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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday Snow

Emmi decided she needed to go outside about 1am—something she rarely does—and it was snowing then.  We woke to about 2 inches of snow, icing on the trees and grasses.  When we went out for our hike the ground was slick and some of the trees had ice clinging to them—so it rained last night before it snowed.  All the moisture made for a beautiful walk this morning—the wind was awful!!  Nasty, cold, bitter wind for most of the day.


Michael is working on emptying an old horse trailer he used for storing plumbing parts—the parts are being transferred to newly built shelves in the new shed and hopefully the trailer is being transferred to a new owner if we are successful on Craigslist!


I spent the morning baking cookies and making lunch for Nat—Big Timber received no snow.  We enjoyed pork tenderloin, baked potatoes, salad for the guys and sautéed veggies for me.  Both the ole ranchers are not much on veggies.  I also baked a loaf of bread—Nat really, really likes my homemade bread.  Here’s the recipe for the cookies—I’ve baked these same cookies for years and years—I found the recipe on the back of one of those round cardboard Quaker Oat containers.  If I attempt to try something new with Nat and Mike they both remind me how much they like these cookies!


1 ¼ cups Margarine (I use real butter)

¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar

½ cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 ½ cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp nutmeg

3 cups Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

Heat oven to 375. Beat together margarine or butter with sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, spices; add to margarine mixture, mixing well. Stir in oats. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 9 minutes for a chewy cookie. 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire cooling rack. Store in tightly covered container.

VARIATIONS: Add any one or combination of two of the following ingredients: 1 cup raisins, 1 cup chopped nuts, or 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Yesterday I finished a quilt for Jeane—she helped her granddaughter PJ (10 years old) make this quilt and I must say, PJ did a great job!  Today I finished another one for my Mom—all of Mom’s are ready for shipping off to her. 

Thank you all for the kind comments on yesterday’s blog—Michael and I are both fully aware of our blessed life, fully aware!! 



  1. The last picture is so would make a beautiful Christmas card!

  2. The photos from today are absolutely gorgeous. I use the same Oatmeal Cookie recipe, but mine doesn't call for nutmeg. Next time I make them I'm going add the nutmeg. We also like to substitute dried cranberries instead of raisins.

  3. Yep, that last photo is a winner for sure. Might want to think about printing & framing that one:))

  4. I think my son has an idea Mike and Nat will appreciate. Matt's doctor told him he should eat more Veggies so he named one of the two 4H Steers my granddaughter is raising "Veggies". Thinks he has found a loophole.

  5. Loved your post, my husband also loves Oatmeal cookies and has for years. We/ve been married for 43 years and he has always called them "chewy" Oatmeal cookies. The reason he does is because way back when, he asked my why they weren't chewy one time that I made them, I think I had baked a little longer than I should have, and I told him I had evidently not bought the chewy oatmeal that time. So he always asks for the "chewy" oatmeal now. Another thing I always do is add a slice of bread to my storage container and they stay all nice and chewy for days, if they last that long. I will try your recipe next time! Thanks for the beautiful pics also, beautiful country where you live.

  6. The last photo is definitely a Christmas card! What a beautiful place with a little ice to sparkle and a hint of snow:)

    You need to include photos of the quilts before you send them away. I have a quilting/RV friend that I have given your blog address to so she can see all the neat work you do. I sent her the specific links to your retreat blogs. She loved them!

  7. Howdy Janna & Mike,

    Thanx, for the pretty pics, they look COLDDD, tho... At 1am, IN THE SNOW, think I'd just put down some papers !!!
    The way some people were 'forced' to EAT 'THEIR' veggies, as kids, is why a lot of them don't eat them as adults... I was raised on 'garden truck' and LOVE ALL TYPES OF VEGETABLES, even
    BROCCOLI, LOVE IT !!! Can't for the life of me see why GHWB doesn't !!! Of course he was 'brought-up' in NEW ENGLAND !!!
    We had such gooood gardens, because when my dad, who was a supervisor of an insurance office had to close it during WW2, he brought ALL of the VICTORY GARDEN seeds home and we used them; FOR YEARS &YEARS &YEARS !!! We planted vegetables we had NEVER heard of and ATE THEM; some of which weren't even supposed to grow in that area, but THEY DID !!!
    Hope y'all sell your horse-trailer on craigslist and don't get 'scammed'; after my experience on c..l I don't 'DO' it !!!
    It's a beautiful day in the East Boulder neighborhood, so, have a wonderful HAPPY DAY !!!

  8. Great photos Janna. All could easily be printed onto Christmas cards.

    Oatmeal cookies are my all time favourite choice......especially with a load of chocolate chips in them.

  9. Beautiful photos of all the snow and scenery. Thanks for posting the Oatmeal cookie recipe - another one of my favs!


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