It's been just over two years since Gramma Izzie died, but she just gave me a gift. Mystery gift from Gramma I was in her garage a couple of weeks before all this COVID-19 shutdown started, around the time I needed to plant those potato eyes, and I saw this ceramic pot of dirt setting … Continue reading A gift from Gramma
Out of the first incubator of 41 eggs, we had 25 healthy chicks hatch, three eggs pip but not zip (meaning those three chicks were able to peck a teeny hole in the egg but then died before doing anymore which happens for a variety of reasons), and 13 eggs were duds (not fertilized so … Continue reading Chick hatch #1 – 2020
Yesterday was two years since you died, Gramma. I still miss you so much. I'd give everything I own to have you back. How can it be possible that I haven't seen or talked to you in two years? I don't even have the words to say what I'm trying to say. You told me … Continue reading It’s been two years, Gramma
I wouldn't want to spend this quarantine with anyone else! I hope you had a great birthday! I love you!!! It's truly hilarious that your favorite birthday gift is the Talking Pickle Rick!! Triple berry cobbler for your birthday, Ted
DG in her favorite position in her favorite spot in the house This is how this goofball sleeps most of the time! She loves to be right in front of this little fireplace, legs straight up in the air, big goofy toothy grin on her face, sleeping for hours at a time in this exact … Continue reading Happiest dog on the farm
I am enjoying cooking from scratch so much during this shutdown. Cooking is one of my favorite past times; I find it relaxing, and I especially like vintage recipes from the 40s and 50s. Tonight, I made fish, and I decided to make hushpuppies to go along with it. THESE ARE AWESOME!!! They taste just … Continue reading Hushpuppies – nailed it!!!
I love you! I'm glad I got you as my father! Once this shutdown is lifted, we will have a huge party for all the birthdays, Easter, Mothers' Day, and anything else we've missed out on due to COVID-19! Promise! My favorite photo of my Dad ever - feeding sourdough pretzel sticks to Beef in … Continue reading Happy birthday, Dad!
We are doing our best to flatten the curve by staying home and by truly limiting our grocery store trips to just once or twice a month. Sometimes we run out of stuff, and I'm doing all I can to figure out how to make all of these items from scratch with what I have … Continue reading Homemade dishwasher soap – dirt cheap recipe!
Once when I was a kid,, I heard an old lady at a church supper say, "There are two kinds of cooks at church suppers: the ones who bring biscuits out of a can, and the ones who bring biscuits made from scratch." LOL I want to be the type that makes the biscuits from … Continue reading Biscuit quest – try #1
With the shutdown, I can't just run out and buy another tube of my favorite lotion when I run out. So what's a woman to do? Easy: I remember seeing my Mom do this years ago - get out a pair of shears, cut open the tube, and scoop out everything left into a little … Continue reading Lotion tip