Need A Funny Caption

What's your caption for this week?

Last Week:

'whadya mean it's almost christmas?!
how did we miss easter?!'

That was where I was going with the pic Tex :-)

This week's caption is by TexWisGirl over at:
She's got a picture of her nonagon house and the
pond where she gets all of her gorgeous bird pics up today.
Go check out her blog! 

Other captions were:

They look like they get their hare done at the same place.
By Patrice over at: Everyday Ruralty

"You KNOW you want to pet us!!"
By Candy C. over at: Lazy J Bar C Farm

                         I can just about see over the top! How 'bout you?
                  By Carol Pack Urban over at: Sometimes Mindless Ramblings

                                   "Simon Says...two paws up..."
                By Dicky Bird over at: Dicky Bird's Nest & Town Hall Trinkets

                           "Come doesn't look that high to me!
                  One good hop and we're out of here! On three.One,two..."
                                                  By Spiderjohn

     Thanks for playing everyone!  This is a picture of two of the angora bunnies born this summer.  They are now almost 6 months old...just about ready for their second shearing.  .....and yes, they would jump out of there in 2 seconds now :-)

.....dr momi



Gingerbread Fun

A Family Tradition

                                  They're getting better every year :-)
                                             Frosting Recipe Here

.....Grandma Jean


Need A Funny Caption

What's your caption for this week?

Last Week:

" I ran out of suck!"

Caption by Spiderjohn.
I would say that is exactly what happened John :-) !

Other captions were:

At least a child can't talk your head off this way!
by Patrice over at: Everyday Ruralty

Grandpa told him the fish will bite better if the bait is kept warm.

First, slurp. Then, burp!
by TexWisGirl over at: The Run *A* Round Ranch Report

"Now how am I supposed to get the rest of it in my mouth?!?"
by Candy C. over at: Lazy J Bar C Farm

I'm an alien!
by Sharon over at: Fitzgerald's Family Farm 

"Now that's Italian" 

"What flying spaghetti monster?
by anonymous

Thanks for playing everyone! 
This is a picture of my grandson Brayden. 
He has been featured on more than one "food" picture. 
He's such a ham.
It felt good to be back....I got to laugh all week :-)




Blessing of the Fishing Scarves

The view from our window.
(about two months ago)

     See the lake in the background?  It's where all the guys in our crew go ice fishing.  Now that deer hunting is over here in Wisconsin, all the guys thoughts are turned toward the lake freezing over.

The lake is trying hard....
        The dark blue part has no ice yet.  It's usually after the holidays before the ice is thick enough to walk on.

......and on to the story.

     I was knitting away on a scarf for myself (yes...I learned) one Sunday evening after the family supper.  This is how the conversation went....

6 yr. old grandson Ryan, "Grandma what are you making?"
                                        "A scarf."
                                        "For me?"
                                        "No this one is for me, would you like a scarf."
                                        "What colors would you like?"
                                        "Red and blue."
                                        "OK I'll get right on it."
      And that started an intense 3 weeks of making scarves for 10 grandchildren.  There was no way I could make one for Ryan and not the others.  I used up all the odds and ends yarn that I had made.
     Not being particularly experienced in knitting yet, I told the parents that these would be fishing scarves.  No one would look at what there were wearing on the lake :-).  In keeping with the theme, I put actual fishing lures (hooks removed) on the tassels of the scarves of the boys....they were so excited.  The girls scarves have fish beads on them. Yes....all the bigger kids go ice fishing.  They have a grand time fishing and playing with their cousins.
     So, tonight we had the "Blessing Of The Fishing Scarves", and the scarves were handed out to take home.

 Blessing Of The Fishing Scarves

As the Grandmother of these children I
bless these scarves in the Name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.  Jesus watch over these children
as they play and fish on the lake.  May a spirit of happiness
overtake them whenever they wear these scarves.
May they catch lots of big fish!
....And someday Lord, may they become fishers of men, just like St. Peter.

....well you try to get them all to smile
and look at the camera at the same time. :-)
They all really liked the scarves....even those
without a smile on the pic. :-)



Linked To: Homestead Barn Hop #90

.....dr momi


Homespun Scarf

My scarf of many colors, made with handspun yarn.
 Turned out cute I think.
Wearing it with a jeans jacket and cowboy boots :-)

.....dr momi


Need A Funny Caption

     Here we go....back at it.  It's been so long since the last pic let's just start new.

What's your caption for this week?

.....dr momi


Next Year's...

Next year's monarch butterfly food.
Next year's garden headache.

Next year's rooster.....a
white plymouth rock named Icy.

Next year's broccoli seeds.
(...and this winter's bunny treats)

Next year's arugula seeds.
(...and this winter's sprouts)

Next year's yarn competition in the making.

.....dr momi


Bunny Yarn

A small hank of 2-ply Miss B (angora rabbit)
and Tia Brown (llama).
A single ply ball of merino sheep wool and
dyed light pink Tara (angora rabbit).
And a single ply ball of novelty yarn from
shorter lengths of wool....Tara (angora rabbit) dyed with
grape kool-aid and Montego Bay (llama).
All spun on a drop spindle....too much fun :-)

.....dr momi


The Last of the Pico de Gallo

The last of the Pico de Gallo for the season.
I do believe I will make it my whole supper :-)
Here's the recipe.

