Friday, August 29, 2008
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.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
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:
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
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
Monday, August 18, 2008
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
CHICKEN BARLEY CHILI.
Not only is barley a great source of fiber it
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
that's what's for supper in
gave me this award and I just love it!
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!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Sunflowers, Pay it forward goodies & Linda's Fall Is Almost Here Giveaway & Canadian Country Girl's Giveaway!!!
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!
Monday, August 11, 2008
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
Friday, August 8, 2008
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 back....it'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
1 teaspoon pressed garlic
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon paprika
egg roll wrappers
Shred or chop chicken......
Directions: In a large bowl, combine the chicken, chilies, onions, cheese and seasonings.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
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
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.