Friday, August 15, 2008

Sizzlin Afternoon

Another lazy day on the farm in sizzlin heat. We're fast approaching 50+ days of triple digit temps. What more can a person do other than sit on the porch, catch a breeze, and dream of something ICE COLD?


Here's an old time recipe:

HARD TACK BREAD


This bread's been known for centuries as being a staple with a long shelf life -- if kept dry, it can store for more than a year. Sailors used this for survival while at sea.

5 cups flour
1 cup water
1 tbs salt

Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Knead dough and roll out till it is 1/2 inch thick. Cut dough into 3x3 squares, and poke a series of holes in the center, evenly spaced. Bake in preheated oven, 425 degrees until dry and lightly golden brown. Store in a dry place.



Abandoned nest...






Can you identify this bush? As fluffy as cotton.







Tomorrow, we're headed for another state park. Stay tuned!






1 comment:

Posh And Trendy said...

I always love seeing pic's of the farm.. looking at todays brought back memories of when I lived down south.. many of my friends homes looked just like those, some with out electric, out houses, same type of tables and furnature.

Does that make me sound old? LOL
believe it or not, there are still people down there living that way. Sometimes I wonder if they aren't the lucky ones.