Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My Pumpkin Patch

I haven't carved pumpkins in a few years, but still love my pumpkins, I just paint them instead.
Many years ago I painted this set of pumpkins, brick fences and blackbirds
Let me introduce them...well the pumpkins at least.  
 This one is a girl with her umbrella and fan.
This is the smart one of the group.
 My farmer with his pitchfork....not too happy, it must have been a bad year farmin'.
My baseball player with his bat.
 There is always one joker in the group.  Don't ya love those curls? 
 This one loves to eat....not pumpkin but popcorn.
The school boy with his backpack.
and what pumpkin patch would be complete without a cowboy and his rope,
and of course a mustache.

Happy Halloween!!

Thanks for visiting my part of the country, 

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Ceremony

 Here is my son Kyler, the brides brother, he played all the music for the ceremony.
It was a proud moment for me to have her brother play the music for his sister to walk in to.
He was extremely nervous because he wanted it to be perfect for her special day.
(side note:  got his guitar strap for him when he started playing many years ago)
 Two proud men gave her away...
My husband, her stepdad, Randy (on her right) and her dad, Byron (on her left),
and in the middle......a beautiful bride.
I think my husband was more nervous than Kayla was.
 He was so honored to walk her down the isle...
He is a bit proud of her to say the least.
 Poor Macy....
he stumbled a little with his words and his bride had so much sympathy for him....NOT
she thought it was funny.
Communion and prayer.
I love this photo.
Mr. & Mrs.

It was a beautiful and meaningful ceremony,
well, that's my opinion and I'm sure I'm not the least bit prejudice.

Thanks for sharing the ceremony with us in our part of the country,

Friday, October 26, 2012

It's all in the Timing...

Sorry for this one...

Nothing else to say

Thanks for visiting my part of the country,

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Homemade Noodles....Grandma's style BEAUTIFUL Grandma.  
She didn't want to put her leg up on the wagon wheel, or put her hand on her hip...
She did it and started laughing....I love this picture of her, it was taken a couple of years ago.
 First (OK Second, I can't count) I need to give credit to my Grandma Frances for her recipe.   She got the recipe from her mother-in-law, so I'm not sure how old her recipe is, but Grandma is 93 years young.  
 Years ago I lost my Mom and she had a recipe (in her head) and I never took the time to get it.  I was not going to let that happen again, so one day I had my Grandma Frances make her famous noodles with me.....I'm so glad I did.   
Our family loves these.....they are the perfect comfort food.
 I use 4 whole eggs, but use to your liking.  She measures her water according to how many eggs she uses.  Use 1/2 of the egg shell of water, for each egg used.  
I hope that is clear....for 1 egg put in  1/2 egg shell of water.
for 4 eggs add four 1/2 egg shells of water.
Maybe they didn't have measuring spoons way back, but this is how my grandma taught me, 
so it has to be right.  

 Grandma never measures any of this, so when I made them with her, I (kind of ) measured her portions out.  For the oil she added about 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil.
 Some yellow food coloring.
 Mix together.
 Gradually add about 3 cups (or more) of sifted flour.
 Add flour until you can "knead" the dough. 
 Divide dough into 4 parts.   Put the dough not being used immediately back in a bowl and cover with a towel, so it will not dry out. 
Flatten out the ball of dough and start flexing those muscles, 
you are about to go to work.
 Roll from the center out......roll some more....more...more, keeping the work surface and rolling pin well floured so the dough won't stick.
We like ours thin.  This is about how big I rolled each ball out.
Thin enough the edges will look a little dry.
 Not a perfect circle (Grandma's always was)  but it still works.
 Now take the "pancake" and roll it up on a rolling pin to help transfer it onto paper to dry.
I let it dry until it will cut without sticking together too much.  For me this was about 2 hours.
 Then fold one of the circles in half,
then in half again.
 Then I just start cutting...we like ours very thin.....the thinner the better.
 Now just "sprinkle" them back over the paper they were drying out on, 
being sure to get all the noodles separated.
Now just let them dry (I dry mine out overnight).  Then I just put them in an airtight container and put them in the freezer.  They are GREAT for chicken noodle soup. 
 I like to have them in the freezer at all times so I can take them to a friend anytime they need a little "comfort food".

Thanks for visiting my Grandma's part of the country,
(Love you Grandma)

Monday, October 22, 2012

I'm a copy cat...

 I love pinterest.  I might  am be addicted to it. 
 How simple is this?  
If only I could think of this on my own....

Simple and yet I love it. 

Thanks for visiting my part of the country,

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The First Look......

 This is Macy waiting for his first look at his bride, my daughter....Kayla.
She was a beautiful and very happy bride.
I think she looks so happy here.
 I had to show you the bridal party first like show you they can be serious.
 This is their fun side....their wishful side......SUPER HERIOS 
OH, My what a big Rock you have Macy.
I told you I had to show you their serious side first.
My son Kyler with his sister (Kayla) and wife (Sarah).
More wedding pictures to come,

Thanks for visiting my part of the country,

Monday, October 15, 2012

What a Beauty

I had been seeing a large bird out my window at night, or at least I thought that is what I was seeing.
Look at that beak....I'm guessing he would like my smallest dog for a snack.
I don't know birds, if anyone does, help me...I just know I think he is puurrrrrty.
He was just perched up on my bird house, he would have never fit in the holes, 
he would have needed the entire house.

Thanks for visiting my feathered part of the country,

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fall Paper Crafts..

Fall is....candy, trick-or-treat, pilgrims and turkey.
  I made these pumpkins last year for fall.  
Different size circles or ovals glued together and then I used paper bag and glue for the stem.

I made the pumpkin pie as well.  All out of paper, some bows and just stamped the sentiment on the end of the crusts.

Thanks for visiting my part of the country,