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Ginger Snaps

Recently, we have been reading the Famous Five series again by Enid Blyton (British author). I read them to Michelle and Michael a LONG time ago, again to Daniel several years ago and now Caleb is in to them. I read them as a child and thus have the original series of 21 books. Last week the Famous Five were enjoying ginger biscuits (cookies) and that got me craving some of our own! Not being able to find... read more

Cows in the road!

As we neared the farm where we go to pick up our weekly milk today there were another farmer’s herd of milk cows who had escaped. Our milk comes from pampered Jersey cows. It is very evident that they are extremely well cared for. Talk about looking sleek, unlike these naughty girls. Hope your week has been a good one. Richard and I are exhausted as is Daniel but it’s a good tired.... read more

Dehydrated peaches

It’s that time of year again when a LOT of fruit is ripening. Jessie (daughter-in-law) and I have been “lamenting” this week on the fact that we do not have access to free fruit this year. Last year, whilst in Idaho, we were blessed with SO many apples, pears, plums and elderberries she was kept busy for weeks sorting it all and our dehydrator ran constantly for a LONG time. (Due to... read more

Fantastic Caverns, Springfield, MO

8 photos in this post.   Today we had to go to Springfield for an appointment so decided to make a day of it, first by taking the kids to lunch and then, following our appointment, visiting Fantastic Caverns for the first time. So glad we did! Having seen the advertisements for years it was just one of those things we had never got around to doing. I’m sure you know that feeling well…. Several... read more

Guy Penrod closed out Southern Gospel Picnic

Changing things up this year, Guy Penrod was the artist/singer that closed out Silver Dollar City’s Southern Gospel Picnic last Monday. We did not go out there as much as we have done in the past this year not because we didn’t want to but just a lot of other stuff going on. HOWEVER we made sure we did not miss the last two evenings. (Jeff and Sheri Easter were there on Sunday evening.) Guy... read more

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