Thursday, April 30, 2015

Re-posting from Tilly's Nest: DIY: Magnetic Air Plant Terrariums

Tilly's Nest: DIY: Magnetic Air Plant Terrariums: Sometimes I think I might be just as addicted to air plants as I am to succulents. Both are super easy to care for and really add so m...
From Sarah: One thing we see a lot of here in Our Neck Of The Woods are Air plants.

Re-blogging: Tilly's Nest: Goodbye Dolly

Tilly's Nest: Goodbye Dolly: This was a great day. Dolly was the best behaved chicken during the book's photo shoot. She was in a deep state of broodiness and ...
From Sarah: I have followed this blog for awhile now. Dolly was a huge part of it. She will be remembered.
We raised chickens when I was growing up. There are always those special ones. Ones that follow you everywhere.
RIP Dolly.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Rebloogged from Elizabeth Peterson : No Regrets. Then Shared on WordPress The Four Things You Can't Recover From Was On Elizabeth's post.
From Sarah: Elizabeth’s  timing on this post is perfect.
Menopause has not been good to me.
I was sitting at my desk here, waiting for Danny to come out of his Computer Room where he’s been tied up since we got home from Walmart. I’ve had a sinus headache all day. So my mood hasn’t been all that good. I’d tried laying down but couldn’t fall asleep. I just KNEW Danny was going to come out and say: “Are you ready for a glass of wine?” It’s been our habit to have a glass or so of wine every night. We both look forward to that. I usually have a few snacks ready as well.
This was my first read of the day.
I’d been thinking of ALL the words I wanted to say to him. The ones I really shouldn’t say. The angry, bitter or whining words.
Danny hasn’t done anything wrong. I could always go in and just ask “How much longer”.
Yet, I sit and ponder ALL those WORDS.
So Elizabeth: Thank you.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Re-posting from :Creations By Cindy: WHEN TRANSFORMATION TAKES PLACE

Creations By Cindy: WHEN TRANSFORMATION TAKES PLACE: My latest purchase was a wooden antique ironing board as I had been wanting one and a long time friend of mine just so happen to have an ex... From Sarah: This is a wonderful story Of Life. Bringing an old ironing board back to life while working together as a family.
Cindy saw something great in "Sister Girl" (Ironing board). Her family followed through with their support and hard work.
Bible lesson at the end. Visit Cindy and SEE WHAT SHE SAW.
Hugs Sarah

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Re-posted From Sarah's Attic Of Treasures on Facebook. Jauary 2013:Where Danny and I live, work, play, laugh and love.

There's been a lot of confusion here about where Danny and I live and Work. It's is a bit complicated. I talk about us working at Lake Kissimmee State Park , Rolling Meadows Ranch and even at Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park. I also mention Catfish Creek ,the Creek. I mention living at the park and RMR.It's all true. So here's a bit of the story: In  November 2006, I moved to Florida from Colorado. Danny and I moved out of the house his Dad had built when he was a child. His dad died when Danny was 6. He lived in Haynes City all of his life. We bought a 5th Wheel and moved to Camp Mack Fishing Camp.....Camp Mack Road, Lake Wales. It's right across from Lake Kissimmee State Park. Danny was working at Bok Tower Gardens at the time.
February 1, 2007, Danny got a job as a Park Ranger at Lake Kissimmee State Park (LKSP) I started volunteering. August 4, 2007, we moved the RV across the street to LKSP and lived in what is called Day Use Area. I was Campground and Day Use  Host....Among many other things. We lived their until December 2008.
We moved over to Rolling Meadows Ranch. It was a SOD FARM til the state took it over 6 years before. The Sod people totally moved out January 4, 2009. We remained in the RV until the Cracker House was Gutted and remodeled. (Part of the kitchen was left as it was. I wanted the CABINETS.)We worked on the house for  almost 4 years. We moved into the Cracker House and out of the RV in September 2011. It was not totally finish. Not by a long shot. We also need the RV to cook etc for months.
Lake Kissimmee State Park manages Rolling Meadows Ranch.  LKSP also Manages Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park (CCPSP) or Catfish Creek. LKSP also manages a place called Money Tree and  a few other tracks of land.Lake Kissimmee State Park also leases pasture land. All the pastures seen from LKSP to RMR on both sides of the road belong to LKSP.Rolling Meadows Ranch connects to CCPSP. So LKSP has almost 20,000 areas to manage.   Rolling Meadows Ranch is the largest of the 3. It's where we take our NIGHTLY DRIVES that I talk about. It's more of our Evening Rides because we usually get home around Dark.
Catfish Creek runs through CCPSP and RMR. I'm usually speaking of RMR'S Section of it. SO HAVE I TOTALLY CONFUSED YOU?  It takes time to fully understand all we do.

