The cat watching….

…the rabbit on the other side of the yard

Quotes of the week:


 “This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.” — Western Union internal memo, 1876.

“The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?” — David Sarnoff’s associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s

“No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.” — Orville Wright.

“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.” — Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre.

The Bookshelf

 The Inheritance

 “The Inheritance” by Christoph von Schmid


 Candid Camera–Museum

Recipe of the Week

 Dick’s Homemade Ice Cream

Perfect for hot weather : )

2 1/2 c. sugar

6 eggs, beaten

3 c. half and half or whipping cream

2 c. milk

2 T. vanilla

5 drops lemon extract*

Beat all the above ingredients together very well with an electric beater.  Heat and stir until mixture is just hot enough to be uncomfortable when you stick you finger in it : D

Pour into an  6 qt. ice cream tin.  Add 1 quart more of milk.  Dissolve 6 junket tablets in a small amount of water and add to ice cream mixture.  Freeze.  We have made this without the junket before and it still works : )  In case you are wondering why it is called “Dick’s Homemade Ice Cream” —Dick is a cousin of ours who gave us this recipe, and taught us how to make ice cream : ) He and his wife, Ann, are SO much fun to visit with! 

What is Junket?!  It is a brand of rennet tablets that help with thickening the ice cream.  We used to be able to get ours at Wal-Mart by the ice cream toppings section, but I guess Wal-mart does not believe in them anymore 🙁  Oh dear!  Click here to see a picture of Junket.

*this does not make the ice cream taste like lemon, it just gives it a really yummy flavor : )


Favorite Websites

winkflash ;)

A place to get your digital pictures printed.  And they even have a “get the first 50 prints FREE!”   deal : )


 Wesco Journal

 Click here to see the post they did about poaching the poachers : D

Cute Quotes


 One day Bekah was telling Leah about a game she and some of the other girls had been playing.  She said the game was “True or Floss?”


Noah said:  “Where’s the garage sale stop sign?”


One of my favorite things is when the little girls are just starting to read and try to spell words out–here are a few of those words : )                ~Jessica

vgdubou = vegetable

mornene = morning

ice ceem = ice cream

stubbry = strawberry

saled = salad

and one of my most favorites…

weping well loos =  weeping willows


 Hello! We are back : )  Some of you may have noticed we didn’t do anything last Friday…the  4 – H fair season has arrived and is making our lives even more crazy!  The Seven Sisters Treasures is a weekly post where we share some of our favorite things.  Hopefully those of us who are not in 4 -H anymore can keep posting this in future Fridays. Hope you enjoy!  ~The Farmgirls

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