Saturday, July 30, 2016

Home, Happy Trails, and Baking

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This morning the temperature was 68 degrees when I left on my walk and cloudy.
I little bit of a breeze but not much.  After about a mile I felt a couple drops of rain but that was it, it never did rain while I walked.

Walked the Farm Loop.
The goats weren't on the porch at the dairy farm but just walking around in the front yard.  They seem to stay around the house.  I would have thought they would wander off just left on their own, but then I don't know a thing about goats.
On the way back home I walked around the parking lot of the Dollar General but didn't find any coins.  Made a loop around the ball park and around town before going back home.  Ken was sitting on front porch when I walked up the driveway and we both sat there a little while before I went in and made pancakes.

Walked 6.2 miles.

Sunrise 6:15
Sunset 8:32
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Did a few things around the house in the morning.
Then after lunch I went up to Happy Trails with Ken.  We were just going to pick up some rocks that Ken put aside but we ended up staying there until the rain sent us home at 3:30.
We got a fire barrel started and burned a good deal of scrap wood that was just laying around.  We have a lot of tidying up to do.
Ken worked on a stone wall up there too.

When we got back home I baked some zucchini bread.
I've eaten it before but have never made any.
I can't tell you if it is good or not because you are supposed to wrap it and put it in the refrigerator and not slice it till the next day.  I'll have to tell you tomorrow how we liked it.
Here is the Recipe.
I didn't have walnuts so I used pecans instead.

Also baked some Rhubarb Cake.  This too was a new recipe for me.

1  3/4 cups sugar
4 Tablespoons butter
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1  1/4 cups flour
1  1/4 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups rhubarb (1/4 inch pieces)
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Beat butter and sugar.
Add egg, milk, flour, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon, beat till blended.
Fold in rhubarb.
Pour into greased 9" square pan.
Bake in a 350 oven for 40-45 minutes.

I  ate a little tiny piece of this while it was warm and it was very good.  I'll have a piece tonight with ice cream. : )
Rhubarb Cake and Zucchini Bread

And so another day winds down and we'll enjoy a nice evening at home.
Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone : )

"God gives every bird its food,
but He does not throw it into its nest."
~ J G Holland

Friday, July 29, 2016

From the garden

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70 degrees again this morning but it was cooler and there was a breeze.  The rain from yesterday cooled it down.  The rain gauge out front said 2 inches.

Walked down the main road in town but went away from HT this time.  Then around in the industrial park, back through town, around one of the cemeteries and the ball park loop.

The rabbits are still multiplying because I saw 3 baby ones.

Stopped to chat with George and I saw Kathy walking.
I'm just getting back home here.
Walked 6.4 miles.
Sunrise 6:14
Sunset 8:33
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My Sunflowers are growing tall.
Ken was supposed to go and finally get the trees cut for the slab wood with the farmer who has the sawmill but because of all the rain yesterday everything is too soggy there today.

He went instead up to Happy Trails for a couple of hours.  I chose to stay home and have a relaxing day.

I walked around my garden and came inside with an arm full of good eating stuff. : )
Another bunch of rhubarb, a few cucumbers and a few zucchini.
I made a sweat and sour cucumber salad.
Sweet-Sour Cucumber Salad
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup salad oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 medium to large cucumbers thinly sliced
Combine all ingredients
Cover and refrigerate at least 45 minutes to blend flavors
Makes about 12 servings and about 70 calories
I think I'm going to make some bread with the zucchini and found a recipe for Rhubarb cake that I'm going to try.

It was nice to have a relaxing day and I got some reading in too. : )

Ken went out to a friends house this evening.  I really didn't feel like going out so I'm at home.  I haven't spent much time reading lately and I have quite a few books piled up so I'll do some more reading while he's gone.

Hope you had a good day and spent part of it doing something fun!
happyone : )
"God is in the hearts of all,
and they that seek Him surely will find Him
when they need Him most."
~ Louisa May Alcott

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Mr Fox

Didn't take any good pictures this morning so posting an old one 
of Mr Fox from a few years ago. 
One of my favorites.
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70 degrees once again this morning with no breeze and it was cloudy.  

I walked up the hills behind my house, then through town, up Barn Sale and down toward HT.  Back to town, around the cemeteries and the ball park.  The same route as yesterday.  

Not much activity around this morning.  No others out walking and no animals around either.  Just a few birds and the geese over by the pond.

I had about a mile left on my walk when I felt a couple of raindrops and before long there was a very light drizzle and a breeze.  Since I was hot the rain felt wonderful.  : )
Walking down toward HT
Walked 6.4 miles.
Sunrise 6:13
Sunset 8:34
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 We went to church today for few hours to work on the Fingerprint Ministry.  Back in Feb. I did a post on Fingerprints and if you don't know what it is about you can read about it HERE.

We worked from 10 to 2:30 and there were about 20 people who where there for some of the time.  Always enjoy doing this.  Not just putting the books together but talking and laughing with all the others there too.  I was one of the staplers again which is my favorite part.

Worked a while, had a break for lunch of chicken, beans and coleslaw then back to work.

When we got home both Ken and I sat in our chairs and before long both of us had fallen asleep!!  I guess we needed a nap. : )

Enjoying a nice evening at home.  

Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone  : )
"when it's a glorious day 
I pray
it's a glorious day
when I 
~ Terri Guillemets