Friday, August 29, 2008

It's Friday, we are done harvesting our wheat and another award!!

I know my posting has been so minimal lately but things have been soooo busy around here lately. I have been so behind on reading all of my favorite blogs. I will try to get caught up so please know that I have not forgotten about you all...I just have run out of time!!! Our little chicks have started school and that is an adjustment for me to get used to them being gone all day again. I don't like it!!!! Luckily I still have one little chick still with me in the nest all day!

We finally finished harvesting our wheat!! This is the earliest that we have been done with wheat in years!!!! Normally on Labor Day weekend we are still combining and don't really get the weekend off!!!!
This is a picture of us combining out in our field.

Because we are done harvesting, for now, anyway we get to pack up the kids and head to the lake for three days of tubing, fishing and just relaxing! I am excited as it is going to be a great way to end the summer!!! I love being in the sun and I need to soak up as many rays as I can and store up for the long winter!!!

I have received another award!!! I received it a few days ago but I just didn't have the time to get it posted!!! Coloradolady presented me with the
Arte Y Pico Award!!!! Coloradolady lives in Texas but states that her heart is really in Colorado. Stop by her blog to find out more about her and read her great blog....Thanks Coloradolady for the award....I really appreciate it!! I am supposed to pass it on but I would like to award it to anyone on my blogroll!! You all deserve it!!!
Along with accepting this award, comes a few rules.
1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and which also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog so that it can be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link of the blog that presented him/her the award.
4. The award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link arte y pico blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5. Show these rules.

Well, I hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe Labor Day Weekend.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Busy Tuesday, Buffalo Chicken Wraps & a 100th Post Giveaway!!

Good morning~
Well we are off to a running start again! Hopefully we will have a good day and finish harvesting our wheat! Then we will have a break until it is time to harvest flax and then sunflowers!!! I have a lot of work to do in the garden so I better get this post complete! This recipe for


is so simple and really tasty too!

all you need:

1 pound chicken breast tenderloins or just chicken breast-chopped



salt and pepper

wheat tortillas


tomatoes (yummy ones from my garden!)

Frank's Hot sauce

Parkey butter spray

Bleu Cheese Dressing

or Ranch Dressing

Brown the chicken in one tablespoon olive oil...add chopped onions and minced arlic. Sprinkle salt and grind some pepper over the chicken mixture.

When juices run clear remove chicken from heat.

While the chicken is cooking pour about 1/2 cup hot sauce and 1 teaspoon

Parkey Butter Spray in a small bowl and mix. Set aside.

Warm tortillas so they are easy to work with. Place desired amount of chicken mixture down the center of tortilla. Drizzle the hot sauce mixture over the meat. Add lettuce and tomatoes. Now you can either drizzle your desired dressing over the lettuce or you can roll up the wrap and dip in your favorite dressing. It's your choice!!! That's it! Wrap them all up and enjoy!!!

Buffalo Chicken Wraps

that's what's for supper in

Farmchick's Kitchen


is having a 100th post giveaway.

You HAVE to stop over at her blog

and check out the lovely goodies

and sign up for your chance to win!!!

Have a great day! If you stopped

by to visit I would love a comment!



Saturday, August 23, 2008

Have a happy weekend everyone!

No harvesting here this weekend as we just had an inch of rain. I am recuperating from our children's sleepover!! ha I am too old to stay up as late as these little chicks can!!!! I remember the days of slumber parties....giggling hysterically with friends!!
The greatest sweetener
of human life is
~ Joseph Addison
Hugs to you all....


Thursday, August 21, 2008

My award from Kindra!! Thanks!!!

Yesterday morning, my new blogging friend Kindra, smiled upon me with the SMILE AWARD! Kindra is so sweet and so talented. Lucky for me, she found my blog and has tried several of my recipes on her family and ALWAYS leaves the nicest comments!

The Rules for the Smile Award are as follows:
1. The recipient must link back to the awards creator (it's right on the award)
2. You must post these rules if you receive the award.
3. You must choose 5 people to receive the award after receiving it yourself.
4. You must fit the characteristics of the recipient of the award (see below.)
5. You must post the characteristics of a recipient.
6. You must create a post sharing your win with others.
7. You must thank your giver.
Characteristics for the Smile Award:1. Must display a cheerful attitude. (not necessarily at all times--we are all human).
2. Must love one another.
3. Must make mistakes.
4. Must learn from others.
5. Must be a positive contributor to blog world.
6. Must love life.
7. Must love kids.

