Monthly Archives: July 2018

Chickenless Mexican Chicken

I’m having to get creative with hamburger meat around here! We had a cow break her leg so, we have tons of hamburger meat. I decided to try Mexican Chicken without the chicken. Y’all, it was so good! I’m serious, try it! I didn’t get any pics while it was pretty. But, here’s what’s left for tomorrow’s lunch. ☺️

It may not look beautiful but, it was amazing. I’m a country cook so, I just toss things in. I will do my best to give you my recipe.

Here it goes!

1 pound of hamburger meat

Doritos

Shredded cheese (I used half a pkg.)

1 can of corn

1 can of Rotel (I use mild.)

2 cans of mushroom soup

Brown your hamburger meat and drain. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix the soup, Rotel, corn, and 1/2 the cheese. Grease a large casserole dish and crush Doritos spreading along the bottom. Mix in the hamburger meat and pour mixture into the casserole dish. Spread it evenly. Cover the top with the remainder of the cheese. Then, crush more Doritos along the top. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes until hot. (Try not to burn the Doritos.) ☺️

This recipe is very versatile. You may adapt it to make it your own. Enjoy! ❤️

~A

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Loading and Hauling

My boys and I loaded and hauled the rest of the hay out of the fields today. It was relaxing and fun. Probably because, the weather was cooler. We didn’t even break a sweat. I’m so ready for Fall! 😁

Have a blessed week.

~A

#haulingHay #tractors #boymomma #trailer

Sunday’s Are For Jesus (And Farm Chores)

Hey, y’all! I hope you all had a blessed Sunday. Ours was busy with Church, little traveling, and then farm chores of course. I thought I’d share a few pictures.

The first I snapped of a 16 year old and an elderly lady praying together in Church. It was so precious.

After Church, my youngest and I went to my parents home to get some of my granny’s things. My parents are generally her caretaker but, they are out of state. We also got my mom’s beta fish, Blue. He’s in the mug. (No straw, he could breathe. He’s safely in his tank now!)

Up next we have the farm chores. My oldest and my husband finished raking and baling hay today. I know it’s late but, our equipment kept breaking. 🙄 I’m so proud of my oldest. He has a bad ear infection and still wanted to help. (Swimmers turned horrible!) He’s a tough guy, I’d probably be in bed crying. lol

~A

July Is Flying By

I really wish summer would slow down! I don’t like the heat and humidity but, I love my babies being home. I love the laid back schedule and sleeping in.

Farm news: I moved my two youngest calves into another little field. I wanted them to be able to eat and have bottles without the big guys pestering them. So, I scooted them over Wednesday morning and woke up Thursday to this. TBone found a bad spot in the fence and went visiting. He’s moved back over now and a fence post has been added.

My hens are broody and having chicks. Here’s a few chicken pics that I snapped today. This is the first time I’ve had a silky go broody and hatch. She had three chicks. Two are black and one is bright white. I didn’t get very good pictures but, they are still cute. The babies like stealing the grownup chickens feed too.

Yesterday, I ran to buy feed, picked up my oldest from the hay field, took boys for hair cuts, dr appointment for a oldest’s bad ear infection, and back home. Today, my youngest and I went grocery shopping, bought a couple school shirts, grabbed sonic, fed all the critters, and now….. I’m about to start supper. I’m ready for the weekend to end so I can rest! Lol. What have y’all been up to?

~A

#shopping #feed #chicks #chickens #silkie #backtoschool #bottlecalves

Losing Hurts

We lost a friend that my husband has known over 30 years. Myself….I knew him 20 years. He was a hilarious jokester. He was the announcer for our rodeo family. He was a gentle giant. A kind ole soul; a cowboy. He died doing what he loved. A cow ran up under the horse that he was riding at a sale barn. It happened in an alley way. A dangerous situation in a dangerous spot. The horse flipped over on him, crushing him. Here’s a picture of our crew last year. He’s the goofy one up front.

We had his funeral yesterday. It was an emotionally draining week. We left the funeral, ate lunch, and took a nap. Emotional exhaustion, apparently it’s a thing. I’m thankful we had time to know Robert. Time to have him as a friend and “brother” to my husband. I’m thankful he was a Christian and he’s in a better place. Knowing him, he’s begging to rope God’s cattle on a thousand hills. Until we meet again, friend. Rest In Peace in a place called Calvary.

Here’s his last ride through the backroads of his small community. Notice the cloud hovering over the hearse? We thought that was kinda neat. It could only be seen after taking the picture. 😇❤️

~A

#grief #loss #funeral #cowboy #cow #horse

My First Ipsy Experience

I’ve been wanting to try a beauty bag or box for a couple years now. I finally chose and signed up for Ipsy. The reason I settled on Ipsy: the adorable bags.

In case you don’t know, I’m not a girlie girl. I rarely wear anything except cowboy boots or Twisted X shoes, jeans and T-shirt’s. Basically, Sunday’s I dress up for Church. That’s it. Lol. I’m a boy momma and farm wife but, I love bags. (Of all shapes and sizes!) I wear makeup but, very light and natural.

I’m hoping Ipsy pays attention to my requests and doesn’t go wild when making my selections. They actually didn’t do too bad for my first month. There’s only one product I’ll not be using, the wing eyeliner. I’d look like a clown if I tried drawing on myself. I’m anti-eyeliner. Lol. Let’s check out what I received for my July bag.

I got a tube of Charcoal beauty mask, a set of blush, a blending brush, a lip ointment (or nipple/dry skin ointment for nursing mothers), wing eyeliner, and an cute blue bag. I’m excited to try the blush tomorrow and blending brush with eyeshadow but, so far the lip ointment is my favorite. I’m giving the eyeliner to a friend’s daughter. I’m a little nervous to try the charcoal mask. Have any of you tried it or one similar? I’m a simple gal, not usually into a lot of beauty products.

I’d better stop dreaming of makeup products and go feed my calves.

Y’all take care!

~A

#Ipsy #beautyProducts #bags #farm #calves #makeup #countryGirl

Life On Our Funny Farm

Here’s some photos and craziness going on around here. First, the sweet hog pups are growing. They are eating good now. They loved the leftover soup I shared. My favorite pic is of them and their mommy sleeping. Is that not precious?!

My boys are enjoying summer. I am not one of those Moms who can’t wait for school to start. I like having all my ducklings in a row. Safe and home. But, less than one month school begins. Our school posted the supply list just this morning. *sniff, sniff*

I went out to feed my calves this morning and to check everyone’s water. I found a squirrel had fallen into the horse trough. Poor guy must’ve been looking for a drink. I scooped him out, dumped, and refilled the trough.

It’s never boring on a farm. Just last night, one of our dogs started barking uncontrollably. We went outside to find a possum in a tree “roosting” with my hens. Thankfully, we got him down before he started feasting on chickens. Spec, our older pup, got extra love for warning us of their danger.

Take care. Stay safe.

God bless.

~A

#farm #hogpups #chickens #possums #horses #calves #squirrel #pool #summer #school