Monday, September 12, 2016

Granny's French Jelly Cookies

Hubby has been wanting a homemade treat lately and this was surprisingly quick and easy to turn out. I used Smuckers strawberry jam and it was like taking a small bite of strawberry shortcake each time . Really good stuff! 
I cooked it about 10 mins longer in my oven and still they were a little crumbly. Oh my goodness they were good crumbs though!
    I used the back of a teaspoon to squish the middle enough to hold the jelly.

Gooseberry Patch

Submitted by: Karen Crooks from West Des Moines, IA 
Originally shared on the web 01/30/2013 

3/4 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar, divided
2 egg yolks, beaten
1/2 t. vanilla extract
1/4 t. salt
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 t. lemon zest 
( I used lemon extract)
2 T. currant jelly,strawberry jam or orange marmalade

Combine butter, 1/2 c. sugar, egg yolks, vanilla and salt. 

Beat until blended. 

Gradually add flour and lemon zest. Beat between additions until just combined, do not over beat. 

Roll into one-inch balls. 

Roll balls in remaining sugar and place on ungreased baking sheets. 

Indent each cookie, fill indentations with 1/4 teaspoon jelly. 

Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. 

Remove to wire racks to cool. 

Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Giant Buttermilk Biscuit

Giant homemade buttermilk bacon egg and cheese biscuit
( almost as big as your hand around)
Have to use a fork to eat it! This fills up a plate. It would be really great with sausage gravy!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Nerves of Steel Hat Full of Stupid

When I go hogging on the tractor I have to get both of these out! It's not that the land is all that ruff or rocky even. It's that I am a amature and the least little bit of slope I get a little panicky and although most of our land is really nice and clear you never know what the heck is under 2 feet of thick weeds so I have eyes peeled at all times. Then we have the normal humpity bumps from all the terraces they put in probably a 100 years ago to keep you on your toes. This pic is about 15-20 acres I'm working on now. Looks like it's going to take about 2 days a couple hours each. Can't take much more than that. After a couple days or recuperating I can work on something else

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Who Says Puppy Dogs Can't Talk !

It was clean the puppy pool day. It gets crud in it to the point she's dirtier after she gets out. We emptied it then I had a little balloon pop up over my head that said hmmm... I can hook the hose nozel onto the cart, point it the right direction and just sit down and watch it fill up.

See genius !

Now see what happens.....

She sees the water running. She l o v e s to play in the water! You can just see her looking at me to see if she can get away with it! LOL

She had already been playing in the water but of course never enough. :-) She's eyeballing her aim.

And here she is in action ! Mid jump and filling up trying to drink it all!

Sometime maybe I can catch her in action grabbing the hose and running off with it. She is Sooo funny sometimes!


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sideways Bully

 I had a paid helper for a day doing some things we needed to get caught up on.
Other than pulling hay string out late in the season on this day the next day was a lot easier with fence clearing.
        Out cutting trees off fence with helper doing the work and me supervising and being lazy. 

    One of the bulls came up to the truck door and didn't have a clue I was inside.        
     This picture is about 3 ft from the window and distorted weird. 
      On this funny day he literally had his nose almost in the cab with me! 
 I calmly turned my head and in a normal voice said, boo ! He jumped. 6 ft sideways from me ! 
     Should have seen the way he looked at me ! Soooo funny !
      That was one really surprised and ticked off bull!! I swear I have never seen a bovine of any kind jump straight sideways!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Yummy Smoky Okie

We had this dish locally recently and it was really good ! Doesn't look that great in the pic but it sure was.

    Their's was fried potatoe rounds on the bottom then smoked BBQ pork with shredded cheese melted on top.
     For some reason mine wasn't as good. The only difference was I used beef instead of pork and my potatoes and BBQ meat wasn't smoked. Evidently that makes a really big difference. Darn! 
    It will be better next time


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

40 skills that today's Millennials have no idea how to do

I thought this was interesting. Surely the younger generation isn't THIS far gone! LOL test your kids or grandkids just for laughs.




40 shockingly simple skills that today's pathetic Millennials have no idea how to do

#1) Plant a seed in dirt and grow an edible plant.

#2) Change a bicycle tire.

#3) Sharpen a pencil.

#4) Identify the name of any tree or bird in the real world.

#5) Check the oil level in any engine.

#6) Name a single star in the night sky.

#7) Change a blown fuse in anything (or even reset a circuit breaker).

#8) Drive a stick shift. (Many don't even know what "stick shift" means.)

#9) Navigate using a printed map without using GPS.

#10) Strike a punching bag without injuring their frail, fragile wrists.

#11) Repair a broken garden hose without throwing it away and buying a new hose.

#12) Stop bleeding with a tourniquet.

#13) Cut a piece of wood in a straight line using a hand saw.

#14) Carry a 50 lb. bag of animal feed on their shoulder for 50 meters.

#15) Cook a real meal that isn't "instant" or microwaveable.

#16) Start a camp fire, even with a lighter.

#17) Sharpen a knife, even using a knife sharpener.

#18) Build a shelter in the forest by using only forest materials.

#19) Use a car jack without ripping the bumper off the vehicle.

#20) Chop wood for a wood stove.

#21) Locate and reset the ground fault tolerant button on an electrical outlet to restore power to the outlets.

#22) Dry clothes on a clothesline.

#23) Strip a copper wire.

#24) Securely tie a rope to anything at all.

#25) Calculate a 15% waiter tip in their heads.

#26) Make a broken bone splint out of anything at all.

And for advanced skills, Millennials have absolutely no idea how to do any of the following:

#27) Catch a fish.

#28) Clean a pistol.

#29) Swap out the hydraulic hose on a piece of farm equipment.

#30) Intelligently read any food label.

#31) Purify water using a plastic bottle and sunlight.

#32) Make a water filter out of charcoal and sand.

#33) Fold a paper airplane.

#34) Make an emergency funnel out of aluminum foil.

#35) Chop down a dead tree with an axe.

#36) Read a compass.

#37) Cut a stuck seatbelt to escape a burning vehicle.

#38) Paddle a canoe in any intended direction at all.

#39) Open any can of food without using electricity.

#40) Siphon fuel from the gas tank of an abandoned car.

Now ask yourself this question, and answer honestly. Given that most Millennials know absolutely nothing about the real world -- and have no real-world skills to speak of -- how can they possibly survive the next great collapse?

The only time they're ever venturing out into the real world is when they're playing Pokemon Go (and walking off cliffs or stumbling into traffic as a result). Go figure...