Monday, May 25, 2009

Buck/Wether for Sale

"Ebenezer Forest Farm's Moses" is for sale!

Isn't he the cutest buckling you ever saw?

Moses is a Purebred Mini Nubian from a good milk line, closed herd, is show quality, and is de-horned.

Drop our family a comment if you are interested in buying him! :)
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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Judah Philip~

Daddy's Boots~
Newest & The Youngest Driver Ever~

Hmmm... What's the next fun thing to do?~

Saturday, May 23, 2009

An Update From the Barn~

It's the Strang Sisters/ Ebenezer Forest Farm Girls Here! Today, we thought we would give you all an update from the barn! Here is the morning in pictures:

~Bethany: This is me at 7:30 am, hoping that Fiddle will behave herself and get to the milk stand promptly and obediently so that I won't have to chase her. It's still morning and I guess you can say I'm not in the "catching a wild goat" mood.

~Shiloh: Here is Fiddle- full of milk! Yum!
~Bethany: And while we work, Fiddle eats...
~Shiloh: Yes, this is the Ebenezer Forest Farm Girls in our Milk Maid attire... Mommy gave us her old warm vests and they keep us warm while we are cold outside.
~Bethany: Here we are by our "Milk Machine".

~Bethany: And these are all the babies.

~Shiloh: First is our little buckling Moses. We have a post about Moses scheduled to appear on Monday so check back!

~Shiloh: Here is our little doeling Miriam. Bethany and I practically raised her since her Mama Doe wouldn't nurse them... Now they think we have the food!
~Bethany: How cute! The kid is sucking on Shiloh's finger!

~Shiloh: We learned very quickly that baby goats do have very sharp teeth...
~Bethany: Only a saber-toothed goat could do that!
~Shiloh: Ah! our favorite buckling!
~Bethany: And this is me--I just love this little buckling!

Simply. Vashti.

~Shiloh: We hope to post more (soon) about our milking adventures!

~Bethany: So, stay tuned!

Until Later,

{Ebenezer Forest Farm Girls :)}

Friday, May 22, 2009

A Peek Into the Garden

We've been working a lot in our garden lately... So, here are some pictures that our darling little De-De took. We will defiantly post more when the starts all come up!
After his nap Judah checks out the garden from his bedroom window~ Jordan & Shiloh hoe away~
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Shiloh's Newest Project~

The Box pretty much says it all!
Introducing the newest member to the farm:
Three Turkey Chicks!

A Close Up~

Fresh Air~

Anyone Hungry?

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

For Mother~On Her Day!

Mother's Day Recipes~

The Pie Crust~
(Adapted from a Spelt Cookie Recipe)
-1 cup Sucanat
-1/4 cup Butter
-1/3 cup Safflower Oil
-2/3 cup Milk
-1 tsp. Vanilla
-3 cups Spelt Flour
-1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
-1 tsp. Baking Powder
-1 tsp. Baking Soda
-1/4 tsp. Salt
-1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
1) Cream together butter & sugar, then add oil.
2) Slowly stir in vanilla & milk until well blended.
3) In a separate bowl: mix together dry ingredients then stir in the wet ingredients.
4) When NOT finished (mixing) fold in chocolate chips & stir until just mixed. **Note: For making the pie crust we did not put in the chocolate chips...
5) Press into a greased pie pan or to make cookies: drop by generous spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.
6) Bake @ 350°F for 10-15 minutes. For the Pie Crust you may have to bake longer depending on your oven.

Tofu Chocolate Pie ~
(A Family Favorite! & Our Passover Dessert!)

-10 oz. Chocolate Chips **Note: A good brand is Sunspire Barley Sweetened.
-3 Tbsp. Honey
-1 tps. Vanilla
-20 oz. Tofu (firm set)
1) Put the tofu, honey, & vanilla into the blender.
2) Melt the chocolate chips and add into blender.
3) Blend thoroughly
4) Pour into Pie Shell and refrigerate until hardened.
5) Enjoy!

Ice Cream~
This recipe is from the cookbook: Nourishing Traditions

- 3 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot
- 3 cups heavy cream, preferably raw, not ultra pasteurized

1) Ice cream should be made with the best quality cream you can find, preferably unpasteurized. Never use use ultra pasteurized cream.
2) Beat egg yolks and blend in remaining ingredients. Pour into an ice cream maker and process according to instructions. For ease of serving, transfer ice cream into a shallow plastic container, cover and store in the freezer.
**Note: Eden doubled this recipe & we ended up with 1/2 a gallon of delicious Ice Cream! Yum!
Auntie Kaggy~ Here are the recipes you wanted! We love you! :)
Mikell~ We're glad you stopped by! Enjoy the recipes!
For the Mother's Day Posts: Click Here & Here

Until Later,

Future Uncle - Future Daddy...

Judah, De-De, & That Lime...

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Bring Me Hope Night Walk!

This year our family was so blessed to once again host one of the groups for the 2009 Bring Me Hope Night Walk for the Chinese Orphans!


Here is Judah with his BMH shirt!

In preparation for the walk we taught Judah how to say, "Bring Me Hope"! When he says it, it often sounds more like "Bring Me Home". How cute and yet how true for the Orphans...

Yes, this year we grew! Last year it was just our family, but this year the Knifongs and the Ashmores joined us! Below is everyone listening to the conference call.

Jamie Lyn K., Brie Ella K., & Eden S. look on...

Mommy reads the information about the walk out loud~

Mrs. Ashmore with cute little Natalie:)~

Troy A.~

Mr. Knifong & Ben~

The whole group listening to the call~

Time to walk! We are blessed... Not many people get to walk through the forest!

More walking~

Everyone under 18 :)

Troy A., Jordan S., Eden S., Jamie Lyn K., Bethany S., Shiloh S., Brie Ella K., Ava A., & Hogan K.

Also everyone in strollers:)

Judah S., Natalie A., & Ben K.

The Daddies driving the strollers~

Most of the Ladies~

Jamie Lyn K. & Bethany Rose S.~

Just up ahead: talking & walking~

The Men~

Sweet Natalie A.~

Smiling Ava A.~

All three Mommies & no this picture was not posed! They turned around perfectly as I went to take a picture from behind!:)~

Although we were in the forest we still did get out some publicity.... :) From
neighbors stopping by. More walking~

Jordan S. & Troy A.~Eden S. & Brie Ella K.~

Mrs. Knifong~

Busy walkers & lots of conversations!~

Jamie Lyn K.~

Most of the ladies head back home...~

Following is the Men~

Brie Ella K., Eden S., Jamie Lyn K., & Hogan K.~

The final parade of walkers~

At last we arrive home and there awaits our refreshments!~

Banana Cake by: Mrs. Ashmore~

Apple Cake by: De-De~

Here are a couple movie clips (By: Bethany) of the conference call and such~

#1- The Orphans in China singing a song in English~

#2- The Chinese Orphans singing "If You're Happy & You Know It" in Chinese.~

#3- Finally! They announce our group and everyone cheers! (Note: That loud person remains anonymous, but it is NOT our Mother:))...

#4- The count down before the walk begins.~

We enjoyed hosting the BMH Night Walk again--maybe next year you'll join us as we continue to grow!

You may be interested in: Last Year's Walk 2008, Our good friend in the Lord and the founder of BMH: David Bolt's Blog, BMH 2008 Newsletter, & BMH Home Website.

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