I wish it looked this clean every day but then, if it did, that probably means I’m not getting any work done.
I must give these a try--the perfect marriage, it seems to me,
between biscuits and potato pancakes.
If I had known it was this easy, I’d have been doing this all along. Click the picture or the link below to find out how to put these ingredients to use thanks to Suzanne McMinn at Chickens in the Road, Farm Bell Recipes.
Servings: 12 (or the size you make them)
Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 1 min per tortilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening or lard
1 cup milk
via Flour Tortillas – Thick & Chewy | Farm Bell Recipes.
Sophie is my two-year-old Papillon mix anti-depressant. In the photo above, we have stopped along our walk to just sit in the grass. She loves to just sit and sniff the smells in the air and watch the action around her. She is so happy all the time, it’s impossible to be in a bad mood.
In the video below, we are at the dog park playing with some of her friends. The Shih Tzu is one of her favorites, Gizmo, and the brown puppy is a new friend they are just getting to know.
One of my many weaknesses and one reason why I will never again weigh what I did when I was 20. The Maple Springs Farm site has lots of reasons to not start your diet today.
I found this wonderful website about country living I wanted to share. There is so much goodness to read here, that I’m afraid it’s going to be a long while before I can drag myself off to bed, but I wanted to call your attention to this post Author Suzanne McMinn writes about why she chose to move to small town West Virginia.
It reminds me of the best things about country living. Click through the link below to explore more country goodness.
My kids eat sandwiches sitting in apple trees. They jump fully clothed in the river if they want to. They skate on frozen creeks and they know how to pick a hoe out of the shed. They know what a low-water bridge is, and how to set a turtle trap. We don’t worry about burglars at night but raccoons. They eat corn on the cob and know they planted the seed.
via The Slanted Little House | Chickens in the Road.
Now that Chasing Nightmares is done and available to purchase in ebook or paperback, I need to get writing on my next project: the first book in my new cozy mystery series, Coffman Country Cozies. Here’s a tidbit of what I have planned.
A Bull By The Horns
Artists and Writers and Murderers, Oh My! You thought living in the country was boring? Then you haven’t read a Coffman Cozy mystery yet.
Somewhere in farm country USA · www.debdonahue.wix.com/coffmancozies
Murder mysteries solved by mystery writers are boring. Mystery writers who are murder suspects—much more interesting. Especially if a poet, composer, artist and irascible old farmer have just as much motive and are equally annoying.
A Bull by the Horns is the first novel in the Coffman’s Country Art Colony series. Protagonist Carina Coffman has worked hard to fulfill her grandmother’s dream of turning the family farm into an artist’s retreat. She thought the only obstacles she had left to deal with were a disgruntled neighbor unhappy with her new venture, and training Larry the goat to stop head-butting his companions Curley and Moe. When one of her guests ends up impaled by the longhorn of Ferdinand the taxidermied bull, however, she has her work cut out for her.
The cover pic for Chasing Nightmares is actually from a photo I took myself. The moon was full and bright and I was experimenting with the camera on my new smart phone. I can just imagine Hector lurking somewhere in the shadows, can’t you?