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Old 01-22-2013, 04:37 AM   #556
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So glad ya'll are peeking in...

It's a bloody cold morning here on the mountain..

It's 9* outside
But a toasty 78* here in the house...

It funny it was 12* when I got up at 5 am..
The temp has been dropping like a rock since
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:04 AM   #557
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Thanks. I always loved horses even though I never owned one. I SHOULD A BEEN A COWBOY :) I was just curious at somebody with a pasture full of horses and a barn full of bikes...and a tractor too! got to be real hard to decide what to ride that day :)
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:08 AM   #558
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LOL ... And we work with quads every day too...

Both HB and I have been with horses our whole lives...

But now I do admint that we ride the the Steel Horses way more...
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:44 AM   #559
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Christmas And NewYears.. At the farm...

I thought I would combine both Christmas and NewYears together
in this posting....

We had a quiet Christmas..



Christmas eve we spent with Charlie and Jackie and the family...
They had a most wonderful Xmas supper..
Some of the best Homemade lump crab cakes ,I have ever had..
Then they also had smoked a ham and a Smoked Turkey .. I don't know how they were .. But Everyone sure did rave about them....

ScooterCat was looking for her gifts from SantaKitteh.



She said she was a good Kitteh all year ...
Where's my stuff.. But she didn't know it was still to early..



While Scootercat was sound a sleep dreaming of catnip toys and mice..
SantaKitteh had come ...You can see the 2 white tiny packages at the base..



She was so excited on Christmas morning .. As SantaKitteh had come and did remember that she was such a good little girl...



She opened her gift with glee...By the warmth of the stove...



We all had a grand Christmas....

Happy 2013 !!! Can you believe it !!!
NewYears We stayed home....
I did make a nice Baklava..



Wow was it tasty and so easy to make...



NewsYears day also brought us a very cool visitor to the bird feeders..
And this fine bird has been coming by every few days now...

Can you see it ?? I know it's not the best of photos..
It's a Pileated Woodpecker.. They sure are the Grandest of the Woodpeckers...



Stay tuned for ..

Winter Storm Idgo...
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:23 PM   #560
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Winter Storm Idgo

Well with the chores done ..
And it being so dang frigid out.. I was able to do this last storm ...
So now I'm all caught up... Hmm maybe I can work on a retro RR now

For a week the weather folks talked about the winter storm Idgo..
I still don’t know why they need to name winter storms…
It has to be somebody’s brain fart of an idea…

Well the storm hit almost on time .. It was 2 hours late…
But when it came WOW .. It was dropping snow at a rate of 1”-2” per hour !!
But it did slow up some..

By night fall we had at least 6 inches..



It was a very wet and heavy snow …We lost the phone line first.. Then the power went out next..
I did have to use the emergency phone to call in the phone being out …
I really don’t like the NEW and improved automated systems they have…
As it doesn’t recognizes a tracphone’s touch pad.. WAPITA that was…But I got through finally ..
To someone in India !! Yeah like they know what’s going on in VA.!!!

I had just finished prepping supper (Veggie Chili) So I stuck it on the woodstove to finishing heating up…



We lost 4 big limbs on the long needle pine out front



Mother Nature sure does a poorass job of tree trimming. At least no fences where damaged..



We got 12 inches of snow…



At least the Spruce tree was spared…



HB made a few passes with the snow blower first… But it kept jamming with the wet snow..



Snow always makes everything look so pristine..



The horses made tracks in the snow… We had already put round bales out the day before..



HB then switched to the quad and plow…I stopped to say hi to Annie …



WOW a little sun and the plowed driveway… All the snow melted very nicely …



We regained power the next day.. Our back up did one bang up job.Hey it's a HONDA .. It ran all night..
From Thursday 5:05 pm till Friday 11:30 am.. And only used 4.5 Gals…. Not bad for 18+ hours…

The Phone line.. Oh this is the kicker only OUR line went out... Isn’t that always the way…
That just got fixed on Monday….So we are fully back up and running here on the mountain…

I hope ya'll enjoy checking in on a whole different life then what some have ..
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:24 PM   #561
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Pretty enough to be a postcard.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:41 PM   #562
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Thanks Mark....