Re-Blogged : Cracked Out Chicken Bubble Up by Plain Chicken"Cracked Out" Chicken Bubble Up Recipe - chicken, cheddar bacon, ranch, chicken soup, sour cream and biscuits baked casserole. SO addictive! I literally licked my plate!

Hog Maw Casserole and Making Hog Maw By Home Joys. From Sarah : I am Adding the Post on How to make Hog Maw.
From Sarah:My Great German Grandma lived on a small farm in Wisconsin, My  great grandparents had 9 kids. A Huge white farmhouse. They had an outhouse. Grandpa fetched water with a YOKE.
One summer when I was visiting, my great grandma taught me to make hog maw. When we started butchering on my parent's farm, my grandparents and all of use made hog maw. Scrapple...You name it , we made it.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Re-Blogged: Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids: Easy as Pie

Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids: Easy as Pie: When the idea came about to have a "pie making day" to support the North Iowa Bloggers and friends cope with the loss of our friend Amy.
From Sarah: This post has almost everything. Fellowship, Cooking together, Desert, Memories of a Loved One...

Re-Bogging Assian On Line Recipes  From Sarah: I have been getting her emails for a long time. Personalized>. Awesome recipes from that part of the world. 

Re-Blogged : Smitten Kitchen , Maple Pudding Cake
From Sarah: I enjoyed reading this post. First off, I am one of those that have to plan every penny spent. I may post meals fit for a king or queen but I can't cook them very often at home. Or when I do, I have to find a cheaper way of making the same dish.
I loved the story written here. A very good read.....

The Iowa Housewife: Oven Fried Chicken

The Iowa Housewife: Oven Fried Chicken: Both Sue and I recommend the  Better Homes and Gardens Cookbooks . They are good for the beginning cook and the experienced cook.  From Sarah: Saltines work well in a dish like this.

This Week In Our Neck Of The Woods

Sharing This Wonderful Potato Salad From Ally's Kitchen
From Sarah: I love potato salad. This is one similar to how my grandma , mom and aunt always made theirs. I kept on with the tradition and shared it with my son and his cousins.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

dash and bella: SCHOOL

dash and bella: SCHOOL: My son hands me a pile of cheesecake recipes. Where did you get these?  From the internet thingy, mom. How did you print them?
From Sarah: I miss those days of cooking with Bobby. With his cousins. We had so much fun.

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home: Wise Woman Linkup!

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home: Wise Woman Linkup!: A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the ...
From Sarah: This is a really good blog. If you haven't yet, please check it out. You won't be sorry.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Memories of Good Times In Colorado- Yakitori
From Sarah: Bobby and I use to have Yakitori and other yummy foods delivered to us in Colorado. One thing I do miss about country life is being MILES from deliveryYakitori Recipe

Tea Sandwiches
From Sarah: I am constantly trying to come up with different After work /Sunday NASCAR treats.. This looks like a great one  Light enough for after work.  Pretty enough to add to our  NASCAR party of 2 (3 counting Mr. Bojangles).

Memories From The Farm and Crispy Duck
 From Sarah :What I have been craving for awhile now.  I really wanted one for Easter but there were none at the store by the time we got there.
I miss raising them We always saved one as a pet.

Creations By Cindy: Wednesday in the Word-Humbled

Creations By Cindy: Wednesday in the Word-Humbled: On the evening of Palm Sunday our church observed the Lord's Supper . Some people call it “ Communion ” some call it “ Eucharist ,...
From Sarah
I usually call it The Lord's Supper.
We are given time to reflect but we have never been given a list of questions. I'd like to see this list.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen: Cheddar Bacon Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen: Cheddar Bacon Buttermilk Drop Biscuits: (Sponsored) I have truly loved being chosen as an Ambassador for White Lily Flour this year.  It's given me the opportunity to share...
From Sarah: I love making drop biscuits.

Tilly's Nest: DIY: Indoor Water Garden

Tilly's Nest: DIY: Indoor Water Garden:  A few weeks ago, the kids started asking if they could keep some fish.  I hadn't had fish in years, but I knew how to do it...
From Sarah: I'd forgotten how easy this was.

Chow and Chatter: Joshua Tree National Park

Chow and Chatter: Joshua Tree National Park: I have always wanted to visit Joshua Tree National park the funny little tree.
From Sarah: These pictures of Rebecca's remind me of the time my parents and I , then Bobby and I visited here. Awesome.

Post From Little Blog On The Homestead

Shared From Home Joys

Thursday, April 2, 2015


Not a good picture but it is ME.


I am coming up on 9 years without my only son, Bobby. My only child.
Yes, it hit me today. The avalanche of feelings.....the tears not far away.....
Grief: It never really ends.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Creations By Cindy: Wednesday in the Word-A Heart like His

Creations By Cindy: Wednesday in the Word-A Heart like His: I've been going through books on my book shelf and just trying to organize them all a little better.
From Sarah: Every study book should end up looking like Cindy's.: Falling apart and written all over.