Saturday, December 29, 2012

Campfire in the Snow

Baked Oatmeal for Breakfast

Made with oatmeal, raisins, walnuts and milk, Baked Oatmeal is so easy even a redneck can make it!

And I did...this morning.

2 cups dry oatmeal (I like to use old-fashioned oatmeal)

1/4 to 1/2 cup brown sugar (1/2 cup makes it very sweet)

1 1/2 cups milk

2 eggs

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup walnuts (or slivered almonds)

1/2 cup raisins

Use a fork to mix all ingredients together thoroughly in a mixing bowl. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees in a greased 8×8 inch casserole dish or an 8×8 inch cake pan. Serve with milk if desired.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Frying Pan Date Cookies

This is a bit unusual for a "Redneck" blog, but these cookies are fun to make.

Once you have added the cup of Rice Krispies and if the cookies still seem a little too moist, add Rice Krispies by the quarter cup until you get the desired consistency. Then roll in coconut.

1 egg beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup dates (chopped)
1 cup Rice Krispies
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla
coconut (to roll the cookies in)

Put the beaten egg, the sugar and the chopped dates into a frying pan and cook for several minutes until the mixture “leaves the pan” (i.e. is thick and sticky).

Add: 1 cup Rice Krispies, 1 cup chopped walnuts and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Roll into small balls. Then roll in coconut.

Store in an airtight container between layers of wax paper.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Our Lipizzan Mare Saleena

This is our Lipizzan mare Saleena. She's just getting started with her dressage training.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Cozy Fire

A "fire" in our little pot belly stove is so cheerful when it is blustery and cold outside.


Actually the "fire" is a four wick candle, but it does give off a nice warm glow. The stove isn't hooked up to the chimney.

The pot belly stove is an antique Sears. & Robuck.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Came for a Visit

Just came walking in the yard this afternoon.

I was able to get the back door open and stand on the steps with the iPad and record this video.

Big Buck on Video

Not the best video of a big buck but just seeing one 100 feet from the house is cool.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Visiting the Yard

Look who came to visit the yard. She was looking for water.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Big City Redneck

Just got back last from a 4 day trip to St. Louis for work. A redneck in the big city. Here's the view from the top of the arch.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Deer Cam Setup

Here's the setup of my deer cam. The camera is on the right.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Turkey Shoot

Went out turkey hunting with my buddy Steve this morning. Here's the results. Steve had a good hunt.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Garden Work Started

I got started on the spring garden work this afternoon. The pumpkin patch is getting there. I started dragging the disc over it first and then got the tiller going. It'll need more disc work but I should end up with a nice spot for my pumpkins.

I haven't had giant pumpkins for 2 years. I'm looking forward to growing some big ones!

Before the Tiller:
After the Tiller

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Just Gotta Smile

Sometimes you just have to smile at the funny things they do.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sunrise This Morning

Here's the sunrise from the hay field. Don't know what set the deer camera off but it took a great picture.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Another Nice Buck Rub

Out shed hunting again yesterday, no sheds but another nice buck rub...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The View

Here's the view from the power line hill this morning. It's right across the road from our place.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Has Spring Arrived in Otter Creek?

From today's weather forecast...

"Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52."

"South wind around 11 mph."

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

An 8 Foot Snow Shovel and 10 Inches of Snow

International Harvestor Farmall 460 - My 8 foot snow shovel.
Don't get stuck with chains on.

We got almost 10 inches of really wet heavy snow yesterday.
Lots of snow to move.
The wind chimes covered.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

More Nice Buck Rubs

Here's some more nice buck rubs I found on a short walk to check my game tracker camera this morning.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Shed Hunting Buck Rubs

I went out antler shed hunting for a few hours this afternoon. Didn't find any whitetail antler sheds but I did come across a couple of really nice looking buck rubs from last fall.