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Posted by AFarmhouseFull on August 24, 2013 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (10)

Okay, so I have had a couple of people asking if everything was okay at the farmhouse.  It seems I have been neglecting my little blog here!  Sorry!  I have been doing a lot of vlogs lately on my YouTube channel and haven't been posting links here.  But no worries, everything is fine!  BUSY AS HECK, but fine.


As for posts.  I have decided to break my blog and vlog into separate areas just to keep it easier on me.  If you would like to keep updated on the vlogs go to my YouTube channel and subscribe there.  www.YouTube.com/AFarmhouseFull.  I am planning on posting written blogs here from time to time as well, but vlogs are a little easier to do right now in this *BUSY* season of my life.  Blogs take a little more time to type up, upload photos to, re size photos and post. 

Here are some recent vlogs I have done if you want to catch up:

  • Homeschool Planner Tour
  • Family Update
  • August's Garden
  • Curriculum Choices

You can find them HERE at www.YouTube.com/AFarmhouseFull


As for the family, we are doing well.  I am planning on starting school the week after Labor Day and I am getting quite excited to get everyone back into a regular routine.  Summer has been all over the place!  This fall we will be starting school, participating in fall youth soccer, and our homeschool co-op starts up.  I am sure this fall will prove to be a busy, but eventful one. 


Ezra is turning 1 in a few short weeks (and Georgia will be 3 on the same day!).  I can't believe it has already been a year that we were blessed with our amazing surprise bundle of joy!  This year has been the fastest year of my life.  I am almost sad at the though of how fast it passed right on by.  It feels as if I blinked and it was just whisked away.  But that is life, isn't it?  Days are slow as molasses but years are pass by like jet planes! 

Recipe Doubling Guide

Posted by AFarmhouseFull on July 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (1)

LOVE this and use it ALL the time when doubling and tripling "regular-sized-family" recipes to make them feed my crew!

Recipe Doubling Guide by afarmhousefull

Meet the Farmhouse Kids 2: Maddie Jo

Posted by AFarmhouseFull on July 3, 2013 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (2)

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Summer Makeup

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Q and A....Ask Away!

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Summer Update

Posted by AFarmhouseFull on June 18, 2013 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (1)

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Meet the kids!

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Weight Loss Update

Posted by AFarmhouseFull on June 8, 2013 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (5)

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Strawberry Pie with Crumb Topping

Posted by AFarmhouseFull on June 5, 2013 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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This just SCREAMS summer!

Ingredients

Crumb topping

  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Filling
  • A quart of fresh strawberries, halved (if they are store bought and not yet ripe you may need extra sugar)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
You will also need 1 unbaked single pie crust (recipe below in blue). You can also utilize an unbaked, prepared pie crust from the store.
 THIS RECIPE MAKES THREE PIE CRUSTS!!!
( I always just freeze the other two in balls for later)
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1-3/4 cup lard or shortening
  • 3 T sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 water

In large mixing bowl combine flour, lard/shortening, sugar and salt.  Blend with pastry blender, fingers or fork until crumbly.  Mix together water and egg in a small bowl.  Blend egg and water mixture with flour until it sticks together.  Separate into 3 equal pieces.  Chill in the refrigerator until ready to use or freeze in ball or disc to use later. 


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For Pie:

Blend together the crumb ingredients and set aside.

In another bowl mix the flour, sugar and cornstarch together and coat strawberries with it until it is absorbed by the strawberries/juice. Fill unbaked pie crust with strawberry mixture. Pinch off pea sized chunks of topping and sprinkle on the top of the pie.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes and 350-375 for another 40.  You may want to cover the crust with foil for the first 20-40 minutes if you don't like your crust to brown.  (I don't because I am lazy and actually prefer the crust to be a bit dark).  Let cool and top with fresh whipped cream! YUMMO!

 

The Cabin/Lake House Sneak Peek

Posted by AFarmhouseFull on June 5, 2013 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

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Hey y'all! Welcome to our family blog. We are a large, loud and Jesus loving family from the rural Midwest. I am Nicci, also know around these parts as "mom" to my brood of a half dozen and as "babe" to my handsome other half.  We live on a handful of acres and have raised chicken, pigs, bees, tomatoes and most importantly our rowdy bunch of kidlets.  We cloth diaper, homeschool, DIY, and try to eat as "homemade" as possible.  My ratio of hobbies verses free time is COMPLETELY unbalanced.  I enjoy crocheting, knitting, sewing, designing, drawing, using power tools, and anything else that involves creating. I also love to decorate and organize when time and money allow - but come on now, it is hard to make it to the bathroom without little people following 2 steps behind me and my grocery bill is comparable to a mortgage payment!  It is a busy, challenging and sometimes chaotic life managing a larger than normal family but ultimately one of God's greatest blessings that I am immensely grateful for!  In no way have I "arrived" or  "figured it all out", but I am humbled to be able to share my experience with others!

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