Wanderer's to the Cabin

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Off to the Bighorn Mountains

A week or so back we took off and headed to the much cooler climate of the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming for some rest and relaxation. 

We ended up in the Dead Swede Campground

It is named for the three grave sites that reside at the front part of the campground, two of unknown persons and the third of G.B. Henton who died Feb. 3, 1910.

It was an amazing campsite right on the creek with lots of trees and wildlife.

The hubs got to spend some time testing out his gold panning skills and actually found a tiny bit of very fine gold. This was about 30 steps down stream from our campsite.

We had this big guy across the creek from us on the first day and then right in our campsite on our fourth day.

I was kneeling right in front of the tree next to the chair keeping Monster from seeing the Moose and barking, the hubs was taking pictures about 7-10 feet from the Moose. Some idiot in a truck saw the moose and decided to follow it to take pictures and herded him right through the campsites.
With the rack on him he was about as tall as the roof rack on our lifted jeep which is over 6 ft. tall.

 It rained the second and third days there but was sunny and beautiful the first, fourth and fifth days. We headed home on the fifth day and stopped in Graybull, Wyoming at the A&W for Root-beer Floats and onion rings. 

That's it for this post, so until next time ....

Take Care Everyone
Hugs, Sandy

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Happy 4th of July

Happy Fourth of July 

Let us all remember those who have served and those who have died, so that we as Americans can celebrate our Independence.

Take Care Everyone &
have a safe 4th of July.

Hugs, Sandy  

Monday, June 13, 2016

Homestead Happenings

Still not feeling crafty, at all. 
But I have managed to bake two loves of bread ...

 Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Parmesan Herb Bread (Box mix)

Both were yummy and now I need to buy more raisins and cinnamon so I can keep the big guy happy with his favorite bread.

Our fruit trees are full this year and have Pears and Apples galore. 


 Pears and a German Shepard butt photo bomb.

There will be lots of canning going on in the Fall. Lots of jars of yummy pears, that I can't eat and apple sauce and pie filling that I can eat.

Finally got most of my garden planted this month and it's 90% tomatoes with 80% of those being Roma tomatoes for making Spaghetti Sauce. The other 10% is six bell pepper plants and three cucumbers. I think I need another garden plot in the yard someplace. 
I transplanted my Parsley last week, but that didn't go so well, I'm still waiting to see how many will take and start growing I know I lost at least half if not more. Back in April I was super surprised to find that my Garlic Chives had regrown and I've already been able to harvest once and soon will do cutting number two.

 I was ecstatic to find that my Blueberry bushes had started to come back. This is one of two that I planted last year the second one only has one little branch that has sprouted new growth, but at least they came back. Maybe I'll be able to get a couple more this year and some blackberries to. 

Well .... that's all for now, so until next post ......

Take Care Everyone
Hugs, Sandy

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Storms & Chocolate

All week long I've been watching storms roll in, the wind blow and the rain come down. Enough rain that I have had to empty the 55 gallon rain barrel twice in four days. 

On one of the stormy days I figured I make the hubs and I a treat.

A couple of hours later two pans of Dark Chocolate with crushed and slivered almonds and a sprinkle of sea salt was the result. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!!
This will last about a month since we only have one or two pieces a day or so.

Tomorrow I'll get out the bread machine and make an Italian Herb bread to go with Spaghetti. The bread will be a boxed mix just to see if we like it. If it ends up being a bread were not fond of I'll slice it, dry it and run it through the food processor for herb-ed bread crumbs to use in recipes.

That's all for today, until next post.......

Take Care & Have a Great Weekend
Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Just Hanging Aroud

My life lately has been completely devoid of any crafting, stitching, sewing and designing mojo. Not even a spark to get me to look through my supplies. 

So I have been going in a different direction and made Banana Bread and Cinnamon Raisin Bread much to the "Big Guys" delight. I also canned up some more Spaghetti Sauce and Olives.

Forgot to get a picture of the Cinnamon Raisin Bread. 

Last month the Big Guy" brought me home a present and I completely love it. Best of all, it was FREE!

It is a 1938 Kohler Single Basin Drainboard Sink.
We may end up finding or making a base for it and use in an outdoor potting shed that I want to add out by our garden. Still need to clean it up.

Speaking of garden's I have 17 pots of Roma Tomatoes started that are around 6" tall and 3 each of two different Heirloom Tomatoes started, as well as cucumbers and a Wax Bean just to see if we like it. I've also started herbs like Parsley, Basil and Oregano. Trying Potatoes for the first time and look forward to seeing how it works out. Need to buy some Bell Pepper plants and onions, to help make up our mostly Spaghetti Sauce garden.

Until next time,

Take Care
Hugs, Sandy

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Hancock Fabrics Is Closing

I just found out that Hancock Fabrics is going out of business. Right now everything in their stores and on-line is 20% to 50% off. It's a good time to stock up on any sewing, stitching, and craft supplies you need.
Hugs, Sandy