Saturday, May 26, 2012

Nutella Dessert

 Here lies the most dangerous dessert known to mankind... unless you're allergic to hazelnuts. Then you can't make this recipe. But if you can eat hazelnuts... beware, because this recipe is so simple and so easy that you can make it every night and also every night your hiney will get bigger, but that's another blog for another day, for today we must eat!


First you buy your forever strong Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.

Then you take your Nutella in joyful globs and spread it on the crescent rolls.

See...
Then you roll the little suckers up and bake for 10-15 min. at 375'.

And as soon as you pull them out of the oven, sprinkle powdered sugar on them and eat.


Forever faithful to my friend Kara for sharing this recipe,
Java Girl

What We Do

I was looking through photos today and couldn't believe all that we've done in the last six months. So I thought I'd share some pics with you.

Two days ago we went canoeing down the Duck River... it was an amazing day as a family and with our friend Rachel.
  While canoeing we saw this little baby turtle sunning himself atop his mother.
 Dad and I canoed to the falls on the Duck River.
 My guinea's are growing and get to venture out into the yard today.
 Horses get their baths... one by one.
 Daughter #2 took our friend Rachel's Graduation pictures.
 Daughter #1 the cat whisperer.
 Traffic in the Phillipines. ps- everyone is moving so fast, that's why the picture is blurry.
 Old friends came to visit and to hike.
 Seals sunning themselves on the beach in La Jolla.
 Big Daddy and Daughter #2 road trip to the Sunny State.
 Friends and tailgate parties.
 My sister and her beautiful family.
 Sedona... if you've never been here, you need to go. It's where a lot of westerns were filmed and it's just north of Phoenix.
 Daughter #2 photography of Celeste our 2 1/2 yr. old mustang.
 Old friends in Virginia that played host to hubby while there on a business trip.
 Getting the lighting right for family pictures... but I think Daddy looks like he should be in a ad for Farmers Insurance. Don't you think?
 Daughter #2 recently went to Tampa to visit friends and she went to a hockey game. 
 The announcers at the hockey game. 
 Daughter #2 photo again. I want to name it .....Cat tails.
More Later,
Java Girl

Saturday, May 19, 2012

At My House

At my house.. the carrots are growing.
 The peas are happy.
 The peppers are emerging.
 The lettuce is growing.
 The clouds are amazing.
The baby bunnies are disconbobulated because of the baling of hay. 
The ants are busy working....I call this photograph, Living on the Edge
 The blackberries are coming in.
 Sunny follows you where ever you go.
This storm came through and made a beautiful entrance. 
Zorro is inquisitive. 
 Butterflies fly... and rest.
 You are always being watched.
 Even the thorns are appreciated for their beauty.
 Our red-headed woodpecker. Who I'm ready to giveaway on Craigslist.
 Our hay is getting baled.
 Sunny always finds time to catch flies, salamanders and mice. 
And I feel blessed,
Java Girl

Friday, May 11, 2012

Peaches and Pigtails

This is our little friend Ellie... 

She came to spend some time with us last night.

She was a remarkable delight to have around... she pointed out the clouds, squealed at the horses we saw while traveling to see our other friends, JC and Teri. The timing couldn't have been better to take Ellie with us to see Pip the foal I blogged about recently and to also visit another little foal that were being horse sat.



Ellie brought some much needed light into our lives while she was visiting us. She's smart, is so so funny and is a thinker. I attribute it to her wonderful home and a Mom and Dad that love her so much. Oh, yes, and that she's Home-schooled.

I love this photo with the anticipation of what is ahead, her flip flops and her doll. What more does a girl need?
We arrived at JC and Teri's and couldn't believe how big Pip had gotten. 
Before...

Now.


We also picked peaches and found a nest.


Daughter #1, my gatherer.

Ellie ate and picked.
Here are the two Mama's and their foals.

 Precious. Period. Pip is laying down and Georgie is standing.


And while we're in the process of making Ellie a cowgirl... she got to ride a 22 yr. old pony. Note that Georgie the foal is interested in Ellie and what she is doing. 

 Still watching Ellie.
We checked Pip's new born teeth... I like to do this periodically because it's funny and that's just what we do on the farm.. 


 The sunset
Oh the peaches.

And this is Dakota... Teri and JC rescued him. He's whimsical, bouncy and full of fun. Teri and JC also have devised a plan for him to go home with us. I think they've taught him this special trick to show Daughter #2 that he's ready to go home with her. 
Caution: Daughter #2 is notorious at seeing animals and instantly wanting to bring them home. 
And when I saw this picture I was alarmed at the fact that they look like they belong together. 

And so my future plans were to never let my truck have any empty space for Dakota to fit in when I traveled to Teri and JC's. 
And as for Ellie... my prayers are that this little gal always has a zest for life and that she doesn't become changed by the world. The innocence and splendor that surround her were well noted and changed my view of the world and all it encompasses.
I'm off to try to put my hair in pigtails,
Java Girl