Saturday, September 20, 2014

Daily Ordinary for September 20, 2014

Celebrate garbage collectors - I bet that's not politically correct. Um, celebrate the personnel that picks up and removes your daily waste. Is that better? But, seriously, what a great service to us and I'm ever so grateful they do their job. In fact, sometimes I leave them cookies - with a huge bow on it so they don't toss them!

Friday, September 19, 2014

FARM FACT Friday for September 19, 2014

1940 - chickens weighed about 4 pounds using 16 pounds of food. Now, it takes less than half the amount of 
food - 7 pounds to grow the same sized chicken. 

Daily Ordinary for September 19, 2014

Celebrate looking back at what was - while looking forward to what will be. Sometimes we get so anxious about up coming events and the future of our family and farm (business) that we need to look back and see how God has directed, guided, provided and be assured that he is willing and able to do it again.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Daily Ordinary for September 18, 2014

Celebrate caring hearts. There are never enough people 
who care enough for enough other people. 
Enough of the enough! Choose to care today.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

REWIND WEDNESDAY - Negative Ned and Naysayer Nellie

Why do some people enjoy telling you why you can NOT do something?

Why do some rush in to tell you your inadequacies?

Why are people in such a hurry to kill your dreams and squash your ideas?

I think it’s because of jealousy, lack of self-esteem, just plain meanness and who knows what else.

Are they jealous because you have the guts to try something new and they don’t? Are they too lazy to put in the work, yet wish they did after they see your success?

Do they think so little of themselves that they have to drag everyone else down to their level because they have no hope of moving forward?

Or are they plain and simply mean?

I am so sick and tired of listening to the naysayers. They just can’t wait to interject their negativity in to the conversation and let you know what’s wrong. As if anyone asked them or cares to hear them.

“You’re too young, too old, too big, too small. You don’t have enough money or talent to make that happen. You don’t have the right name behind you. You aren’t lucky enough for it to happen to you.”

As far as I’m concerned they are wasting oxygen and my time.

Yes, there will be some limitations. For instance, I will never be a ballerina. I will never be a runway model. I will never be a firefighter. I will never sing The Star Spangled Banner at a ball game. (You should be thankful of that.)

But, don’t you think we all know our own boundaries that were placed in us when we were born? As well as our own dreams and visions?

We don’t need help from Negative Ned or Naysayer Nellie to pull us off track.

I have been choosing to politely ignore them. I walk away, and I have determined I don’t have time for them in my life. Unless it’s absolutely impossible I will not waste any of my resources on them.

I have two words for the Naysayers.

“Shut Up.”

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Daily Ordinary for September 16, 2014

Celebrate community for they lessen the load. I am part of a Farm Wives Support Group and there is a lot of "stuff" happening which means there is a lot of praying going on. Community gives us a place to hope, dream, cry, vent and help carry each other's burdens.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

This is amazing warm with whipped cream and pretty dang delicious cold. 
I'm not sure where this recipe originated but please, carry on and make this - pumpkins 
everywhere will want to be part of this.

Preheat oven to 350.

In preparation for later in the recipe cup 1 C pecans.

Spread evenly over cookie sheet and bake until the pecans just start turning 
more brown than their normal rich color. Set aside.

In a large bowl mix together 1 can -15 oz. pumpkin, 1 can - 12 oz. evaporated milk

with 1 1/2 C sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 t. cinnamon and 1/2 t. salt. Mix well.

Pour into a greased 9 X 13 inch pan.

Take one yellow cake mix and sprinkle over the pumpkin mix.

Sprinkle those crispy, lovely, toasted pecans over the cake mix.

Melt 1 C butter

Pour the melted butter over top. Bake at 350 for 50 - 55 minutes. It gets nice and brown on top.

Serve warm or cold with REAL whipped whipping cream.

Celebrate the ordinary

Today is the only day you have. Don't wish it away, worry it away or plan it away. Your ordinary days add up to life.

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