Saturday, February 26, 2011

Good Morning............Has Anyone Noticed It Is Saturday?

Hello sweet ladies,

Oh I thankful that today is Saturday..........last week was a hard one for sure. I started felling not well on Monday. Glad it is behind me and I have two days of resting up and doing some fun things around the house. Today it is in the 30's outside..... so it won't be to much outdoor things going on. I started early this morning on cleaning up the kitchen........moved into the bedroom.......sorting......and putting clothes in the giveaway box. I always feel like doing this, this time of year...........don't you?  Getting rid of things that will help someone else.  Don't you just love that spring is soon to be here. It gets me in the mood to start pitching things!!!! It's like a fresh new start. 

The little eggs needed turning this morning............... like I have to do every morning and evening now......since the egg turner quit working on me. It's okay and doesn't bother me though..........I love it. Just thinking about all those little chicks and ducks being formed in the inside. Pure Delight. God knew along time ago that this was going to bring JOY to many! I am included in the many!!!!!!!

I want to thank all the ladies that have signed up for the Prairie Flower Farm/ Gooseberry Patch it!!!!!!!!!! If you haven't done so yet please do. 

Made another recipe from the Mom's Very Best Recipes. We made this at the college is very nummy and easy to make.

Sweet Raspberry-Oat Bars

1/2 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 c. long cooking oats, uncooked
1/4 c. water
2/3 c. seedless raspberry jam
1 t. lemon juice

In a large bowl, blend together butter and brown sugar until fluffy; set aside. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture. Add oats and water; mix together until crumbly. Firmly pat half of the oat mixture into the bottom of a greased 13x9" baking pan. In a small bowl, stir together jam and lemon juice; spread over oat mixture. Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Makes about about 2 1/2 dozen. 

I didn't have any raspberry jam......... so I just made some. Raspberries with sugar and brought to a boil for one minute. Easy. Be sure to put a sliver of vanilla ice cream on the top......or some homemade whip cream. 

The Mom's Very Best Recipes has some wonderful recipes. Here is to name a few. 
7 Layer Chinese Chicken Salad
BLT Salad with Basil Dressing

Breads and Sandwiches
Pillow Soft Dinner Rolls
Lori's Rosemary Focaccia Bread
Stuffed French Rolls Sandwiches

Chicken Tortilla Soup
Mom's Champion Chicken Soup
Southern Corn Chowder
There truly are some wonderful recipes.

Also this morning I took some bittersweet seeds and I am going to try and start some from seeds. I went to Garden to learn how to get the seeds going. I am a little late on getting them in the freezer........but they have been out in the cold all winter so I hope it works. I will keep you posted if anything happens. 

I am also ordering from Michigan Bulb Co.  They are 9.99 for a male and a female plant. You need both. They also have a special going on if you order $40.00 worth. I enjoy using bittersweet in the fall for decorating. I usually have to travel to get it now. I want it on the farm this year. 

Do you remember when I did this?

Well..........hope your day is filled with JOY. Mine daughters and granddaughter are in the front that is JOY!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to all the new have been me!!!!!!!!!!

Also, the tea cozy has been downloaded a ton of times this last week.........hope they are being made up and given as gifts to bless others.

Hugs from my farm to your HOME,

You truly are all such blessings to my life.



  1. Those bars sound yummy. I was looking through my cookbook last night for a bar cookie to make- I think I found my inspiration! Hope you have a wonderful day, and I am so anxious to hear if your bittersweet seeds "take". Blessings!
    P.S. your new header pic is darling!

  2. Thank you will love them. I am working so hard in my Home today. It has needed it. I hope the bittersweet works. It would be wonderful.

    Thank you for the sweetness about my header. It was fun shooting it. Love my boots........a lot.........especially because my girls bought them for me for CHRISTmas. Hugs to your day, love the pic of your whole family..........beautiful. me

  3. Yes! I've noticed it is Saturday--a busy one for us. My honey has been working in the bathroom all day, and I have been getting food ready for a picnic with some of the Indian military men who are temporarily stationed at the air base. We are going to Pinnacle Mountain for a hike and a picnic. Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend, my dear friend. I love you lots. Gloria

  4. Oh Linda I am so glad that you are enjoying your Saturday. And yes, this is the time to clean house!! I went through my closet the other day and have a huge bag to take to the Gospel Mission!!! However, that is just a drop in the bucket compared to what else I need to

    Be sure to keep us informed on the bittersweet, I too just love it!!!

    xx Gert

  5. Dear Linda, I've definitely noticed it's Saturday. It want from really busy yesterday to super slow today :) :) That's okay. I think God wants me to slow down a bit ;) :) It's so beuatiful today, bright blue skies and sunshine...and the mountains are just gorgeous!!! I do remember that photo with the white chairs and the bittersweet. It's so beautiful, si mple and elegant!!! Have a great weekend. Rest up , have fun with your fam ily :) :) Extra love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :) :)

    p.s. I'm going to send you the entire home decorating book, including that sofa slipcover pattern :) :) I've got to pay rent first, then I'll send it to you and you can share it with all the ladies here :) :)

  6. Wow are busy today. I stayed home and cleaned and cleaned! Fixed our bedroom up a little changed the garland around the top of our log canopy bed to leaves and lavender around the top instead. Turned out cute! Will be making new curtains.......have to find the fabric first. PICNIC???? It was in the 30's today. Not fair! I love you lots......more!

    Hi Gert........I am having a wonderful day.........just playing around. Much needed thing!How sweet of you to give to the mission. Very nice. XX to you!

    Hi nice to talk to you today. We needed that right? Wish I had some of that son.......bright blue waiting.

    Thank you for the decorating book. Can't wait.......but I will.

    Hugs, Linda

  7. Well sweet friend...perhaps you should DRIVE to the Michigan Bulb Co. :)
    Enjoy your rest tomorrow. I'll be calling soon.
    Sending YOU a hug from OUR farm~

  8. Hi Linda, thanks so much for stopping by to see me,or rather, my blog today, I needed that visit..lot of things going on, in person and in my mind, today was not a good day here in my desert home..tonight is better and I am feeling somewhat better too.

    hugs and love

  9. Such an adorable, delightful blog!! Your farm, quilt & sewing ideas, yummy recipes and darling photos make this a wonderful place to visit.
    Thank you so much. I am a Follower!!

    Best wishes,

  10. Linda, enjoy your posts so much! Hope things are going great with Vitaliy. Keep us up on your news. Praying!

    Blessings, Linda


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