Saturday, May 31, 2014

Got our new pigs today

 Jim ,Debbie and I are raising pig together this year. We got to pick them up today. We were greeted with this cute sign.
 I was really impressed with how clean everything was. There was very little small at all especially with how any pigs he had. The picture shows how clean everything was.
 Poor Rick got the job of carrying them out.
 We transported them in dog carriers with hay.
 He had castrated them two hours before we picking them up. We sprayed them with Blu Kote hoping to ease their pain and stop the bleeding. Debbie volunteered to spray them since I had a wedding to go to and the spray tends to stain your hands blue for about a week. Blue hands at a wedding doesn't sound at all appealing.
They are now in their new home in Jim's barn with plenty room to run around. We are keeping them in  till they heal a little bit. We don't want to take a chance of them getting a infection.  So starts my new adventure in raising pigs. Wish me luck.

PS: I know they won't stay this way,but right now they are so cute.

Monday, May 26, 2014

I got to play with Daddy's toys.

 Ever year Rick tills my garden for me. He enjoys tilling and getting the garden ready for me.
This year he even let me do some of the tilling. I was so excited to be able to play with his toy. I tilled about three rows and decided it wasn't that exciting playing with his toys. He won't have to worry about me wanting him to share his toys with me any more. There all his.
Now his truck is another thing ! I wonder what I have to do to get him to share that toy with me?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Tea Towel Crafts ( So much fun )

This is the tea towel I made for our Farm Girl Chit Chat group, we did a tea rowel swap. The picture was put on with fabric markers. I added prairie points to the bottom of it. with a red ribbon. I am really happy with the way it turned out.
This is the tea towel apron I did for Diane's birthday. I used a green and yellow stripped vintage tea towel.  I added the ribbon and prairie points at the bottom. I also added a pocket and a crochet flower at the top.  Diane likes to tie her aprons in the front so I made the straps nice and long.  I had so much fun making these That I am planning to make one for a future give away.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Apple Fritters


Vegetable oil,
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon cardamon
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 teaspoons homemade vanilla extract
2 apples, cored and cut into small dice ( I use granny smiths )
Powdered sugar, for dusting


Heat 3 inches of  oil in  Dutch oven or deep fryer  until  thermometer inserted in the oil registers 340 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamon  and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with a fork, then add the milk, melted butter and vanilla. Gently fold the dry and wet ingredients together until just combined (don't over mix). Fold in the apples

Drop heaping tablespoons of batter into the hot oil, 6  at a time. ( Don't make them to thick or they will not cook all the way thru ) Fry until golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Dust with powdered sugar.
Cardamon is optional. These are still really good with out it,but the spice really puts them over the top.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Foaming Soap Recipe.

I found a foaming hand soap I really like. It's so easy. Add 2 to three tablespoon of liquid Castile soap.Depending on the amount of foam you want to a foaming hand soap bottle(I use Lemon liquid Castile soap) then I added 20 drops of jasmine essential oils. This is optional but the lemon and jasmine smell so good together. Add distilled water to the bottle just till it reaches the bottom of the mechanism . Shake and that's it. I did add a few drop of my soap coloring which gave it a pretty color.

Note : This recipe is for a foaming soap container. Not sure how it will work in a plain hand soap container. You will probably have to add more Castile soap.