Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

August 31, 2010

"From My Kitchen Table To Yours"

Some of my friends have requested that I teach them somethings about  cooking.. and although I am not a trained chef, I have cooked for other people in my own restaraunt and as a Personal Chef in Washington a few years ago..and years of cooking for family & friends. Today, I posted over on my  "This Hens a cookin" blog  a new feature. "FROM MY KITCHEN TABLE TO YOURS"  (you can reach it through my side bar) I will give a Cooking Class Tip or two on Tuesdays from  my cooking experiences and from what I have gleened from cookbooks & magazines and classes I have taken. Featuring food stuff, tools, recipe  how to's  and short cuts  for your use in your own kitchens. .  Please drop in and leave a comment or question and I will try to post an answer weekly. I will still be posting what I am cooking the rest of the week.
This will be a fun time in the kitchen...I hope you will enjoy!

Back to School so Soon..

It's that time of year again.. Where did the summer go? Here are Three of my 5 grandsons ready for their first day back to school today..... Alex is a senior this year, Peyton is in the 4th grade and Mason is in the 2nd.  It seems like only yesterday they were out for the summer... I am sure they will be busy with studies and sports. Alex and Peyton are playing football and Mason will be playing basketball. Their Mom will again be very involved with their activities as well as substitute teaching..
Oh how I remember those days when my own 3 kids were in school... Now I feel really old!

August 27, 2010

Tent Camping again & Sunflower surprise at home

Clay & I went back to Cresent Lake for a few days this week. What a great place to camp. We set up our tent and slept soundly and very comfortably on our air mattress. 

You can see how roomy our tent was.
  I had always cooked on a campstove and decided to give open firepit cooking a go.. Set up a tiered rock & coal foundation and then cooked potatoes in foil (placed in the coals and corn on the cob in husks on a grill.) Then grilled a   juicy steak.. It was yummy! There is nothing like campfire cooking.

When we got home I was shocked to see how big my sunflowers had grown.  The  tomatoes are  full of plenty small green fruit, I do hope they ripen before frost....we have already harvested all the beets, many peppers & and few potatoes...

I am sure the "birdies will love the seeds when we harvest this beauty, don't you?

August 18, 2010

Thrift table inspiration

 Yesterday, my sister in law and I went to one of my favorite stores,  "The Keepers Corner"
I found this table and really, really wanted it...but was not sure if it would fit  well enough in my kitchen.   After a "good nights sleep on, if I should buy it or not" I went early this morning and made the decision.. (Thankfully it was still there.) I also bought that basket for my produce sitting on the table as you see..   couldnt resist the  5 embroidered dish towels and fashioned  kitchen window cover by hanging them on a wire that  I strung across the window frames with some vintage clothes pins.. I love the new look.. don't you? I must go there  more often there are always new things arriving....

August 17, 2010

A few photos of our latest trip.

We made it home from Washington after a few Dr. appointments for Mom, and while I did that Clay got to go out in the Puget Sound Crabbing with a friend. We really enjoyed eating these yummy treasures from the sea.
A picture of my husband, Clay  & Me.
Yummy Dungeness Crab from Washington's  Puget sound
We still do not know what Mom's health issues are related to but a  consult  with a Pulmanologist may reveal something next week. She did pass the stress test and has been feeling better. Hopefully she will be back to her sweet self soon. Thanks you all for your continued prayers and thoughts.

Clay & I we able to take a couple days to visit my sister in Wenatchee and I have a few pictures of the Saturday Market and The Wenatchee Rowing& Paddling  Club boat house. We walked along the Wenatchee River enjoying the warm weather and relaxed with my sister and her husband for two days.. before  we made the 9 hour drive home..
We will be going camping again next week after a week at home...Watering the garden, lawn & preparing for fishing. Buster was glad to see us  and is not letting us out of his sights. He will come along  for this trip.
Thank You April, for taking such great care of him and our Blue Sky Farm while we were away. . I sure love this  sunny warm weather for fishing and camping.

Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club
Wenatchee River

My sister Karen at the market.. Beautiful flowers.

August 4, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy.. some fun... Some not so much...

So I have been  on the go a lot as of lately. Yes, and tossing in a trip to Denver with my mom to see Charlie this June  &  A camping trip  was great. It has been a bit pleasure and a bit "gotta do it"... You may remember this photo I posted last spring of my mom at the train station? Well,  My mom has been ill and I have & will be spending the next week with her in Washington, Taking her to Dr appointments and testing she has scheduled. She is getting stronger and hopefully the results will show us what is going on with her. Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts. I will be taking the laptop with me, so I will be blogging a bit. and hopefully back to it daily. Enjoy  your coming weekend.. Ta ta!!