Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What A Pretty Day It Is On The Farm!

Good morning sweet peas!!!!!!!!!

I am moving a little slower this morning. My head, arms, shoulders, elbows, name it, it aches! Last night we had to go to our Caf Party at the college. Before I left I went out to our son's truck to take some of the things the grandkids left......... I opened the huge door and yup, I flipped on my back! FLAT ON THE SNOWY GROUND!!!!! I had these fluffy boots with nooooooo traction on the bottom. Now I am sure it was a funny site to see........I hurried and got myself back up on my feet, but I think I moved things that I haven't moved for awhile. Now even though I am 59, I am a buzzzzzz. I can't help it, but today I am not quite the buzz I usually am. Ouchy alllllll over! A little prayer sent up would be so much to do!  

Before we left the farm last night, I took a few pic's. The sun was just going down and was beautiful! The farm looked like it was a glow!

The trees and everything else had ice all over every branch!!!!!!

I was shooting pic's and turned........there was Mr. Turkey!!!!!!!! Scared me half to death! Remember he chased me around Grandpa's truck? He was all fanned out so pretty, but I was careful to keep my distance!

The farmland looked like a winter wonderland!

This tree was a sparkle lit up by the sunset!

I loved how this picture turned out. You are welcome to use this photo if you would like.

We left the farm and when we got to the top of the hill not far from our farm, I took this pic.

This morning the sun came up and all the trees are twinkling. Beautimus!!!!!!!

Thank you so much for all who have come to the party! We have so many signed up. It has been so much fun reading all your comments about what food you have to have at your CHRISTmas table. So many ladies have written back saying that you have received your card and tea already!!!!!!!! 
LOVE IT!!!!!!

I hope you have signed up for the Gooseberry Patch/Prairie Flower Farm Giveaway~~  if not, click to do so. I talked with Gooseberry Patch and we have extended the sign up dates. Since we are right in the middle of the CHRISTmas Season..........the party will last until       

Dec. 28 at noon central time. 

Thought you might like to see another recipe from the 


Quick Brown Bread
1 c. milk
1 T. white- vinegar
2 c. whole-wheat flour (I use 1 whole-wheat and 
1 unbleached white flour)
1 t. salt
1- 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c. molasses
1/4 c. shortening, melted and cooled (I use butter)

Combine milk and vinegar in a small bowl; let stand for a few minutes. In a separate large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Mix thoroughly and set aside. Add remaining ingredients to milk mixture. Add milk mixture to four mixture: stir just enough to barely mix. Pour batter into a well-greased 9"x5" or 3 mini loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center tests clean. Makes one loaf. 

 I made the bread into 3 little mini loaves.  

Looks good!

One of my favorite parts to a Gooseberry Patch Cookbook is all the beautiful illustrations and hints. This is such a sweet one!

We have been listening to sermons today on the CHRISTmas Story as we do our work today!  It has been a blessing! 

I will leave you with this.........precious ladies!

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Ephesians 3: 14-21

Blessings to your day and sending a big 

Hugs your way!!!!!!!!!



  1. Wonderful pictures and the recipes sounds so good. I printed it out. Maybe I can find time to make it yet before CHRISTmas! Thank you for sharing Linda... you make my day!

  2. Linda -- I have taken a fall like that -- take gentle care!!

    Your photos are gorgeous -- Kansas farmland looks very much like Nebraska farmland -- so gorgeous when snow covered :)

    Merry CHRISTmas!

  3. Oh my dear are in my prayers. I have done that before..that darn ice is so sure to take some ibprophen to help releive the pain. I just loved all your pictures, the fields remind me of ours here in Iowa.

    I was so happy to meet my new friend at our "tea party" Thank you so much organizing that for us!

    xoxo Gert

  4. Hi Linda,

    youchy...I hope you feel better seen. I've slipped on ice before and it's no fun!!! Well, I'm guessing it's a "good" thing it happened now while your on vacation, so you have time to rest!!! I'll be praying for a quick recovery :) :)

    The photos of your farm are just gorgeous :) :) I already signed up for the Gooseberry Patch giveaway :) :)

    Extra love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather ;)

  5. Oh Linda you are so blessed to live at such a beautiful place. The pics are wonderful! I so enjoy visiting with you. I can feel your precious sweet spirit right through the post. Blessings and I pray you feel better soon!

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  7. Thank you Linda for this recipe I am going to try it out today . Take care and hope your body is feeling better now ,you were lucky not to break anything . Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    hugs Sheila

  8. Your farm and land look so beautiful. I hope you are not to sore after you fall.
    Happy holidays.

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