Happy Weekend, everyone..
We are having a lovely cool sunny one here in New Brunswick..
Terry and I went for a little drive up to our old farm a couple of days ago just to check on the place as it was so cold and he wanted to make sure the heat was still going..
The drive there is very beautiful and part of it is along the brook which is where the place gets it's name..
It was still flowing which surprised me as it was so cold..
What a lovely shade of green, eh?
I could not even begin to get a photo of how beautiful it was..
This was actually almost like a small falls but I could not capture it with my camera..
Just imagine this old brook has run here for hundreds of years, probably..
I remember my uncle telling me that his Papa had moved to Prosser Brook and built the farm in 1907..
We checked everything out and Terry made a fire while I read since we were not staying..
Soon we headed home but stopped on our way at bee keepers who lives in a house which is tucked into a hollow...
Terry goes up to the door to knock and left the car door wide open..
Ok.... I am thinking ...
He will only be a minute..
A lady comes to the door and tries her best to hold two big German Shepherds in the house..
One of them gets out and starts barking ...
OK... the door is still wide open..
They are going to come out here and get right into the car, I am thinking..
A man now comes to the door and tells Terry to come in out of the cold and he pushes the two dogs out and closes the house door..
The dogs look around and decide to come over and check out the car..
Ok... the door is still open..
They don't really stop but go back to the house and wait for them to open the door again..
Well... that is good...
It is one of the coldest days we have had and my car door is still open..
I know .. I know..
Just reach over and close it..
I take off my seatbelt and kind of quietly lean over to try to reach the door and yes the dogs hear me and come to the car door and both of them try to get in at the same time and barking at me..
With huge teeth only about a foot from my face...
Yup... just like I pictured it....
Lord help me..
Get out.. get out... I am saying.. sort of..
Then the lady comes running out and pushing at them to get them out and she is wiping off Terry's seat and apologizing..
She doesn't think they would hurt me..
No... No... that is ok....
I am fine .. no really.... I am fine..
My feet are numb and I might be literally shaking with terror but no...
I am fine..
Out comes the dear man with a large bottle of honey...
Oh honey.. are you ok?????
I am fine.. no really.. I am fine..
Gotta love him..
When we got back I made this for his supper..
Honey Glazed Ribs... grin..
Some fried rice, egg rolls and our homemade dill pickles..
I love dill pickles with rice..
I do not know why..
I was making bread..
It turned out lovely and is so good..
We won't have it often but it was good until the last bite, believe me..
Michelle asked me if our flour is the same as the USA and the all purpose flour is the same..
As far as I know, anyway..
This is the bag that a Christmas present from our daughter came in..
The present was big and the bag ended up ripping..
I always recycle my bags so I couldn't bear to throw this one out..
Recycle, reuse and relove is my motto..
So while Terry was watching a movie (old cowboy ones) I cut the snowmen out..
Used my glue stick and pasted them onto a cereal box or such..
Cut them out and punched a hole in the top..
Tied a string for little hangers and then ran another piece of string through the loops..
A winter garland..
Now I have to find a place to hang it..
Winter around here is for another 3 months abouts...
I am working on my felted bed skirt..
I bought a beautiful red coat at the thrift store...
When we were at the farm I found this old wool blanket and cut it up..
Terry brought up my big canning pot and into the boiling water they went.
First the red then when they were boiled I changed the water and did the white one...
While the white one boiled I put the red pieces into the washer and washed them more in hot water and then rinsed in cold and spun them out..
Placed them all on a rack in the guest bathroom to dry..
Next week, Lord willing, I will tell you the rest of the story... grin.
And here is a pretty poor pic of my finished valance..
The colors are much prettier..
But you get the drift, eh?
Quite a few girls commented on the gingerbread spoons on my last post..
They are wonderful dipped in tea or coffee and very easy to make..
(Or so my friend Dawn was telling me) heehee..
Here is the link for the recipe right Here..
To make the cookies you just roll out as usual..
Place a spoon face side up and with a sharp knife (you may have to try a couple to find the one that works the best) and cut around it..
Using a frosting spatula or long thin one put each cookie on a sheet..
I then just pressed the spoon area down with my finger and put about a half of a teaspoon of turbinado sugar on top..
I bought the sugar at the bulk barn and use it for my cider mix and such..
So, dear girls that is all for tonight..
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Looking forward to worshipping our God with some dear folks..
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