Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #222

FGF LogoV2Welcome to Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

It has been a fun week here since it is Derby week. I will posting a blog later on some Derby Week Fun that we have had. In between it has been rainy but today is gorgeous so I am looking forward to heading outside later and playing in the dirt!

Have you ever made seed bombs? If not Maple Hill Farm shared a great tutorial on making these. They look like so much fun!

Thanks for sharing every week.  I continue to learn and learn and be inspired.

So let’s getting hopping!

Here’s some simple guidelines!

  1. Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
  2. Leave your entry in the  Linky tools space to your  Farmgirl Friday post.
  3. Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!
  4. Enter up to three entries per hop

Thank you for joining and sharing and visiting each other!

Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart – MaryJaneButters



Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #221

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Welcome to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

Beautiful skies here today but much, much rain is coming in so I don’t think it will be a gardening weekend (much to my dismay).

I love starting green babies and I am obsessed with tomatoes so I really enjoyed reading “How to Start Heirloom Tomatoes from Seed” from The Modern Day Settler. 

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Aren’t they just beautiful?? I love, love, love varieties on the tomato front. I cannot wait to sink my teeth into my first tomato of the season (still several weeks off…). Thanks for sharing on the hop some great tips and pictures!

IMG_20160426_165528002I couldn’t resist and popped a couple of our tomato plants in large pots on the deck this week. It is too early for ground here, but I could bring a pot in if I had to. And these darn things are jumping out of their starter pots and getting blooms. They are itching for the garden!

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Yipee. Hubby is getting the shelving in that he has been crafting. It is so pretty! I could not resist and grabbed a couple of things to pop on the top shelf after it was done! The rest will get into day and tomorrow.

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What are you up to? Ready to join the hop and brag a little about what is going on with you?

Let’s get hopping! AND be sure to visit the others!

Here’s some simple guidelines!

  1. Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
  2. Leave your entry in the  Linky tools space to your  Farmgirl Friday post.
  3. Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!
  4. Enter up to three entries per hop

Thank you for joining and sharing!

Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart – MaryJaneButters

 



Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #220

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Welcome to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

What are you up to? I finally got to start planting outside. I added the broccoli green babies to our garden this week. They are so cute!

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Thanks to each of you for participating every week. Last week Farmgirl Freckles shared her recipe for Rosemary Gardeners Scrub! Oh wow does this look fantastic. I love making scrubs and with gardening season in full swing, this is something I must make! Is looks like it feels wonderful and it is so pretty!

Let’s get hopping!

Here’s some simple guidelines!

  1. Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
  2. Leave your entry in the  Linky tools space to your  Farmgirl Friday post.
  3. Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!
  4. Enter up to three entries per hop

Thank you for joining and sharing!

Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart – MaryJaneButters



Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #219

FGF LogoWelcome back to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

After a week off the blog hop and two weeks away from blogging I am happy to be here with you again. We had a wonderful vacation in Quebec and Montreal!

From the fabulous food and tea—

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The beautiful churches (this is the Basilica of Notre Dame)—

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The views of Quebec City—

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To just having fun dressing up and going out—

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It was a wonderful trip and 11th anniversary celebration!

I have not been up to much here at the farm, but we did get our farm number which is exciting and will now allow us to work with the USDA and others on grants and assistance. This weekend holds a long task list and a bit of catching up.

Is it spring yet for you? Our friends in Colorado are expecting a winter storm! I am sure they are hoping for springtime soon.

Let’s get hopping!

Here’s some simple guidelines!

  1. Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
  2. Leave your entry in the  Linky tools space to your  Farmgirl Friday post.
  3. Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!
  4. Enter up to three entries per hop

Thank you for joining and sharing!

Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart – MaryJaneButters



Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #218

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Welcome to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

AND Bonjour!!!

