Friday, July 3, 2015

be happy

just a simple message today-

be happy!

live, laugh & love.

be happy.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

sights & sounds of summer

sun shines through our windows
casting shadows on the floor.

miss olive the cat, sunbathes

mourning doves coo
birds chirp
wind chimes tinkle

our farm is alive with the sounds
of morning chores being done;
tractors working and calves bellow

flowers bloom
weeds grow
butterflies flit
birds sing
and hummingbirds check out the feeders

the sights and sounds of summer
here on our farm
make me smile
i am thankful for
it all.

life is beautiful.
sit, listen and really look

even the littlest of things...
i never want to take granted!

yes, life is indeed


Thursday, June 18, 2015

our Vegetable Garden!

This year my husband got an idea
to plant a garden.

We have not had a garden on our farm
since the first couple years we were married.

Oh, you know we always have sweet corn
but, that was the extent.

He woke up one day and decided he wanted
a garden! :)

So far, I have picked leafy lettuce, butter lettuce,
spinach and radishes!!

We have tomatoes, onion, potatoes,
squash and pumpkins yet to come
and the grandson has his 'own sunflower'!

I am kind of excited for all the pumpkins
and of course zucchini for zucchini bread!! :)


Today, I decided to make a Macaroni Salad for
With the weather so nice right now,
I had the urge for some summer time food! LOL

Creamy Macaroni Salad

1 lb. small elbow macaroni
salted water
1 T. celery salt
1/2 t. garlic salt
1/4 t. black pepper
1/4 t. Johnny's seasoning salt
1 T. Dijon mustard
1 T. relish
1 1/3 c. mayo
1 T. vinegar
diced green onion (I used 4)
1/2 regular size cucumber, diced
handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
2 hard boiled eggs (diced fine)

Boil macaroni and drain.
Rinse again with cold water, drain and transfer to bowl.
Add celery salt, garlic salt, pepper, johnny's and mustard.
Let this sit on counter uncovered to 'marinate' for 10-15 minutes.

Small bowl, whisk the mayo with the relish and vinegar.

After letting the macaroni marinate.
Add all the diced veggies and eggs to the macaroni.
Top it with the mayo mixture and stir and mix well.

Sprinkle a little paprika on top.
Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.


Have a wonderful weekend!!