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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Getting ready for the holidays

Its about time to get ready for the holidays and start some baking or something. I think the kids might be disappointed if there were no desserts on the holiday table. I was thinking about that as I was cleaning house today. I did manage to give the master bedroom a good cleaning that it has lacked since before I got hurt 2 years ago. So it was time to move furniture and dust and vacuum all the carpet. And the empty gun storage cases under the bed were raising families. There were all sizes. I have also cleaned out closets to make room to store my moms stuff while she is in the nursing home for therapy. But such is life.

I had a brain cell mis-fire today when I sold all my eggs that I had in the refrigerator. I decided to make oatmeal soup for my supper and had to go to the chicken house and get 1 egg. That's all they had done when I went out there. The young pullets are laying really well in this cold weather. But then again it hasn't been that extremely cold here yet. A distant neighbor and family friend came by and got the eggs and I sent her home with 2 big grocery bags of turnips. I had given her some a week or so ago and she was telling me how much she enjoyed them. They are very sweet due to being grown in cool weather. Jason pulled them when he was home before the field got plowed up and put them in feed bags and set them in the root cellar. They are keeping beautifully.

A friend gave us another deer that we will be processing for the freezer and for jerky next week. It never hurts to have plenty of meat in the freezer. Also the week of Christmas we are getting our cornmeal ground. Here at our house cornbread is kinda a staple. I still don't have my hominy made yet. Been kinda busy with other things and the holidays coming up. Just not enough hours in the day. So till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.

Stella

2 comments:

MA Fat Woman said...

Stella, I'd like to have your cornbread recipe if you don't might posting it?

stella said...

Hi MA, I will do that for you tomorrow on my blog. I am gonna make cornbread tonight for supper with pinto beans. I usually dont measure things but I will this time just so I can post a recipe for ya.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

stella