Friday, July 29, 2011

Farm photo Friday--Link Party

Welcome to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday Linky Party!!! Link up your country photos! I would love to have you play along! I sure do appreciate it those who have been playing. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE remember to add a link BACK to Fresh from the FARM so that your readers are able to see the other submissions and click on them for a visit. :)


To get this party starting I am sharing a picture from my post titled Keep your Face to the Sun. This picture were taken right out my kitchen window. In a few weeks it's gonna be GORGEOUS!!



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*Link up to your specific post, not to your whole blog. {You need to click on the title of your post and it will open its own page, copy that link for your link up}

*Link up to your photos taken on your farm, ranch, garden or just out in the beautiful country.

*Please make sure you link back to me so others can see the other photo submissions. You can do this by either adding my button to your post or somewhere on your blog . The button is button found on the right hand side of my blog. You can also simply put a link at the bottom of your post like this. I am linking to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday.

*Visit a few people from the linky party and make some new friends. Don't forget to comment here and on other blogs too....you know we ALL love comments!!

*If you are not a follower I would love for you to become one. {You don't HAVE to but I would would appreciate it}

If you want to play along but need a little help to get started, simply leave a comment here with your questions or email me. I will be glad to help you get started.

Now just click on the ADD LINK button -- right next to the cute little froggy face below to get started!



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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Keep your face to the sunshine :)

The weather here has been warm and that really sparked our crops to start growing. I looked out my kitchen window and could not believe how much this particular crop has grown.

What is it you ask? Well, my friends this is a field of sunflowers. Can you imagine what a beautiful sight will greet me every morning when they start blooming? They will be there everyday in all of their glory, shining bright and following the sun. Not too many things more beautiful than hundreds of acres of sunflowers!!


In the second photo you can see the rows....which I always think looks so nice. The brownish/rust area you see in the middle of the picture is a low spot that was too wet to seed. Weeds were growing there until my farmer sprayed the field. :) With all of the rain this spring we have a lot of wet areas in our fields.

As I survey our land and our crops I can't help but be soo thankful that God has given us the opportunity to be stewards of his land. I am so thankful that we are able to live out here and raise our family. I can't think of ANYTHING I would rather do. What are you thankful for today?

Keep your face to the sunshine
and you cannot see the shadow.
It's what sunflowers do."
by Helen Keller

Please remember to leave me a comment....you can answer my question or just say hi. I would love to return your visit.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Homemade by YOU Mondays-- linky party!!!

Welcome to Homemade by YOU Mondays! The week just flew by and here it is Monday again. Things here on our farm are busy as always. Summertime is a busy time of year for farmers. We love it though and feel blessed to be so busy!

Thank you to those that played along. Here are a few favorites from last weeks party.


This headboard turned towel rack submitted by Real Southern Living is sooo cute and such a great idea! I love it!!

This recipe submitted by The Rickett Chronicles looks yummy. Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole looks similar to a recipe I make but does have a few different ingredients. I am going to try it one of these days. :)



I am starting out this weeks party with my Layered Enchilada Casserole {for the slow-cooker}. It is a simple meal and it won't heat up your house.



Homemade by YOU Monday Linky Party with Farmchick


So, here is how to play. :)

*Link up to your specific post-- not to your whole blog. {Please just click on the title of your post and it will open its own page, copy that link for your link up}

*Link up to your recipes, crafts and projects!! I can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations. I will be featuring my favorites every week.

*PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember to link back to Fresh from the Farm or grab my button and put it either on your post or on your sidebar. This is a very important step as this is how others are able to get to my blog to see all of the submissions. If you don't know how to do this just ask me either by commenting here or emailing me. :)

*Grab my button from my sidebar and post it on your side bar or in your post. You don't have to do this but it will help to spread the word so that this party can really get started! I would appreciate it sooo much!
*Visit a few people from the linky party and make some new friends. Don't forget to comment here and on other blogs too....you know we ALL love comments!!

Get started by adding your link now. :)

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Farmchick's Layered Enchilada Casserole {for the slow-cooker}

Things here on our farm are busy as always. Summertime is a busy time of year for farmers. We love it though and feel blessed to be so busy!

This layered southwestern dish is perfect for this summers hot weather as it is made in a slow-cooker!




