Friday, January 22, 2010

Coop's Cookin

Cooper decided the other day that he wanted to make lunch. He kept going into the pantry and taking out more and more things. He really wanted to put all of this together and make it for lunch. I tried several times to help him understand that all of the things that he had picked wouldn't taste very good together, but he was very instant that it would be great. I tried to explain why we use recipes, but he would have none of that. We finally put everything in groups of what you would use together, but still to my dismay he wanted it all. It wasn't until we talked about how Hotwheels race tracks and Legos don't go together, that it clicked for him.
He still wanted to make his own lunch, so we settled with flour, water and lots of seasonings. I tried to help him understand that it probably wouldn't taste very good, but he was certain that it would be great!! He mixed it all together and then informed me that we needed to bake it in the oven. So we put his lunch in a bread pan and baked it right up. He was so excited to have made his own lunch. We got it out of the oven and onto a plate,and he waited with great anticipation for his first bite. I thought I was going to die laughing when he took that first bite and said YUCK!! this is nasty. We then talked a little bit more about recipes and foods that go good together and he definitely agreed that somethings are good together and somethings are not.
He sure is my youngest, because with any of my other kids, we wouldn't have even made it to taking things out of the pantry.

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I was so excited to finally be able to make 4 loaves of bread at one time in my kitchen aid. The butter also was a first, but because we are over flowing with milk and cream right now, I have made butter almost everyday. A very easy thing to do with my mixer. I never would have guessed when I was younger that I would be making homemade bread,butter, and raising 4 kids.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Finally A Name

Layne and the boys came up with a name for the calf. He is offically Linus. LOL Yes-from Charlie Brown, now all we need is Sally and we will be set. Life is so simple sometimes.

I finally got my shelves done in my office- YEA!!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lucy the Milk Cow

Layne has been wanting a milk cow for a long time. I'm sure since he stopped milking 15 years ago. He finally saved up his pennys and got the barn finished enough that on Halloween, he was able to go and pick up a Brown Swiss. Since
October we have waited very patiantly for Lucy, (short for Lucifer because she was not the loving gentle cow that Layne was wanting, but she is better now) to calf. She finally did on Monday and Layne started milking her on Tuesday. It is still colostrum, but he was still so excited to have everything working in the barn. I must really love my husband, because I realized the other day that he will be gone 6 weekends in the next 2 months, not counting this summer when he is gone ALL SUMMER LONG!! I just have to say the it is a good thing that I have milked cows before.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

First Blog Ever

This is my first time blogging, so here it goes. Here are a couple of pictures of my family.
First day of school

County Fair
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