Gruel… and other family history.

Nope you read it right - Gruel. Watery paste that has little or no taste. Our family history seems to have several versions of food related stories. Let me start with the oldest ones first: Grape Jelly: A delicious concoction made from grape juice and sugar. Or honey. Cheap and with home made bread a … Continue reading Gruel… and other family history.

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Coffee…

Some of you may know that my coffee is the first thing I reach for in the morning. That and coffee creamer. This morning was no different until I found that I was OUT of coffee!! Stop the presses and rewind, yep - OUT OF COFFEE! Call the national guard or someone! As I was … Continue reading Coffee…

Weening Day 1 & 5

The shadows are long, and the chore list is short(er) than it was this morning. Ok unless you are living in a cave or just not reading my blog you might not know that I am trying to "Grow where I send thee!". So I am trying to be countryfied. This means that a lot … Continue reading Weening Day 1 & 5

Solar Power Update! At the bottom….

Well, once more I sit down and take pen in hand. Well, how about keyboard on lap? What ever I have new things to write about! The ranch is getting a face lift. How about an up grade? Well, anyway something is going down out here! What is it I can hear you ask. (NO, … Continue reading Solar Power Update! At the bottom….

Spoke vs. Ankle?

Yet another story from my klutzy childhood. It is amazing to me now that I made it out of childhood alive!! and guess what this one doesn't even have my BROTHERS to blame it on! We lived on a street with a big hill. One summer day the girls down the street were riding their … Continue reading Spoke vs. Ankle?

New animals for the farm!!

Yes, we have new animals (?) on the farm. What are they? Good question. Are they more cows? Nope. How about some pigs (I LOVE bacon!) But no again. How about some nice fancy chickens so we can have eggs? Strike three..... NOPE again. Now I have to tell you that a mere 5 or … Continue reading New animals for the farm!!

Guess who is making Kefir???

OK, how many people know what Kefir is? If you answered one of the Sutherland family.... WRONG! It is a drink, not as thick as yogurt. but thicker than milk with all sorts of good "Probiotics" yeah, I didn't know what they were either! But it takes a starter, like sour dough or that "Friendship" … Continue reading Guess who is making Kefir???