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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Herb Butter

Little Shadow and I made herb butter.

Around here we don't use alot of recipes.We set out a lb. of butter to come to room temp.
We put in all sorts of herbs. And mixed with a hand mixer and put into a bowl.

This is the finished herb butter.
We made spag. sauce , whole wheat noodles, and wheat toast with herb butter.
Amazing how well Kids eat when they help prepare the meal:o)
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Hope ya'll have a great week!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Great Weekend

We had a GREAT weekend. With Family and Friends! Seems the most fun days are the ones that goes quickly! Make lots of Happy Memories ,and can't wait to gather with them again!
Hope everyone had a Great weekend filled with Faith ,Family,and Friends! :o)
Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Don't forget Earth Day

Earth Day is coming up in a couple days .We try hard to make everyday earth day around here.
It's one step at a time , I guess some could do it all at one time ,but if everyone did 1 thing a wk. it would be great.
Happy Earth Day!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Work Out Time

I got my work out today!lol I mowed the field! I Love being out doors ,even if its working! I will mow the yard Wed.
Thurs. is the day my Mother-N-Law stays with us , and my cousin is coming home from Ohio.:o) So trying to get everything finished and out of the way.
I washed and filled the Hummer Feeder's this a.m. we've already had one come and eat.Also time to fill the wild bird feeders, have to fill those often .
Break time is over, its back to work for me.
Hope everyone has a Great day!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hope You're Having a ...........

Blessed Day! Fill with those you Love!

Friday, April 16, 2010

I'm ready...........

For a Simple ,relaxing day! Been a busy Spring here. Outdoor work . care taking, etc.
Today and tomorrow we are free of care taking ,doing chores this a.m. when finished hoping to relax and enjoy the afternoon!
Hope everyone has a Great day and Weekend!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Best Kind Of Bouquet

A bouquet of dandelions picked by a Special Little Shadow! Doesn't get any better than this!:o)
Hope your day is as GRAND as Ours!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Beautiful Simple Day

It is a Beautiful day here. We worked hard all morning .I came in and cooked dinner(lunch) cleaned the kitchen ,and for the rest of the day we are resting and enjoying the afternoon on the porch.Want to join us!
There's no need for a gym here! We get our exercise working. And no need for sleeping After a hard days work we sleep like babies.
I wouldn't trade our Simple life for all the world and all that's in it.We are Happy and content.
Life is good!
Hope you have a Great Day!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Time for Smores

We've had some Beautiful Spring weather the past could days and the week ahead:o)
Yesterday was time to mow the field, Day before the yard. Today DH cut up wood for the fire pit, I carried it and stacked it . Little Shadow and Family and Friends can join us often for outdoor fun. I Love this time of year. I'd rather be outdoors any day than inside.
Hope everyone has a Blessed Sun.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Southern Style

This Southern Girl loves cornbread and Biscuits Southern Style.Made with Buttermilk.
Most of our meals I cook from Scratch. When I make our bread I use buttermilk.
I've tried different recipes but like this one the best.
You use 1 cup of store boughten buttermilk put into a qt. jar ,fill the rest of the jar with sweet milk (reg. milk) set it on the counter for 24 hrs. when you walk by shake the jar .Store in the fridge.When you need to make a fresh jar use 1 c. of this buttermilk.
Happy cooking.
Spring is back!;o) We went from winter straight into summer! Yesterday we had rain and a cold front moved in, so we're having what we call Dogwood winter. Its a Beautiful morning .The sun rose above the mtn. and filled my Private Paradise with its warmth and beauty!
Hope everyone has a Great day and wk.end!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

DogWood Fest and Caretaking

It's Dogwood Fest. time in East Tennessee. It is a Beautiful time of the year here. So many activities to do ! Tomorrow also kicks off Dogwood winter. We've been in the 90s all wk. When the dogwood trees bloom its always gets cold tomorrow we're suppose to be in the 50s.

It kicked off today. There's different trails you can ride to see yards , arts &Crafts, all sorts of fun.
Thought I'd better get a post in tonight. Our Little Shadow is still with us. In the morning DH will pick his Mom up bring her here for the day. I am cooking her favorite Country meal .Pinto Beans, fried potatoes,buttermilk cornbread.That's what she wants each wk. when she comes here.
After lunch we will take them on the dogwood trail in our neighbor hood.The streets where the trails are have been painted with pink dots and arrows so you know what roads to drive on.You see some Beautiful yards.
Hope everyone has a Great day!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It's Jelly and McLemore Homestead

We let our dandelion infusion sit for 24 hrs. and make jelly. I think it taste a bit like honey. May gather more blooms and make more. The violets are in full bloom now, need to gather those and make jelly.
I know we can't pick and choose what the generations after us does , but......... I hope Little Shadow carries on the ways of my Family .Right now she Loves it, but when shes grown she may not. Her Dad Loved it , his dream was to build a sm. log cabin by the creek here,but his dream was cut short way too soon!
My McLemore Family (My maiden name) tap root runs deep here all the way back to 1782. I am thinking of having a McLemore Reunion Pioneer Type day. I've been doing research on what foods etc. that's been grown here .Cook them over an open fire , have a tour of the Homestead and explain to the Younger ones all the info I've been able to put together. I researched our Family Tree share that info . I also know just because its a Love of mine,its not for everyone. Family and Nature is very Important to me.I think it would be fun and worth a try.
Hope everyone has a Great Day!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Fun At The Homestead

One day Little Shadow went to her Family Homestead and spent the night.When they got up they did chores and ate breakfast. Little Shadow wanted to make dandelion jelly ,so they went outside to pick dandelion blooms, brought them in cleaned them ,and poured 2 c. boiling water over them to soak for 24hrs. and make jelly.
After that she played with her wagon pulling her doll.She watched the birds come to the feeders and eat. And they had a picnic on the porch.
Hope your day has been as much fun as ours has been.
Have a great day!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter Ya'll

Hope Ya'll have a Wonderful Easter! Hope Your day is fill with those you Love !

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Old Fashion Fun

Last night three of our Special Kids came for a visit. Sydney,Eli, and Little Shadow. They played in the yard until dark. It was fun watching them make up games to play and no high tech involved!
We made a fire in the fire pit ,we roasted marshmallows and made Smores.
There's always fun when kids are outdoors playing! Now that we're having Beautiful weather we plan on doing this more !
Hope your weekend is filled with the Ones you Love !
Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Good fri.and Easter Blessings

I hope everyone has a Blessed Good Fri. and Easter!
With Good fri. comes planting time! Tomorrow will be a busy day!
So much to do on the Homestead!
Happy Good Fri. and Eater to ya'll!