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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Farm Diary # 3


Hello dear ladies.. 
Another little farm diary post for you.. 
Terry and I went out to the farm yesterday and as we neared the lane we noticed we had a couple of visitors..

I think they just dropped in for a quick lunch... grin.. 
This is the first time we have noticed any of these beautiful Canadian Geese around the farm.. 

We were a bit late arriving and there was so much to do..


I noticed the Trilliums that I picked on our drive on Saturday are still alive and well.. smile.. 
Thank you for all the sweet comments on my last post about the drive.. 
Love having you girls comment on the Face Book page, too.. 

One of the first things I did was to water my plants.. 

Each time we go I try to take a couple.. 

Usually when we go to the cottage for the summer I just put most of them on the back step where it is shady and just let the rain look after them.. 
This year since we will be at the farm I think I just want to have some around, I guess.. 
I still need to take my Pregnant Onion, Prayer Plant and Star of Bethlehem as they are my faves .. 
I will wait though until we get back from Newfoundland to take them.. 

Terry mowed the lawn for the first time this season.. 
Lots of dandelions, eh?  

I have been wanting to change the curtains in the kitchen for some time and finally accomplished that little task.. 

Hard to see but they are just the lace ones that I bought when we did the PEI yard sale last summer.. 

They were only two dollars.. 

I have so many things I want to do to this kitchen but it will have to wait until we get more important things finished first.. 

Like herb beds, garden, pens for the birds, the front stoop fixed and such.. 
All in good time, I am sure.. 

Terry ordered this up for lunch from the Farm House Kitchen.. 

He bought the broccoli especially you know.. 
Lemon Broccoli Pasta... 
I have posted this several times as it is one that he actually requests and our grandsons love it.. 
Normally, he just wants whatever I cook.. 
So he says, anyway.. 

Find recipe HERE..

Looking out the windows you can see how much greener and lovely it is getting here in the Maritimes... 

A ways to go yet, of course.. 
The maples have not come out in full leaves yet or the oak and so on.. 

This is a little chair seat cover I bought at the Thrift for the rocking chair.. 


Someone had hooked it and never used it.. 
I think it may have been meant to hang but I find it comfy to sit on.. 

Before and after lunch I worked at cleaning out and sorting lots of stuff that was stored in the little front entry way.. It is like a little wee porch... It has two windows and two doors.. 
I have requested from our sons that they put me in a wood screen door for the Summer.. 
I still didn't get the curtain rods but the vintage valances will be going there.. Soon.. 

Anyway.... 
When that was finished I made up a pan of squares as I was looking for my Mom and Step Father to come for a visit.. 

Another rhubarb recipe.. 
Rhubarb Dream Bars..

I found it here on the web and just wrote it down ... 
Sort of .. grin.. 
INGREDIENTS
Crust
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter
Filling
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups diced rhubarb
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line the bottom of an 8x8" pan with parchment bringing it up the sides so that it will be easy to remove the squares after. Whirl the crust ingredients in a food processor and then press into the prepared pan. Bake for 15 min., crust will still remain very pale in color.
  2. While crust is baking mix together eggs, sugar, flour and salt and whisk well. Stir in rhubarb. Pour onto the hot crust and continue to bake for 40-45min.
  3. Let the bars cool and remove with the parchment paper. Cut into squares.

Let's just say that I am not making them again... 

They were just too stinking good... 
Terry ate almost half a pan at once.... 
We just don't need that kind of heaven.. grin.. 

After Supper we headed home ... 

The sun is going down and once again I am tired... 
This poor old gal just ain't what she used to be.. 

Today we had a town day and tomorrow, Lord willing, we are headed to St. Martins to get the cottage hooked up and the yard cleaned and mowed.. 
All in a day's work but it is the kind we enjoy.. 
Can't wait to see the Bay of Fundy and find out if it missed me.. 

Thank you so much for your loyalty dear friends in coming here and reading my rants and raves.. 

Blogger is giving me stitches by not putting my post in the RSSfeed.. 
It doesn't show up in Reader for almost a day... 
Then tonight I could not load up my photos for awhile.. 

Anyway... 
Whatever.. 
You will see it when you see it, I guess.. 
God bless you sweet girls.. 
xo




24 comments:

  1. Lovely post, it seems you two are gat abouts for awhile now, grin!
    Everything is greening up so prettily.
    I love your cottage, home, and esp. your old farm house.
    It reads like a Glyds Tabor book, I am so enjoying your journeys!
    Hugs and blessings!

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  2. Faye.....love your posts and pictures always........but I have never heard of a pregnant onion plant, can you give more information on that. Till next post....
    Cheryl (Fton)

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  3. Hi dear Faye.....What a great post!!!!!! I just love reading everything you write. I tell you....you must write a book! Anyways, may I ask? What does "pens for the birds" mean? Chickens, peacocks or homing pigeons? I can not figure that out!!!! Love this post!!!!

    L...
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  4. Hi Faye, I am still chuckling about your last post. I have had the same experience with Doug and it took me awhile to calm down not to mention get rid of a bad headache. I love your idea of summer at the farm but I am totally envious of your chickens. I have wanted them for so long but with going to the Island in the summer it would just not work. Someday..... think I will have to try those rhubarb squares. I have been craving some rhubarb and mine is ready. Take care friend.

