Thank you for all your support over the last few years! You are each a blessing in our lives, and our family thanks you.
I hope you all take time to day to just enjoy everything around you! Like family and all your blessings . :)
I will upload pics. of all the good Thanksgiving food we did this year, later this week. And to all of you that have been asking for bread recipes ect. I will post as soon as I can. November is kind of a big month of celebration for our family. Tons of birthdays, our anniversary 16 years :) and Thanksgiving!
I love this picture of my babies!
Last night we finished up our food prep for Thanksgiving. This is what we our bringing to my parents: Two pumpkin pies, one apple carmel pie, two dozen rolls, broccoli cauliflower bacon salad, cranberry sauce made with maple syrup, and toffee. What are you all making?
Today is officially Fall!
So happy, cozy time is here. Warm socks, fuzzy blankets, mug after mug of hot beverages ( tea & cocoa my two favorites ) And Baking... my daughter had the itch today. I made kale & onion meat loaf with fresh steamed potatoes from the garden. My little sweet heart wanted to make some bread with it, and got a little carried away. Next thing I know, she had made Soda bread with cranberries and dried cherries, two loaves of challah bread, and a loaf of ginger tea bread! Hey, I'm not complaining! Love all the cooking we can get done around here ;)
Check out these Parisian carrots, too cute.
My great Grandma planted these same blue Hubbard squash, a few from my garden below.
More squash and flowers from the garden...
Happy Fall everyone!
Fall is in the air, and this time of year is just so perfect to me.
A storm is brewing in the background.
The air has been full of all the lovely smells that this time of the year brings. Cool, crisp and fresh. I was out in my robe early one morning, taking pictures of the garden in the mist of the morning. I though you might like seeing my garden at the end of the season.
Smelling the flowers... I love this photo of my son just smelling the flowers!
This post has no real point, just pictures of everything I love around the place.
Chicken pot pie with my favorite purple potatoes, and corn from my garden too :)
My daughter harvesting rose hips for winter.
I will now leave you with a poem, did I ever tell you that I love poems. I'm kinda old fashioned that way.
'Fall, leaves, fall'Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night's decay
Ushers in a drearier day.
-Emily Jane Brontë
I just received this email, and had to share the yummy photos and the lovely note on the Grandpa Jakes.
"Just a note to let you know how much I am enjoying my outdoor cooking station. So far, I have successfully cooked a Beef Roast, potatoes, carrots, steaks, ect. I have even cooked breakfast with my cast iron. Best of all was my chili this past weekend. To top it off I was able to make the chili in a 100 year old bean pot.
Our house may not be done, but I will live in a cozy house none the less. I do love things homey.
"Cozy is as cozy does!"
1 |ˈhōmē| (also homy)adjective ( homier , homiest )(of a place or surroundings) pleasantly comfortable and cozy.• unsophisticated; unpretentious : an idealized vision of traditional peasant life as simple and homey.
My reading nook.
Good food, what can I say?
Making Dilly beans...
I live with a little french cook and she's my daughter. I have passed the legacy of desserts to her ;) This by the way is a super simple butter cake with a most wonderful crumb
Pretty hairdo, a friend of ours loves doing our hair and we love it too!
My eldest daughter took this picture of her sister with her kitten Callie, and I love it!
And I'm leaving you with kitty in the tree!
- Abby Jo
I miss you all, so I thought I would do a life in photos once a week to keep you up to date on our little farm!
A cool picture of our wattle :) We just started fencing in our cottage gardens with wattle and it looks amazing. Daniel is expermenting with new building style, have to show you soon.
My love, is making me a walk through arch to my gardens!
Above, we have been making a ton of salads from the gardens. Greek with feta is my favorite! I thought that the pic below is a great shot of our first little cabin.
I can't wait to paint our house and put a wrap around porch on, someday! It takes time, but it so cool to see what you have done to the property over time.
Our son and his first horse! He is sooo happy, the boy and his horse :)
I need to take photos of the garden and other things, so I will be back with more.
Happy Summer to you all!
- Abby Jo
Sooo cool, MaryJanes Farm bought a Grandpa Jakes Campfire Cooker, and did a photo feature with great recipes on campfire cooking!
This is what their food stylist had to say, "
I was blown away with all the sweet emails, you are all the dearest readers!
First off, we will use this page of our website " Recipes & News" to post an occasional recipe and update you on how we are doing. And of course any big news like the release of our documentary, which I might add takes a lot more time than we even anticipated. ;)
Now for the promised recipe:
Pickled Smoked Garlic
3 cups vinegar
6 cups water
8 tablespoons pickling salt
1/4 teaspoon alum
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke per jar
Heat vinegar, water, salt to a full boil. Pour over peeled garlic in pint jars. (I buy pre-peeled organic garlic at Costco in bags) Pour 1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke per jar and process ten min. according to your canning manual.
If you don't like the smoked flavor, add a little dill to the jars and omit liquid smoke.
We are sorry to announce the end of our blogging days. We have made an area for recipes. We are still selling the Grandpa Jakes, and busy filming our upcoming documentary. We feel the need to spend very little time online, and to put our time into growing food and living the homestead life.
We thank you for all your kind comments, and support.
Farm On Friends!
¼ cup unsalted butter
¼ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 apple, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
5 large eggs
½ cup milk
½ all purpose flour
Dash of salt
Maple syrup or powdered sugar with some lemon juice.
Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a 9-inch pie plate .
Heat in the oven until the butter is melted and
bubbly - 5 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir well
and mix in the apple slices. Return the to the oven and bake for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the eggs, milk, flour and salt in a blender or beat by hand until frothy – 1 minute. Pour over the apple mixture.
Bake until the cake is puffed and set – 18 to 20 minutes. Serve warm with maple syrup or lemon juice,
and powdered sugar. Enjoy!