Saturday, May 31, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Underneath the top photo it says: " Pierre is a 5-year-old miniature poodle who knows how to dance, shake hands and more tricks. He loves to visit with people on walks, play with his toys and have his tummy scratched. Pierre is the boss at his house." Then is says submitted by and Mom's name.
The second picture, Mom found on the front, left corner on May 14th of the Wayne Post. So I feel like a big star having my pictures in the newspaper. I hope that my girlfriend Lily's Mom will get Lily's picture in the newspaper. If she does, I will have her picture in here.
I JUST HAD AN IDEA. HOW ABOUT YOU SEND A PICTURE OF YOUR PET OR PETS? THEN MOM CAN PUT THEM ON HERE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE. WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOUR PETS, TOO. SEND THEM TO MOM AT: firstname.lastname@example.org WHEN
MOM GETS THEM SHE WILL HAVE A PET POST DAY AND PUT THEM ALL ON. IT CAN BE A CAT, DOG, MOUSE, MINK, FISH, OR WHATEVER YOUR PET IS.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
1 cup carrot grated
1 cup pineapple, crushed and with juice
1/4 cup golden raisins
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped (Optional)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Combine first seven dry ingredients in a large bowl.
3. Mix the remaining wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
4. With a wooden spoon, mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients just until blended.
5. Fill greased muffin cups (or use muffin liners) 3/4 full
6. Let sit for 10 minutes
7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean
8. Let sit for 5 minutes and then remove from muffin tin.
Melissa is with the Cornell University Cooperative Extension. She brought these to the nutrition center that I work at. We all decided these muffins were delicious.
Melissa also appreciated all the recipes you gave her on the bland recipe she had. She said she may have another one for you to advise her on in the future. It was kind of you to take the time to help her.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Since my last post, we had some sad news - our former Bishop passed. Bishop Joseph with some of his family were down in Penn Yan, so he was contacted and they came home. Our former Bishop's viewing was at his home. The funeral was at our meeting. Bishop was buried in the cemetery next to our church. Many Bishops, family, and friends came in from out of town. Also people from our meetings. The church was full. After, we had the dinner at our house. We had to eat in shifts as there were so many people. It was sad, but again, at the dinner we started thinking of all the things Bishop did for us and his kindness.
Also, Susan's school is out for the summer. There was a picnic at the end of the school year. The father's played the school boys - and the father's won which doesn't happen very often. In September of 2015, Katie will be joining Susan at school. In September, 2016, David Jr. will be starting school. They grow up so fast.
Katie is so happy that Susan doesn't have to go to school for a while. Now they can spend more time together. Sometimes Susan likes to spend time with friends that are her age. Katie, now has friends her own age, but still would rather be with Susan. We are trying to teach Katie that even Susan needs her own time with her own friends.
Michael and Edward have plowed their piece of land that they did last year. Michael hopes that Edward doesn't break any bones this year. so they can work it together. Last year Edward broke his ankle so Michael and David took care of the land.
It is so nice to have Spring. The soil is being plowed and smells so fresh in most areas. If planting hasn't started already, it will be soon. It seems like a new beginning. A new start.
Oh, when Bishop Eli said that Father's Day was next month, he was just kidding. He knows how much all of the Amish women and us Old Order Mennonite women cook, bake, and do more. The Father's Day dinner will be at his house. Usually after their church, they don't have such a big dinner like this. All of us ladies will be putting on a dinner on Father's Day.
We also thank everyone both Amish and Old Order Mennonite that took care of our farm while we were in Penn Yan. Especially we thank Elmer for slaughtering the animals for customers while we were gone. Neither he nor Anna would take any money or meat. Knowing Elmer and Michael really like chocolate cake, I had Michael deliver one to Elmer's house. Even though Michael refused, Anna made both Michael and Elmer sit down to a piece of cake and a cup of coffee. They both enjoyed it. I had another cake just like it, at our house for our family.
Be With God,
FOLKS, IF YOU WANT JEAN TO STAY ON, WE HAVE TO HAVE MORE COMMENTS. JEAN DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THAT EVEN THOUGH PEOPLE DON'T LEAVE COMMENTS, THEY DO READ IT. SO IF YOU COULD LEAVE EVEN SMALL COMMENTS, THEY WOULD SHOW HER THAT PEOPLE ARE READING HER POSTS AND THAT YOU STILL WANT HER ON.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup milk
20-25 crushed saltine crackers
1 can salmon (bones removed)
Beat egg. After egg is beaten add onion, milk and crackers. Then add salmon. Pour into buttered baking dish. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-40 minutes depending on how deep the baking dish is.
Marilyn was looking for a salmon recipe that is easy to make. I thought everyone might enjoy this.