So, as everyone states-- in no particular order--here are my fellow friendly bloggers that I have chosen to receive this award;

Country Girl at Home Tammy always leaves the sweetest comments! When I first "met' her I knew we were a lot alike because she says "There's no place I'd rather be than at home with my family." and that is TOTALLY ME too!

Cranberry Crossings Carolyn first struck me as being such a warm and caring person. As I have gotten to know her more and continue to read her blog I have found that I was right!!

Farmhouse Blessings Lea is just sooo sweet. She is a wonderful lady who knows how to enjoy the simple things in life and realizes that these things are most important!

Living Beautifully Connie is a great decorator and really gets into it! She totally cracks me up with her wonderful sense of humor!!! She always makes me smile.

HippieDog Michelle is a mixture of sweet and sassy! She has my kind of sense of humor! She is one terrific artist too!

Well, there you have it folks! I have some other things I wanted to post but they are just going to have to wait. I need to head out to help my farmer!!

Hugs to you~


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Kindra's Birthday Giveaway

is having a birthday giveaway!
See the wonderful checkerboard
with a quilt block design.
Now, if you don't already know this...
let me tell you....Kindra is one talented girl!!!
Head on over to her blog and
check out her giveaway prize and
the rules on how to play!
Good luck to everyone!!!


Monday, August 18, 2008

Yummy heart healthy soup and an award!!

In honor of the fact that we FINALLY finished up with our BARLEY harvest (we still have wheat, flax and sunflowers to go) I decided to cook up a big, old pot of heart healthy


Not only is barley a great source of fiber it

is also low fat with no saturated fat or cholesterol!!

1-14.5 oz Diced tomatoes

16 oz. Salsa

2 cups fat free chicken broth

1 cup quick cooking Barley

3 cups of water

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1-15 oz. can northern beans

3 cups chicken breast diced

In a soup kettle combine the first 7 ingredients. Over high

heat bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer

20 minutes, stirring occassionally. Add beans and

chicken, increase heat to high until the chili

comes to a boil. Simmer for another few minutes

until the barley is tender. If desired, top with low fat

cheese and or sour cream. It tastes great just as is!! Chicken Barley Chili

that's what's for supper in

Farmchick's Kitchen


Carolyn at

Cranberry Crossings

gave me this award and I just love it!

Isn't it cute???!!!!!!!! If you haven't been to her blog you must go and visit her. She is one sweet lady -

she always has such kind comments. So, THANK YOU so much Carolyn..

I really appreciate the award and our new friendship!

I will place my award on my blog with pride!

Here are the rules for this award:

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated.

So, as you all know this is really hard to do.

I know many of you may not have the time to nominate others

for this award so I don't mind if you just grab the

award and place it on your blog. Whatever you feel

most comfortable with is great with me!

Well, that's it for tonight!

I would love to hear from you

if you stopped by to visit ! So,

leave a comment!!!! Bye!

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Sunflowers, Pay it forward goodies & Linda's Fall Is Almost Here Giveaway & Canadian Country Girl's Giveaway!!!

It's another sunny day here on the farm and to most people that means enjoying the outdoors. Here it means it's great harvesting weather! Awhile back I posted some pictures of our crops and promised to post a picture of our sunflowers when they were in bloom. Well, the time is now! Here are a few pictures of one of our sunflower fields. Sunflowers are another one of those crops that I like to call a "happy crop"! You can't help but smile when you look out into your fields of sunflowers. When I drink my morning coffee on the deck I can see one field of sunflowers peeking back at me.
It is a very lovely way to start the day!!

The other day I was coming home from the field late at night and I stopped to get the mail! Boy was I excited when I saw my package that Rondell sent me for the Pay it forward game! I could not wait to get into the house to open it! See all my cute goodies she sent me?!? I love them! Thanks Rondell, for letting me play Pay it forward and for sending me such wonderful goodies!!! Head on over to her blog --Tomatoe Creek Prims -- a very nice place to visit!!!

