A Picture Post

The weather was beautiful Saturday. We picnicked, fished, and hiked at Claytor.

The weather was beautiful Saturday. We picnicked, fished, and hiked at Claytor.

Bambi LOVES to fish and hike too. :)

Bambi LOVES to fish and hike too. 🙂

This tree looked just like a swing.

This tree looked just like a swing.

I made this cake for the bestest friend ever.

I made this cake for the bestest friend ever.

I made this cake for the bestest friend ever. Happy Birthday, Donna!

Happy Birthday, Donna!

What? You've never seen a goat wearing an okra face mask? :)

What? You’ve never seen a goat wearing an okra face mask? 🙂

Mr. Haney chewing his cud.

Mr. Haney chewing his cud.

A treat by Madison. Brownies with chocolate icing and chopped nuts.

A treat by Madison. Brownies with chocolate icing and chopped nuts.

Not much to report in the garden. The peas are getting bigger.

Not much to report in the garden.  We have gotten so much rain. The peas are getting bigger.

The hostas are growing. I love seeing green!

The hostas are growing. I love seeing green!

What Quentin did while I was mowing! :)

What Quentin did while I was mowing. 🙂

Enjoy each and every day!

:)Vicki

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Dandelion & Violet Jelly

It’s a rainy day in Floyd. The rain is supposed to stick around for a few days. It is still spring, though, and spring is beautiful.

Creeping phlox are blooming on the hillside. The peach tree is as well.

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We had a nice, sunny weekend. I got the yard mowed and did some weed-eating.

Dandelions have taken over the front yard, and violets are growing through out the goat field. We love weeds and harvested a bunch to make jelly. 🙂

We have been making dandelion jelly for years. It is lovely and tastes a lot like honey. This year I used the recipe and tutorial found here. It turned out perfectly and set up just like jelly.

007The violet jelly turned out so pretty. Madison did it on her own from start to finish. I was really surprised at how yummy it tastes! The recipe she used is here.

004008I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and remember when life gives you weeds, make jelly!

:)Vicki

A Beautiful Spring

It has turned into a beautiful spring here on our little homestead. I just love when the grass starts greening up and the tulips start blooming.

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014We dyed our Easter eggs last Saturday and had a visit from the Easter bunny. Easter Day was spent with Quentin’s parents at their house. Quentin’s mom made a delicious Easter dinner, and Madison made the desserts.

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A small bunny made with leftover batter.

A small bunny made with leftover batter.

The spring garden is coming along. Peas, carrots, and broccoli have been planted. The potatoes have been cut and will be ready to be planted on Friday.

015I hope you all had a wonderful Easter with your families!

:)Vicki