Friday, May 28, 2010

A Few Exciting Days

On Monday, Dad sold two of our cows, Posie and Hannah, and one of the boys, Jonah :( He said that he might buy another cow and, sure enough, who should come home but an adorable little heifer. She is a "fixer-upper". The poor thing has a cold\ear infection. Caleb named her Lulu. I don't have pictures (yet).

Wednesday was Caleb's 9th birthday! The birthday breakfast was doughnuts, lunch was pizza (homemade by Mom and very good), and after lunch was cake.
It's time to cut hay again! Dad took Caleb along.And...two little pigs. They are girls and will one day have piglets!
I don't have a picture of the other girl, but they are almost identical.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Moms, Antiques, and Clover

Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful moms who do so much for their family!
Yesterday, Mom wanted to go to a few antique stores. We usually don't come home with anything but after asking Dad, I was allowed to get this book for only 4 dollars.
It is called "Practical Cookery and The Etiquette and Service of the Table". From reading the inside cover, I found out that it was given to someone for Christmas in 1923.

Between some of the pages there were recipes from old newspapers and magazines, and a few recipes written out.

One of the pages in the book explains how to use your coal stove....
and what temperature (roughly) to cook your cakes.
Later, Jasmine got a clover necklace.