I am wearing the green today since I do have wee bit of Irish blood and I will be listening to some Irish music on Pandora. Actually I have been listening to it all week long and for the most part it is very energetic music that makes you want to move around. It would make great exercise music since it does make you want to move around. Check it out sometime. The stories they tell in the music is good too. It has become one of my favorite stations. Today I will also have to watch one of my favorite movies “ The Quiet Man” since it is a St. Patty’s day tradition for me. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all!
Friday, March 16, 2018
There is a Natural Bridge located not too far down the road us and for the past couple of years when we have tried to stop and see it we were never successful. The other day when it snowed we were running some errands and decided to stop and see it. The Natural Bridge is located right under a main road and is helping support the road Bridge. A natural bridge is when there is an opening in the bottom of a rock structure due to erosion usually by water. This particular Bridge is located in a thick part of some woods so it can only be seen in late fall, winter and early spring. It was a cool sight that we pass several times a week and only took us almost three years to see.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
I purchased a 7 1/2 pound turkey breast the other day and I decided I wanted to find an easier way of cooking the turkey breast. I just did not want to roast the turkey in the oven and it was too big for my Instant Pot or Air Fryer so I decided to use my Crock Pot. It turned out great! I cleaned the turkey breast and placed it into crock pot after spraying the crock with cooking spray. I then brushed olive oil all over the breast and made up my own rub with seasonings I selected from my spice drawer. I rubbed the season mixture all over the turkey breast and added enough water until I had an inch of water on the bottom (about three cups). I covered and set the cooker on low for seven hours. That was it until seven hours later when we took the turkey breast out to rest and then carved it. The turkey was moist and delicious. We had a mini Thanksgiving meal in March.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
We knew the car port tarp was going to need to be replaces due to some rips and tiers in the awning. Tim not only replaced the tarp but changed the color which has made a huge difference. We went from a dark grayish green to white. Not only did it lighten up the area but from a view it looks nice and kind of ties in with the RV. Tim and George put up the new tarp yesterday and did a great job. It looks great!
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
I know I have been writing a lot about the weather but it has been crazy. Yesterday we had snow all day until around 3:00 in the afternoon then the sun came out. The snow did not accumulate but had the ground been colder we probably would have 3 to 4 inches of snow. It was a very pretty snow at times and then a wet snow at other times. The mountains did get a lot of snow and when I woke up this morning we do have a dusting of snow on the deck. I know Spring is right around the corner but a bit of Winter just cannot give up. At least I have some pretty pictures!
Monday, March 12, 2018
I know these past few weeks not much has been reported on the happenings at the farm but things have been happening. George and Lisa have been working in the Orchard pruning trees and preparing the beds for this year's crops. Tim and George have been working on several smaller projects from putting up new solar panels for the barn to driving the dump truck to pick up horse manure for the garden. I have been in the Crafty Cottage working on Door Prizes for my sister's SAS this month. I had received so many great stamp sets that I went a little overboard with the cards, all the details on them, that it is taking twice as long to complete but they should be good. The weather has not been a friend these past couple of weeks with rain and snow so bigger projects are a little on hold. However, with the golf cart working again I can go down and get some pictures of some of the smaller projects that have been completed in the orchard. Check back soon for pics!
Sunday, March 11, 2018
I love my air fryer and use it. It is amazing what a difference it is to cook not having to use a lot of oil. My latest favorite is pork chops cooked in the air fryer. It takes about 12 to 15 minutes and they come out with a crispy outside but juicy inside. It is my new favorite way to make pork chops. For seasoning all I use is salt, pepper and cavenders. Don't know what cavenders is! It is a great combo of seasonings that makes almost everything taste better. Hmmm, that may be another blog. Anyway, if you are on the fence about an air fryer just get one. They are worth every penny!