Monday, May 18, 2020

Remember these?

I am thinking of :  whats really important in my life and focus only on them.

Outside my window:  Listening to the rain, it's been a very wet spring. The birds sing, flowers blooming, rooster is crowing. 

I am thankful: for cool morning breezes and evenings by an outside open fire with my children gathered 'round me...
From the learning rooms: grading final test in home-school.  We are finished!

From the kitchen: smelling homemade lasagna  simmering in the crock pot for supper.

I am wearing:  a skirt and top, my hair is up in a messy bun.

I am creating memories: of the joys of home to be treasured for many years

I am going to make: a new commitment to spend more one on one time with each of my children at home to make them feel special

I am reading: A prayer life by Andrew Murray
I am hoping:  to draw nearer to God ~ daily working on it.
I am hearing:  the quietness of our home as Lay lay plays in her room and Mia taken a nap.
Around the house: needed repairs are getting attention. 😀
One of my favorite things:  being home with my girls, I just love home!

A few plans for the rest of the week:  Praying, appreciating, loving and  cherishing each moment with my family. Packing for a trip!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Introducing Bryarton Farm

Hello Sweet Friends,

 It has been a while since I have posted. I have been working around on our farm,
getting the raise bed ready for the kitchen garden and pulling weeds in the strawberry
bed.  We hope to till the garden stop soon!
I  will post soon about all the happenings on our little farm.

Meanwhile, I would like to take a moment to introduce to you Bryarton Farm.
Sara Jo and her family lives in Kansas on a four acre hobby farm. They bought a
old 1400 sq foot farmhouse built in 1893 it was a fixer upper.

Over the last six years the family is working on restoring it back its glory.  Respecting and restoring it back how it would of been in the 1800's.  I love it when folks restore it like the original farmhouse would of been .

Sara Jo is a christian who has a beautiful heart that is full of love and kindness for her family and others.

They are also in the process of adopting a little girl from India. Sara is a artist and a stay at home mom who home schools her little girls. The farm is full of farm animals such as ponies, ducks, a turkey, cats, goats, and a dog.

Sara Jo sells her painting and farm fresh eggs to help with her family income.  Sara also created a Bryarton Farm tee shirt to help raise money for their adoption.

If you love real farmhouse living, you will love Sara and her family.

 Give Sara Jo and her family a visit on  and her  Blog

Thanks for coming by,
Simply Farmhouse

Friday, February 7, 2020

Chicken Scampi (copy cat of Olive Garden)

My family and I love Olive Garden and one of our favorite dish is the Chicken Scampi.
Paying close attention to the ingredients and reading the description on the menu. I decided
to make it at home.  This is what I came up with using all organic ingredients.

Slice up three colors of peppers thin
Slice up the chicken breast thin and into bite size pieces
Gather spices, salt and pepper.
Grate the Cheese
Boil the noodles

*Serve with bread of your choice
*Serve with a salad
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Simply Farmhouse Chicken Scampi (copy-cat of Olive Garden)

1 box of angel hair pasta (cook as directed)
1-2 chicken breast (cut thinly and into bite size)
3 peppers  three colors of your choice (sliced thin)
1 1/2 cups of heavy cream ( I use half and half)
White cheddar block cheese (grated)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp cumin (or to taste)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp chili pepper (or to taste)
1/2 tsp salt
pepper (to taste)
2-3 TBSP of butter or little more I won't tell 😉

1. Cook chicken in butter in a iron skillet until almost done, add all your peppers, spices, salt and peppers. Stir well.

2. Bring the water to a boil and place in your pasta. (cook accordingly to direction on box)

3. Once the pepper and chicken are tender add the heavy cream and one cup of cheese...mix well and
reduce to heat to low.

4. Drain the pasta and serve on plates. Next add the Chicken Scampi mix over the pasta.

5. Top each dish with more cheese and serve.

Serves 4-6

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Leave a comment below and share if you try it and what changes did you make?

Simply Farmhouse

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Life in An Old Farmhouse

Did you ever lived in a farmhouse with metal cabinet?
I love the mixed matched dishes and the apron.

When farmers wives used to dress up to care for the home, always looking presentable.

My mom always dressed nice when I was a child, I remembered one of her dresses
that she wore, it was a white printed cotton dresses that button down
the front and tied at the waist.

  Does anyone remember when a table was used instead of an island?
There was no such thing as a island when I was a child.

Cotton dresses ~ always

Do you remember milk been delivered by a milkman?

 A time when butter
would sit out all day on the table.

What a bountiful pantry! Crocks filled with harvest and apples picked and stored in baskets.
I just love this pantry and all its harvest.

A Farmhouse Porch

With rocking chairs, wood floors, wooden table and a beautiful foggy sunrise.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Simply At Home

 Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

I have enjoyed my time at home this week, mostly staying in the kitchen baking up these lovely pies.
I don't have cutters, I just used a knife to make these works!

 These lovely pies are gifts to a couple of families that we appreciate and we are so blessed they are in our lives.  I did bake another pie for my family ~ serving my best to them as well.

Our weather has been so nice with warm sunny days and cool nights.  We are trying to enjoy each day before the weather turns off cold. While the pies are baking I like to step out onto the front porch and soak in the warmth of the sun....I will miss my front porch visits this winter

Happiness is still homemade in our farmhouse...

Enjoy your day and spend time with your precious family.

*Please excuse the quality of these photo's they are from my phone.

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Hello October

"I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
~Anne of Green Gables, 1908

October has been a month of baking in our farmhouse. We have enjoyed trying some new recipes and some old ones.  This is a pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting.

Fresh Baked Apple Pie

Bushels of apples await me in harvest baskets. Oh, how I love this time of the year!
This week we will be canning some apple sauce, apple butter, and apples for homemade pies.
I love to can apples because of its wonderful smell while they are simmering on the stove.

Cozy Fall!

Banana Nut Bread 

 These banana breads are tucked away 
in the freezer--a treat for us on a cold winter day with a hot cup of coffee.

The hens are laying well this month, and I am sure they will start to slow down 
on their laying before too long.

Our garden is still putting out some tomatoes. I have been picking them and placing them in the
hot greenhouse to ripen.    So thankful that we are still getting some tomatoes.

The leaves in our area are just now starting to turn. I am looking forward to the changing of the leaves. God's grand finale before the gray days of winter.

Praying our lives will slow down to enjoy this beautiful season.

The girls and I have been collecting seeds from the garden and from zinnias. I remember my
grandmother collecting seeds from her garden for the coming spring.  

May your fall be cozy!

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