.....dr momi


Homesteading Pics

Just out of the pressure canner.
More tomato sauce.
(the tomato plants have produced
like crazy this year!)

Mama banty hen hatched out 5 ducklings
for me. They l.o.v.e. her :-)

Living 30 years in the same spot,
I have never seen the trees start turning this early.

.....dr momi


Kid Quotes

After explaining the baby bunnies
were "periscoping" when they sat
on their back legs and raised themselves up,
they all quit doing it.
3 1/2 year old Gracie.....
"Grandma, why did all the bunnies quit spyglassing?

.....Grandma Jean

Heirloom Peas

One of the things I like to play around with, is saving
 seed from this years garden to plant in next years garden.
I planted a short row of heirloom peas
just for the seed this year.
I think every one of my adult kids came in with a handful
of fresh picked peas and said,
"Mom you forgot to pick your peas."

It is never hard to find someone to help
shuck the seed out when they are dry......
Kids and adults love the job :-)

Well dried and then stored in a ziplock bag
down in the cool basement.
Next can pick my peas for me kids!

.....dr momi

Total Cuteness

Angora bunny Sparkle, 15 days old.
Promised to granddaughter Gracie as her pet bunny.
She was named by Gracie.

(Gracie's mom is going to use Sparkle as a therapy bunny
at the grade school where she works.
Gracie's grandma (me) is going to spin the wool into yarn...
for Gracie's mom. :-)

.....Grandma Jean


A Wisconsin Fish Boil

Tonight we had our 1st Annual Family Corn Roast
and Fish Boil,
featuring sweet corn, red potatoes and onions from the garden.
The corn soaked in salt water for 20 hours, and then was roasted over the open fire until it looked like it was totally burnt.

The little bit that chars is actually the best part.
Roasted corn has just enough of a different taste
than boiled corn that it is totally worth the effort.

Usually a fish boil uses whitefish or lake trout.
We substituted a fresh caught King Salmon.

For 10 people
Bring to a rolling boil, 2 gallons of water
1 cup salt
3 Tbl. Old Bay Seasoning
(in the seasoning section at grocery store)
3 bay leaves
1 Tbl. ground white pepper

Add 20 whole small red potatoes and 6 carrots.
Boil 15 minutes.

Add 10 medium peeled whole onions
Keep boiling 10 more minutes.

Add salmon serving size chunked, with skin on.
(Ours was a 14 lb-er)
Keep boiling 10 more minutes.

Serve with melted butter.

I can't describe to you how good it was!
(the picture does not do it justice)

A wiffle ball game and popsicle for dessert.
It doesn't get any better than this.......

.....dr momi

Linked To: Homestead Barn Hop #72



Zsa-Zsa had her babies last Sat.
9 angora some great colors!
(I'm visioning the yarn already.)

My 4 yr. old grandson Riley looked at the nest and said,
"I see one more egg."
*Ahem*....we had a birds and bees talk.

.....dr momi


Monday in Pictures

I'm learning to make yarn on a drop spindle.
This is made of 100% llama...Pele & Gallante. (not mine)
I love that it is the same color as my weathered chair outside.

....oh shoot your eyes were closed.
Now this time keep your eyes wide open....


Grandson Ryan is ready to go fishing in his new hat.



Horehound and Elder flower drying on the kitchen table.
I would like to try my hand at some horehound cough drops this year.


Breezy is 5 months old.
It's 90 degrees outside.
She's laying in the sunbeam over the top of the air conditioning vent.
Life is good if you're a dog in our house!

.....dr momi


Sunday In Pictures

You probably noticed I took a blogging break.
I think it did me good.
In the mean time I learned how to needle felt.
(very therapeutic jabbing things with a needle, lol)
I hope to have a small animal for each grandchild for Christmas.

My 10 year old niece Anna,
hung with me a few days.
She learned how to needle felt too.

My wine glass rack serves double
 duty in the summer :-)
Yarrow flowers are drying for
dried flower arrangements.
The leaves have already been dried
as a medicinal herb.

Remember this mysterious track in the garden?

Ya, well, .....we figured it out.
My son's size 13 Nike's.
The rain had washed away the front part
 of the track just leaving the heel imprint.
Mystery solved.  :-)

The grandkids had a great time
at our 4th of July party. did the adults.  I brought out my
gallon of homemade apple wine.  With
a splash of pineapple vodka in it I
must say YUM :-)

I think Ryan had a smile on his face all night.
It was so hot...the kids had a water fight all
evening until just before the fireworks started.

All the kids got a glow light flashlight
with a whistle on the end.  I found them in the
camping supply section of Wal-Mart.
They were a huge hit....and also a little ear splitting :-)

Posts will still be limited for a while, I'll try to keep some pictures coming...and...get around to reading your posts!
.....dr momi