Saturday, December 26, 2009


I hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas.

We were in the Christmas Blizzard of 2009 so most of our family did not make it here. More celebrating will be done when we all DIG out!!!

Remember the CHAIR from last winter??? Those of you who have followed my blog for awhile will remember my chair....the official measurer of snow!! Here it is after the Christmas Blizzard 2009!!

More snow pictures!!

and since we no place to go.....let it snow.....let it snow.....let it snow!!!!!

I have a great recipe to post...hopefully in a day or's what we had for Christmas Eve supper!! YUMMY!!

Leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by I would love to hear about your Christmas!! :)



Monday, December 21, 2009

Farmhouse Toffee :)

I was hoping to get a few recipes posted BEFORE Christmas.....I seem to be running out of time. That's the story of my life! :) Here's a quick, easy and delicious candy to make for Christmas.


1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
2 tablespoons water
1 cup almonds or pecans- slivered or chopped
6 oz chocolate chips

Combine all the ingredients in a heavy pan
except for nuts and chocolate chips.
Stirring constantly, cook over medium
heat until candy thermometer reads
300 degrees or until candy is
thick and golden. Spread on
buttered cookie sheet, then sprinkle
with chocolate chips. Spread chips
evenly until melted and top is
completely covered. Sprinkle with
nuts and refrigerate to set. Crack
into pieces before serving.


Now, you can't get much more simple
than that can you? Most people
love this toffee and will ask you for
the recipe! Can somone PLEASE
figure out how to take the calories
out of this yummy candy??? :)
I will be posting again soon...
so check back soon and PLEASE
leave me a comment too!!



Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.......

Hello all!!

I have been decorating my house and the trees... so it finally IS beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. I have all four Christmas trees up and other assorted decorations. I'm not quite done decorating the fireplace mantel. I bought a few new oranments to hang around the house.....

This is my tree that is in the living room. It is 9 feet tall and I think it turned out very pretty! I love all the sparkly red and gold ornaments, music notes, stars and berry branches that I stuck in.

I would love to hear about your favorite Christmas decorations.....thanks for stopping by. I will be back soon with a yummy Christmas recipe.....



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Just in the nick of time!

WOW! I can't believe it has been this long since I have posted. The good news....I AM BACK! We finished our sunflower harvest yesterday.....yes...just in the nick of time. This is what we have going on around here right now!

These pictures are of the grain bagger we used to expedite our sunflower harvest. Usually what we do when we are harvesting is dump the combines into a grain cart which then dumps into one of our semi trailers and then the trucks take the grain to store in grain speed up the process this year we dumped the combines into the graincart....which dumped into a bagger. Theses giant bags just lay in the field until you want to take the grain to the elevator. This process makes harvesting MUCH faster as you elimate the trucks and the trucking to the bin site. Each bag holds 10,000 bushels of sunflowers and they seal air tight so that the grain will not spoil!!

I need to work on orders from my website and finish decorating for Christmas. I will be visiting each and every one of you to see what I have missed! I have really missed knowing what you all have been up too!! I would love if you left me a comment and told me what you have been up too!