Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Vintage Recipes- Green Pepper Jelly.

Photo & Content Credit: Recipe Curio 
When I was younger, my nana used to have some of this in her fridge, I remember eating pepper jelly on crackers with my cousins during the Summer. It's memories like those that you'll remember years later.  I loved her green pepper jelly! Well, here's an excerpt from a newspaper, not too sure of the date or the paper. But the recipe is timeless. Be sure to tell me your pepper jelly recipes after reading this!

I know not all of us have the eyes of a hawk, myself included in that, so I've typed up the recipe along with what's in the newspaper excerpt. Just click Read more and you'll be taken to it.

Monday, September 28, 2015

My one jar pickle recipe

I've never been much of a sweet pickle person, I like dill pickles. This past Summer while working at the farmer's market I was craving some pickles, luckily the people who weren't too competitive with us had a jar, I decided to try some.
It was alright, but when I was done I wanted more and since I didn't want to give them all my paycheck I decided to make some. Next came my journey to find a good recipe. My first recipe was AWFUL, I can't remember where I got it from, but it was the most awful thing I had ever tasted in my life. Whoever had put that on the internet should have their internet cut off. It was atrocious. I searched for awhile again and I finally found a good looking recipe! I cautiously decided to try it and I got the dill and cucumbers then headed home to test out my recipe. I followed the recipe then let it sit in my fridge tempting me for about 2 weeks. Here's my wonderful amazing creation:

Chicken & Gnocchi Soup Recipe- Olive Garden copycat

Photo Credits: Cinnamon, Spice and everything nice
With The Farmer's birthday coming up in just a few weeks I am beginning to plan what i'll do for him this year. After learning that my job is in a "red zone", (I have been basically temporarily laid off without pay), I will have to keep this birthday on a tight budget. Of course I've been stressing out because of it. I have money flowing out and none coming in for God knows how long and every job I've looked at would interfere with my real estate classes that I am taking now and that would mean putting our future in a sticky situation just for a temporary job. But am I going to let that ruin his birthday? Definitely not.
I have a little bit of money saved back for situations like this so I should be good a few tight budgeted weeks.
He's gotten to see the stress flowing out of my soul this past week in full blast, and he's stressed because of harvest season. So, the least I could do is to make it up to him for one night. I've already bought his present and it should be here by next week. (I may be broke, but I will find the money to buy him something just to see him happy.) I am also thinking about making his favorite soup. Which of course is mine also! Chicken and gnocchi soup from Olive Garden. Wish me luck and read on for the recipe and to see what I did last year for his birthday!

Household uses for honey

Photo By: Mother Earth Living
It's been called, "Liquid Gold". To many people who use it on a daily basis it is just that. Honey can save you a ton of money and a ton of doctor's visits. It's good for everything from healing all the way to making your skin look better. I like it best all natural and pure. Basically straight from the beekeeper. When some people ask me how I use my honey, this is what I tell them:

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fall bucketlists for normal women vs. farmer's women

Photo Credits: Tumbler
In the South, the leaves don't change color till almost the middle of the Fall some years. But when they do finally change it is the most beautiful thing ever. At our mountain house in North Carolina the leaves start changing and it will look like a scene out of a movie. But down here, Fall is that time of year when the cotton is blossoming, the leaves are slowly changing and the pumpkin everything comes out. But what is there to do in Fall down South?
Here's a list of things that I've either done before or was told about...

Saturday, September 19, 2015

And God made a Farmer

I have such a story for y'all. I haven't written in a little bit. It's been a crazy week! On Tuesday I began real estate classes. Wednesday I spent the entire day riding the tractor with the Farmer and studying. Then Thursday I went back to the real estate class. It's three hours long so I am in there a little while, every hour on the hour we get a break. Well, our teacher had to go print out our test and she told us it would take about 20 minutes. I grabbed up my purse, took out my phone and headed to the bathroom. I pressed a button on my phone and my screen lit up. I had at least two missed calls and about four missed texts. All I had to read was "ER" before my heart dropped.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Southern traditions we need to pass on

I'm a "mother" to a one year old puppy named Bella "Bells". I don't plan on having actual children until a year or two from now. I'm in no hurry though, I want to finish an education and have a decent income coming in before I have children. But  once I do have them, I plan on raising them to be the most classic Southern children the world has ever seen. 
Photo Credits: Belles over Bros
I want my children to have good taste but also have good manners and good hearts. I want my children to be educated by time they turn twenty. I want them to have good work ethics and know how the farm and home is run. I want my son(s) to know how to run a farm, care for animals and how to provide for a family. I want them to be like the Farmer. My daughter(s) on the other hand, I want them to be educated, I want them to be able to sew, cook, clean and take care of a man. But I also want them to know how to put a man in his place if he ever oversteps his boundaries. I want my girls to also know how the farm is ran so they'll be able to be back-up for their brothers. I'm going to teach them how to make the house look like a million bucks for just a couple bucks and I will make sure a touch of Classy Southern blood is passed on to all of my children. 
I personally think we should all instill a touch of classic southern-ness in our kids. But what should we be teaching them? Here's a list of things we should teach our little ones to be confident that once they're not around us they'll be a good representative of our families and morals.

Vintage Baking Tips

Photo Credit: Modified Mamas 
I found this list over at TipNut and I just had to share it with my readers. It's a list of vintage baking tips, whether they work or not is up to y'all to test out. I thought it was pretty neat to know these things. It's sort of like sharing old family cooking secrets. Let me know what you think when you get done reading them!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Question & Answer: Am I ready for the farm life?


I received an e-mail yesterday with this message enclosed: 

"I am in a long distance relationship with a farmer,we've dated for two years and lately we have been talking and I have decided to move to his farm to be with him. But there's one problem and that is that he doesn't know if I can handle the farm life. He keeps asking me if I think I can handle it and after saying yes so much, I can only wonder when he will be convinced that I can. How do I know if I am really ready for the farm life? Anything will help, thanks."

I've been there. Believe me. Here's my advice:

Dear Young Farmer

Today I found myself looking on pink tractor, a website perfect for girls like me who just threw themselves in full force into the farming world when they met their men. I found this letter to the young farmer from a farmer who's been there and I felt like my Farmer could really use this sometimes. If he could use it, I am sure that some other young farmers could use it.