Thursday, June 17, 2010

My Mom Came to See Me

I had a very wonderful visit from my Mom.  It seems like everything stood still on the farm.  She came up from Florida and spent a whole week on the farm.  Of course I put her to work immediately.  I wanted her to teach me how to make a few things that I remembered from childhood. My mom is a great cook.  She loves to make up recipes.  Sometimes she makes a wonderful cake and cannot reproduce it a second time.  She is wonderful and finds humor in this.  First off, I wanted chicken-n-dumplins.  Not Chicken and Dumplings.  We don’t have those in the south.  She laughed because she hasn’t made them in a really long time.  We took a couple of our roosters out of the freezer.  They went to freezer camp last spring.  I have noticed that there is a huge color difference from farm raised chickens and store bought chickens.  Ours are yellow naturally and they make a rich, thick broth.043
Next she mixed plain flour and our goat milk together to just the right texture.
Then she mashed out the mixture to just the right thickness.

After this was done, she gently floated the dumplins into the broth. I wish I had thought to take a picture of the finished product. Thing is, I was eating myself into true heaven. 
The next day I put her to work making soap.  She loves the soap and got to see it from start to finish. 
She made a whole batch of Naked to take back to Florida with her.
I didn’t make her work the whole time.  We did get to enjoy the beauties of the farm.  The lilacs were in bloom.
The farm was wrapped in its summer greenery.
We made biscuits, fudge, a lime cake and much more. I am still full.  It was such a good visit.  The weather cooperated. It was cool and sunny.  Great weather and great company.  Thanks Mom
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm


frugalmom said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful visit with your mom. I bet she loved being there with you at the farm. Those are memories not to be forgotten. :-)

Becky said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit! Glad to see you blogging :)
I'm always so happy when my mom shares one of her recipes that I remember from childhood.

Barbara said...

What a Wonderful Mother you have. I love visiting your blog.

katiegirl said...

What a sweet post! How wonderful she was able to spend a week with you!! She looks like a handy woman!

Fearless Nester said...

Oh what a wonderful time you must have had having your Mom there! I bet she really enjoyed it too, learning how to make soap. She looks absolutely darling. Your week sounded like so much fun! I love it when my Mom comes to visit too. We are so blessed to still have our Moms. ~Lili

tonya said...

Sounds like a very nice visit.. thanks for sharing! (speaking of sharing.. any dumplings left?) (or what about the lime pie?) lol.