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September 2013

in Blog, Recipes, Recipes and Cooking

Grandma’s Pancakes

I struggle with creativity for healthy breakfast meals, but you can’t go wrong with pancakes if you’re shooting for breakfast happiness. Here’s a recipe I like: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 1/4 cups milk 1 egg 3 tablespoons butter, melted Directions In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop…

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in Blog, Recipes and Cooking, Uncategorized

Grandma's Pancakes

I struggle with creativity for healthy breakfast meals, but you can’t go wrong with pancakes if you’re shooting for breakfast happiness. Here’s a recipe I like: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 1/4 cups milk 1 egg 3 tablespoons butter, melted Directions In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop…

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in Farming, Gardening

First Day of Fall

Yesterday was the first day of fall and boy could you tell.  Today even more.  The wind is blowing and it’s chilly.  Last night I even wore a sweater.  In the desert the weather changes abruptly.  September 20th it was hot and sunny.  Fall hits and it’s cold…well and still sunny because the desert is almost always sunny.  We enjoy clouds and rain and gloominess just to have something different. The plants in the garden is sighing a big relief just as I am.  This summer was a summer from hell.  I literally.  I mean satan is the only one…

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in Farmlife

The bad side of Farming

People tend to romanticize farming. But there is as much romance as there is pain in farming. You are a slave to the land and its needs. Most of the time you’re happy about this, but the days when you want to go to the beach or catch a movie or sleep in you suddenly realize that you are not self-employed. The self-employed can make their own schedule. Your schedule is dictated by the farm. There is also no pretending when you’re farming. You have to deal with the realities in life that other people can pretend aren’t there. You…

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in Farmlife

Farming is like a cult

Today began with a farm tour to a nice fellow who was interested in starting a garden to feed his family. I like hearing about new people wanting to get into farming. I’m like a cult leader loving each time a new member joins. And farming really is like a cult. All your family and friends are concerned for you. They don’t understand this new obsession you have or why you’re suddenly spending so many hours surfing the net looking at things like the most effective way to manage excessive animal poo or how to stab a cow properly if…

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in Farming with horses, Horse riding, Livestock

Horse farming at Prophetstown

I have decided that the farmers who switched from horses to tractors, who sold their animals for dog food in exchange for loud, smelly, irritating and expensive machinery were idiots.  Well meaning idiots, but still idiots.  Farming with horses was the most enjoyable experience I’ve had in a long time and I never want to go back to using mechanical farm equipment. Ok, granted there are some limitations to farming with horses.  You have to do a bit of training, you can’t just jump on and turn the key, they have a mind of their own and sometimes don’t do…

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in Farming with horses, Horse riding, Livestock

Journey to farming with horses

I must be really stressed out because, over what should be little stresses, I am getting a cramped shoulder and a stitch in my side. Of course problems getting to your airplane on time aren’t exactly little stresses so maybe I should give myself credit. My flight leaves at 6:15 and here I am in the shuttle at 5:25. Fortunately it’s a domestic flight or I might as well give up. As it is I will probably be running through the airport which is what I got up extra early to avoid. But the shuttle didn’t come for a half…

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