Dishes Before…



Quote of the week:

 “He that rises late must trot all day”

                                                      ~Benjamin Franklin

The Bookshelf

 The Hidden Hand

The Hidden Hand–by E.D.E.N. Southworth


We found this on “The HSB Backyard”

Simon’s Cat

Recipe of the Week

 Sour Cream

1/4 c. sour cream (as a starter)

1/2 c. heavy whipping cream

1/2 c. whole milk OR more whipping cream (we use goat’s milk : )

  Mix all together well and pour into a glass jar.  Cover with a lid and let set in an even temperatured place, such as in the cupboard over your refrigerator, for 24 hours.  It should be thick after that, then you can refrigerate it.  When we used homemade sour cream for starter, the sour cream gets a little softer, or “runnier”, but still tastes like sour cream.  Sour cream is a staple around here, so we were happy to find out a way to save some money, AND use up our abundance of goat milk : )

  We usually get the 24 oz. (3 cup) container of sour cream at Wal Mart and it costs over two dollars.  The same amount of homemade sour cream (not including the cost of the milk), is only  a little over a dollar, especially if you use homemade sour cream as starter.  I know, only a dollar’s savings doesn’t seem like much, but if you buy  lots of sour cream, it adds up!

Favorite Websites

This is where my pokebonnet came from : )   ~Jessica

Another hat place : )

The Oregon Regency Society

   This lady did a tutorial on how to make your own pokebonnet–it is so pretty and a lot cheaper than the ones you usually buy : )



 Click here.

Cute Quotes

Charissa said, “Stop acting like you’re death!”

(She got ‘deaf’ mixed up with ‘death’ : )


 Noah came to Cassia and said,

“Charissa told me if the sky turn green then a tomato will come!”



       Charissa has a space on her chore list that says “Important!”  and a space for “What I want to do this week” on that chart.  Here is what she wrote beneath each of them:



What I want to do this week:

Obey God and be good!

Good things to put on your list!

The Seven Sisters Treasures is a weekly post where we share some of our favorite things.  As of now, future ones will always be posted on Fridays. Hope you enjoy!  ~The Farmgirls

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2 thoughts on “Seven Sisters Treasures #6

  • May 22, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Greetings in the name of Jesus!

    What a wonderful idea so people can get to know you better! I'm going to save that sour cream recipe and try it out sometime–it sounds so easy! I've made kefir and yogurt too–they are both a lot of fun and SO easy to make…..who would have thought?? Goats milk sure does come in handy!

    I noticed you live in Indiana–so do we! We are in the southern part……very close to Cincinnati and about an hour and 45 minutes from Indianapolis. We moved here about 6 months ago from Kentucky (where we lived for about 5 months while trying to find a house in IN!). I am from Michigan, where I lived for about 14 years. I sure do miss it, but God has a plan for placing us in Indiana….I'm trying my best to live out His will, and be happy where He wants us!

    Out of curiousness, (you'll find I'm quite a curious person!), what are the names and ages of "the 7 sisters"? I've got comments on my blog from "the farm girls" but they are always signed a different name–I'm confused! I think it's such a neat idea–you gals doing a blog where each of you take turns blogging!

    I was also wondering if you are Mennonite? I could see in your picture (and a lovely one it is!) how almost everyone was wearing a head covering…..this got me thinking that perhaps you were Mennonite. I hope you don't mind me asking!

    Do you live close to Amish country? The Amish people are so interesting! The way of life and the peacefulness is very appealing to me–although, there are a few things I don't agree with in their religion. Once, I got to shop at a small Amish store close to where we live–how exciting it was! God has made all sorts of different people–our God is certainly a God of creativity!

    I hope you have a wonderful day! Sorry again for my nosey-ness. I hope you don't mind too much! *SMILE*

    In Christ, Tessa

  • June 3, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I think I just heard the kitchen sigh in relief! 🙂

    I've read that book before! It's really neat!

    Acting like death?! That'l something my brothers would do!

    ~ The Absent Minded Goat Tender


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