Chess Pie

Got this vintage pie recipe from my friend Emily. It is rich and delicious.  One small piece goes a long way.  Buttery, sugary, mmmmm….and easy to make to boot.

Mix the ingredients below into a bowl and pour into unbaked pie crust and bake 45 minutes at 350.  It will be a bit “wibbly” when it comes out, but thickens upon standing.  Enjoy!

3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon cornmeal
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 stick butter, melted
1 teaspoon vinegar
5 Tablespoons milk
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Made Some Fancy Soap Today

Had the day off and thought I better get busy if I’m going to attempt the craft show thing this spring.  The house smells lovely and clean of peppermint.  Also made some baby/bridal shower samples with the small soap.  I think I’m getting crafty.P1060134 P1060136 P1060177

Got out the bread machine today

When my son was younger, we used to make homemade bread. He loved to knead the dough.  Once he got to high school, those days were over, BUT, he worked for a bakery so there was an endless supply of free, fresh day old bread for two years.  Sadly, he no longer works at the bakery.  So, out comes the bread machine.  I forgot how easy it is to put in the ingredients and, tah dah, fresh bread 3-4 hours later.

Recipe: 1 3/8 cups water, 1.5 tablespoons olive oil, 4 cups flour, 1.5 tsp salt, 1 Tbs sugar, 2 tsp activated dry yeast. Place liquid ingredients in first, then dry, then yeast in a well. Turn it on to french loaf 2 lb. setting.

“Never judge a man until you walk two moons in his moccasins”

Naming our farm was quite a task, I wanted a name that meant something. Anything with “meadows” or “acres” in it sounded like a retirement home. Everything where I live ends in “creek” or “hills” so that was off the list. I kept coming back to one of my favorite books, Walk Two Moons. I believe that everyone at some point in their life has done something they regret, or does not go along with what society says is normal. So, not judging someone until you really know what has gone on in their life is something we could all try a little harder at. I know I am still working on it. Go ahead, put on someone else’s “shoes” today and go for a walk.

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Welcome to Two Moons Farm.
We are a homesteading adventure on the edge of suburbia. 18 acres of rolling hills, goats, chickens, horses, and a perpetually weedy garden. Join us as we take on overgrown land, broken equipment (and backs), flooding, lack of cable and reliable internet, all to enjoy the peace and splendor at the end of a narrow dirt road.