Last night Jim and I were over in Centre Hall at the Heifer Sale. We had sent over two bred heifers for the sale. We decided to go over and watch the animals being sold. It brought back so many memories of the year we sold our dairy cows. It was a sad night for us then. But also exciting as we knew our lives would be so different . I came across this picture of our dairy cows , it was the morning we loaded the cows up on the trailer to be taken to the sale. So many good memories of our dairy life !
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I LOVE to watch PIONEER WOMAN on the Food Network. I would love to go visit her !! The other day when I watched the show she made these great Monster Cookies. So I wrote down the recipe and made them.Turned out pretty good I thought. They have lots of yummy stuff in them . Like M & M's , oats , chocolate chips , nuts and you also add some Rice Krispies. Here is the recipe: 375 for 12 minutes 2 sticks butter, softened 1/2 c. white sugar 1 1/2 c. brown sugar 2 eggs 1 T . vanilla 1 1/2 c flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 2 tsp salt 1 1/2 c oats 1/2 c ( or more ! ) M & M's 3/4 c (or more ! ) choc. chips 1/2 c chopped nuts 2 1/4 c Rice Krispies Cream together the butter and sugar til fluffy. Add the eggs , one at a time , beating after each egg.Add vanilla and beat. Combine the flour, baking powder , baking soda and salt . Add to the bowl and mix well. Then start adding the goodies ... choc chips, oats, etc. Add the Rice Krispies last and mix til just combined. Use a scoop to scoop balls of dough on the cookie sheet . I used parchment paper on my cookie sheets. Bake til golden brown and enjoy !!
Sunday, March 24, 2013
We are slowly getting rid of the hay in our hay mow. We have sold some to different farmer neighbors. On Saturday a local Fire Co was having a consignment auction. So we decided to take some of our hay down . Friday morning Jim and I loaded 60 bales of hay on the old dump truck. I pulled the hay from the hay mow with the curved pitchfork. Then threw them up to my husband on the truck. I just kept thinking " you are working a lot of muscles doing this " ... this is great exercise for you ! We ended up taking down 2 truck loads. We got a good price for the hay, so even better. We think we will also advertise in the Lancaster Farming paper. This summer we will bale more hay .. more great exercise unloading hay !
Saturday, March 16, 2013
I have probably seen THE NOTEBOOK at least 50 times ! I just LOVE this movie and the music! And every time I watch it I cry and cry . It is one of my very, very favorite movies. It touches your heart .When James Garner and Gena Rowlands play their scenes ...wonderful ! And I think I cry the hardest when they show them together in bed and holding each other forever.