Monday, September 30, 2013

September Glamping Retreat


I just returned home from a 5 day Glamping Retreat. I met up with some gals and we camped together, near Sisters Oregon. The area is beautiful, and there are many activities. It rained lightly over the weekend. Meanwhile on the home front....it poured about 4 inches of rain. This is just a quick photo of my water heating pots or coffee pots. The travel mug is in the photo to give you an idea of the sizes. The tiny pot heats just enough water for the travel mug...and very quickly too. The large blue has been living with us for a long time now, and going on many trips. I just have to make certain that it is totally dry, or it will rust inside.  A junking and antique trip to nearby Redmond was really fun...and I found....next time...........

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Zucchini Relish



A new way to use zucchini...I am going to make a batch of this recipe.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Going to Glamp Again......


I am going to be gone for about a week.....Happy Trails!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Bacon Jam ?????









I have not heard of Bacon Jam...so this recipe caught my eye. I think that this would be terrific, and so I am going to make it sometime this fall. It might make a good gift!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Another Wonderful Wedding


Another beautiful wedding day! Best wishes to Julie and Ben. Julie is my daughter's great friend since Kindergarten, they graduated together from Oakridge High School 2004. BTW...different Ben.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Wedding Day




A special day for Ben and Chrissy, may their love last and create the lives they want. Ben is my nephew.

Best Wishes

Friday, September 20, 2013

To my reader that wanted a recipe from the 2012 Canning Magazine

I found my copy of the 2012 Canning Magazine, maybe I will be able to help you with the recipe. Send me a comment with your email. I will not post your comment.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Southern Valley Vintage

I think that my eyes popped when I saw this space at Coburg. A cute vintage trailer put to use as a shop for Southern Valley Vintage. There were many people around...so it was difficult to get photos at all.

Notice the chalkboard door, a fun idea that some gals are doing to their trailers.

The dinette had a nice display with lace everywhere.


The sofa... makes into a bed.

A handkerchief collection for kitchen window covering.

I love the color of the stove and ice box!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Canning with a Crock Pot...my new thing



I read from Jackie Clay's homesteading news/blog about how to use a crock pot for cooking and reducing my tomatoes. My garden is slowly ripening, so I have used my crock pot. The nice thing about about cooking down the tomatoes is I don't have to watch them, and have a hot stove going all day. I just chop up the skinned tomatoes and fill up my crock pot. I put it on low all day, then crack the lid a tiny bit to release the steam...and leave it on low overnight. Then I process in the boiling water bath according to the Ball Canning Book. I get 4 to 5 pints usually. Here is Jackie's Blog.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Homemade Pesto


I have not made pesto before...this is changing. I am going to make a batch or two of this recipe.

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Neigh...borhood Hood.........

He is my favorite. He has been around for 8 years, from birth actually. A really beautiful horse. He is half Arabian, and half Andalusian. I would love to own him. He was black at birth, and is getting grayer every year...just like his mama.

He always comes when I call him over. His face is pretty, and his muzzle is very soft. He is sweet.

The chestnut red mare is a very unruly girl. She is always squealing and carrying on, but they are buddies.

These three are next door today, however, the owner changes the horses around sometimes. She has 5 horses in total, so at times everybody is here.
This Pinto gelding must be her best riding horse. She rides him all the time, and he is not here very often. He is standoffish, and doesn't like to visit me. He came up to me because he thought I might have an apple.

These horses do not belong to the guy next door...he allows them to be pastured in the summertime. I enjoy them...

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Getting the Cowgirl Vibe




This vintage trailer is decorated in a cowgirl theme. Some cute things here, the cowgirl pillow and the coffee pot caught my eye. Last Sunday, when I went to the vintage fair...I hoped to find a great coffee pot for Prairie Flower. I only found pots that where in terrible condition, or the good ones were very expensive. I just don't think that I need a $60 coffee pot. There was a vendor with french enamel coffee pots, the pots were very pretty with nice price tags too. Oh well, my search will continue...if I only knew someone going to France...

One of my few finds is a vintage floral tablecloth that has a few holes and frayed edges.  I am going to cut it up into tea towels for Prairie Flower. The result will be fun...............

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mary Jane's Truffles


Mary Jane's Truffles

I have a chocolate addiction...it is true. I love dark chocolate truffles. I am not good at making my own. That said, this recipe may change that problem. Raising Jane Journal

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Griswold #9 Skillet


Now, I want to say that I don't do yard sales or garage sales. However, after last Saturday that might change. I went to 3 local sales....I thought that all I would see is old clothes and junk. Much to my surprise I found a vintage Griswold #9 Skillet.  The inside was rusted, and I wasn't very interested until I looked at the bottom...and saw that it was vintage. Well, we love cast iron at my home and I am not certain where the skillet will end up... maybe a gift? I have begun the rust removal and re seasoning of this pan. I found that these were made between 1919 and 1940. How much did I pay? $1. Yes, and this pan is worth much more...I saw one priced at $200 online. That seems too high....but, anyway.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Farmgirl Dish Towels


A blog that I follow posted about making Farmgirl Dish Towels. They are so cute, and easy to do. Here is the link for you The Beehive Cottage

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Coburg Antique Fair


I am heading to Coburg today. A huge show...outdoors, and really a fun time. Free! Once a year...and I try to make it every year. The weather is going to be nice...so with sunscreen and hat I go..hi ho, hi ho!! Notice that shopping starts at 4 am? 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Skin Cancer - Two Months Later



I thought that you might be wondering how my scar looks from the skin cancer removal in July. It has been two months and I have a small pink scar at this time. I do not scar very much, and I think that in a few months there will be a slight reminder of the removal. I am happy to report that healing is going well.

Oh, BTW, my left hand is finally back to normal!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Yellow Jacket Sting...Ugh!


Yesterday I was stung by a yellow jacket...on the middle finger of my left hand. The sting was located on the palm side, just above the palm. Ouch, and then the worry about the possible allergic reaction. Sis acted quickly, getting me some meds to take. I was swigging away on some children's Benadryl and took several Aspirin. I had immediately put ice of it (we were at an outdoor cafe). Today, I have a very swollen left hand, the knuckles are hidden in the swelling...that itches terribly. This calls for more ice packs and benadryl. I hope that tomorrow will see the swelling leave. I have been unusually sleepy today. I will not be playing the ukulele until the left hand is normal. Bummer!