Sunday, July 20, 2014

Making Mountain Pies

Mountain Pies are typically two pieces of white bread, buttered, with filling between them, cooked over a campfire, in a mountain pie maker.

Popular combinations are:
Pizza - pizza sauce, pepperoni, cheese
Pie - Any pie filling (some like cheese with their apple pie filling)
Smores - Marshmallow & chocolate.

But you can really put just about anything in a Mountain Pie.
Tonight we did Chocolate Raspberry, & Bruschetta & Cheese - both using crescent dough in place of the white bread

Crescent Dough, Raspberries, a marshmallow cut in half, an some chocolate.

Crescent dough, bruschetta, cheese, dried oregano & basil

On the fire

They probably should have cooked for another minute or two.  They were good, but they could have been better...

Raspberry on the left, bruschetta on the right

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What I'm Reading - Wednesday July 16 2014

What I Am Currently Reading:

What  I Recently Finished Reading:

While this is my favorite type of book - historical references, switching between current day and the past, with a light mystery in the plot..  I just did not really enjoy this particular book.
(I also finished Invisible by James Patterson, and I loved that one!)

What I Think I Might Read Next:

I just loaded my aldiko bookshelf with every book I have that has the word "summer" in the title.  Some of them I read a few pages of and deleted without finishing.  I think I'll probably try Summers Child by Diane Chamberlain next.  

To Play along, just go to:
And answer these questions:

• What are you currently reading?

• What did you recently finish reading?

• What do you think you’ll read next?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

On The Grill This Summer

I decided to concentrate on new recipe for the grill this summer.  So far, these are our favorites:

Main Dishes:
  Best Pork Chops
 1/3 c soy sauce
 1/4 oil
 3 T Lemon Pepper seasoning
 A little garlic 
 1/2 cup of water

Mix together, add pork chops.  Let marinate, then grill. 

Bacon, Chicken, Pineapple Kabobs


My Day In Pictures

#mydayinpics 9am 6159 steps so far. #fitbit

#farmlife Push mower is broken, so I'm mowing the backyard like the Amish.  Loaded Betsy up to go to auction.   #mydayinpics 10am 8417 #fitbit steps 4th load of laundry

Laundry. Finished the hand mowing. Laundry. Finished the detergent. laundry. Started weed whacking. Laundry. #mydayinpics 11th 9919 #fitbit steps

#mydayinpics 12pm. Cleaned the car. Wow. It was bad. 10808 #fitbit steps

#mydayinpics errands.

#mydayinpics #farmlife livestock auction, bought a goat. Introduced him to the others. Took pics of Maggies babies.

#mydayinpics 9pm.  Fed the boys when they came in from baling hay.  Sorted ALL of those socks.  Ironed the spots out of the table.  Watched the sunset. Folded more laundry.

My Solar Light Obsession.  I like to sit out here at night and read a bit before bed.

On The Farm 6/20/2014

Monday we sold Betsy at the Dewart Livestock Auction.  I hate doing that.  But practically, I cannot keep cows as pets.  Unless they can have babies.  I came home with a little billy goat, whom our son named Norbert.  I'm not a fan of the name, but it appears to be sticking...  We plan to seperate the goats this fall, splitting the goat pen in half and moving the baby girls born here this year to the back with Norbert, keeping the older girls, who are not related to Horton, with him to be bred.

Tuesday I went to the Middleburg Livestock Auction and bought some poultry:
They are all doing really well - I'm rather amazed.  

For the first time all month, there are 3 days in the forecast with no rain.  So the plan is to bale hay on Monday..  we're fervently praying it really does NOT rain this week-end!