Guhow...our newest baby goat 🙂



Quote of the Week


“If we look to be served by man, then all we have to look forward to is what man can bring into our life.  If we look to serve others, then we can look forward to what God will bring into our life.”

Ron Auch



The Bookshelf

Gray Matter  {not a book for the squeamish…but we found it fascinating 🙂 }



Videos of the Week

 Flash Mob Plays Peer Gynt  on Metro



Four Guys…One Cello


Then and Now…by the Josties



The Recipe Box


 Whole Grain Soaked Waffles

We went looking for some soaked-flour waffles and came upon this recipe thanks to The Elliot Homestead.  They are SO yummy!

 – 2 1/2 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour
– 2 cups buttermilk, kefir, or yogurt
– 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
– 4 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
– 2 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil
– 1 tsp. sea salt
– 4 eggs whites
– 1 tsp. vanilla
– Few dashes cinnamon
– Few dashes ground ginger

Combine the flour and the buttermilk, kefir, or yogurt.  Allow the flour to soak for 12-24 hours.  We usually just mix this part up the night before.  Just set out on your counter and cover with a dishtowel

The next morning, stir the egg yolks, syrup or honey, melted butter or coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and salt in with the flour mixture.  Gently combine.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of sea salt until they are nice and stiff.  Then, gently fold them into the flour mixture.  Remember, like clouds 😉

Preheat a waffle iron and grease with butter or coconut oil liberally. Cook waffles according to your waffle maker directions.

Put lots of yummy butter on top and drizzle your favorite syrup…maple, strawberry, peach….or of course you can try putting lemon meringue filling  on top 😀

Farmgirl Favorites


How to re-sticky your Cricut mat

(we didn’t have any Zig glue pens and I needed to resticky ours last minute a couple of nights ago, so I used a regular glue stick and let it dry like she says, and it worked!  I still want to try it with the Zig pen and see if it is any better.  -Jessica)

Parachute Wedding Dress

from the Smithsonian


This wedding dress was made from a nylon parachute that saved Maj. Claude Hensinger during World War II.

In August 1944, Hensinger, a B-29 pilot, and his crew were returning from a bombing raid over Yowata, Japan, when their engine caught fire. The crew was forced to bail out. Suffering from only minor injuries, Hensinger used the parachute as a pillow and blanket as he waited to be rescued. He kept the parachute that had saved his life. He later proposed to his girlfriend Ruth in 1947, offering her the material for a gown.

Ruth wanted to create a dress similar to one in the movie Gone with the Wind. She hired a local seamstress, Hilda Buck, to make the bodice and veil. Ruth made the skirt herself; she pulled up the strings on the parachute so that the dress would be shorter in the front and have a train in the back. The couple married July 19, 1947. The dress was also worn by the their daughter and by their son’s bride before being gifted to the Smithsonian.





Cute Quotes

Noah and Isaiah like to take down our hair and comb it, so tonight Isaiah was combing mine and informed me that combs are only for boys. I asked him what is for girls and he told me, “umm..dollhouse and things. But we can work and screw things and take off doorknobs…not girls.”
Then he changed his mind…”actually, girls can use combs…but not tools and work and stuff like we do. But they do work 15 minutes (each of us do 15 minutes of cleaning a day) and snacking (stacking) wood is for boys. Not girls.”
I told him, “but I snacked wood today!”
Isaiah- “well…but not for baby girls.”
Then I asked him, “what else do boys do?”
“ummm…tools are for boys (can you tell he likes tools?) and cars are for boys…” *reconsidering* “…and girls too. And they read their bibles and ride bikes…boys do.”

I love the way he talks! 🙂


We saw a picture of a very tiny baby, and Isaiah told Noah, “That baby is less than a pound, like 100 degrees.”   😀  I wonder how many degrees make a pound???



Isaiah looked everywhere he could think of for his green gingham shirt, and was complaining to Bekah about it  (wanting her to find it for him).  So when Bekah started going upstairs to look for it, he said, “If you’re finding my green shirt, then it’s going to be nowhere.”  (Because he had already looked everywhere)  😀


Note: The Seven Sisters Treasures is an {almost} weekly post where we share some of our favorite things. Hope you enjoy! ~the Farmgirls

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7 thoughts on “Seven Sisters Treasures #85

  • May 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Cut baby goat, Cute Quotes, and beautiful wedding dress! Maybe going to try the book. You will have to tell me more Tues. after next.

  • May 18, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I always love reading your new posts, especially the Treasures!

    I was also wondering if you ladies were participating in the Wycliffe “In Other Words” game. You can raise awareness for Bible translation by playing a daily game, plus you can win some neat prizes! Here’s the link: .

    • May 19, 2012 at 1:34 am

      Thanks, Jessica! We didn’t know about the Wycliffe game, thanks for giving us the link 😀

  • May 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    That wedding gown is so cool! I really like the story of it too! I really think it’s neat that a thing like a parachute could be transformed to be something so nice a a wedding gown!

    Jesus Joy,

  • May 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    You should have been with us this weekend – we went to see the ‘Brains’ exhibitions at the Wellcome Collection! They had real brains on show… We got a leaflet at the door telling us what to do if we felt faint…

    (Maybe you’re very glad you weren’t with us!)

    • May 21, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      Oh my, Rachel! That actually sounds pretty neat 😀 And that is hilarious that they actually gave you leaflets on what to do if you felt faint 😆


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