Archive for January, 2022

Kat Rides in the Tractor

Gene went out to feed the cows and there was Kat sleeping on the tractor seat. Gene had left the back window part way open and she apparently scampered up the back tire and scouted out this thing that daddy seems to like to ride off in every day. Kat can be no where around but if Gene comes in and stops by the house in the tractor, Kat comes running. She knows she will get rubbed and fed.

During the day when the sun is shining, she likes to bask in the sun on the upstairs door stoop where she can scope out the land and watch what is happening on the farm and when her daddy comes home for lunch. She seems to be partial to high places!

Your Royal Highness!

Gene shut the window and took Kat on a ride with him to feed the cows. She looked out the window and messed around on the floor. When Gene opened the window so he could see to back up, Kat escaped and off she scampered on adventure.

After feeding the cows, Gene walked around checking on the cows. It wasn’t long until Kat came tip toeing back through the cow lot looking for him.

I wish I had pictures of Kat’s adventure, but I didn’t know about it until later.

Cornbread

This is a cornbread recipe you can’t stop eating!

I usually date the recipes I get from friends but I did not record that interesting info on my card. Years ago (probably in the late 80’s or early 90’s) we were invited to Peter and Jean Biehn’s home for supper one bitter cold, snowy, windy evening. It was all you could do to want to go out, but out we went. They lived in a big older style farm house in the village of Cartersville. The main heat in the house was a roaring fire in the fireplace. I remember it as being cold but the fellowship was wonderful and the food scrumptious. Jean fixed chili bean soup and cornbread for supper. I was never a fan of cornbread but that night I could not stop eating. I had to have that recipe! I have been a fan of cornbread ever since!

Jean shared it with me and I have been making it every winter ever since. It was worth going out to get that recipe. Thanks Jean. I think of you every time I make this recipe and your precious family.

Tonight I made beef stew and cornbread for supper. It is a cold night, but not like the night mentioned above. It was a wonderful, satisfying supper.

Print Recipe
The Best Cornbread Ever
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. 9"x13" rectangle cake pan (greased).
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter Cream sugar and softened butter together.
  • 2 Eggs Add one at a time and beat well.
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder Add
  • 1/2 tsp Salt Add
  • 1-1/2 ` cup cornmeal
  • 1-1/2 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 cup milk Add the cornmeal, flour and milk and beat until smoth.
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter Cream sugar and softened butter together.
  • 2 Eggs Add one at a time and beat well.
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder Add
  • 1/2 tsp Salt Add
  • 1-1/2 ` cup cornmeal
  • 1-1/2 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 cup milk Add the cornmeal, flour and milk and beat until smoth.
Instructions
  1. Half recipe will do an 8"x8" pan.

Puzzles: 2020-2021

I think I have become addicted to puzzles! For me they are not only fun, but also very relaxing. When I start one, I can hardly stop until it is put together. I have sleeked off to bed in the wee hours of the night quite a few times.

Let the fun begin!!!

Last year the ladies at church had a puzzle table where we all contributed our puzzles and shared them around. We had to have some kind of entertainment during covid!!! It was a lot of fun and we collected a significate amount of puzzles. This spring when it was time to move them out, I took them home and made a puzzle shelf in our store as most did not want their puzzles back. You can borrow a puzzle just like checking out a book in the library. Feel free to stop by the store and help yourself.

2021 Puzzles

This was a gorgeous picture when I finally got it done. It almost stumped me as there was too much birch tree!
General Store
Map of Virginia
Butterfilies
Farm Country Eggs

Ice-Cream Parlor
Flock of hens in barnyard

Cabin with water wheel
The Presidents
Horse and buggy with covered bridge and cows
Horse, barn and picket fence
Log Cabin

Puzzles from 2020

Shaped puzzle-Cabin with wild animals
Market with quilts and ducks
Valley Farm with Amish children
House on pond with geese and dogs-Sunset
Horse Farm
Sweet Corn and Summer Dreams

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