Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Taste of Summer

Lemon Bars
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup powdered sugar
pinch of salt
2 sticks butter
4 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 x 2 inch pan. Make the crust: Combine the flour, powdered sugar and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter to make a crumbly mixture. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make the filling: Mix the eggs, sugar, flour and lemon juice. Pour this over the baked crust and bake an additional 25 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Another Skirt


our new piglets!
Their names are Churchill and Knightley. My love for Jane Austen's Emma did not have anything to do with these names. ;) (OK, so maybe it does a little bit)
I can't get too attached to them though, as they'll be ready to join us for dinner around September.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Little Things

I come in the little things,
Saith the Lord:
Yea, on the glancing wing
Of eager birds, the softly pattering feet
Of furred and gentle beasts.
I come in the little things,
Saith the Lord:
Not borne on the morning's wings
Of majesty, but I have set My feet
Admidst the delicate and bladed wheat.

I come in the little things,
Saith the Lord. Amen.

Evelyn Underhill

Thursday, April 8, 2010

What I Love About Spring...

Fresh grass for the baby boys, Willie and Jonah...

blossoms on trees...


chickens running...

and misty moons.
What wonderful, simple displays of God's handiwork!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Few Lovely Words...

"I enjoy doing housework, ironing, washing, cooking, dish washing. Whenever I get one of those questionnaires and they ask what is your profession, I always put down housewife. It's an admirable profession, why apologize for it. You aren't stupid because you're a housewife. When you're stirring the jam you can read Shakespeare."
By Tasha Tudor and Richard Brown
"There are few moments in life more enjoyable than the hour set aside for the ceremony known as afternoon tea."
The Portrait of a Lady
By Henry James

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


As promised, pictures of my new skirts...

Monday, April 5, 2010

Adding To My Feminine Wardrobe

On Saturday, my Mom and I went shopping for a skirt pattern and some fabric in an attempt to dress more femininely.

Sewing away.

Ashlyn got a skirt out of the scraps.

The finished products, at present, are in the washer. I'll take pictures later ;)
This week is the Feelin' Feminine week in skirts challenge. Head over to Feminine Farmgirl for more details.