Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Life rundown.



I love early mornings,
When it feels like the rest of the world is still sleeping.
Through the stillness you can hear cows mooing, grass growing,
& birds chirping everywhere you turn.
The glorious moment when you forget all of your problems,
& look around to realize how beautiful the simplicities of life really are.
I love the smell of cool crisp air, with steamy coffee in-hand.
I love when the horses are feeling good enough to run in the corral,
Sending a cloud of dust rising in the quietude.
When the clinking sounds of saddles, bits,
& spurs echo all through the barn.
I love when the first few sun rays peek over the hills,
Making way for the brilliant blue sky.
In that split second, everything is clean, new, & vibrant.
When I feel empowered to conquer the world.
Whatever comes my way, everything's gonna be alright,
I know, because this is the life I love.
It's just me, the world,
& a brand new day to live out my dreams.

School is going good.

& by good, I mean that Accounting can go die in a hole.

Since I am homeschooled my goal is to be done by the first week in May. That way for my 18th birthday I can be done with high school! It's crunch time!

Bill {aka; Billy, Bill-Boy, Billy-Bob, William, Wilson, & a number of other things} got to take a ride with me to take scholarship applications into town.

He prefers the backseat to snuggle & nap - as to the passenger seat.
Just in case you were wondering.


We are getting ready to move our pregnant mama cows to a different pasture this weekend. We start calving a little later than most people; around the second week in April. Which will be here before we know it! Wasn't it just Christmas?

We are loving the 50-65 degree weather here! Last year we lost a whole bunch of calves due to 2 different 3-foot-snow-storms we got in April.

Hopefully this spring isn't so crazy & it stays warm & wet! I really don't mind being covered in horse hair from the waist up & mud from the waist down.


May the sun shine & the grass grow!

-J

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Uh. Just to let you know..

Hey all. 

I just need to clarify something. Something I didn't know would be a problem.

You know my last post titled, Honey-Peanut-Feeding-Cookies? 

Yeah, well you see, the recipe is actually intended for humans to eat. 

Not horses. 

I have no idea if a horse will eat them. 

I just called them Feeding-Cookies, because we took them with us to feed cows. 

Get it? Feeding-Cookies. As a name. Not legittly feeding, cookies..

I am going to rename the post & make a side note for all future visitors. As for all of you {I am secretly chuckling to myself} I apologize for the misunderstanding. 

Okay. Glad we've got that cleared up. 


-J

Monday, March 3, 2014

Honey Peanut Bar Cookies (:

Honey-Peanut Bar Cookies 

  • 1/4 c. Sugar
  • 1/4 c. Honey
  • 1/4 c. Peanut Butter
  • 1 1/2 c. Cheerios 
  • 1/4 c. Salted Peanuts 
In a small heavy sauce pan, combine the sugar & honey. Cook & stir this mixture, over medium heat, until the sugar is dissolved.

Remove the syrup mixture from heat & stir in the peanut butter, mixing thoroughly. 


Once completely combined, add in the Cheerios & peanuts. Stir, stir, stir!

Once mixed, spread into a 8x4 loaf pan, coated with cooking spray. 

Then just cover the bars & chill for 1 hour.

Should make 6 bars. Or 2 biggins. Whatever works. 

{PS} Please forgive me for my awful looking polish.. I promise, I usually don't let it get that bad!

As crazy as is sounds, we had below zero temperatures & snow for the last couple of days, & now, the sun is shining bright with a temperature of 57! :D

Bring on the mud y'all! Happy Monday!

-J