Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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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


  1. I really like how you've framed your top photo ...

    I love zucchini / courgettes - they can be used in so many different recipe ideas, and I'm sure you will enjoy your loaf.

    You've been busy with your baking, but it is so rewarding isn't it.

    Enjoy the remainder of the weekend

    All the best Jan

    1. I'd rather bake the cook. : ) We cut a little end off the bread this evening. Oh it was very good.

  2. Rhubarb cake and ice cream! Sounds delish!

  3. I’m inspired. I will be baking your zucchini bread this afternoon.

    1. Hope you like it. We had some for breakfast. : )

  4. Hello, I love the cows and goats. The first shot is pretty. Your cakes look delicious. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day!

    1. They tasted pretty good too. : ) Happy Sunday to you too.

  5. Yum zucchini bread! Your posts make me crave sweets! The goats are cute.
    Have a happy sunday.

    1. The bread was delicious.
      Those goats are so funny to watch!!

  6. I imagine it smelled so good in your kitchen. What a nice feeling it must be to use your home grown veggies in your baking. In the early years of my marriage it seemed like everyone was baking zucchini bread. I haven't had any in several years. Thanks for sharing your recipe. It sounds like a good one.

    1. It is good. We had some for breakfast!! : )

  7. Glad you had a good day, Happy-K. I have no doubt that the zucchini bread will be delicious.

    1. It was too. Too bad you couldn't stop by and have a slice. : )

  8. Everything you bake looks wonderful! The goats are funny. At least they've graduated from the porch to the front lawn. Have a great day.

    1. Thank you. I try hard not to eat it all. : ) I like to bake but give a lot of it away so I don't eat it.
      Those goats are a hoot!!

  9. All your baking looks delicious. I am just like you ,I would rather bake than cook. More fun!
    We got around five minutes of rain today. Send some more our way Karen!

    1. Thank you. That's why I have to give a lot of it away or I'd eat it and weigh 200 lbs. : )
      Sending the rain your way. : )

  10. I think most domesticated animals know to stay near the food

  11. The goats are gorgeous but your rhubarb cate looks sooo delicious! Will have to have a go at it.
    It's very difficult not to have a taste of something when it is just fresh. I'm hopeless when it says leave it to the following day :)

    1. We did slice a wee bit off the end for a taste. : ) Just couldn't wait!!

  12. I love zucchini chocolate bread!! :)

    1. I love regular zucchini bread and I'm I'd love the chocolate one too. : )

  13. What fun pictures of the goats! Your bread looks so good!

  14. It was. I will be making it again very soon.

  15. Wow - that's some beautiful baking! I'm jealous of your pretty rhubarb. I'd love to make a rhubarb cobbler with vanilla ice cream. Yummy :) I've never heard of bread you can't eat until the next day!

  16. These look really yummy!


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