Saturday, October 17, 2009

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Down on the farm, recipes anyone?

This summer Paul and Joe decided they wanted to raise pigs. The plan was to eat them in the fall but Joe got attached and didn't want to eat his friends Winnie and Willis. Paul secretly named them Hampton and bacon and didn't get to know them as well as Joe did. Paul also "invested" in 2 turkeys who don't have names except for "thanksgiving dinner". He got them with the idea that he would learn how to slaughter them himself, part of becoming self sufficient. Anyway, back to the pigs. So Joe wanted to keep them as forever friends and Paul wanted bacon. We couldn't decide what to do so my dad stepped in and sent them to the butcher knowing they couldn't be around forever (they were really smelly) and now we each need some good recipes for pork! If you have any please let me know, Joe probably doesn't care. Sorry Joe!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Aspen learned to sit up this week! She is starting to do things that remind me she wont be a baby forever so we need to charish the small and simple things!

Ice cream activity

A couple of weeks ago we had family night with all the Jensens at my parents house and we made home made ice cream in a baggie. It was really fun and its super easy. Its an easy, fun family night activity too. Anyway, Ive had a lot of people ask for the recipe so I decited to post it. Here it is hope you like it!:

In a small freezer zip top baggie: 1 cup of whole milk
2 Tbs. sugar
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract or 2 Tbs chocolate syrup
(You can do any flavor you want really)
In large freezer zip to baggie: fill half way with ice, add about 6 Tbs. of
ice cream salt. Put small bag inside large bag and shake until firm. enjoy!