By the time you are reading this I will be on a flight to Quebec.  🙂

Hubby and I are celebrating our 11th anniversary by recreating our honeymoon trip. We will be in Montreal and Quebec City for 8 days. I cannot wait and I know it will be a wonderful time!

Things are blooming at home and pollen is in the air! Maple Hill 101 shared some really pretty spring pictures on last week’s blog hop. If you did not get a chance to look at them, do!

(I think my hubby’s nose will appreciate the still cold weather in Canada to relieve him of his allergy systems.)

I planted some seeds this week; I am hoping to see little green babies when I return.

There will be no Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop next week as we will still be traveling. Link up and share today and we will meet again in two weeks!

Let’s get hopping!

Here’s some simple guidelines!

  1. Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
  2. Leave your entry in the  Linky tools space to your  Farmgirl Friday post.
  3. Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!
  4. Enter up to three entries per hop

Thank you for joining and sharing!

Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart – MaryJaneButters



Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #217

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Welcome to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop and

Happy Easter to those that celebrate this weekend!

While some of you are still suffering through snow we are feeling spring. With that does come rain, but I will take that! Many of us are starting plants right now and planning our gardens. Take a look at the great grow shelf that hubby made me. 🙂 I love it, but more importantly my green babies love it!

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Summer Acres shared the CUTEST ever pictures of her baby goats and a great blog on the kidding process. As someone that does not have goats (yet) I vicariously lived through this post! How can you not look at that and say “ahhhhh….” Thanks for sharing!

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What are you up to? I have green babies but many of you have the furry kind like Summer Acres keeping you busy.  Are you ready to share??

Thank you for joining and enjoy your Easter weekend!

Let’s get hopping!

Here’s some simple guidelines!

  1. Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
  2. Leave your entry in the  Linky tools space to your  Farmgirl Friday post.
  3. Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!
  4. Enter up to three entries per hop

Thank you for joining and sharing!

Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart – MaryJaneButters



Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #216

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Welcome to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

I am traveling this week. And with a fun and good cause! One, it is a girl’s (and well grandson too) getaway  in Georgia. I get to see all three of my daughters and my sweet Arlo who is 21 months going on 7!  He is such a happy, talkative, active little boy! And whenever I get to spend time with all three daughters it is full of laughter and happiness and is just well special!

On Saturday (tomorrow) we will be walking in breast cancer walk.

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My youngest daughter has been involved in volunteering for cancer walks since college sorority days. When she took her current job she found herself again involved in a breast cancer walk. It benefits there local community – specifically those suffering with breast cancer. So it will be a weekend of powerful stories, tears, laughter and will be extremely special to share this with all of my daughters.

I have also been busy planning for spring. I have green babies under the lights and they are growing hourly!

Last weeks favorite was easy for me. Taylor had me POTATO as I LOVE everything potato. As a matter of fact we used the last of our potatoes this week (in honor of St. Paddy’s day) and that makes me a little melancholy…

BUT Taylor’s recipe for Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes will get me to dart to the store to get some more! They look so yummy!

What have you been up to? Please link up below to your blog so you can brag on your farmgirl doings! I am away from home, but I will be checking (because I simply cannot resist!).

So, let’s get hopping!

Here’s some simple guidelines!

  1. Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
  2. Leave your entry in the  Linky tools space to your  Farmgirl Friday post.
  3. Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!
  4. Enter up to three entries per hop

Thank you for joining and sharing!

Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart – MaryJaneButters



Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #215

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Welcome to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

It feels like spring! Warmer temps, rain and mud! I bet many of you can relate to the new mani and the jean look. 🙂 I am in seventh heaven to be honest!

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Gratefulness was the them of Ginger’s post last week on Five Random Things that Make Me Happy. I really love the card her hubby made her! Beautiful!

And the Cute Repurposed Denim Fabric Baskets from Taylor Made were adorable! Maybe my jeans above need repurposing!

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I am certain that ya’ll are busy, busy, busy! Anyone as dirty as me? 🙂

Let’s get hopping so we can share!

