Seven Sisters Treasures


Quote of the Week


“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”


~Helen Keller



The Bookshelf


The Captive Princess: A Story Based on the Life of Young Pocahontas

Wendy Lawton




Videos of the Week









The Recipe Box


Black Bean Soup

1 T. olive oil

3/4 C. chopped onion

1 t. minced garlic

2 cans (15 oz. each) black beans, rinsed and drained

1 can (15 oz.) diced tomatoes

2 C. water

1 lb. hamburger, browned

1 t. ground cumin

salt, pepper red pepper, chili powder, garlic, and onion powder to taste

Heat oil in pan over medium heat; add garlic and onion and sauté for 2 minutes.

Add celery and cook a bit longer.

Puree 1/2 diced tomatoes, 1 can black beans and all water until smooth.

Combine the puree, remaining beans, tomatoes, onion garlic mixture and hamburger together. Stir in cumin and season with spices as desired.

Cover pot and simmer over medium heat until well heated; reduce heat to low and adjust the lid to release steam while simmering for 20 minutes.

Serve hot.

serves 6-8



Farmgirl Favorites

Spilled Milk

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Beware of milk floods in your area, especially if there are any farmers near you!!!  Read about how the EPA has become concerned about the spilled milk crisis HERE.

Cute Quotes


If you really really like cheese, than you are condicted to it. According to Charissa 🙂  Condicted/addicted…same thing, right?

  One time Jessica and Charissa were strolling around Joann’s, seeing all there is to see and Charissa was enamored with all the wonderful things and kept stopping to see something else.  While in one aisle, Charissa suddenly exclaimed, “Beakers!”   and pointed to a package of corks.  Jessica was wondering why Charissa called them ‘beakers’ and asked her.

 “Because, remember in Penny Promise (movie) he says, ‘he corked my beaker!!!'”  😀

  One day Isaiah got up from sitting on the couch and his foot had fallen asleep.  He  said, “Is (use the soft ‘s’ sound instead of the ‘z’ sound) Is weird!  There’s sprinkles in my foot!”

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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4 thoughts on “Seven Sisters Treasures #65

  • February 4, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    I think I am the first person to comment! YAY! Oh my goodness I had a good chuckle about sprinkles in the foot. HA HA HA HA! CUTE! I can’t wait until my little Kaitlyn starts saying funny little things like that!

    May I ask what type of zoom lens you have? Like what strength? I need to get one for our camera.

    Have a lovely weekend! God bless you girls!

    • February 5, 2011 at 8:22 am

      Yes, you are the first commenter! Yay! 😀 Our camera is a Fujifilm Finepix S2850HD and on the lens it says it’s a ‘Fujinon lens 18x optical’ 😀 Hope that helps! I love the detail it picks up!


  • February 7, 2011 at 2:27 am

    What a beautiful snowflake picture! Love, love, love the detail in it. (Go Leah!)

    This blog post seems perfect for me, because I also really like the quote you chose for this week. I’m going to have to copy that one down in my quote notebook.

    I really enjoy Wendy Lawton’s books, but I’ve never read “The Captive Princess”… hopefully I can someday.

    Great inspiring thoughts! Thanks for sharing all this.

  • February 13, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Those videos are SO funny!:) lol I LOVE the look {well the motion anyway} on the boy’s face when the car engine starts!:)

    And the quotes are so cute!:)


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