Farmchick's Layered Enchilada Dish

4 pounds lean ground beef {I use extra-lean}
1 small onion, chopped
1 can (15 ounces) refried beans {fat free}
1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
1 cup salsa {your favorite}
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
flour tortillas (6 inches)


In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, tomatoes,salsa, green pepper, chili powder, salt, cumin and pepper. In a small bowl, combine the cheeses; set aside.

Cut three 25-in. x 3-in. strips of heavy-duty foil; crisscross so they resemble spokes of a wheel. Place strips on the bottom and up the sides of a 5-qt. slow cooker. Coat strips with cooking spray. Place two tortillas in slow cooker, overlapping if necessary. Layer with beef mixture and cheese. Repeat layers. You can layer however you want. That is the fun thing about cooking you personalize your meals. You can use only three tortillas and make big beefy layers or you can use more tortillas and have thinner layers of beef. I used 5 tortillas because our family likes the tortillas. Oh, you can also use corn tortillas - we like both flour and corn. This makes a big hearty dish.....you can half this recipe and it will still work out just great.

Cover and cook on low for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until heated through. Using foil strips as handles, remove enchilada dinner to a platter.



Cut, garnish with favortie toppings.....EAT!!! :)






Hoping your summer days are busy and fun-filled. :) Please join in on my linky party called Homemade by YOU ~ Monday. It's so fun to see everyone's great ideas and make new friends too :)

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Farm photo Friday--Link Party

Welcome to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday Linky Party!!! Link up your country photos! I would love to have you play along! I sure do appreciate it those who have been playing. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE remember to add a link BACK to Fresh from the FARM so that your readers are able to see the other submissions and click on them for a visit. :)


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*Link up to your specific post, not to your whole blog. {You need to click on the title of your post and it will open its own page, copy that link for your link up}

*Link up to your photos taken on your farm, ranch, garden or just out in the beautiful country.

*Please make sure you link back to me so others can see the other photo submissions. You can do this by either adding my button to your post or somewhere on your blog . The button is button found on the right hand side of my blog. You can also simply put a link at the bottom of your post like this. I am linking to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday.

*Visit a few people from the linky party and make some new friends. Don't forget to comment here and on other blogs too....you know we ALL love comments!!

*If you are not a follower I would love for you to become one. {You don't HAVE to but I would would appreciate it}

If you want to play along but need a little help to get started, simply leave a comment here with your questions or email me. I will be glad to help you get started.

Now just click on the ADD LINK button -- right next to the cute little froggy face below to get started!



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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Time goes by.....quickly!

HELP!! Please someone put the brakes on our summer!! I cannot stand the thought of my kids going back to school. I know....it is over a month away but we are on the downhill slide and this is usually the time I start getting that icky feeling!!

I have been cooking {as usual} trying to think of an assortment of "farmer-in-the-field-friendly meals" like these roast beef sammies. My farmer it seems is always spraying and always in a hurry. Conditions have to be just right to be out in the field spraying so when he can be out there I don't want to slow him down so that is when I try to make him a meal he can eat with one hand!! These buns you see pictured here are quick and easy...I posted the recipe a few years back. Go HERE to see the recipe.


Here is my farmer spraying.......again! We are hoping he gets caught up on his work soon so that we can go back to the lake.


This is a picture I took at the lake last week when we were there spending a few fun and relaxing days fishing, tubing and just floating around. :)


Don't forget to join in on my link party tomorrow. To find out more about Farm Photo Friday just click here. You can post photos taken on your farm, ranch, in your garden or pictures taken out in the country.
Please leave me a message so that I know you were here and also so that I can stop by your place.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

LINKY PARTY ~ Homemade by YOU ~ Monday

HOMEMADE BY YOU ~ MONDAY

Featuring a few of my favorites from last weeks linky party! :)



This FRAMED CHALKBOARD by Hunting Creek Homestead is sooo cute. I love the patriotic touch that was added.



Country Whispers submitted this recipe for FROSTED ZUCCHINI BARS.....they look sooo good and we all know you can't have TOO many zucchini recipes! :)

Homemade by YOU Monday Linky Party with Farmchick



I would love for EVERYONE to join in on this party and play a long. I want to see your wonderful and oh so creative recipes, crafts and projects. There are so many talented people out there in this big old world. :) Thank you to those that joined a few weeks back.
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*Link up to your specific post-- not to your whole blog. {Please just click on the title of your post and it will open its own page, copy that link for your link up}
*Link up to your recipes, crafts and projects!! I can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations. I will be featuring my favorites every week.
*PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember to link back to Fresh from the Farm or grab my button and put it either on your post or on your sidebar. This is a very important step as this is how others are able to get to my blog to see all of the submissions. If you don't know how to do this just ask me either by commenting here or emailing me. :)
*Grab my button from my sidebar and post it on your side bar or in your post. You don't have to do this but it will help to spread the word so that this party can really get started! I would appreciate it sooo much!
*Visit a few people from the linky party and make some new friends. Don't forget to comment here and on other blogs too....you know we ALL love comments!!

