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



Welcome!

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,

Laura

Down on the Farm Tabs

Monday, May 14, 2012

Coconut Cream Dessert

Ingredients:
1c. Flour
1/2c. finely chopped pecans
1/4c. brown sugar
1/2c. melted butter
2 -3.4oz boxes Jello Instant Coconut Cream Pudding Mix (or in a pinch: Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix)
4c milk
16oz container Cool Whip
3c. Angel Flake Coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking cake pan with cooking spray. Prepare the Shortbread Crust: In a bowl, combine the flour, pecans & brown sugar. Stir in the butter, mix well. Press into the bottom of the 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes (the appearance should be very light brown. Remove from the oven and cool.

Coconut Filling: In a large bowl beat pudding mixes & 4 cups COLD milk for 2 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2cup coconut. Put into the refrigerator until the pudding is set.

Spread the cool whip on top like you are icing a cake.

Toasted Coconut: Spread the remaining 1 1/2cup of coconut on a rimmed cookie sheet and put into an oven at 350 degrees for about 5-10 minutes. stirring once or twice, until a golden color. Keep an eye on it.

Sprinkle the Toasted Coconut on top of the Cool Whip.....ENJOY!!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Death By Chocolate

Ingredients:
1 box (9x13) brownie or chocolate cake mix (prepared according to the directions and cooled)
2 - 3.4oz boxes of Instant Chocolate Pudding (prepare according to directions)
1 - 16oz frozen Cool Whip (thawed)
1 - 8oz package Heath English Toffee Bits (or several Heath Bars crushed)

Prepare & bake brownie mix according to the directions on the box. Let it cool
Prepare the pudding according to the directions on the box
In a large trifle bowl layer 1/2 of the brownie mix (crumbled), 1/2 of the chocolate pudding, 1/3 of the toffee bits, 1/2 of the cool whip. repeat. Sprinkle the remaining toffee bits as the last layer.

Refrigerate for at least a couple of hours (preferably overnight).

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Martina Rose has a Baby!!

Surprise!! Without a whole lot of warning signs Martina Rose delivered her heifer calf yesterday afternoon. We knew she was close, but she didn't show the usual signs that we always look for. Somewhat like humans, Cows may labor on and on and others just have it so easy!!  Just to clear up some confusion, Martina Rose is Martina's daughter.  Here are some of the pictures of our newest addition..... Enjoy!!
Still a little wobbly

I would love to know what that conversation is about!!

OK, now it's time for another nap.

STOP looking at me!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Martina had Her Baby!!


Martina is trying to find the perfect spot

OK, there she goes....

Here he is



Now he's up!




Candy is watching
Martina Rose and H are watching too


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What A Day!!


Got up this morning to a mess!  We have 2 sump pumps in our finished basement.  Neither one of them were working. The last time I went down there was Sunday to do some sewing.  Everything was fine.

A claim has been filed with our insurance company, adjuster has already called.......New sump pump is installed, ServPro arrived at 1:00 and hit the ground running. The carpet is ruined and new carpet has been ordered and installation is scheduled in two weeks.

I am ready for a cocktail....who's buyin'?