About the Artistic Farmer

I was nominated for the Sunshine Award!  Thanks Urban Overalls!

Ten Interesting Facts about Me!
1. I love art, have always loved art and find so much joy in creating and viewing art!  I am a certified Art Teacher.

2. I am new to raising chickens (started about a year and a half ago), although I have ALWAYS wanted free-range chickens to enjoy in my yard.  I find so much pleasure in being a chicken "farmer"; I love spending time with them, holding them and knowing that they know I'm always going to be there for them.

3. I truly enjoy cooking new recipes {if you follow my blog you'll quickly notice the frequency of recipe posts} and trying new grocery items, like an odd fruit or a strange squash from the farmer's market.

4. I find pleasure in making grocery and home products that most people buy in a store; like homemade seasonings, yogurt, baking mixes, ketchup, soap, etc.

5. I come from a family that was started as dairy farmers, although I have spent most of my life living away from the farming life.  Now, I'm getting back to it in my own little way.
6. I really like reading books, the real thing, with paper pages!

7. I really enjoy essential oils and fresh herbs, there is nothing like either one of them!

8. I love my garden although I don't always enjoy doing the tough work; but the rewards I get for the work make every drip of blood, sweat and maybe tears worth it!

9. I once ran over a toad in the road with my  car, turned around to check to see if I did and cried about it.  But now I have developed the strength to "take care of" skunks, raccoons and possums in order to protect my chickens.

10. I love making useful items. I think this is the main reason I enjoy being a vendor at the local farmer's market so much; I can make and sell handmade functional items!   And there is always my Etsy Shop!

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  1. I love your list of recipes. I do have a question, though. I see on your rainbow sandwich bread recipe that if you don't have a bread machine to see manual directions on the original recipe page but I can't find it. Help, please. Thanks

    1. http://www.ehow.com/how_2263050_soft-white-sandwich-bread.html

      This is the site where I found the original recipe:
      They say...
      "1. In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in the warm water. After the sugar is dissolved, stir in the yeast, and allow the mixture to "proof" until the yeast resembles a creamy foam.
      2. Into the yeast mixture, add the salt and the oil. Gradually mix in the flour, only one cup at a time. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until smooth and place in a well oiled bowl, turning the dough to coat. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and allow to rise until doubled in bulk. This usually takes about one hour."

      At this time you would divide your pieces to color, and pick up from this point of my process instructions.
      Hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any further questions. Enjoy!

  2. I love your blog. I forwarded the link to a friend in Colorado. It is so nice having a wonderful, creative daugther in law, such as you. It is such a nice feeling to know that you enrich the lives of our wonderful grandchildren with your creativity and wholesome outlook on life. We are proud of you.

    1. Thanks Karen, that means the world to me!


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