Evening next Friday night. It is potluck supper, wine drinking and sewing from 5 p.m. until midnight (if you can last that long...LOL). Last year, my sister was visiting me from B.C. and she got to come with me. She had a great time, lots to eat and a lot of nice ladies to sew with. We do this in the spring and fall and I don't think I have missed one yet.
Well I had better get off of this computer, I have to get up early.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I have been pickling beets all day today and I will probably be going until late tonight. I can't believe how many beets that we grew this year. The pumpkins are coming along too. I think I will have to put a sign out at the road....Pumpkins for sale! I even planted some of those Giant ones!! :)
DH had all of his recreational aircraft association members (RAA) over last night for a meeting in his shop. He got to show off the airplane that he has been working on for the past eight years. I think they were all very impressed. I couldn't believe there were around 50 men in his workshop. I spent all morning yesterday baking banana bread, cookies and squares for their coffee break.
I have also finished the items for the "Harvest Swap" I am very pleased. Just some finishing up then I can mail off the package. I liked the main item so much that I had to make one just like it for myself.
I have to go on Friday to write the entrance exam for College :( I have been trying to study math, but it has been 35 years since I was in school. I am not looking forward to it.
Well back to pickle some more beets!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
This morning, I harvested all of my green beans from the garden, cleaned, cut, blanched and put them in ziplocks and froze them. This afternoon DH and I baled hay and then we put it up into the loft. That is the hay done for this year. Yesterday, DH combined our oats and spread them all out on a huge tarp to dry. After supper, we bagged them all up. That is old fashioned farming for sure! I think we both lost about 5 pounds today.
Yesterday, I judged a horseshow in Ingersoll. It was so hot that it was unbearable. The horses were pretty hot too, so myself and the other judge did not work them very hard. We just worked them long enough to see what we needed to see. At the lunch break, an Amish horse and buggy pulled in to the show grounds and set up a table and sold eggs, homemade bread, pies, tarts and fresh vegetables. Of course I couldn't resist. I had to buy some of that homemade bread and some pecan tarts. I was joking with the competitors, telling them that the show won't resume until I have done my shopping.....LOL. Hopefully the weather will cool down soon. Can't wait for fall.
Friday, August 14, 2009
I ended up buying some blueberry scones to take home and some blueberry buttertarts (to die for).
I just finished washing and freezing all of those blueberries and I will now have a supply over the winter for our breakfast smoothies. Blueberries are so good for you, I use them in our smoothies every day. I thought I would share the recipe, as it is very healthy and it gives you lots of energy, even at my age....LOL.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I finally finished the Website that I was doing for the Quilters Guild that I belong to. It took a lot of time, but I think it looks awesome!! http://huronperthquiltersguild.webs.com/
DH says that I am turning into a real computer Geek....not! I am afraid I have a long way to go before you can call me that. I really love working with computers.
I have been working in my flower beds all week. The hollyhocks are coming to an end :(
I just love the garden when everything is in full bloom. Now I can think of fall mums and pumpkins....I just love those things! I guess unemployment isn't that bad, it gives you time to do the things that you really like.
DH and I are getting up really early tomorrow morning and going blueberry picking. I will be freezing some for use over the winter. I told him I would buy him lunch as they have a really nice little restaurant there. Lots of things made with blueberries.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Now back to the studying part. I will be going to Brandon Manitoba in a few days to Judge the Canadian Appaloosa National Horse Show. This is the largest yearly show the Canadian Appaloosa Association puts on. The Judges must be very well versed on all of the rules, so I have been doing a lot of refreshing you might say. I am really looking forward to this show. I imagine I will be pretty tired after it is finished, as it is 5 consecutive days of judging. So back to the rule book for now!