Saturday, September 25, 2010

Zucchini Saves The Day

 I just heard this story on the news. So all of you zucchini haters listen up.

 This happened by Missoula Montana.

 A bear attacked a lady's 12 year old dog so she started yelling at the bear. It charged her and clawed the lady's leg. She made it into her house and grabbed the closest weapon she could find which was a zucchini on her counter. Hitting the beast with the vegetable was just the ticket. The bear ran off into the woods.

 With this story in mind, you should always keep a zucchini handy.

 If you don't need the zucchini as a weapon you could always make the cookie's in the following post.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fall Recipe Friday

My sister Paula is hosting a Fall recipe Friday.

This is the first Friday. I think this is a great idea.
It's always fun to see what other folks are cooking and try out new dish's.

My first recipe is one I got from my Mom before getting married. I wrote down some of Mom's tried & true recipe's in a notebook. That notebook got pretty ratty in the last 26 years, so I have since transferred them to note cards and put them in this special little book.

This recipe is for zucchini cookies.

1 cup grated zucchini
1 cup sugar
1 egg beaten
1/2 cup margarine
1tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp cloves
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts

Mix all ingredient, drop by spoon onto baking sheet & bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 min.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Walk In The Woods

Our first frost has arrived. We covered the tomatoes &; peppers. Hopefully they will have a little more time to produce.
The leaves are starting to turn colors and look beautiful against the crisp blue sky. I just had to wander off into the woods for a picture taking expedition.

I met a pretty green frog.

A grasshopper tagged along for awhile.

Tally hoe. I must be on my way.
I hope you have a chance to get in a few good walks before the weather turns bitterly cold.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Spotted Steve

Meet Steve. He is Dawn & friends favorite chicken.
Such a unique looking bird.
The girls think he might be part lama.

Doesn't he have nice legs?

We are not sure if Spotted Steve is a he or a she.
We've never herd him crow and don't think he has laid an egg.
Maybe Steve is an it?

Being so unique has saved Steve's life.
Under no circumstances is he to go into the stew pot. 

Even if this bird never lays an egg, we will keep Spotted Steve as a pet.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Turn The Page Tuesday/ An Absence So Great

Jane Kirkpatrick is one of my favorite authors. this book is a sequel to "A Flickering Light".
Jane wrote these books with her Grandma Jessie Ann Gaebele as the main character. Jessie is a photographer back in the day when these professions are dominated by men.

 It starts out "Jessie Gaebele's thoughts at times behaved like a toddler's: one moment they stayed safely hidden in the pump organ's shadow, and the next minute they popped up to pull out all the stops, increasing in volume, shouting in her head, underscoring the aching loneliness that defined her days.
 Today, as she stood in this men's refuge permeated by the scent of oil and grease and gasoline, she flicked away those toddler voices. She had good reason to be here. She was eighteen years old, it was 1910, and young women alone were going places they'd never gone before."

 I'm sure that like me if you read a Jane Kirkpatrick book you will have to read them all.

To check out more great books go to Some of a Kind

Until next month, Happy reading!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Plum Wine?

 The wine experiment didn't work, but I did grow some nice mold spores.

 I had high expectations of serving homemade plum wine to dinner guests.

 I think next time I will just make plum juice and refrigerate it.

 Does anybody out there know how to make wine?

Friday, September 3, 2010


There is a crispness to the air.
Hurry, Hurry we must prepare.
Get that wood piled high.
We will have fires burning
the geese are flying by.
Dig those potatoes.
Shuck that corn.
Soon snowy land will be the norm.