"Choose you this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Happy Birthday!

As this picture shows, our birthday cakes are getting fancier and fancier! Icecream sandwiches was a good idea to start with, but that's as far as it went. The candles wouldn't stay standing long enough to light. Better luck next birthday!

Jared mission June

Super Quick Whole Wheat Buns

It was time to try out the wheat we bagged, so I looked on the internet to find a good recipe for whole wheat buns. I like them so much more than the white ones. Here is a recipe I found on recipezaar.com. I really like the way it turned out. The buns were soft but held up well. Here it is:

1 cup warm water
3 Tbl. warm water
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup sugar or honey (I used mostly honey)
2 Tbl. yeast
1 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1. combine water, yeast, oil, and sugar or honey; let rest for 15 minutes (I didn't have that much time-5 worked for me)
2. add salt, egg, and flour to yeast mixture and mix well.
3. Roll out 3/4 inch thick and cut into 10-12 rounds.
4. Place rolls on cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
5. Bake at 400-425 for 8-10 minute or until lightly browned.

Pretty easy, and nice recipe! I want to use it often.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bagging seed

Little Jed gets a ride on the forklift with his uncle.

Last year we grew some hard white wheat for making bread here in Fallon. After it was harvested, we hauled it to Winnemucca to be cleaned and bagged.

Me putting insecto in the wheat as it goes down to get bagged to kill any possible weevil.

Nathan sewing the seed bags shut.

Jonathan fixing the filled 25 lb. bags onto the pallet.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Still trying to make the desert blossom as a rose...

I am very intrigued with this flower. I still don't know it's name and it takes forever to get a good picture of it, because the wind is always blowing, making it blurry.

Girls Camp

Nathan and I went up for the last night of camp. It was nice and the kids all survived without us. We saw some beautiful scenery on the way.

A ride down memory lane-Sierra Valley

On the way to girls camp, we passed the farm we put up hay on a few years back. It was fun to see it again. It is a very beautiful valley.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Jed's birthday


The irises bloomed nicely this year. We planted a wildflower pack of seeds and I am wondering what the 3rd and last flowers are called. Does anyone know?