Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Garden pics from May


baby blueberries which I have already picked almost one gallon in three days...whew
the lovely clover that our chicks love so much

My little Japanese Maple, she's getting so big almost 2 feet tall... hee hee....

blueberry bushes

little bitty grapes

Warning! dog bite pics

If you have a bad stomach please do not look at these pics!  These are of my husband's leg.  He got bit by a 60 lb dog while bike riding not once but twice last week.  I had to take him to the doctor.  A couple of the punctures were very deep and did not stop bleeding until that evening.  He got his tetanus shot but was kind of freaked out about going back out on his bike.  He did go back out the next day and only saw one dog which did not come out to the road.   He's afraid of big dogs and dislikes them intensely.  I love dogs and never have a problem with them.  Like I said if you have a weak stomach DO NOT look at the below pics.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Darnit/dammit doll swap on MaryJane's Farm  Here is a link to the farmgirl I swapped a darnit/dammit doll with.  I posted pics below.  Enjoy.

I used a paisley fabric for her body and then just started adding hair, button eyes, embroidered mouth and a little apron.  We had to make up our own pattern as well.  She also has a poem that I stuck into her apron and in her other hand she is holding some silvery beads. Since she is supposed to be a gardening darnit/dammit doll and the beads are supposed to be frost...Went a little wild on the hair but Robin said that she liked it and that's all that matters.This is the darnit doll Robin sent to me.  She did a lot more embroidery than I did and the beaded hair is so cute and on the his back he has a sign that says kick me!  Too cute.

Talk to ya later!


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Taco casserole

I wanted to make something the other day and made a taco casserole.  Here's how I did it.  I used about a cup of rotisserie chicken, handful of yellow sweet peppers, handful of chopped onion, can of diced tomatoes, half a jar of salsa, 2 cups of mozzarella cheese, four tortillas.  This makes enough for two people with a little left over.  Grease a small baking dish 8x8.  Saute the onions and peppers in olive oil adding seasoning (your choice, I used salt and pepper since I was using the medium salsa) when the onions turn translucent, add chicken and cook just til warmed through.  Meanwhile in a bowl mix togethe the diced tomatoes and the salsa.  Take the salsa mixture and spoon into the bottom of your baking dish then add a layer of tortillas (I used two since the baking dish was small) then add your meat mixture and a layer of cheese.  Do another layer in the same sequence as before ending with a topping of cheese.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes.  Serve with additional salsa if desired.  It turned out great and my hubby loved it.  Somehow the leftovers disappeared when I wasnt looking...;)

I didnt get a pic of it out of the oven.  I think this would be especially good with mango salsa and the recipe is easily doubled or tripled.

Hope you like it!


Friday, June 11, 2010

New Chicken pics!

Here she is again with the camera...I have more important things to do than go blind from camera flashesWhere's the food?Lovely Little Lettie!Who are you lookin' at?I think there's some good stuff over hereAnd finally here is a pic of the modifications we made to our coop.  It was way too hot in the little coop so DH made a little screen door and put a chain on the main door so it wouldnt slam shut.  He also made a little platform for the waterer so there's not so much litter in the water now.  Since this pic we added some little sliding locks so the screen door stays in place.  As the wood dried out it started sliding around pretty good.  What's up next?  Maybe some easy chairs for the little ladies...dont think they're spoiled any do ya?

Talk to ya later!


First quilt FINISHED!!!!!

This is the bottom.

Here it is on the 23rd of May.  This is just the top!

This is a full shot of the quilt top

I'm so surprised I actually got it done. 

All quilted with the binding attached!

And just cause I'm so proud of myself here are a few more pics of the quilt...:)

This is the completed back.

and a close up of the quilting

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sugar Pie Farmhouse cookbook

The above is a link to a new cookbook you can download.  So cute and she's having a special right now for 25% off.  Yes you have to pay for it but it has got great graphics!  I got mine and am going to be printing it out today!

Talk to ya later!