Thursday, September 22, 2016

New Homestead

We put in a bid on this house and they excepted. We should be moving Oct 27. It is on .92 acres. Plenty of room for animals, orchard, and a garden. We will be adding a front porch and shudders  to the windows. Plus a few changes inside. But over all it,s a great house. It is in great conditions and really cute inside. It has three bedroom with one unfinished room  downstairs, which we will turn into a forth bedroom. Also downstairs we  have a family room with a big wood burning stove and a large pantry for my freezers and canned goods. The pantry is big enough to turn part of it into a mud room. Which will be handy since we are now living where we will be getting snow.  I can't wait to get moved in and start this new chapter in our lives. The Lord truly blessed us with this house.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Starving stray kitten found under my RV

    The poor thing was skin and bones. By this I mean I could feel every bone in it's body. I already have 5 cats and a dog in our RV I couldn't add another one. ( Who am I kidding ,if I couldn't find a home for it I would of made it work) Luckily Bert my neighbor and friend wanted the kitten.   We think the kitten is about 2 months old. It was so dirty and has a old wound to the mouth. Bert took it home and has named it Peanut.
    We took it to the Vet today since it has bad diarrhea, plus to make sure it's healthy. They thought it might have parvo  which really scared me since I was around it  and parvo is very contagious for cats. I did wash my hands and change my clothes after visiting Peanut. But that didn't stop the fear in hearing those words. The test came back negative. I know that doctor could feel the tension leave the room from both of us. It does have a parasite from drinking stagnant water. The doctor gave it meds for that. He wants to wait to take care of the old wound on her mouth since she is so frail. He will address that when she is a little older. So now it is just getting the weight on her and making her feel better. Bert is my kitty angel right now for taking her in.
    As you can tell from this post I am a big cat person. The cat isn't even mine and I was crying in the doctors office  when he said she might have parvo. I am such a big baby!
      Well I has better end this post I have a cat crawling over me and my laptop to be petted.And she is letting me know that she is more important then what I am trying to write.

 Thanks for visiting me.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Dutch Oven Cooking Chicken Delight

I was

I had to share this . It was so good. The next day I fried up the left over vegetables like you would fried potatoes. OMG they were so good. The next time I make this I will defiantly be adding extra vegetables so I can do it again. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

We have land

My husband transferred to Hill Air Force Base. So we moved to Ogden Utah. It is so beautiful here. We found this great piece of land it is 3 and half acres of pasture land.  We plan to build a home on it and make it our new homestead. It will be a lot of work since it has had horses on it till yesterday. As you can  guess a lot of cleaning up after the horses. If you look close you can see the tree line in the back of the property. That is the end of our land.  I am in love with how open it is. We went there last night to stake where we wanted them to build the house. The sunset was amazing! I am so excited to live there!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Saying good by to Great Women and Friends

 Before moving to Utah my quilter friends throw me a going away lunch. The food was great and the gifts were awesome,but the company was even better.  I will miss these girls so much. Everyone needs friends like these.

This is the bag that Debbie made me. I have been eyeing hers for a long time. Every quilter needs a bag like this.  It holds so much. I can carry large ruler sand cutting mats. The inside pockets hold my fabric cutters,pins, patterns, finished blocks, est.....  It will even hold my TV tray turn ironing board.  

We are living in our 5th wheel till our house is build, So this has come in real handed for keeping everything together. And makes quilting in the trailer so much easier. 

The girls got together and made me this Cat quilt. The picture is of my kitty Cleo.  They are all so talented.! This will be one of those quilts I will treasure forever. No matter how far apart we are I will always care for these special woman.  
                                                As you can tell Cleo  loves the quilt also .

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Simple Living in a Backwoods Cabin

This is a must see you tube channel. He has a lot of great homesteading DIYs as well as some great humor and good old fashion country living.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Bailey's first day

This was Baileys first day. I had to get all that cuteness on tape.  It is so much fun  watching her interact with her mom and us.  She has stolen my heart.
 Still waiting on Jan's goat Mocha to give birth ,then I will have two new babies to play with.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

We spent Saint Patty's Day on baby watch.

 Our friends  Jan and Fred let us join them during the birth of our little girl Bailey. She was born at 7:04 pm on Saint Patty's day. Jordan was also there to help with the birth. She was full of so much useful information ( which is on the video ) .  We went back today to visit Bailey. She is so cute and cuddly you just have to hold her.  We have to wait 3 months before we will be able to bring her home. Jan and Fred are going to get real tired of seeing us.
If you would like to see the video of her birth ,you are welcome go to my you tube channel.
              Channel name is      Michelle C Cutler

Monday, January 25, 2016

Homemade Pizza

I love this pizza. The crust is made a little differently then some recipes. But it makes a world of differences in the taste.

 Crust recipe:
7/8 cup of warm water. ( I use a cup ,since we are in a high altitude  )
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil ( a lot of recipes call for cooking oil but this gives it a better taste and texture.)
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons yeast
In a kitchen aid or mixer ( With dough hook) place your sugar, water, olive oil, and yeast together in a bowl. Add your flour then your salt on top.
Knead for 7 min. Place in a bowl greased with olive oil. Roll your dough in the bowl to coat it. Cover with plastic and let rise for one hour. Place on flour surface and roll out in to any shape you desire.

  Making the pizza:
                                                  Preheat oven to 550 or as hot as you can get it.
Garlic butter
 3 cups mozzarella cheese ( Grate your own. It melts so much better then the pregrated. This will also give you a great stringy cheese consistence to your pizza.)
Fillings of your choice.
Can of diced tomatoes with garlic and basil added.
Place   1/2 of the can of tomatoes in a food processor of blender. Lightly puree.
Butter the outer edges of your crust with the garlic butter. Spread your puree tomatoes over the crust. Drain the rest of the tomatoes and add to the crust. Sprinkle 1/2 of cheese on top of the tomatoes, then add your fillings. Add the rest of the cheese.  Place in oven and cook for 7 to 8 min. Check after 6 min( all ovens cook different).