Rescue Dog

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Wrinkles is ready for the floods the rain keeps bringing

When I saw things were starting to change in our older dog and how it was upsetting the kids, I decided it would be an easier transition when the time comes if they had another dog to continue to love.  So along came “Wrinkles”. 

Wrinkles is a rescue dog from Black Dog Second Chance rescue.  It’s a fact that black dogs are not as quickly adopted as other colored dogs.  We adopted “Wrinks” when she was 15 weeks old.  She was pretty quickly house trained which was a treat. She attends doggie daycare once a week on Mondays and has for the 2 years we’ve had her.  We were told she was most likely a border collie/black lab mix but it was quickly apparent she is a black lab/pitbull mix.  I was concerned about it at first as we live on a farm with lots of animals.  It was a rough year and a half with her constantly attacking our smaller animals but a vibration collar helped alleviate the problem.  For some reason she is very slow to warm up to any strangers but I can deal with that.

She still has her crazy quirks like any other dog (like always being up on the outside table!!) but she is a faithful companion and protector to the kids and our home and our older dog Riley has shown her the ropes around the farm and she is respectful and obedient to him.  All in all I am glad we went the rescue route and our kids have their dogs as companions!!

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Riley teaching Wrinks to monitor the new pasture

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Wrinkles first day here

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surveying the pond with the kids

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Nothing to see here

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Puppy Love

 

Horses Sweat, Ladies Perspire

It’s no secret I am a huge fan of the pioneering days and days where women spent many hours in their home sewing, cooking, cleaning, and taking care of their family.  I am in awe of how the world was “back in the old’n days”.

I came across this Facebook page a few months ago ( https://www.facebook.com/HorsesSweatLadiesPerspire ) and it fits right into my world.  I love seeing her wonderful posts throughout the day, reading the historical stories she posts and the delicious recipes from her mother and grandmother.  She has a way of sharing her history that draws the reader in and you can’t wait for the next story.  I have made a few of her recipes (Lemon pie being my favorite) and it’s a great feeling knowing I am making it the way it was made so long ago.

I am sharing the link with you in hopes you will visit the page and find it as wonderful as I do.

https://www.facebook.com/HorsesSweatLadiesPerspire

 

Lemon Brownies

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Looking for a twist the next time you are the person to bring dessert or you want a special treat for your family, friends or just yourself???  This is the twist you need!!  I may hide these from my family!!

This recipe is from http://www.beckycharms.com

These are delicious and perfect for a summer treat!!

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this is from beckycharms.com website. Check it out for many more recipes

 

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour {King Arthur All-Purpose Flour}
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt {Sea Salt}
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

ICING

    • 4 tbsps lemon juice
    • 8 tsps lemon zest
    • 1 cup icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar/powdered sugar)

    Directions:

    1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish with butter and set aside.
    3. Zest and juice two lemons and set aside.
    4. In the bowl of an electric mixture fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the flour, sugar, salt, and softened butter until combined.
    5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, lemon zest, and lemon juice until combined.
    6. Pour it into the flour mixture and beat for 2 mins at medium speed until smooth and creamy.
    7. Pour into baking dish and bake for 23-25 mins, should turn golden around the edges.
    8. Allow to cool completely before glazing. Do not overbake, or the bars will dry.
    9. Filter the powdered sugar and whisk with lemon zest and juice.
    10. Spread the glaze over the brownies with a rubber spatula and let glaze set.
    11. Cut into bars and serve.