So anyone will tell you that in the farming/agriculture business if you don't have rain then you don't have a crop. And if you don't have a crop then you don't have a paycheck! A few weeks ago it was starting to get a little bit desperate as far as the rain situation. But over the weekend it rained a bunch and then Monday night I thought that the milkman and Kenton might want to start building an ark! Our prayers were answered and God gave us rain. 5 inches in fact just on Monday night alone. Tomorrow I will show you pictures of what it looked like around here. We are so blessed to have a God who listens when we pray!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Our first Bridal Fair went really well I think. Since, I don't really have anything to compare it to, I thought it was good. People were friendly especially other vendors which I thought was nice.
Out of 1,000 mini cupcakes I think we only brought home maybe 15. Thank goodness people liked them.
I was so thankful that our set up and tear down was easy. Natalia came the 2nd day to help out.
Taryn was there all day the first day. It was so fun doing something with my girls. But I was SO thankful for my partner in crime Vera, she was amazing with not only the event but all of the prep work that she put into everything weeks before the Bridal Fair. I couldn't have done it without her. Thanks so much!
Friday, July 26, 2013
Yesterday we were off to the races, mini cupcake races that is. In case you haven't heard we are going to be a vendor at the Bridal Fair to promote the hayloft on Saturday and Sunday. What do people like most at a trade show? Samples of course! We decided to make 1,000 mini cupcakes to pass out. So I called some of my A-M-A-Z-I-N-G friends to help and thankfully they agreed!I recruited anyone that was willing to help!
quality control!! Thanks David I was worried about this. I'm so glad you could help us out. :)
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Then you drain the water off and the skins just slide right off of the beets. In another pot you put all of these ingredients in and bring to a boil and add the beets. A side note the pickle spice needs to be wrapped in a material something like cheese cloth so the spice isn't all over the pot.
You boil that for about 10 minutes and then while the mixture is hot you scoop it into your cans. Seal and let cool on the counter. If you do everything right as the jars cool down to room temperature you will hear a little pop and that mean your jars are sealed. We always get so excited when we hear the popping sounds. I know we lead an exciting life around here!!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
It has been so nice the last couple of days to receive some rain. Let's just say not only does it make the corn grow, it makes the milkman VERY happy!!! I kept hearing the front door opening and shuting while it was raining so I went to investigate and this was the scene I saw. The 2 little ones decided to make a rain fort out of umbrellas complete with snacks. Thankfully it was a soft rain without any wind. You never know what they will come up with! It did keep them occupied for awhile so I could get one more chore down in the house. Thank you God for providing the wonderful moisture.
Monday, July 22, 2013
My sisters married brothers and their sons or our nephews were both born in July. My sisters, in-laws have a lake house that we go to from time to time for different events. This event was for the boys' birthdays.