June 23, 2013

Goatie Updates

I have to start this post by saying that this post is more for my little guy, Samuel, than for the rest of you. This is so that I can pin them on Pinterest and so that when we are having some cuddle time he can enjoy the pictures on my pin board on the tablet. (There's a board titled Animal Pics for Samuel...in case you want to check it out.) K.  So now we're clear, here.  *smile*

This is Skippy.  She's the matriarch of the herd.  She's about 4 years old.  She used to be one wacka-doo goatie.  She is a lot more docile since she's had babies.  Phew!

This is Pixie.  She's 2 years old and the second born of Skippy.  Skippy had three babies when Pixie was born, but the boys were stillborn.  It was a sad night that night, but we were ever so thankful that we have our Pixie-Lou!

These little beauties are April (on the left with Hannah) and Daisy (on the right with Bekah).  They are about 2 months old now.  The girls will be showing them next month in the summer goat doe show.  

These little guys are Jet (on the left) and Taz (on the right).  They are a week younger than the April and Daisy.  Our oldest two boys will be showing them in the fall and auctioning them off.  

Well...that's our little herd!

June 22, 2013

Garfield Cookbook Winner!

Hey all!  The winner (chosen by random.org) of the Gooseberry Patch Garfield Cookbook is....


I'll shoot off an email to you shortly to get your address so I can send off this little lovely to you!

Keep your eyes peeled next month for more Gooseberry Patch fun as my daughter, Hannah, and I review another fun book!

June 13, 2013

Rebekah Update

Hey all!

Just a quick update.  Bekah's out of ICU and in a regular room.  They have her up and walking a bit even though it hurts her a lot.  They put in 22 screws, 2 rods and 3 connectors during the five hour surgery.  It was quite the procedure.  Doc said she looks great and will probably go home Saturday or Sunday.  Then a few more weeks of recuperating until she can get back to normal things.  She's a trooper!  Pushing through the pain to get better.  Please keep her in your prayers.  Thanks a bunch! 

And...don't forget to go HERE to enter the Gooseberry Patch giveaway.

June 11, 2013

Garfield GBP Cookbook Giveaway!!

Hey all!

When have I not hopped on here to post that life is crazy?  Well guess what?  Yep.  Still crazy! 

We've finished up school, hubby's out of school now, kiddos are getting 4-H projects finished up for next month and for the last month I've felt pretty cruddy.  I'm on the upswing, but our oldest daughter is in the operating room as we speak. 

Our Rebekah has had scoliosis since she was 5.  She's 14 1/2.  Kiddos usually get scoliosis when they are around the age of 11 or so.  She's worn a back brace since she was 5, too.  She's stopped growing (at a beautiful 6 feet tall!) and can now have the corrective surgery needed to straighten her spine and keep her lungs and heart healthy...and no more back braces!  Her amazing team of doctors, nurses, and staff are all taking care of her right now.  She went back a few hours ago and we have at least three more hours to wait.  Prayers would be appreciated right now!

So...while I wait (and lean on the Lord for patience and peace) I thought I might as well get this cookbook review done that I was supposed to do two weeks ago when I was sicker than a dog.  (Sorry Gooseberry Patch!  They are so forgiving!  Love them!)

So Gooseberry Patch came out with a Garfield cookbook!  For real! I grew up on Garfield!  I had Garfield stickers, paper, stuffed animals, etc., etc..  This cookbook is full of all sorts of fun Garfield drawings, comics, and of course some recipes that would definitely be Garfield approved! 

The great folks at Gooseberry Patch were kind enough to give me a cookbook to giveaway to one of you lucky readers! 

Here's the recipe my Rebekah chose and made for the kiddos!  (Read down yonder for the giveaway details!)

Pumpkin Flapjacks

1 c. all-purpose flour
2 T. dark brown sugar, packed
2 t. baking powder
1 t. pumpkin pie spice
1 c. canned pumpkin
1 c. milk
2 eggs, separated
1/3 cup oil
Garnish:  butter/ maple syrup

In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder and spice; stir well and set aside.  In a separate bowl, blend together pumpkin, milk and egg yolks.  Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stir until smooth.  In a deep bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.  Gently fold egg whites into pumpkin mixture.  Ladle batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto a hot greased griddle over medium heat.  Cook pancakes until bubbly on top and edges are slightly dry; turn and cook on other side.  Serve warm with butter and syrup.  Makes about one dozen.

Note:  We weren't sure if the oil listed was meant for the griddle or the recipe.  They tasted much better in the recipe.  Just FYI.  *giggle*


It got a thumb's up from the little guy!

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 Giveaway starts now and ends Father's Day (June 16th)
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