The most beautiful things in the world are not seen nor touched. They are felt with the heart.-- Helen Keller


Welcome! to my little corner of Gods earth.

My intent is to share faith, food, family & friendship. I want to give you a little insight as to what goes on in our daily lives. The different 'seasons' in our farm life and with every change of season brings something new. Feel free to visit often!

Blessings to all,


Down on the Farm Tabs

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

This Ain't Norman Rockwell's House

Here’s the Real Deal at the Mosier House (aka Animal House) for Christmas.

Jeremy, Sarah and Kasen landed on Friday night.  All was well and lively……..Kasen ate, and ate, and ate….poor little guy had been sick with the stomach flu the entire week before…..and he ate, and ate, and ate…..  Yep! You guessed it! He was up all night with a belly ache.

Fast forward to Saturday afternoon. Cassie arrives; she brings in her dog, Scooby and her new kitten, Leo.  Now things start to get interesting.

Kasen  blows out his diaper. We have diarrhea and desitin on the downstairs bathroom rug. I take the rug upstairs to the laundry/bathroom and I discover Leo had messed on the rug in there!  Back downstairs, I find that PaPa Bear didn’t think the Oyster soup was getting done fast enough so he turned the heat up and curdled the milk, UGH!! I whisk the Oyster Soup (try to salvage as much as possible).  Kasen is settled in and drinking pedialyte. The rest of the family arrives,

 dinner is served, presents are opened, 

found out a new grandbaby will be here in August (YEAH!),  

went to Children’s Christmas Eve program at our church.  

And now bed…Ahhhh……

At 3:30am I am awakened by the smell of something burning! I rush downstairs and the smell is awful! I am running around trying to find the source. I finally figure out it is coming from the basement kitchen. The smell is overpowering, nothing like I had ever experienced. Cassie!! After a night out with friends, she decided she was hungry; she put some vegetables in a pan to heat up on the stove and fell asleep on the couch!  After cleaning up that mess, and trying to air things out, I head back upstairs to find that Leo has crapped again, on a bathroom towel!  HELLO LEO……litterbox please!!!  I clean up the shit, throw the cat in the garage, and pour myself a drink.  

It’s 12 o’clock somewhere, right?

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Grandbaby #4 Is On The Way!!

Part of my Christmas present this year was buried inside a container, which I was certain contained Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix  instead it had a Christmas Ornament that Kasen had painted and a positive pregnancy test stick.  Can you say OMG!!!! I was totally caught off guard! Our 4th Grandbaby is on his/her way!! I am so excited!


Women's Knit Booties


Making the Ankle Section

1        Measure the necessary width of your slipper by starting at one side of your ankle, going under your foot, and up along the other side of your ankle. Make a note of this as Measurement No. 1. Then measure your ankle by starting at the front and going to the back (don't go around to the front again). Make a note of this as Measurement No. 2.
Your slipper will be knitted by starting at the back of the foot and working toward the toes.
2       Cast on enough stitches to equal Measurement No. 1. Work in a garter stitch (knitting each row) until the length of your work is equal to Measurement No. 2.
Make a note of the number of stitches required for Measurement No. 1. Also make a note of the number of rows required for Measurement No. 2. Do this to ensure the second slipper matches the first.
3       Bind off 16 stitches and knit the rest of the row. Repeat this row once more. You have now bound off the first 16 stitches on both sides of your work and completed the ankle section.

Making the Foot Section

1        Continue knitting each row until the length of the slipper equals the length of your foot, then knit three more rows so the slipper won't be too tight.
2       When the slipper is the desired length, decrease the stitches in the last row by knitting one stitch, then knit two stitches together, knit one stitch, then knit two stitches together. Repeat this pattern across the row.
3       Cut your yarn, leaving a 24-inch length to be used to sew the slipper together. Thread the end of the 24-inch length through the yarn needle, and pass the yarn needle through each stitch along the knitting needle. Slip the stitches off the knitting needle and tighten the yarn, drawing the toe section together.
4       Fold the slipper in half lengthwise and, using a whip stitch, sew from the toe area along the top of the slipper and up the ankle section. Finish off and cut the yarn. Then sew the seam along the back of the foot. Finish off, cut the yarn and weave all loose ends of yarn into the slipper. Add a pom-pom, if desired, to the top of the slipper in front of the ankle.
5       Make a second slipper exactly the same as the first.
(credit for this pattern goes to

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Double Knitting (reversible knitting)

This is a work in progress and very practice piece is a potholder.
With 2 strands of yarn in contrasting colors, held together, cast on 24 stitches. There should be 48 loops on your needle.  Make sure to alternate colors. In this case mine is red/white/red/white and so on.
This is a warning to the Mosier Children: You will probably be getting some 'not so pretty' potholders for Christmas.
I used this You Tube tutorial to help me get started: Knitting Help - Double Knitting by verypinkknits