Last but not least I wanted to post

Linda's Fall Is Almost Here Giveaway. Just look at all the yummy things she is offering. Quick, get over to her blog- Behind My Red Door and check out the rules of her giveaway and sign up too! She is a very sweet lady - you will enjoy reading her blog!! Oh and if you are not on her blog roll and you go over there to visit..please tell her Farmchick sent ya...I get an extra chance at winning then! YES!

Also, my new friend Cheryl is having a giveaway. You must check out the cute Halloween sign she is giving away. Head on over to her blog- Canadian Country Girl to sign up and see the details....also click HERE to check out her webstore!!

Okay, I have taken WAAAYYYY too much time on this post....

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and

please do make my day and leave me a comment!


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Monday, August 11, 2008

SUNSET at the lake......

Good evening everyone-

I wanted to share this picture with you....
I took it one night when our family was
at the lake. Isn't it just gorgeous?
We had a very special time watching
the sunset over the lake....just us and
the nocturnal creatures lurking about...
no phones, no television, no computer..
It was beautiful....need I say more?

I am still looking for a couple more

people to play the

Pay it forward game!!

I know that many of you

have already played..

so if you have not..give it

a try! It will be fun!!

See prior post for info.



Sunday, August 10, 2008

Pay it forward!

RONDELL AT TOMATOE CREEK PRIMS posted this "Pay it forward" on her blog and I decided to play because it sure looks like a lot of fun!!

This is how it works: I will send a gift of my choice to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this "Pay it forward" exchange. You must make the same pledge on your blog! Please keep the item small so that it can be mailed in a mailing envelope or small box. So, if you want some goodies from me and you are willing to do the same on your blog, leave a comment and let me know!!! I will need you email and mailing address from each of you so that I can get your goodies out in the mail. Oh and if you stopped by and you don't want to play you can still leave me a comment and let me know you were here! You will only be included to play if you say you want to play and you are one of the first three! Hope that didn't confuse anyway!! lol



Friday, August 8, 2008

Farmchick's Chickaritos......what's that???

What's a CHICKARITOS you ask....

Well, it's basically an eggroll with a mexican twist! I love them and like my eggrolls I posted a few months's made the HEALTHY way!!! Let's get started!!!!

3 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese or whatever you have!
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
1/2 cup corn
3/4 cup salsa
1 teaspoon pressed garlic
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon paprika
you can also add black beans but I didn't have any
egg roll wrappers

Shred or chop chicken......

Directions: In a large bowl, combine the chicken, chilies, onions, cheese and seasonings.
Put approx. 2 tablespoons filling in middle and roll it up!

For more detailed directions on how to roll up the wrapper
go here and read my post on healthy egg rolls!

Bake at 400° until golden brown or browned to your liking.

Serve warm with salsa and guacamole..
That's it folks!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. We will be
busy here harvesting our barley. So, on that note
I am off to the field!!!! Please do leave me
a comment and let me know that
you were here to visit!!! I love each and
every one of your comments!!!


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

my favorite place....

In the early morning....when my world is quiet this is where I love to sit and drink my coffee. I love to listen to the birds calling out early morning greetings. It is a sound I long to hear in the dead of winter and every spring I eagerly await the sounds of the first birds singing in our yard. I can hear the relaxing splashing of water in my pond below. The sweet smell of the fresh country air is nothing that could ever be replicated. Oh and yes...I should share with you that my coffee is especially good because it is always made by my dear farmer. Every morning he makes our first pot of coffee and always brings me a cup. Now isn't that sweet!?!

This is my favorite seat but many mornings it is taken by our kitty cat, Mischief! He seems to enjoy sitting there also!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week. Tune in for another yummy recipe that I will be posting on Friday!!



Monday, August 4, 2008

Happiness is........

Good morning....I know my posting is getting rather few and far between but things have been busy here on the farm. I just wanted to do a quick post. I hope all is well with everyone and you are enjoying these last days before school starts. I don't want my baby chicks to go to school....I like them in the nest with me! SO, now on to something that makes our family VERY happy.......something we look forward to every summer...something that took forever because of our cold spring..... Can you guess what it is??????


FreSh from my gArdEn!!

This is a picture of part of my garden.....

I know...not that great of a picture but it's all I have for now!

Take care and have a great day.