Friday’s Hunt v2.9

26 Aug

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with J, Week’s Favorite, and surprise.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with I:  Instructions for roasted tomato sauce.  I was asked for more instructions on how to do the roasted tomatoes.  I have to give credit to Claire because she was kind enough to tell me how to do it.  I did make a minor adjustment or so, but it’s Claire who deserves credit.

Wash, core and remove any bad spots from the tomatoes.  Then coarsely chunk them into glass baking dishes.  Because it heats the whole house, I prefer to do as many as I can at one time.  I personally add onion, green pepper, and garlic.  You can add whatever you want.  Drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil and put them in a 400*F oven.  Bake it for three hours.  You will have to make sure to carefully stir them to keep the tops from burning.

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Then you just put them through the colander.  If you don’t mind the seeds and skins staying in there, you can just put it through a blender.  Then I add seasoning to taste.  For me, it’s some oregano, basil and more garlic.

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Then it’s ready to freeze or can.  I can mine for space reasons, so I add 1/4 tsp. citric acid (1/2 tsp./quart) and process them in a water bath for 35 minutes for pints (40 minutes for quarts).

Week’s Favorite:  I want to thank everyone who has inquired about Cutie.  She’s doing quite well!  The swelling is down and the infection is gone.  The knee still doesn’t bend well, but I’m sure it will take a lot of work to get it back in shape and build muscles.

Cutie Pie Goodberry

Cutie Pie Goodberry

She’s even managed to get in the patio chair for a nap!

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Pink: Going back to work has really taken time away from the farm.  I am going back to more butterfly pictures from earlier in the month for pink.  They just love those pink flowers! It better be close enough to pink because that’s all I’ve got.



Thanks so much!

Now it’s your turn:

A Good Sign

25 Aug

Every business needs a good sign.  Lisa from IronWood Creations made me a very good sign!

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She was great to work with in making me the sign for the pumpkin patch.  I shared two images with her, and I am thrilled with the results.


Windmill Sunset

Now I just have to get it hung on the building.  It will go between the light and the garage doors.


I can’t wait to see it hanging up!

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow.  The items for this week are at the top of my side bar.

Hired Hand

24 Aug

I think I need a hired hand (or two).  I am still trying to move my wethers off the Back Forty.  I did manage to put Myson and Moose in with the bucks, but the two little bucks immediately decided to challenge the big wethers.  Really?  Luckily the wethers are nice.  When my big bucks came up, I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to referee everyone, so I kicked Myson and Moose back out.

Myson Osboer

Myson Osboer

Casey I couldn’t even catch or lead.  Stinker.  He still is wary of me after I tried moving him, even though he’s usually right there rubbing his face up and down my leg as his personal scratching post.

Casey Blackboer

Casey Blackboer

Now, I think I’m going to try to move them in the north paddock (which means feeding them hay), but I haven’t had time or figured out how to do it when they are out in pasture almost until dark (and Casey is too smart to let me catch him).  Moving them is a high priority for this weekend.

Xerxes Moxon Osboer

Xerxes Moxon Osboer

I’m still trying to catch my young bucks to worm them.  I am tired of bucks I can’t catch and uncooperative boys.

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for this week are at the top of my side bar.