Are we up town or what?
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Are we up town or what?
Monday, April 27, 2009
Fluffy is so ashamed.
She did it again. Several times a year Fluffy spots a skunk and can't resist going after it.
After being sprayed she always heads strait for the garage.
This time she brought the injured skunk with her and boy do things stink around here.
I did get rid of the skunk and cleaned up the mess, but that smell will be penetrating the air for quite awhile.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
This one has got me thinking. I've herd the saying many times "Don't talk about religion or politics" but here goes, some of my thoughts on religion. I am defiantly not a traditionalist when it comes to religion. I feel much more at peace with God out in a meadow full of flowers, or walking in the woods than I ever will in a church setting.
I've seen so many peoples life's messed up from religious beliefs. Who made all of those rules that are different for each religion? There are many people through out history who have done horrible things in the name of religion.
As I said to my brother in law "If those people are going to be in heaven, no thanks, I don't want to be there".
I did love to go to Vacation Bible school when I was a kid and think back with fond memories of sunshine, crafts, snacks and nice people.
I also loved Youth group as a teenager, and was in a bible study with a group of ranch ladies that I really enjoyed.
Friday, April 17, 2009
I cut this recipe out of a magazine, as a newly married young woman, over 20 years ago and it is still one of my favorites.
Try it. I think you'll like it!
1 cup water
2 cups raisins
1 cup shortning
1-3/4 cups sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Combine raisins and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. cook for 3 minutes; remove from the heat and let cool (do not drain). In a mixing bowl, cream shortening; gradually add sugar, add eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and blend thoroughly. Stir in nuts and raisins. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degree's for 12-14 minutes. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Tuesday is a great day to post about this book, because we are Tuesday people.
If you haven't read "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom, it is a must read. This book really puts life in perspective. You see life in a new light. It reminds us that material possessions are not important. The things that are important in life are our relationships with people, our family and our friends.
"An old man, a young man and life's greatest lesson."
"Have you ever really had a teacher? One who saw you as a raw but precious thing, a jewel that, with wisdom, could be polished to a proud shine? If you are lucky enough to find your way to such teachers, you will always find your way back. Sometimes it is only in your head. Sometimes it is right alongside their beds.
The last class of my old professor's life took place once a week, in his home, by a window in his study where he could watch a small hibiscus plant shed its pink flowers. The class met on Tuesdays. No books were required. The subject was the meaning of life. It was taught from experience.
The teaching goes on."
We have a good friend with ALS. He is in a wheel chair now and like Morrie has a very good attitude.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
This weeks challenge was to take pictures of three or more animals or two or more of a different species.
Although there are lots of animals around the farm, it is hard to get a good picture of three or more in the same frame.
I took a picture of horses and deer, but the deer are unrecognizable. They just look like brown dots.
The animals are quite segregated. The different species just don't like to hang out together.
In the end I did get several pictures that I liked.