Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

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. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Friday's Hunt 1/8/2016

 This week's prompts for Friday's Hunt with Teresa at Eden Hills are Starts with B, Outside, and Week's Favorite.


For Starts with B, I'm sharing our Big dog Buddy. He is a sweetheart and helps keep the critters down by the barn safe at night.


It has NOT been a very pleasant week to be Outside here in Beautiful Southeastern Arizona! This is a shot from Thursday afternoon. We have had cold, wet, windy weather all week. Not what we are used to. We can always use the moisture though. :)  I'm also sharing this shot with TexWisGirl's Good Fences.


For Week's Favorite, I have been working on more western themed photos to display in the Tombstone Art Gallery. I rather like this "still life" of Jerry's boots and hat. As you can tell by looking at them, he ain't no Drugstore Cowboy, he uses his gear! LOL!!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Friday's Hunt 1/1/2016

I'm joining Teresa at Eden Hills for the kick-off of her new meme, Friday's Hunt! This week's prompts are Starts with A, Week's Favorite and Celebrate.

For Starts with A and Week's Favorite I'm sharing a photo of our new Ameraucana rooster. He was the "bonus" chick in an order of Red Sex Link chicks my friend and I got last fall. Isn't he handsome? He kept running away from me but I'm going to work on getting a better picture of him to frame. :)


For Celebrate I'm sharing a picture of the treasures I found at the secondhand store this week. The Corning Ware casserole dish is from the very early 1960s and is called Pyroceram. I had never seen this type before with the solid lid. I felt it was probably a pretty good buy at $12!!  :)


Thanks Teresa for starting this new meme! Hopefully, it will encourage me to start blogging again...at least once a week!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Baby For The Grandbaby


The granddaughter is turning two next month and she LOVES her baby dolls so grandmommy decided to make her a rag doll. I had a pattern back in the 80s for a primitive rag doll like this. The thing I always liked about the pattern was the way the hair was done; strips of fabric either torn or cut with pinking shears, tied in a knot and then sewn or hot glued on. I don't have the patience to sew all those "hairs" on so I opt for the hot glue gun. It's kinda hard on the fingers but it's a lot quicker. ;)


She also loves her books so I made her one of those soft books from a preprinted fabric panel I had picked up at Walmart not long after she was born. I have been waiting until she is old enough to enjoy it and now she is!! :)



What crafty things have you been up to?