If you want to play a long but need a little help to get started, simply leave a comment here with your questions or email me. I will be glad to help you get started.

Get started by adding your link now!!! {just click ADD LINK} below. :)




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Friday, July 15, 2011

Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday - Linky Party

Welcome to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday Linky Party!!! Link up your country photos! I would love to have you play along! I sure do appreciate it those who have been playing. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE remember to add a link BACK to Fresh from the FARM so that your readers are able to see the other submissions and click on them for a visit. :)

Farmchicks Farm Photo Friday



*Link up to your specific post, not to your whole blog. {You need to click on the title of your post and it will open its own page, copy that link for your link up}

*Link up to your photos taken on your farm, ranch, garden or just out in the beautiful country.

*Please make sure you link back to me so others can see the other photo submissions. You can do this by either adding my button to your post or somewhere on your blog . Button found above or on the right hand side of my blog. You can also simply put a link at the bottom of your post like this. I am linking to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday.

*Visit a few people from the linky party and make some new friends. Don't forget to comment here and on other blogs too....you know we ALL love comments!!

*If you are not a follower I would love for you to become one. {You don't HAVE to but I would would appreciate it}

If you want to play along but need a little help to get started, simply leave a comment here with your questions or email me. I will be glad to help you get started.

Now just click on the ADD LINK button -- right next to the cute little froggy face below to get started!


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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ooey Gooey Caramel Rice Krispy Treats

Hi~ thanks for stopping by. I think you will L-O-V-E these treats....they are always a BIG hit! Would love for you to join my latest link party....Homemade by YOU ~ Monday. Scroll down to the next post or click here to check it out!! :) Now on to this gooey recipe! :)

Caramel Rice Krispy Treats

8 tablespoons butter, divided
8 cups miniature marshmallows, divided
8 cups crisp rice cereal, divided
1 package (14 ounces) caramels I used the Kraft caramel bits that you find in the baking section -- much easier than unwrapping all those caramels!
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

Directions: In a large saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter and 4 cups marshmallows; stir until smooth. Stir in 4 cups cereal. Pat into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan; set aside.

For caramel filling, place the caramels and 4 tablespoons butter in another saucepan; cook and stir over low heat until melted. Stir in the milk until smooth. Cool for 10 minutes; pour over cereal layer. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until firm.

In a large saucepan, melt the remaining butter and marshmallows. Stir in remaining cereal. Spread over caramel layer. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator. Now, start handing them out to your family and friends..............so you don't eat them all yourself!! ;)
I had two posts scheduled to post while we were at the lake.........{this was one of them} but for some reason they did not post! The other one was my new linky party....Homemade by You ~ Monday. I am disappointed that I didn't get it posted but not sure if I should post it now on Tuesday or wait until next week?!?!?!

I have some great new recipes, pictures and other things to share.........hope you will stop back soon and check them out. Thanks for stopping by and as always..........don't forget to say HI! :)
Scroll down to the post below this one and join in my link party called Homemade by YOU ~ Monday. Show me your tasty recipes, creative crafts and clever projects. :)



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Monday, July 11, 2011

LINKY PARTY ~ Homemade by YOU ~ Monday

HOMEMADE BY YOU ~ MONDAY

Featuring a few of my favorites from my first linky party! :)

Love this wood plank picture frame made by Kindra ~ @ home with K. Stop over and check it out.



This backpack rack made by Real Southern Living is a cute idea to get done before school starts again.


