I love what I call my "kitchen days". Those are the times when I spend an entire day in the kitchen, cleaning and cooking/canning/freezing recipes, etc. My happy places are my kitchen, the barn, the local library, any beach by the ocean/sea, Christmas Eve/Morning (wherever the festivities take place), and Disneyworld. And today is a … Continue reading It’s a kitchen day today!
Gramma Izzie could grow anything. If she got a start, a root, a flower, or a twig, it grew where she planted it. Unfortunately, that green thumb gene passed me over; my gardening is a hit and miss and do it by the feels type of gardening (it's worked for the animals so far so … Continue reading Aloe vera plants
This is DA BOMB! It's also cheap to make and very filling which can be a plus if your budget is a little tight. It's also a "dump it in" slow cooker recipe which is awesome for busy days. Last, it makes the whole house smell fantastic! Ingredients 1 bag frozen hashbrown potatoes 1 onion … Continue reading Cheap & easy loaded potato soup
The neighbor called this morning. His father decided he wouldn't have a garden next year so wanted to remove his fence posts but was having trouble getting them out of the ground. He asked if Ted could use the tractor to do it after work. Unfortunately, Ted is on a business trip and won't be … Continue reading Driving home
Last year because of the weather, hay became hard to find around here. We were sweating during January, worried we wouldn't be able to feed our herd. We have just a hair under 50 acres, but it's almost all wooded so not good for hay making (perfect for pigs though!).This year, we are bound and … Continue reading Next to last load
THIS. IS. DA. BOMB!!! Dump all this in the Instapot (chop the veggies, pasta goes in uncooked, and boneless skinless chicken breasts go in frozen - could it be any easier???). You don't have to be exact. If you like more carrots, add them. More onion? Add it! Watching your sodium? Cut the salt or … Continue reading Instapot Chicken Noodle Soup
I finally got around to making my own tulip wreath using Dollar Tree materials this morning! I used 23 flower stems, 1 roll of ribbon (used the wrap method to hold the flowers on the frame), and 1 wire frame. I think I'm possibly going to add another set of stems in the top left … Continue reading Tulip wreath