Quote of the Week

 “Richard Trench, archbishop of Dublin, once was reportedly confronted by a skeptic who questioned the prelate’s testimonies of answered prayer.

‘Your answers to prayer are nothing but coincidences,’ scoffed the skeptic.

‘Whether my answers to prayer are coincidences or not, I know not,’  Trench promptly replied.  ‘I only know this: The more I pray, the more coincidences I have, and the less I pray, the less coincidences I have.”  With a smile he concluded, ‘So I’ll just keep on praying and watch all these coincidences keep on happening.”

~from the book “The Jericho Hour”



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One of our favorite songs from the movie, “Hoodwinked” 😀


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The Recipe Box

 Sky-High Biscuits

Stir together in a large bowl:

1 C. unbleached flour

2 C. whole wheat flour

4 1/4 tsp. baking powder

2 T. sugar

1/4 t. salt

3/4 t. cream of tartar

Cut in:

1-1/2 sticks butter, slightly softened


1 beaten egg

up to 1 C. milk (you may not need the whole cup–pour a little in at a time as you mix until the dough holds together)

Stir quickly and do not overmix.  Knead on a floured surface.  You may need to add a little flour to make the dough workable, and not sticky.  Roll or pat dough out into a 1″ thickness.  Cut with a floured biscuit cutter or drinking glass.  Bake on a greased cookie sheet (or baking stone if you have one!) at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Farmgirl Favorites

 We  recently sang and played at a Farm Bureau meeting, and they had some little coloring books for the younger girls.  Later, when we came home, I was reading through it and found some interesting facts about Indiana 😀  So if you love Indiana, here’s a list of fun facts!


-In 1968, James Oliver invented the chilled-steel plow in South Bend.  You can see the Oliver Mansion (Copshaholm)  in South Bend today, exactly as it was when the family handed the keys over to the Center for History with everything in the drawers and closets and cupboards!

-Orville Reddenbacher was born in Indiana, and is named the “Popcorn Czar”, after developing many papcorn varieties.

-The world’s largest Children’s Museum is in Indianapolis.

-Holiday World (Santa Claus Land) was the world’s first theme park, located in Santa Claus, Indiana.

-The world’s first train robbery occurred in Seymour in October 1866.

-The first submarine was launched in Michigan City in 1847.

-Indiana is usually the number one duck producer in the United States.  We raise approximately 9 million ducks annually.

-Indiana is in the top five states in the U.S. in chicken and egg production. There are 50 million chickens on Indiana farms, and 5.5 billion eggs were produced by 21 million laying hens!

-Indiana is one of the top mint producers in the nation. Mint growing in Indiana dates back to the 1900’s.

-Indiana ranks 3rd and 4th annually in the nation in the production of soybeans, producing 9% of the soybeans in the U.S.  Purdue University students recently invented candles and crayons made from soy oil.  The candles burn smoke-free and birthday candles burn on the average 25 seconds longer than commercial candles, giving you more time to sing “Happy Birthday To You” 😀

-Indiana is always the number one popcorn producer in the U.S. producing 255 million pounds a year. American popcorn travels all over the world. 17.3 billion quarts of popcorn are popped annually, or enough for 68 quarts per person!

Cute Quotes

  A couple of nights ago, while we were down in the basement waiting out a tornado, the Littles were asking questions about tornadoes.

“Do they touch the ground?”


“Is this tornado going to touch the ground?”

“I don’t know”

Then Isaiah said, “Wilw it come down? Wilw it bite?”

 On the way home from church last Sunday, Noah told Charissa:

N: “There’s a cat!”

C: “Where?”

N: “In the van”

C: “Huh-uh!”

N: “Fret not. JK!”

On the way home from somewhere, Isaiah wanted Mommy to catch up to a mowersnikel (motorcycle) 😀

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

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8 thoughts on “Seven Sisters Treasures #42

  • June 25, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    haha i love your b&w/color picture!!! your a fine student Jessica! ;P
    the video was pretty funny, but that goat was so ugly it bothered me lol :]
    ohhhh, i found a new favorite [or close to] favorite movie, 102 dalmations. have u seen it?


    • June 25, 2010 at 9:54 pm

      Oh come now…he had personality, and that’s what matters, right?! 😀 Hee, hee! Thank you! Do I get an A+?! 😀 Is it the people version or the cartoon version? I *think*we’ve seen both, but it’s been a while!


  • June 26, 2010 at 7:11 am

    I also live in Indiana. I am in the “City of Firsts.” Norman Bridwell, author of Clifford the Big Red Dog, was born in my city. Ryan White, who died of AIDS many years ago, used to live in my city. The Underground Railroad went through my county.

    When I was working with dd on studying Indiana, she made 2 huge scrapbooks — one for Indiana, and another just for our city/county. We uncovered all kinds of interesting information.

    • June 26, 2010 at 7:41 am

      That is so neat! I love Indiana history 😀 We’ve go through your city whenever we travel to Indy, and have jokingly called it “Sleepy Hollow” because the driver would always get sleepy about that time 😀


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  • November 12, 2011 at 12:17 am

    The “mowersnikel” cracked me up!! We LOVE that song from Hoodwinked 😀


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