Tuesday, May 15, 2012


This is my first summer living on the farm, now "home" to me. With field work underway, everyone is busy-busy. I too have kept busy with work, chores, cake orders and working on the yard. I am lucky to have 5 wonderful fruit bearing rhubard plants, but really wanted a garden as well. So I brought the truck to town, bought some wooden border things, and built one.

Step 1: Shape them how I want them to look.
Step 2: Find some stakes and hammer them in.

Step 3: Use the tiller to break the ground up.
Step 4: Use the payloader get some dirt. Level and work it.
Step 5: Planting & fertilizing

Step 6: Draw a map of the garden so I know what to plant next year!

Step 7: Water and watch it grow.

Our dog Lucy loves playing in the sprinkler but she behaved herself and stayed out of the garden. Please disregard the lawn, my husband is ordering a sprayer to hook on the Gator to get the pesky weeds under control!

Hint to my Momma: If you study the veggies we planted you will find they are all the ingredients to your awesome salsa!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Pepsi Roast

Pepsi Roast
(Sounds funny but tastes awesome!)

1 home-raised/corn-fed beef roast

1 can pepsi
1 can cream mushroom soup
1 envelope onion soup mix
sliced onions optional


Put first 4 ingredients in a crockpot on low for 10 hours. Add cut up veggies about an hour or two before serving. It smells as delicious as it is. Serve, using the juice as gravy!

This is perfect for a summer day when you really don't want to be in the house cooking but still need a hearty supper.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Baby Shower Cupcakes

I made this cupcakes this past weekend for one of my best friend's and her baby Makenzie. This was my first time using molds. They are so fun, you can create just about anything for any theme party.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Recipe for a Happy Family

1 husband
1 wife
1 Bible for each
1 home
Generous portion of prayer
2 cups love - firmly packed
1 package work
1 package play (together)
1 portion of patience
1 portion of understanding
1 portion of forgiveness
1 small paddle
1 cup kissses

Mix thoroughly and sprinkle with awareness. Bake in moderate oven of everyday life, using as fuel all the grudges and past unpleasantness. Cool. Turn out onto a platter of cheerfulness. Garnish with tears and laughter in large helpings. Serve God, country and community.

I thought it was cute and had to share!