The Rebel


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hellooooooo Sunshine!

Don't get too excited....we didn't out of the 20s, but it sure was an upper.

After chores I went to Agape and managed 22 minutes on the elliptical (in addition to the bike and all my other stuff).  Felt pretty good and hope to go again tomorrow.
 Around 3 I got ambitious and decided to make some Johhny Cake...
 and a soup that I had never tried.

In May, the Art & Aesthetics Committee I am on will be holding another "Stone Soup" Auction to raise funds for community art (a mural depicting  the construction of the Erie Canal).  One of our advertising strategies will be to put a bag of dry soup in one of our Stone Soup mugs (designed by artist-Bill Stewart) and put up a display in the local bookstore.  For Sale of course.
(The painting above will be in the auction)
 Meanwhile back at the ranch....

I took my bag of 16 different beans and got busy.
First, I put them in a pot with 7 cups of boiling water and brought them to a boil for 2 minutes.
Turned it off and let them sit for one hour.
Then I cut up 4 pieces of bacon and sauteed it with onions, carrots and celery.
 Added 2 teaspoons of chicken boullion, salt, fresh ground pepper, 7 cups of boiling water and the beans.  Brought it to a boil and let it simmer until the beans were tender.
 Everything was lookin' good.

Out for chores a little after 6.
 Does Skoog Farm have 3 of the sweetest girls or what?

 Could not wait to taste the soup.
 Cut up an apple and some extra sharp cheddar cheese for a side, and we dug in.
 So good!

 Now it's time to go rest with Sophie.
Night all.


Stephen Andrew said...

All those beans together are gorgeous!! Sounds great :)

Cloudia said...

sun on puppies face. . . so many good images! Change gonna come

ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
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loving your beautiful outdoor pictures!
& I love bean soup too.
: )

Oak Creek Ranch said...

Apples and cheese are so good together. yum! I was on the elliptical tonight after my workout on weights with the trainer. I gotta get rid of the weight I gained in Hawaii.

Nora said...

yes your three girls are the sweetest!! I love to see them and to see what they are up to. Glad to see they had some sunlight to day.Reminds me how good homemade soup is. I really admire how you always have your camera in hand and get the exact shot that you need for your blog and you do that consistently Lori!! You are a great blogger as we can always come and visit.

Sharon Creech said...

Love those opening photos . . . and LOVE that painting w/yellow house . . . and bean soup & cornbread = my FAVE. YUM. xx

MTWaggin said...

That painting is totally cute! I bet Sophie really enjoyed some cuddles and looks like all are glad the temps are SLOWly rising.

allhorsestuff said...

Cool light in those sunny shots! Isn't great to get that glimmer of light and HOPE***
Loving those mares, very good herd~

Buttons Thoughts said...

The three sweetest girls indeed. That looks so good you always leave me hungry. I don't have a passport either:( some day. Hug B

Terry said...

So pretty! And you have bulbs up!

Hey Lori, another blogger tipped me off that Laura Crub's Kindle book Hoofprints is free through today (Friday). I just downloaded it. It's a mystery starring an equine vet.

Gayle said...

Love the mug!! I bagged up soup like that for Christmas gifts that never got sent so we've been eating them!