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  5. Lovely Faye! I have a recipe like that too but with a can of thick cream in the filling. Divine, I could eat the whole pan too!

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  6. Hi Faye love your post as they help take me back to a less stressful time in my mind. Your farm, your home, and your cottage all seem laid back and at the same time busy, but like my grandmother's place always was. Looks like another great recipe that I will have to try very soon! Can't wait to see and read about all your "birds"! What in the world is a pregnant onion plant?????? Sounds very interesting!!! Have a great weekend! Linda

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  7. Hi Faye love your post as they help take me back to a less stressful time in my mind. Your farm, your home, and your cottage all seem laid back and at the same time busy, but like my grandmother's place always was. Looks like another great recipe that I will have to try very soon! Can't wait to see and read about all your "birds"! What in the world is a pregnant onion plant?????? Sounds very interesting!!! Have a great weekend! Linda

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  8. i enjoyed your gentle post, just what I needed after a really busy couple of days (weeks?). I saw a star of Bethlehem plant for the first time this week. It rather took my hubby's eye so I shouldn't be surprised if we end up with one before too long. The rhubarb square looks delicious, I might need to try it. Have a lovely weekend.

    Diana

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  9. Oh, sweet Faye, I am sure the Bay of Fundy misses you, smiles. Our landlady yesterday evening bought down Rhubarb pie, ohhhh it was so good...I usually don't eat Rhubarb...Have a safe trip...thank you for the smiles.

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  10. Faye, we used to grow rhubarb here but haven't for a number of years. I have given up sugar so I think it would be too tart without it. You always make your cooking look so delicious ;-)

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  11. I am enjoying your trips to the farm posts a lot. You know I love the countryside and even though I live in the country its not the same as in an old farmhouse - different eyes and perspective. I hope you have a good trip to St. Martins. Hugs. Pam

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  12. I LOVE rhubarb and grow some in my garden, I will certainly be trying the recipe you shared today. You are certainly blessed to be able to spend the summer at the farm, wonderful.

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  13. When we go to our house at the lake I always wonder if the lake missed me. I get that. :) More like I missed it!

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  14. Faye, I've never heard of a pregnant onion. I will have to google it! And I've never eaten rhubarb either. I have a lot to learn! ♥

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  15. Hi Faye, you have so much energy and so many ideas. Rhubarb squares look delicious and I may need to try it when I find some rhubarb.

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  16. Hi Faye, you have so much energy and so many ideas. Rhubarb squares look delicious and I may need to try it when I find some rhubarb.

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  17. Hi Faye. The scenery is beautiful there. I love both recipes, the pasta and rhubarb dream squares. I will make them. I enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing. Thelma.

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  18. Everything is looking great, that recipe sounds good, may have to try it when our kids come home. Have a good time on your trip

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  19. Love, Love, Love, all the beautiful pictures of the farm! It is almost like I can see myself sitting there looking out the window. God has blessed you and your husband to be able to do all that work. How wonderful! I may try your recipe on the rhubarb. I make a strawberry/rhubarb pie that my husband and sons love. It is one of my faves too. Didn't have time to comment on your recent Road Trip through uncharted territory but it sure brought back memories. Back in 1999, we were down south in MS on our vacation to see my parents. My parents had retired in IL and had moved back south. They lived in town but had an old farm that they shared with brothers and sisters. Anyway whenever I was down I would always take my father for a ride back into the country to the old farm and up to an old church and cemetery that was where all his family had been laid to rest. As we were leaving he was instructing me where to drive and after a little bit I became a little apprehensive. I said, "Daddy, we are going along in the woods and I am not on a road." Trees all around me. He said, "well, this used to be a road when I was a kid." I started to back up and I was so happy when I returned to the main road. My father thought afterwards it probably wasn't the best idea to try and go through the woods where the old road used to go. I understood how you felt on your ride into the woods. lol Hope you have a wonderful time in Newfoundland. We have some dear friends that live there and we would meet them in Florida every year when we were down in Feb.

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    1. Such a sweet story, Delores...I expect you have a lot of roads like that in Alaska... giggle... Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet note.. xo

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    2. Such a sweet story, Delores...I expect you have a lot of roads like that in Alaska... giggle... Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet note.. xo

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  20. Oh we live rhubarb and have it aplenty. I can't wait to have a go at that recipe. Xx

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  21. I found your blog a few weeks ago and was sad to be done reading all the back posts. I love your posts: the writing, the photos and the things you write about. Canada looks so beautiful and I told my husband someday we need to make a trip to the eastern part of Canada (a mere 24 hours drive)! Nice to dream. Hope you enjoy your summer at the cottage this year!

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    1. Hello ... I just wanted to thank you for your sweet comment and the fact that you read ALL of my back posts.. That has happened before but not often and I am always happy to hear about it.. I remember doing the same for a blog or so that I have found so am blessed that you enjoyed them.. I tried to email you but there is none available.. Hope you see this reply.. God bless and I hope you do come to Canada someday.. Let me know.. smile.. xo

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