Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Friday's Hunt 3/4/2016

I'm joining Teresa at Eden Hills for Friday's Hunt again this week. The prompts this week are Starts with J, A Cuppa, and Week's Favorite.

It's been pretty crazy around here this past couple of weeks, both my does kidded and we have FIVE baby goats running around the goat pen! I have to give Teresa a TON of credit for everything she does. I only have two does, one buck, and five kids so it makes me REALLY appreciate how much effort she puts into caring for her lovely goaties. :)

Jeanette had triplets on Sunday, February 21st and Daphne had twins on Wednesday, February 24th. We have three bucklings and two doelings. Both moms and all the kids are doing great.

Daphne has a very pendulous udder and the kids were having trouble nursing so I have been milking her and bottle-feeding them...Four...Times...A...Day. I really don't mind but it does make it hard to be gone for very long so daytrip horse rides have been put on hold for awhile.

Seeing the babies fills me with JOY and this collage is my Week's Favorite.

The top left photo is of the two little doelings, Amie (left) and Colette. The bottom left photo is of the two bottle babies, Colette (left) and Bubba. The larger photo is of my darling Colette. She is purebred Alpine and I do believe she is a keeper.

It is hard to find Alpines here in Beautiful Southeastern Arizona, most folks have Nubians. I prefer the Alpines mostly because they are quieter and I like their calmer personalities. I was thrilled to find a purebred Alpine buck last fall and even more thrilled when Jerry agreed to let me buy him! He had always said "No bucks, they are too stinky!" But he has watched me struggle to find an Alpine buck to breed my girls to over the years and he agreed. Remy did a good job, the kids are beautiful! Here is a picture of Remy from last September when we got him. He was only six-months-old at the time.

That's it from me this week, I have blathered on long enough! LOL!!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Friday's Hunt 2/19/2016

I'm joining Teresa at Eden Hills for Friday's Hunt and I'm late again this week. (sigh)  The prompts this week are Starts With H, Family, and Week's Favorite.

The reason I'm late this week is because I have been spending more time with my Horse, Buster. I have started taking lessons and we have been going out riding too. Friday was a lesson day and Saturday I attended a Working Equitation clinic, it was a lot of fun! The weather has been so nice lately that we want to take advantage of it and spend as much time outdoors as possible. :)

Buster and Jerry's Horse, Paco, have formed their own little Family. One always stands "lookout" while the other catches a little nap. Here, Paco is lookout for Buster.

It always pleases me to see how the horses interact.

Well...most of the time anyway! Sorry about the quality here, I was shooting into the sun.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Friday's Hunt 2/12/2016

I'm joining Teresa at Eden Hills for Friday's Hunt again this week; albeit a little late! What a week and it's not over yet. I'm off for a ride on my horse after this.

Our prompts this week are Starts with G, In My Kitchen, and Week's Favorite.

Well, what did you expect for Starts with G?!?  LOL!!  That's young Remy on the upper left, Daphne on the lower left and Jeanette playing king of the feed pan on the right. I do love my goaties. :)

I haven't had much time to spend In My Kitchen this week but I thought I would share my favorite set of vintage Pyrex mixing bowls. The yellow one is not true to the set, it is newer, but the other three are from the 1940s. I bought these in Bakersfield way back in the mid-1980s and I love, love, love them and use them quite often!

For Week's Favorite I have a shot of a male Pyrrhuloxia that I got this morning. He was sitting in the top of a tree in the backyard singing his little heart out when I was coming in from hanging out laundry and was nice enough to stay while I hurried inside to get my camera. They are also known as a desert cardinal.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Friday's Hunt 2/5/2016

For this week's Friday's Hunt with Teresa at Eden Hills the prompts are Starts with F, Negative Space, and Week's Favorite.

I have one photo this week that covers them all! LOL!!  I really like this hawk Feather shot against black poster board to provide the Negative Space. It is one of my Favorite pictures. :)

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Friday's Hunt 1/29/2016

For this week's Friday's Hunt with Teresa at Eden Hills the prompts are Starts with E, Sky, and Week's Favorite. I have been so stinkin' busy this week helping to get the Art Gallery ready for the Quilt Show that I haven't had much time for taking photos and I want to apologize for not getting around to "visit" everyone. I will do better this week! :)

For Sky, I wanted to share one of the overly gorgeous sunrises we get here in Beautiful Southeastern Arizona. This photo is from last year.

For Starts With E, I have a two-fer this week. First, I'm going with my Elephant bank. It's not very big but I only put dimes in it so by the time it's full, there is quite a bit of money in there!

I also want to share some of the beautiful Eggs from the Chicken Girls. My new Red Sex Link hens are phenomenal layers and now that the older Buff Orpingtons have started laying again too, I actually have eggs to sell. ;)

Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday's Hunt 1/22/2016

For this week's Friday's Hunt with Teresa at Eden Hills the prompts are starts with D, Beautiful, and Week's Favorite.

My starts with D is our old Donkey, Chuy. We figure Chuy is 35 or 40 years old. We had him for about five years and then gave him to a family with small children for about five years but then they got transferred to Texas and couldn't take him with them so...he is back living with us. He is a sweetie pie but he is so old now that when he starts to bray he farts and farts and farts!! LOL!! It cracks me up every single time! ;)

For Beautiful I'm sharing one of my favorite shots from the archives. I really enjoy playing with the textures and creating photo art and need to do more of it.

For Week's Favorite I'm sharing this candid photo of my horse, Buster. I was trying to take some pictures of him the other day and he started shying at the flash so I just started snapping shots to try to get him used to it. I rather like how this one turned out! :)

Friday, January 15, 2016

Applesauce Molasses Cake - Friday's Hunt 1/15/2016

For this week's Friday's Hunt with Teresa at Eden Hills we are doing starts with C, Inside, and Week's Favorite.

For Week's Favorite I thought I would share one of my Favorite snack cake recipes! This cake reminds me very much of gingerbread, spicy and very moist. I also enjoy doing food photography and I'm always trying to practice and improve. ;)

Applesauce Molasses Cake               **click here to print this recipe**

1/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 cups Baking Mix
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square cake pan or a 9-inch cast iron pie pan.
Cream butter and sugar; beat in applesauce, molasses, vanilla and egg.
Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Serve with whipped cream.
I use lightly sweetened homemade applesauce and substitute Pumpkin Pie Spice for the cinnamon and nutmeg.

For starts with C and Inside I'm sharing my favorite Cat, Ernie. (Shhh...don't tell the other two!)
Ernie is supposed to the the barn kitty but he has figured out that life is better Inside!! I really don't mind, especially him sleeping Inside at night. That way, I don't worry as much about the coyotes having a late night kitty snack. Been there...done that.