Julia mending.
~Around The Homestead~

Lovely flowers, the little ladies picked.


Sweet little sisters.

Aimaija the monkey.

Sophia heads out to the woods to play " Robin Hood " with Nicholai.

Celeisa reading.

Homegrown tomatoes and sharp cheddar cheese on homemade bread, ummm.


Kitchen cleaning.


~In The Kitchen~

Chicken and Rice
Green Beans
Tomato Salad
Fresh Bread

Napkin folding.

All done.

Big batch of brownies.


~Homemade Sugar Cookies~

1 stick of butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups white sugar
Cream together.


3 large eggs
1 t. vanilla

Mix well.

Add white flour, 'till you have a stiff dough.

Form into balls and cook on a greased cookie sheet at 350 for about 10 minutes, or until done.

Serve cooled with milk.

::Mexican Corn and Cheese Bread::
I promise you- this is good.
It's from The Moosewood Cookbook.


1 cup white flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 t. salt
3 t. baking powder
Mix well:


1 egg- lightly beaten
2 T. honey
1 cup milk

Mince 1/2 c. onion ( we like more )
Brown in butter.


1 c. corn kernels
1/2 cup grated cheese ( we like extra sharp cheddar )

Mix well.

Spread into a greased skillet and cook at 375 'till firm on top. 25-35 minutes


Cleaning and re-arranging in the living room.
The weather is getting cooler already in the mornings, yesterday we light a fire in the wood stove for a bit !
I always love the smell of wood smoke, it makes me think of the 1800's and Tasha Tudor :)
Joseph and Chubb are gone on a 6 hour trip driving Amish folks and will not be back until late Friday night.
James has been busy with work and helping Wesley with his new addition to his house ( I'll have to get pictures of that !)

I'll try to keep posting, but things are busy here on the farm and my grandparents are coming to visit from 16 hours away and are staying for some time. So posting may be sporadic for a bit, but I'll do my best :)


  1. Ah, these are my favorite kinds of posts- Everyday Life. I love seeing how other people live and do things, I'm always inspired!
    Have a wonderful time with your grandparents!

  2. Rosie - looks like y'all have been busy. I love seeing pictures of everyone, just everyday things. Will be sending package next week I think. Recipes are great, I might make the cornbread for our next church supper. I might add some chopped green chilis tho. I will be posting later today - with some pictures finally. Have a wonderful time with your grandparents - I sure miss mine to visit with. Much love to everyone - give your Mom a big hug for me - Raquel xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  3. I love each and every picture. And the recipes look absolutely delightful! :) I hope you have a wonderful visit with your grandparents...I know you are all anxious to see them, as they are you! :)


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