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.
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Then she mashed out the mixture to just the right thickness.

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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. 
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The next day I put her to work making soap.  She loves the soap and got to see it from start to finish. 
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She made a whole batch of Naked to take back to Florida with her.
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I didn’t make her work the whole time.  We did get to enjoy the beauties of the farm.  The lilacs were in bloom.
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The farm was wrapped in its summer greenery.
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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

6 comments:

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.