Thursday, December 20, 2007

Not Quite Grown is Home!!

That's Not Quite Grown on the left and Almost Grown on the right! All my chickens are now back at home. I keep asking if they are smart enough yet so they can stay here and not return to college. But both think there is more to learn in the big bad world. Go figure!

You can tell that they have the same *ham bone* problem that I do! We are undoubtedly a family of goofballs! (Yes, DH, that includes you! And if you deny it, I will be publishing the picture of you trying out for the Broadway production of "David the Gnome!") {Edit: Yeah, he denies it, but has threatened to post an even more embarrassing picture of me, so I will pass. Not that he has a blog or knows how to post.}

Crafting continues, although not as fast as I would like. What is with people wanting to eat more than once a day? Why do we have to go out to get milk? Can't someone just squeeze it from some animal around here? I'd show you what I am making, but that would spoil the surprised look on the faces of my loved ones as they open a gift of Homemade Dorkiness.

Speaking about making stuff, I have tried twice and failed twice to make this No Knead Bread recipe. I tried it first on what turned out to be the coldest day and night of the year. No rising. Next, I tried putting the bowl into the oven with the oven light on all night. Not much rising, but it was twitchin' a might! And I think it fermented too. Smells like strange beer in my kitchen now. *Sigh* Back to Wonder Bread :(

In other news (?), since my Bad Boy Buggy is still at the shop for repair, I don't have much in the way of transportation around the property. Yes, I know I *could* walk, but that just smacks of work or exercise, so instead, I took my tractor out for a drive. I had a good time, chewed up some muddy parts of the road, moved a couple of fallen trees to the side, cut a few doughnuts, and popped the occasional wheelie (but don't tell DH!) On the farm, you make your own fun.

So, now the family is intact, Nick the dog is guarding "his" girls in case they disappear again, and all is well here. It's raining pretty good now, so no more tractor rides for a while. I took the Christmas turkey out to thaw (can't believe Christmas is in less than a week!) I haven't done any baking, but Barb has promised me some of her diet chocolate chip cookies (with choco covered ants.) I am happy, healthy, and is good!


Celticspirit said...

Your daughters are so pretty. But...where is the pic of you and your lovely daughters together?
About the no knead bread...I don't knead bread either. I made homemade rolls a couple of weeks ago and I just used my kitchen aid mixer. It so easy that way.
Oh yeah, your diet cookies are on the way, I saw Santa and he said he'd give them to you if he don't eat them all first.

Lisa said...

Well, you know about Santa's greed for cookies! I may never see any! As for a pic of me (with or without girls), just imagine a potato shape with arms and legs, and put a well-fed face on it. Aged it for 47 years, and there you go!

I promise, some day I will post a picture of me, Barb!

Anonymous said...

DH here; Lisa is actually very pretty. Always has been. She is just being modest!!!

Anonymous said...

MIL said she is being very modest--she is lovely and talented and kind and good and I know because she is my most loved DIL!!!!!!

Celticspirit said...

Ohhh Lisa....where is the pic of those yummy cookies? ::::patiently waiting:::::not the ones with the ants...but the real ones

Anonymous said...

Hey Lis, the girls look great!!

Anonymous said...

By the way, that last comment was from Angie. I'm just learning this blog stuff.