Marilyn asked if you can use Salmon Fillets instead of canned and yes you can. If it is frozen, take it out and defrost what you need. Then just proceed with the recipe.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Combine 1 oz. each of powdered cloves, caraway seed, nutmeg, mace and cinnamon with 6 oz, powdered orris root. Put up in fancy lace and calico bags and sew shut. You can hang these in the closet or place them in a drawer. These fragrant sachets also repel moths. These make great gifts.
ANOTHER SACHET FOR CLOTHES CLOSET, DRAWERS AND GIFTS
1 thin-skinned orange
2 oz. more or less whole cloves
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground orris root
Dab of ground allspice
Prick the orange with an ice pick. Stick in cloves as close together as you can without splitting the orange skin between holes. When the orange has been completely covered, roll in ground cinnamon, orris root, and allspice. Take a square of nylon net big enough to draw around orange. Tie with bright ribbon. Hang in closet for nice clean, spicy smell.
2 cups peony petals
1 cup rosebuds
1 cup chamomile flowers
1 cup linden flowers
1 tbsp allspice
4-5 drops patchouli oil
Dry all petals, buds, flowers, etc. Use a screen propped to give circulation all around. Drying takes 2 to 10 days. When dry, blend petals and oil in a ceramic bowl. When well blended, store in an airtight container.
The last one, you might want to make up for antime, but especially next winter.
When your roses are blooming, gather petals before the sun is high. Spread them in 1/2 inch layers on paper, sprinkle with salt, and let stand in shade. Ten days after the last petals are added to the others, add 1/4 oz. ground cloves and 1/4 oz. ground mace. You may also add one drop of rose geranium or 1 oz. of cologne over the mixture. Put in a jar and you will have a delightful rose fragrance.
Monday, May 19, 2014
You can turn them down if it's not a good time for you and they will go to the next people on the list. Knowing that we have moved into our new house, recently adopted Katie and had my Grandparents living with us, they hadn't asked us in a while. Everyone is asked to do service. It may be going to a place like we did, helping on someone's farm, taking care of the sick, cooking meals for someone, etc. We are to help others.
I called my parents to take care of David Jr, Susan, Katie and to keep an eye on Grandmother Olive and Grandfather Albert. Some of our Old Order Mennonites would do our chores on the farm. We called Elmer and asked him if he would come and take care of any calls my parents might get about slaughtering animals. My parents could take care of giving or taking meat for the freezers, but my Father has had health problems and would not be the best to slaughter the meat. Elmer agreed. So I gave my parents Elmer's Fire Department cell phone number.
Each of us had a suitcase when the driver came to pick us up. All the people in the van were going to Penn Yan. We discussed what we thought it would be like. We prayed. Nothing is ever what you think it is going to be. It took us longer to get there because some of the roads going into Penn Yan were unusable as they had been flooded out.
We came into where the Red Cross had set up. Each of us was assigned a place to stay with. Our place to stay was with an Old Order Mennonite couple. The drivers would take our luggage where we were staying and we were assigned jobs. The first day, I was sent to a home that had been flooded to help the people save what they could and work with others in clearing the mud out. David went with a group to help build the part of a driveway where it met the road that had been washed out. Michael and Edward went with another group to help save what they could and clean out one of the business that had been flooded.
Each day we worked at some place helping. Houses had been flooded so bad people couldn't live in them. Some stores were destroyed. Penn Yan has a camp called Camp Good Days for children with cancer. It is a special camp where children can go and enjoy themselves. That is very badly damaged.
The rain did not help either. We would just get something done and it would rain at night and we had to do it all over again. People who couldn't stay in their homes stayed where the Red Cross had set up at one of the schools. Most of the people did not have flood insurance. Although Old Order Mennonites don't believe in such, Englishers do.
The people we stayed with were so kind to us. They were older than us - about my parents age. They didn't have electric in their home, but they did have running water. They also had two bathrooms, one upstairs and one down. When we got there, we had mud all over us, but they turned both their bathrooms over to us. After we bathed, dinner was on the table. The lady told us to put the dirty clothes in a plastic bag. We would put on different clothes the next day. When we got back to their house the clothes we wore the previous day were all washed, pressed and hanging in out rooms. In the morning we would all pray together and in the evening before bed. They also enjoyed hearing how Edward and Michael came into our family.
We worked Wednesday thru Friday. More people came in Saturday morning and we returned home. We didn't really want to go. There is so much more work to do. All sorts of people worked there: college students, people that lived there, people came in from other places - even people who couldn't get into their house went to help someone else. Still a lot of work has to be done.
Everyone was glad to see us when we got home. Elmer said he thought a post from us would be more important this week than one of his.
We still think and pray for the people in Penn Yan. There is a lot of work to do.
Be With God,
The picture above is one of just some of the damage in Penn Yan.
ANNA HAS HERB AND FLOWER SACHETS POST ON TOMORROW.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
JEAN WILL HAVE A POST TOMORROW ON THE PENN YAN, NY FLOOD.