Brag a bit on yourself and on your great farmgirl skills and passions! With spring around the corner I know you are up to lots of fun and creative things.

Please share what you are up to! I have much to learn from you!

Here’s some simple guidelines!

  1. Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
  2. Leave your entry in the  Linky tools space to your  Farmgirl Friday post.
  3. Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!
  4. Enter up to three entries per hop

Thank you for joining and sharing!


Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #214

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We are at the Indiana Small Farm Conference and are so excited to be here. Ever since we bought our property we have dreamed of what we could do with our land. We have more ideas than we know what to do with! This conference will assist us in clarifying some of our dreams and in providing some concrete ideas for how to get there!

Many wonderful link ups from last week. My favorite (gosh it is always hard to choose!), is 10 Garden Chores I Should Have Done Last FallIt is a great list to save for this fall. AND let’s just say misery loves company LOL! I was much better at clean up this past fall than I was Fall 2014, but there were plenty of items remaining. Thank you Kim for sharing!

Spring is around the corner and there are so many things to do before planting the garden. What is on your list? DaytoDayAdventures.com

Let’s get to the hop!

Brag a bit on yourself and on your great farmgirl skills and passions! With spring around the corner you must be busy, busy, busy! Please share what you are up to!

Here’s some simple guidelines!

  1. Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
  2. Leave your entry in the  Linky tools space to your  Farmgirl Friday post.
  3. Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!
  4. Enter up to three entries per hop

Thank you for joining and sharing!

Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart – MaryJaneButters

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Ravioli

IMG_20160228_181634547I made goat cheese and what is perfect for goat cheese? Ravioli! Hubby was out of town over the weekend so I surprised him with it when he came home. I love making pasta so it was as much for me as for him (maybe even a little more for me….)

I mixed the goat cheese with an egg and seasonings— a crushed garlic clove, thyme, savory and some S & P. It was simple but perfect!

Pasta is so much fun to make and it is so good. I use both pasta flour (00 flour) and semolina in equal quantities for ravioli. One egg for every 3/4 C flour- for this recipe I used 1 1/2 C flour (combined measure) and 2 eggs. Mix it up and add a little water if it is dry. I always seem to add a bit of water. I combine this in my kitchen aid mixer. After combined I set it up with the knead hook and let it go for several minutes. Let the dough rest for 20 – 30 minutes. Or you can refrigerate it and use it later in a couple of days. Just remove it from fridge for about 30 minutes before rolling.

Some roll pasta by hand with a rolling pin. Some have the automatic roller that you can get to attach to the Kitchen Aid. I am somewhere in the middle. I have a hand crank pasta roller which I love. If you have not used one before, pinch off some dough – a little larger than a golf ball. Start at level 1 or 0 (however yours in marked). Take the dough multiple times through the first setting. It will start to feel good and get pliable. Then put the sheet of pasta through the pasta machine and increase your number on your dial on setting at a time. For ravioli I don’t go beyond 5. It seems to get too thin and falls apart. Roll two pieces so you have a top and bottom for your raviolis.IMG_20160228_182708657

Put a little filling down. This is the hard part! I mean a little – 2 teaspoons or so. Too much will either seep out or not close up well. So control is the key!

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Then wet the edges and between the filling with water using a pastry brush. The idea is that when you add the top pasta sheet you want them to stick together. Press it together and use a knife, ravioli cutter or a cookie cutter (biscuit cutter) to cut them out.

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To cook place them in gently boiling water for 12 – 15 minutes. I know that may seem long AND you will find all different times out there. But homemade pasta is thicker and just seems to take a bit to cook. You will know what works for you after trying it a couple of times.

A couple spoonfuls of sauce from the Italian tomatoes I canned from last summer’s crop created perfection!

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And hubby liked it too. 🙂

Do you have a favorite recipe you love to make?

Happy cooking!

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