Archive for August, 2011


Ice Cream Ingredients

Sometimes this memory thing just cracks me up.  I’ve just made a grocery run to pick up the ingredients for all the ice cream I’m going to make this week.  As I was putting everything away… somehow… it seemed a little odd to be putting the cherry Jello in the pantry.  Well, for pity’s sake!  […]

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Let’s Hear it for Marigolds

What a delightful, unassuming little plant.  When I wrote about being a geranium if I were a flower… I knew what I was talking about.  Those poor geraniums are weary.  They tried really hard this summer, but they are looking a bit worse for the wear.  There are hopes that they’ll have a little renaissance… […]

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Lessons from the Fair

Things I learned at the Roosevelt County Fair… Everyone looks good in a cowboy hat!  Try one on sometime. If you’re showing your pig and he poops… just whip a rag out of your hip pocket, clean his rump, put that rag back in your pocket, and keep your eye on the prize.  There’s a […]

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Roosevelt County Fair

It’s time for the Roosevelt County Fair! Tuesday morning we went to the pork chop breakfast to kick it all off.  All our friends from the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home were there serving up smiles along with a huge and delicious breakfast. This week I’ll take my turn one night passing out balloons at […]

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Field Day Clean Up

Our go-to guy quit last week.  In our world, this literally means the person to whom we say “go to the job and do this or that.”  And in our world, it meant that I was the go-to guy today.  Go to the new house site for a major clean-up!  The framers and fireplace masons […]

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Ice Cream Invitation

“My Field Days” is almost a year old and it’s time to celebrate!  There’s only one way to go about it.  With all the ice cream freezing I’ve been doing this summer, I’ve just got to host an Ice Cream Social. I hope you can drop by the barn around 4:30 in the afternoon, Saturday, […]

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Tart Cherry Ice Cream

If these had been the kinds of experiments we had conducted in high school, I might have loved science.  Yes, I have continued on with my ice cream recipe experimentation, and it has been mighty delightful.  Since I love the tart flavors of sour cream and buttermilk so much, I’ve sure had fun coming up […]

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When You Can

When you can… … drive along at 30 mph not worrying about the pain of hitting minor bumps in the road… … get in and out of your car with ease… …park anywhere in a parking lot and be happy enough to walk quite a distance because it means a little extra exercise… … get […]

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Goodbye Summer

                Dear summer, I bid you adieu Quite frankly, I’ve had it with you You’ve been hot, you’ve been dry Me oh me, my oh my Your skies have been nothing but blue ~ It’s clouds that I want in my day With thunderstorms heading my way My […]

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Pursuing Peace

Sadly, it takes effort to relax.  Doesn’t seem right… but often times, that’s the way it works for me.  So glad I found a few moments this beautiful Sunday morning. It’s been too hot to sit out on the glider enjoying coffee.  I’ve tried it a few times, only to be chased inside by the […]

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Generosity

I think I’ve probably been accused of having a Pollyanna attitude more than once in my life.  I don’t, you know?  I see lots of anguish in this world of ours, but I’m determined to keep on searching for the good, and pointing it out when I can. I don’t think it would come as […]

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Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Oh my goodness!  Oh my goodness!  Oh my goodness!  This may be the best.  The absolute best! You know by now that I can’t follow a recipe.  Today I have used the basic buttermilk ice cream recipe, but made it work with what was in the fridge.  We’ve had parties going on here, served up […]

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