Here is one of the sky here in Kansas it has been so beautiful during sunset........and here.......
another I love of the windmill..... here on the farm and the weathervane on the top of the barn.........
I love you Momma!"
Now my sweet Birch has become very aggressive these days! He chased me around and around when I had the wheel barrow full of straw......naughty boy. I think he wants to be a Dad. I was getting a bale of straw to spread on the floor and nesting boxes in the big Hen house. He saw me and started chasing me. I kept myself inside the handles of the wheelbarrow......round and round we went. Finally I backed up to the summer kitchen and climbed up onto the platform. Then I snuck down when he wasn't looking and and he saw me and chased me into the chicken coop. I slammed the door, I think he has become a ram over night! Now I take a stick to bonk him on the hind end with me when he is out and about!! Seems to be working.
Today I was back out in the coop......he knew I was in there.
"Momma.....please can I come in there?"
I filled all the nesting boxes in the Big Hen House with new fresh straw.....my Momma Lavender Guinea left me sweetness. Loved the sight!
I have a pretty shelf in my front room......I took some of the roses we had used in Taylor's wedding and dried them....set them on the shelf....... love this pic! We like dried flowers as decorations in our home.
Remember my "Henny Penny"? She was the one who had the 6 little Cochin chicks. The one that I built a wooden cage for this last summer? Well this is one of her little chicks that I have called "Little Girl".......and she is adorable. She really has taken to me. She lives in the big Hen House with the big girls. When I come in she runs to me......right around my feet.....like she needs to be picked up. Well.....she did this all last week. Yesterday when I was laying new straw.....there she was again....I picked her up and tucked her into my sweatshirt. She LOVES it!!!!! So do I......my mothering heart kick in. We walked around the farm putzzzzzing around.......she would tuck close into my chest and then ever so often....she would pop her head out to see what "we were doing"......she has an adorable personality.......I love her......a lot! God knows what my heart needs......nurturing. I have always been that way......I am thankful He has made me this way, but I am one that loves deep.....that means I hurt deep. Again.....God knows me and knows how to love me in this state! Good thing!
Yesterday we were invited to a young families home.......they have two children.......that call me Gramma.......I love it! A girl and a boy! I brought the homemade bread and salad. I put the pick up on fb and all the ladies wanted the recipe.......now anyone can make this......just follow the recipe and it never fails!!!!!!! Promise, it is so so easy! You just need a big bowl.
Sesame Wheat Braids
3 packages of active dry yeast (7 tea.)
2 1/4 cups warm water
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbl. vegetable oil
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbl. water
1 tbl. salt
5 to 6 cups unbleached flour
2 tea. sesame seeds (opt)
I enjoy grinding fresh whole wheat when I need it for my recipes.......yesterday it was so relaxing in my farm kitchen.....not hectic like the caf.
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar and oil: mix well. Stir in whole wheat flour; let stand until the mixture bubbles about 5 minutes.
Go to the hen house and gather two eggs.......really there were two in the nesting box......pure sweetness!
In a small bowl, beat eggs and water. Remove 2 tablespoons to a cup or small bowl; cover and refrigerate.
Add remaining egg mixture and salt to batter; mix until smooth.
Add 4 cups unbleached flour and beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured board and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes.
Sorry I didn't get the braiding steps taken......on camera.
Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 20 minutes. Punch dough down and divide in half. Divide each half into thirds. Shape each into a rope 15" long. Place three ropes on a greased baking sheet; braid. Pinch ends firmly and tuck under. Brush with the reserved egg mixture: sprinkle with sesame seeds. Repeat, placing second braid on the same baking sheet. Let rise until doubled, about 15-20 minutes. Bake at 350 degree for 20-25 minutes. Remove from baking sheet to cool on wire rack......num!
Hugs to your day........
you are loved.....by me and definitely Him!