I should have cleaned it up.. Like take out the wires and pole...

Edit:

Here I just cleaned it up...

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Old 01-22-2013, 04:28 PM   #563
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I like my pics of your driveway better.






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Old 01-22-2013, 05:40 PM   #564
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That's wild .. It's almost the same shot
How wild !!!

Thanks Kevin for stopping in ..
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:55 AM   #565
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I have had people ask for the Baklava recipe..

Baklava .....

1 - 9x13 inch dish

1 pound chopped mixed nuts (I uses all kinds)

1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough (Can be found in freezer area)

1 cup butter, melted

1 cup raw sugar

1 cup water

1/2 cup honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Toss together cinnamon and nuts.

Unroll phyllo and cut whole stack in half to fit the dish. Cover phyllo with a damp cloth while assembling the baklava, to keep it from drying out.

Place two sheets of phyllo in the bottom of the prepared dish. Brush generously with butter. Sprinkle 2 to 3 tablespoons of the nut mixture on top. Repeat layers until all ingredients are used, ending with about 6 sheets of phyllo. Using a sharp knife, cut baklava (all the way through to the bottom of the dish) into four long rows, then (nine times) diagonally to make 36 diamond shapes.

Bake in preheated oven 50 minutes, until golden and crisp.

While baklava is baking, combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Stir in honey, vanilla and lemon zest, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

Remove the baklava from the oven and immediately spoon the syrup over it. Let cool completely before serving. Store uncovered.


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How fresh would they be if you sent me 10 pounds of them via post office regular ground vs UPS ?
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Great pix LD...... That's it, I'm moving in with the bears on your farm.

Thanks for the Hubcap photo. Nice to see him having fun!!!
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How fresh would they be if you sent me 10 pounds of them via post office regular ground vs UPS ?
I don't know ... But they are very easy to make...And fun .. Try it...

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Great pix LD...... That's it, I'm moving in with the bears on your farm.

Thanks for the Hubcap photo. Nice to see him having fun!!!

LOL... You can always visit... I thought you'd like a shot of him..
As you well know ,we see him at least 4 or more times a year...
He always has a blast..
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Last week while we had ice dripping from the trees..



I was fooling around with colouring cakes...
And shape .. It was a Square cake ,Sorry no pic of that..
Here have a taste..



Each layer from Bottom to top....
Blackheart Cherry jam..
Apricot jam
Pineapple topping ..
Yes all the stuff I make and can each year...
The frosting was Black butter cream that was kinda of a fail..
It came out as Dark Purple But it was tasty..



I left the cat to fold the laundry..



I checked on her an hour later .. She didn't get very far..
But I think she might have moved a little ..



Yesterday I made Homemade Milkyway candy bars,, Fun size..
All from scratch....



Yeah yeah I know you can run down to the store and buy them..
But hey these things are Awesome !!
And NOT as sweet as store ones..
But I'll admit they are a royal PITA ...
Well worth it...



The day before yesterday I made my own version of Peco Flake candy..
I used Pecans & Almonds instead of Peanuts...
It's kind of like a brittle...



Today is SuperBowl Sunday.. And That's why the candies..
HB wanted some candy he asked if I would make something and well ,of course I made him It's what I do...

Today I'll make Pizza and I have homemade Poppers in the deep freeze, that I made last year...

I just hope it's a good hard knocking game

And I'll end this with a cool sunset.. From a few weeks ago..
Sorry it's a tad fuzzy..
I think the batteries were kind of weak for the cold...

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:35 AM   #570
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I'd be 300lbs if I lived near you.



Nice work on the candy bars.
Was that HB's birthday cake?
He's a lucky fella.

Nice sunset!
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