Monday, December 28, 2009


All Packed and ready to go! Yes, We are moving! No, not the farm but the blog. I will be changing some things over the next few days and plan to be ready to reveal the new site by the new year.
It's so Exciting.........come back soon!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Carrot Cake for Christmas

This is the most wonderful recipe that a friend recently shared with me and I just had to try it. Thought you might be interested in it also. It is so moist. (sorry no pictures)

Carrot Cake

4 Eggs

2 C Sugar

1 ½ C oil

3 C carrots – grated

2 C Self Rising Flour – divided( 1 ¾ & ¼)

2 tsp Cinnamon

½ tsp salt

1 C Pecans – chopped

Preheat oven to 350

Prepare 3 - 9” round baking pans with bake ease product (non-stick spray w/ flour in it)

Beat eggs, sugar and oil at med speed for 1 min.

Sift together 1 ¾ C flour with cinnamon & salt.

Toss carrots in flour mixture and beat 2 minute or until smooth.

Coat pecans in remaining ¼ C flour and fold into batter until well mixed.

Pour into pans and bake for 25 minutes or until done.

Cool in pans for at least 5 – 10 minutes, remove and cont. cooling on rack (spray parchment paper for cooling and lay cakes top up for best icing results)

Cream Cheese Frosting

1-8 oz cream cheese

½ stick butter – softened

2 tsp vanilla

4 C powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy.

Gradually add in sugar beating until smooth

Mix in vanilla

Spread thin layer between each layer as you stack the cakes.

Ice entire cake with remaining icing.

Mischeivous Kitty Cats

Busted! Marie has been a present inspector for many years now. She likes to make little holes in the paper and check out the contents to make sure it is safe for the recipient. I even caught her drinking the water from the tree stand. She tried to assure me she was just checking the water level, but I have my suspicions.

Here she is playing party girl after all the gifts were opened.
Maybe a little too much "tree water"

Wow, Christmas can be Exhausting!

Merry Christmas from our Family to yours!
Have a Blessed CHRISTmas

Monday, December 21, 2009

Bailey's Best Christmas EVER!

This Christmas all of Bailey's dreams came true! She has wanted a horse for a long time and for Christmas this year she finally got one! She has been working with horses at a friend's house and they surprised her with this sweet little filly, Butterscotch. She was even gift wrapped with red garland and a bow! Thanks Mr. Ken & Mrs. Qishon! We love both of your families and are so grateful!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Cookies

Keith & I left for a Sunday School Christmas party and when we came home this is what we found. Apparently Bailey was bored and made over 200 cookies for Christmas. She said that these are not all of them, her brother ate several before she took this picture.
Things have been so busy around here lately that I just haven't gotten around to doing this but wanted to make some for gifts. She even washed all the dishes and cleaned the house. Thanks Bailey, we love you. You are such a Blessing to our Family!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Birth on the Farm

We have babies! We always love to have babies and this time we were privileged enough to see them come into the world. When we saw the mommies starting to pull their fur to make warm beds for their newborns we grabbed the video camera and waited. I don't want to post the video in fear some might not be able to handle that much nature. ;o)

"As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked" Ecclesiastes 5:15

Proud mother of the two enjoying a little clover treat

13 days later - so adorable, just starting to open their eyes
(egg baskets are good for more than just eggs)

This is a different litter, 3 of which died. We don't know why exactly but this mother has had previous babies die. We are so glad she had two little miracles make it!