Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Chick's Moved Out...

Of the basement bathroom that is. Safe and secure in the shop side of the barn. Safe and secure in the repaired screen cage. I haven't named them yet. Maybe a subconscious fear of dog attack...

A Baby Quilt...

I made Ashley a baby quilt for using when she gets her foster babies. The process is a long, through one and she is almost done. We're all pretty excited to see how God will use her in these babies lives.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

everything free...except the ingredients...

Because of some health issues, that women have, Bobbi is trying an eating plan that is gluten, sugar, preservative, dairy and egg free. I admire her for this. I sincerely hope she begins to feel better as a result of being careful. Anyway...baked goods being such a wonderful part of fall, she is missing a pumpkin bread, muffin or anything like that. She mentioned it and I thought I would give it a try. Well first I had to go stand in the organic, gluten free, sugar free, egg free, dairy free aisle and try to make sense of things like fava flour and all that. But after much label reading and recipe searching I found one that is all free. I made them yesterday for her and I think they were a success. Of course, being me, I couldn't just follow that recipe to the letter I had to say to myself, "These would be better with this and that" all the while making sure I wasn't adding any restricted stuff. All that to say it is not an easy path to eat on when one is used to just eating an egg, or throwing milk and wheat flour or sugar into something. She has my admiration.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sorted and cleaned -

My craft room was an unqualified disaster. So I started yesterday afternoon and finished this evening. What a relief.

A change in weather-

40 degrees this morning. So lovely.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Painted Cello -

While in California I was looking at an art magazine and saw an idea that I couldn't wait to try. But I needed an old cello that was very cheap. Last week I found one and began my project. I happened to love the cover picture of the magazine by Billy Schenck which also happens to be the picture he painted on a violin. So credit him with the picture that I recreated on this cello. Many of Bryan's hobbies and interests represented here.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Food Bank and a promise-

For the church's 50th, we promised to raise 50,000 lbs. of food to donate to the food bank. At the party we had gotten over 44,000 lbs. but for the wonderful people at Berean that wasn't good enough. So over the next week they kept bringing food and $. As you can see promise kept and exceeded. I love being a part of this church.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Baptism service-

This is always an amazing night at church. This time 3 of the 54 people getting baptized were some high school girls who are so adorable! They were led to Christ by their friend, Haley. They are in church every week, sometimes in all 3 services. They love Bryan and a couple months ago they made shirts that say "Got Clark?" and they wear them to church. So funny. Anyway, Haley baptized Summer and Marianne and Bryan baptized Margaret. I snapped a picture of the big screen.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

American Sushi...

Actually, Jiffy Cornbread mix and hotdog chunks baked in a mini muffin is good. "healthy" corndogs!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mail order Chickens-

These four little ladies came today. The post office in Firth called and said I had to come get them. So I loaded up the boys and headed out there to pick them up. The boys were pretty excited.

A portrait of me-

Hudson painted me, on a tractor that is pulling a seed drill planting corn. As he was painting me he said "is your butt color the same as your face color?" and after I had gotten done dying of laughter I said "what? Am I driving the tractor naked?" to which he replied "No, you have an orange shirt on, Patti, that's potty talk!" (die laughing again)