saturday snapshots...

 morning walk with eddie..
 1000 faces...

 I hadn't planned on burning today, but decided with the cool morning, and the threat of rain later, I could burn while cutting, so that I could keep an eye on the fires annnnnd give the land one last cutting for a while since everything is going dormant.

 found these black widows on a piece of wood that I threw in the fire...

 in all, I had four different fires around the property....
 I cleaned up the fencelines.... yeah, buddy! Check out how clean they are!

 As you can tell, it warmed up a bit throughout the day..... One of my favorite things is moving the embers back to expand the burn area while controlling the burn. This way the fire stays small, but the maximum amount if brush is burned.
 it was cool and the grey clouds made for a very picturesque day!
 with the cold snap a few weeks ago, and the heat wave after, the poor apple trees are a bit confused....
 Christian and I picked up all the pecans we could before the rain rolls in....
 I wanted to go over all 9 acres before the rain hit also, so IF any grass decides to come up, it will have a fresh cut to start..
 spent some time in the field with this sweet baby girl while the fires burned...

 cleared the leaves from the paths and added them to the burn piles.... keeps the snakes away from where we walk the Eddie bear!
 Nom nom nomnommm

 ...the fires are all out, and the rain has started....
 and all these steps were why my poor feet needed an epsom bath!!! Ha!



christian's friday mixtape

i have been at the rescue every single day after working all day, and got a little behind on my posting here.... typing with one hand now, while combing eddie..ha! looking forward to a quiet weekend, maybe some soap-making, and dreaming about the future. happy friday!! i haven't listened to this mix yet, but christian said it's a little dark for upcoming halloweeeeeen!


Monday, Monday....

Monday morning.... Rainy, messy, and wet, Monday morning. It is totally a galoshes kind of day. Eddie and I just came in from a nice long, wet walk, and now I am off to get ready for the work day...

The weekend was really good. I got to spend some time with a friend's kiddos making art (they were making secret Christmas presents for their mama) - this could be one of the biggest reasons I am craving and posting about beer ;) , I went for a long Sunday dirt road walk with the neighbor, visited my awesome mama, got my calender for holiday markets alllllll organized, repaired a faulty part of the electric horse fence, cleaned off back porch and put up Christmas lights, and made a biscuit-like blueberry and cinnamon cobbler.

Our winters down here in Georgia are notorious for being wet, and this morning I am already making plans to clean off our front porch - it is a complete catch-all every time I need to make room in my car for something... I believe this evening, since it will most likely be still raining, I will clean off the front porch and PUT UP CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. Yes!!! I have the fever. It has been a weird year, filled with lady part problems, a bad dog bite, doctors visits, anemia, and broken things at the farm. I am soooooo ready for year end celebrations and the magic of Christmas. 

yeah, yeah, these are all holiday beer ads. That is because I have not had the chance to enjoy a beer in over 6 months due to the anemia and health problems, antibiotics for dog bite, etc....so yes, come November, I am totally gonna be enjoying myself a beer when we get our tree after Thanksgiving!!!! I am just fantasizing til then, ok?! 

Happy wet, rainy, messy Monday, y'all. 




sunday sweet stuff

Today's treat: blueberry & cinnamon biscuit bake! 

A most perrrrrrfect breakfast-y dish for cool autumn mornings!

I found a big bag of frozen blueberries that one of my neighbors had given me a while back, and decided to use them for today's sweet treat, so that is why it is a treat that may be a little out of season. The cinnamon makes it perfect for fall....


2/3 C sugar
2 Tbs cornstarch
3/4 C water

3 C fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tsp cinnamon

1 C Cup 4 Cup GF flour
2 Tbs sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 C milk 
3 Tbs melted butter

butter a 9 x 9 glass baking dish, preheat oven to 425

in a med pot, add sugar, cornstarch, and water... bring to a boil while whisking. Let boil until slightly thickened, then add blueberries and mix well before adding to your buttered dish...

top with cinnamon..

in a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder.....
add melted butter and milk, stir until combined...

roll out to fit over blueberries.

bake for 25 min.


saturday snapshots

This morning, I picked up a friend's FOUR CHILDREN (yes, you read that right) and headed off to Bishop, GA to go work on ceramic Christmas presents for the kiddos' mom - there were an additional four more children there as well.... This was one of those things that I would consider is a big deposit in my 'good karma' account. I ended up having a great time, but at the end of the day, I was glad I was handing them back over to their mama. I was just not wired to be in the mama position. I am more of the really fun, super cool auntie position. The one that lets you eat lots of doughnuts and drink sodas, you know that aunt... 

Anyway, here are pics from the day. The first half was spent with these super cool kids, where I picked them up bright and early at 7:30am... the rest of the pics are when I got home around 3 - pics of MY KIDS. Eddie, Rose, & Hazel... the goats got left out of these photos, simply because I just forgot my phone when I was in their field...

^^^^^^^^^^^ - oh, yes I did..... good night! It has been a lonnnnnng day.