This post was scheduled to post while we were out having a fun and relaxing time at the lake. For some reason it did not post. I decided to post it even though it is now Tuesday!! :)

I would love for EVERYONE to join in on this party and play a long. I want to see your wonderful and oh so creative recipes, crafts and projects. There are so many talented people out there in this big old world. :) Thank you to those that joined a few weeks back.
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Homemade by YOU Monday Linky Party with Farmchick


*Link up to your specific post-- not to your whole blog. {Please just click on the title of your post and it will open its own page, copy that link for your link up}
*Link up to your recipes, crafts and projects!! I can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations. I will be featuring my favorites every week.
*PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember to link back to Fresh from the Farm or grab my button and put it either on your post or on your sidebar. This is a very important step as this is how others are able to get to my blog to see all of the submissions. If you don't know how to do this just ask me either by commenting here or emailing me. :)
*Grab my button from my sidebar and post it on your side bar or in your post. You don't have to do this but it will help to spread the word so that this party can really get started! I would appreciate it sooo much!
*Visit a few people from the linky party and make some new friends. Don't forget to comment here and on other blogs too....you know we ALL love comments!!

If you want to play a long but need a little help to get started, simply leave a comment here with your questions or email me. I will be glad to help you get started.
Get started by adding your link now!!! {just click ADD LINK} below. :)


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Friday, July 8, 2011

Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday - Linky Party

Welcome to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday Linky Party!!! Link up your country photos! I would love to have you play along! I sure do appreciate it those who have been playing. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE remember to add a link BACK to Fresh from the FARM so that your readers are able to see the other submissions and click on them for a visit. :)

Farmchicks Farm Photo Friday


*Link up to your specific post, not to your whole blog. {You need to click on the title of your post and it will open its own page, copy that link for your link up}

*Link up to your photos taken on your farm, ranch, garden or just out in the beautiful country.

*Please make sure you link back to me so others can see the other photo submissions. You can do this by either adding my button found at the right hand side of my blog or by simply putting a link at the bottom of your post like this. I am linking to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday.

*Visit a few people from the linky party and make some new friends. Don't forget to comment here and on other blogs too....you know we ALL love comments!!

*If you are not a follower I would love for you to become one. {You don't HAVE to but I would would appreciate it}

If you want to play along but need a little help to get started, simply leave a comment here with your questions or email me. I will be glad to help you get started.

Now just click on the ADD YOUR LINK button -- right next to the cute little froggy face below to get started!




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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Little calf faces

I just cannot get enough of them. When we check cows I always take my camera with. I have LOTS of pictures of our cows. I know, it seems strange....how many pictures of your cows do you need?? I can't help myelf I think they all have their own personality and I love capturing them.

A cute little calf -- look at her cute face and those long, long eyelashes. :) Is this not adorable???

Tell me what you think.....have I been out on the farm too long....am I crazy? :)

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow and link up to Farm Photo Friday. I know you have pictures out there taken on your farm, ranch, in your garden or just out in the country. Come share with me. If you want to see what I am talking about go here.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Please leave me a comment so I know you were here. I would love to return the visit. :)
I am linking up to Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop.

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Come spraying with me. :) {Farm photo Friday}

Thanks for stopping by..........hope you will play along and add your photos. I hope that more and more people will start adding their pictures and playing along. If you don't want to play at least leave me a comment! :) Pretty please.

My farmer filling his sprayer in preparation to go spraying.
This one of our semis - the trailer loaded with water and chemical.
He can load the sprayer on the back too.

Just starting to spray. It has been SO wet here so he has not been able to get
out and spray. The weeds are coming in full force and it is driving my
hubby crazy!! He likes to see nice clean, weed-free fields.

Here he comes around the corner.
{Notice the looming dark sky?}

Here he is coming right by me.
Yes, I made sure to roll up my window!!!

There he goes............zooming by!!

He is in hurry as there are some crazy looking storm clouds.

I am now riding with him in the sprayer. This is the GPS system.
Don't ask me how to read it!! haha


Finally, got done with that field just in the nick of time. Going home now. :)

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Farmchicks Farm Photo Friday


*Link up to your specific post, not to your whole blog. {You need to click on the title of your post and it will open its own page, copy that link for your link up}

*Link up to your photos taken on your farm, ranch, garden or just out in the beautiful country.

*Please make sure you link back to me so others can see the other photo submissions. You can do this by either adding my button found at the right hand side of my blog or by simply putting a link at the bottom of your post like this. I am linking to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday.

*Visit a few people from the linky party and make some new friends. Don't forget to comment here and on other blogs too....you know we ALL love comments!!

*If you are not a follower I would love for you to become one. {You don't HAVE to but I would would appreciate it}

If you want to play along but need a little help to get started, simply leave a comment here with your questions or email me. I will be glad to help you get started.

Now just click on the ADD YOUR LINK button -- right next to the cute little froggy face below to get started!


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