Macarons!

Macarons terrify me.  They sit on the plate in all their fluffy glory filled with creamy goodness, beckoning “eat me!” in the hues of a rainbow.  Yet, you begin to attempt to make them and the horror stories quickly emerge.  “Mine were raw”, “Mine were flat”, “Mine were burned”, Mine were to sweet”, “Mine were lumpy” and on…

Fresh Butter

I went to Sam’s last week because I needed butter, coffee and chocolate among other things but these were top priority.  I noticed everything was a little pricier than normal, a pain I’m sure you too are familiar with.  Then I got to my beloved butter……shitake mushroom!  It was over ten dollars!  The 4 pack I’ve…

Oh Deer!

Spring time never fails to show off the beauty of nature, the wonder of re-birth, new birth, reviving mind and body with flowers, cute babies and warm weather. It’s the cute babies I want to focus on. For example this cute baby showed up at work the other day. A lady found it in her…

The Road

The road goes on forever and the party never ends….. …it’s just the recovery time increases as you age. Significantly increases. Increases so significantly it may very well end the party. But the road……it definitely goes on forever. Party on people and have a great weekend!

It seemed like a good idea…..

The past 2 days in Maydelle, Texas we have received an unholy amount of rain.  The first day we got 4 inches, the second day I think we got at least 3 more but I can’t be sure because when we had all that crazy cold weather in January my rain gauge cracked at the 4 inch…

Ode to Chicken

This poem is for all those who have ever loved and lost…….a chicken.  Who have lost a chicken to a raccoon, hawk, skunk, opossum, fox, bobcat, snake, owl, mink, stray dog, family dog, neighbors dog or simply an unnamed creature of the night……  Oh, my chickens how I love thee though every creature wants to…

Big Fish-Sharp Teeth

Last night about 7:00 a couple of local boys came by the house, they wanted to weigh this fish they caught. Obviously they were pretty tickled at the 6 foot 8 inch dinosaur-era monster…… Now, I have no idea what this fellows name is I just know he lives about 8 miles up the road,…

Pink Flamingos

Never say never is a lesson I learned fairly early in life yet find I need to be reminded every now and then……for example.  I said I’d NEVER live in a trailer house.  Yet when faced with a nice trailer house completely paid for vs. huge monthly house note I happily went on decorating my…

Squirrel Muffins

I recently went to a homeschool book fair with a dear friend and on the way we stopped for a much needed coffee break.  The following is the conversation I had with my 5 year old daughter, Addie, upon returning home…… Me “Miss Amanda and I went to Starbucks today for coffee”. Addie “Well, I…

Wet Chick, Dry Chick

Wet chicks mean we got some much needed rain here in Maydelle, the silkies however don’t fare so well…..  I love my silkie, wet or dry!  And we are SO thankful for the much needed rain! Happy Friday everyone!