Quote of the Week

             “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoiceing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts.”

                                                                                                          Jeremiah 15:16

             “And I will strengthen them in the Lord; and thy shall walk up and down in his name, saith the Lord.”

                                                                                                                Zechariah 10:12

The Bookshelf

Assumptions that Affect Our Lives

by Christian Overman

Assumptions that Affect Our Lives

To see an overview of this book, click here.





Video of the Week

Candid Camera–Weekend Smile

        Note:  After Sunday, we have no idea what the next Candid Camera will be–so this endorsement is only for this weekend .

Animator vs. Animation 1





The Recipe Box

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

      This pumpkin ice cream is as good or maybe even better than Dairy Queen’s Pumpkin Pie Blizzard : )  It is very rich!  Those of us who usually like 2 to 3 scoops of ice cream were fine with only one or one and a half scoops of this yummy dessert : )  

  Sugar Cookie “Crust” Recipe:

1/3 c. butter

1/3 c. shortening

2 c. flour

3/4 c. sugar

1 T. milk

1 t. baking powder

1 t. vanilla

dash salt

      In a large bowl beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 or until softened.  Add about half the flour.  Add sugar, egg, milk, baking powder, vanilla, and salt.  Beat until combined.  Beat or stir in remaining flour.  Roll out dough onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 8 min. or until lightly browned.  Let cool.  Crumble into small pieces. 

Pumpkin Ice Cream Mixture:

2-15 oz. cans pure pumpkin puree (or about 3 1/2 c. of homemade cooked pumpkin puree, well-drained)

3 c. heavy whipping cream (if you don’t want the ice cream quite as rich, try 2 c. whipping cream and 1 c. milk)

1 c. sugar

1/2 light brown sugar

1 t. salt

1 1/2 to 2 t. cinnamon

1/2 t. ginger

1/2 t. nutmeg

1/2 t. cloves

About 3 to 4 cups of the crumbled sugar cookie crust

         Place pumpkin puree into a strainer lined with cheesecloth for 15 min. to drain any excess water.  Gently heat heavy cream and sugars until small bubbles form around the edge of the pan, stirring often.  Do not boil. Remove from heat and whisk until the sugar is dissolved.  Let cool to room temperature (I cooled mine in the freezer to make it cool faster : ).  Beat pumpkin, sweetened cream mixture, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves with an electric mixer on med/high speed for 3 minutes.  Pour mixture into an ice cream machine and freeze for 20 minutes, adding the crumbled cookie pieces during the last 5 min. of freezing.  Makes 2 quarts.





Farmgirl Favorites

A fun website to get dress ideas from : )

Something else, just for fun…


…Lurking Smileys!



The Knapp Family Journal

Some IRL friends of ours whose blog we really enjoy reading : )  Be sure to check out “Toady Takes A Ride” and over at Mr. Knapps blog, “The Return of the Stunt Toad”  : )





Cute Quotes


       While going through a town on the way home from the Creation Museum, Noah noticed that their stop lights were different.  He told Leah, “Some people have black stop lights in the world, and we have yellow.”
     Jessica and Leah were at the computer when Isaiah came running out to the sunroom and scrambled as fast as he could behind the green armchair.  Susannah hollered from the kitchen, “Isaiah has cats in his mouth….!”
     Leah didn’t here what it was that he had in his mouth so she asked, “He has what in his mouth?”
     Noah replied, “Cats”.
     Leah: “Cats?”
     Noah: “Yeah, but they’re not real ones.”
 They were little wooden cat heads to a game we have.
    One evening our family was looking at an old house in town, and Charissa saw a “Spongebob Squarepants” in the upstairs window.  She told Bekah, “Oh brother!  See  that thing with the smiley face–that cheese thing–what’s it called?”
   Susannah sent the little girls and the boys out to shuck corn for supper and Noah, all excited asked, “Are we going to eat them on the corn cones?!”





  The Seven Sisters Treasures is a weekly post where we share some of our favorite things.  We try and post every Friday, although I am sure that some of you have noticed it’s been quite a few Fridays since our last one : D  Hope you enjoy!  ~The Farmgirls


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5 thoughts on “Seven Sisters Treasures #12

  • October 16, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    What a nice week:) I want to try that recipe!

  • October 16, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    that ice cream looks good! I want some (we could have an ice cream party!!! with tea???)

    No, I haven't used the dishcloths yet. I will though… I will. 🙂 Tell Anna I am writing her a letter, and will send it out tomorrow with the Post Man.. 🙂

  • October 18, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    I love that picture of Isaiah!!

    thank you for the long comment Cassia!! I <3 it! well, I like traveling on trips for awhile…=) for about 3 hours and then I'm ready to get out of the van =P do you have photobucket? I love the editing stuff they have on it!

    YUM! apple dumplings sound good! maybe I should make some for us soon 😉 (yeah right) =P ice cream? isn't it too cold for that now? jk..but it is cold out!

    for the millionth time…I CAN'T wait to see your room =)

    soooo…when is your party? I can't wait…dot dot dot=)

    hopefully I can meet king, before you get rid of him =( I'm so sorry you have to get rid of him…I would take him, but I already figured out I couldn't afford a dog quite yet…soon maybe, then I'll have several.

    about the song, I loved it (that's why I got it =P) sorry you couldn't get sheet music for it!

    what about letters? well I think this is quite a letter itself!

    hope your week goes well…:::sigh::: =)

    {{{HUGS}}} back 😉


  • October 18, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    I'm glad you like my avatar…I do too =) I <3 photobucket!

    I need to go now! I've spent alot of time on the computer today! let me know whats you do with King..give him a hug for me! =)



  • October 20, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I LOVE the picture of Isaiah at the top! It's sooooo cute!! And that recipe looks very good! And the quotes on the bottom are funny! And those are some very good verses (But is there any other kind?!)!

    Love and a hug to you all! Prayers!

    ~ The No-Longer-Absent-Minded Goat Tender 😀

    P.S. How's life at your house?


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