Thursday, October 28, 2010

Elm Tree

Area will sure look different with the trunk cut down.

Elm Tree

Our Elm tree is dead so coming down. :( Sure will miss it and all the shade we have gotten from it. In the past 23 years we have had squirrel feeders on it, bird feeders and even this summer with it dead the hummers always sat in it. Tom. the rest of the trunk they will take down. Still have the maple on the other side of the garage.

Homemade Bread

I made this bread recipe for supper tonight and my 3 family members and two others thought it was really good. It was so easy to do. I got it from my blog friend, Rhonda~~~thank you!

You can find it at if you do stuff, stuff gets done (my sidebar) on her Oct. 6th posting.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Random Shots

Coming back from my walk this a.m.. Trees across the road from us, my humble home and Patches in the leaves. The dead elm by our garage is coming out. I hope this week. Will miss it for the shade. Got struck by lightening. The outhouse in the photo we moved over when we purchased the land across the road. Keep our garden stuff in it. Needs to have some work done on it.

(can always enlarge pictures)

While sitting on parking lot at work I took this

Happened to have my camera (see so many deer try to take it always. There is a road back between all the trees and deer and turkey are there.) in purse so took this.


I made these from flowers of my great uncles funeral for his son, 2 grandsons and a special little girl to him. Normally I shrink down a picture of the person to thumb size but didn't have one.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I just love sunrises

I love to take pictures of the sunrise when walking.

This grave has always looked so peaceful to me between the trees. It is from 1875.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sweet Potato Enchilada Stack

This recipe is in the Oct/Nov 2010 Simple & Delicious issue. I have it in the oven now. It tasted real good in the skillet.

1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes
1 tablespoon water
1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion chopped
1 can(15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (10 oz.) enchilada sauce
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
3 flour tortillas (8")
2 cups (8 oz) shredded cheddar cheese

In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine sweet potato and water. Cover and microwave on high 4-5 minutes or until potato is almost tender.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, drain. Stir in the beans, enchilada sauce, chili powder, oregano, cumin and sweet potato, heat through.

Place a flour tortilla in a greased 9" deep-dish- pie plate, layer with a third of the beef mixture and cheese. (I used a 2 quart dish) Repeat layers twice. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Debating on this ornament

Not sure about this one!!!

A few years back my sister did a pillow like this for gifts and I love it.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Shot from a.m. walk~sun coming up

Trees across the road from house.

Pecan Tree

This pecan tree sits out by the drive way on where my great grandparents house use to be. The pecans fall off onto the road and ditches along with the drive, yard and pasture. We go every night to pick them up and if off in the a.m. we go then too.

If you look closely you can see a pecan that the shell has opened up but it hasn't fell yet.

One laying on the ground.

This afternoon I went in to take the picture of the tree and found these laying.

(remember you can click to enlarge)

Couple of pears from some friends. They are so big and have good taste. Think I will try to get more.

Our porch. It is missing the scarecrow but otherwise I guess it is as far as it will go this fall. Can't seem to find the scarecrow that would go under the banner. The guys both thought it was one place and I thought another but it isn't in either. Good thing we are cleaning in garage this week-end.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Boomer the helper

My daughters kitten loves to sit on your back or shoulder when you are doing something.

We finally found the cats outside a good home on a dairy farm so kept one for the house. It will go with Jaymee when she is married.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Recipe I just ran across

I was checking out blogs and just ran across "Southern Somedays" and she has this recipe posted. Sounds good.

Peach Enchiladas
2- 8 oz. tubes crescent rolls
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
4-6 peaches quarterd
1- 12 oz. can Mountain Dew

Met butter, add sugar and cinnamon stirring together well, remove from heat. Unrool crescent dough and place 1 quarter of a peach on each crescent. Roll dough around peach from large to small. Place on large baking pan with 1-2 inch sides (to catch syrup). Pour butter mixture over the rolls then pour Mountain Dew on top.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Feed Sacks

Using old blue jeans cut your size (this is 4x4) to your liking sew, turn, fill and sew the top shut. These are for my nephew for Christmas. I have rice in them. (Have used corn, rocks, and fish gravel) When my son and other nephews were little they loved playing with them while playing farm. For tiny sacks just cut the seam allowances inside jeans to desired size and they work with the tiny wagons.


Sun coming up over the bean field.