Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Good Mail Day

  1. We won 'How to Know God Exists' from On the Box by Living Waters.  They are fun to watch and help with our evangelism.  On the Box is on Monday-Friday at 1:30 pm.
  2. The Trinity Hymnal will be used for family worship.  We have lots of hymnals, but this one is awesome and includes a partial psalter.  Next I would like to get more copies of The book of Psalms for Singing as one book between 8 people is kinda scrunchy!
  3.  The Christian Classics Study Guide comes from Generations with Vision and you can listen to Kevin Swanson there daily also.  It covers Augustine, Patrick, John Paton, Bunyan, and Knox.  I think we will start with Augustine.
  4.  'The Long Walk' is a awesome tale that some of us have read, but the library wanted it's copy back!  In 1941, Slavomir Rawicz (sentenced as a spy) and six fellow prisoners escaped a Soviet labor camp in Yakutsk — a camp where enduring hunger, cold, untended wounds, untreated illnesses, and avoiding daily executions were everyday feats. To reach safety meant more than a 4,000-mile trek on foot out of Siberia and through China, the Gobi desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas. With nothing but an ax, a knife, and a week’s worth of food, they risked everything to gain their freedom .

Monday, May 30, 2011

D is for Carmel Pecan Pie

Dad requested a pecan pie and 2 daughters got busy today.  Notice the artistic 'D' in the middle? Now that takes imagination and creativity!
Wanna piece?  You know you do!
You had  better hurry!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

courtesy of Rachel and Lily

Friday, May 27, 2011

Cheesecake Brownies

Haircutting 101

 I usually cut the children's and The Ram's hair.  This time, Rebecca cut my hair.  I love it!  And, that money saved can be used to buy...another book of course!  Or some hay.  Or a puppy.  Or some chicken feed.  Or some ice cream.  Yeah, it's 103 here, I think ice cream!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mom's Day Thursday

Around here, everyone has a day to make breakfast.  We have Muffin Mondays, Chef's Choice Tuesday, Waffle Wednesday, Pancake Friday, Scone Saturday, and Smoothies Sunday.  Thursday are Mom's Day.  I choose Chocolate Crepes with Cream Cheese Filling.  I purposely only made enough for one per person; otherwise, it would have been very, very dangerous!  Did you know that to make powdered sugar, all you do is put your regular sugar through the blender and whirl?  Yep, that's it.              Powdered Sugar.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home

It was time for this yucky carpet to go.  There were a couple of layers to cut away and LOTS of dust.
Did I mention that it was yucky?
Laying the new tile that we had bought in Missouri.
Now, isn't that much better?  And the first thing we did with our new floor?  Spill chocolate milk on it, of course!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Peach Cobbler with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Yes,  it's made with bean flour, but you would never know it.  Just flour, sugar, milk, baking powder and peaches.  Ice cream is raw goat milk, sugar, eggs and a vanilla bean.  Simple.  Just the way we like it.  Doesn't it look like they are enjoying making and eating?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

More Cookies

Can you tell we like cookies around here?  Rachel made these yummy morsels today.  Sugar cookies, made with 1/3 bean flour.  No, you cannot taste the difference and as a bonus, you get a protein punch.  Now that should take some of the cookie guilt away, right? right? I thought so.

Maple Pecan Breakfast Cookies

Now these were interesting.  No sugar, just maple syrup.  Kinda a muffin-like texture.  They should be called 'Boys Breakfast Cookies' as the boys here love them, the girls not so much.  Now maybe if we added chocolate chips and raisins...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


We bought a new cookbook, Nourishing Traditions, and have been trying several recipes.  This is our version of homemade mayonaise.  It is yellow from the fresh eggs and the olive oil.  We also added a tad of raw cane sugar, just because.  The chicken stock is simmering on the stove and smells delicious.  Hoping to try at least 5 new recipes a week and will post updates on how they turn out.  From our Country Beans new cookbook, we tried grinding our beans into flour and adding hot water to make quick refried beans.  Not so good.  A few commented that it tasted like bean foam.  No, not so yummy.  But, we persist!  With only one goat out of eight producing right now, we only get about about 3/4 gallon of milk a day.  Not enough to make very much cheese yet, as we use most of it for kefir and yougart.  Just imagine the milk in Spring next year!  We did receive some very nice chicks from Aspen so we are hoping to have some nice layers in a few months. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Recipes

My eldest daughter made me these today.  Yes, they are as delicious as they look!  She used oat flour.  Yesterday, the eldest son made pancakes using bean flour.  So sorry, but they did not last long enough for me to take a picture!  One of the best things I ever did was teach my children to cook!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Giddy Up

While working on a job today, the children found a new friend.