This site is about my life as a farmgirl, wife, mother and grandmother. We have a beautiful granddaughter and the cutest grandson. We own two farms in Craig County Virginia, leasing one and raising beef cattle on the other.
Do you have a gardening journal? I have journals for everything but love planning for changes in my flower gardens the most. I started a Gardening Journal late last summer.
Back in the fall when I completed my rose garden to MY satisfaction I immediately started thinking about my perennial garden. I knew I needed to be able to remember where everything was at the point in all of my flower beds so I started my journal. This journal has been active all through the fall and this winter with notes of whats to go and whats to stay. I’m including a few pages of my journal with color photos I took and diagrams of things to come. It’s relaxing to sit in my recliner on frigid nights going through the journal and my new seed catalogs planning for that precious spring to return! If you click on the pictures they will enlarge so you can see the notes and work ahead for the spring.
Are you thinking about your flower and vegetable gardens yet? Are you working on an orchard? Try a journal and see how things progress in the future!
We truly had a wonderful day with my kids and our friends and it seemed to fly by but I guess that’s because we were having fun!! The day was full of stories, laughter, getting to know each other and friendship.
For lunch, I fixed a vegie tray, fruit bowl and a small cheese tray. I made homemade chicken salad, teriyaki chicken wings, and fried morels for the main course. Of course, the day wouldn’t have been right with a big batch of homemade dinner rolls and loaf of homemade bread. I made a cocoanut dream cake which was my first attempt at the recipe and it was so moist and good but I dread what it may do to my weight-loss. I made a cherry crunch tart, also a new recipe, but I wasn’t real thrilled with it so that recipe is coming out of the box!!
One of my guests brought some homemade cheese pastries that were so good and we had tea, lemonade and a new drink I’m using, called marguerita ade. It is so sweet-tart and really quenches your thirst on a hot day!
Family, friends, and fabulous food, what more could you ask for.
I woke up Sunday morning to cook up a storm. I usually do this when a big storm is coming in but on Sunday I was just in the mood. First I put a deer roast in the crockpot with some seasonings, onions and celery. Within an hour the house smelled sooooooo gooooood!!!!
Then I decided to make “Beer Butt Chicken” without the beer and used Dr. Pepper instead. I oil the whole chicken, covered it a spice mix called “Kickin Chickin”, and stuffed the body cavity with pineapple tidbits.
While that was cooking I whipped up a lettuce and pea salad, my favorite!
I made a jello/cottage cheese salad, hubby’s favorite.
I made a bowl of creamed macaroni for hubby and a bowl of mac & cheese for me.
And last but not least I made a Triple Berry Cobbler.
We will add some green beans, broccoli, veggie of the week and eat on this most of the week!
This is the blog for our little farm in Skagit county. Here we have Shetland sheep and Nigerian Dwarf goats. In addition we have donkeys, cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, and peafowl. The blog describes the weekly activities here.