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Spring has Sprung!!

 

Hear Ye! Hear Yes, spring has sprung here at Long Ears Farm.

This morning when I went out to do morning chores, I was greeted by the sound of a spring songbird. We have known each other for many years now, and I always say “See you next spring!” every time he flies south and I go indoors for the winter.

I felt like a rebirth is occurring, within me as well as the land, animals, trees, and grasses, everyone is slowly poking their heads up to greet the warmth of the longer days, and the arrival of the official start to spring.

Spring of lovely Spring, you are one of my favorites!

I feel bad every time I step on a blade of grass, it’s like ” sorry little fella, keep pushing up thru the dirt so soon you and I can begin the mowing ritual we luv and hate!”

The intensity of the smells in the air, was my first clue the spring is definitely on the way, there was a faint rich pasture smell, along with the meadow grasses that is ever so slightly getting stronger each day.

I am so looking forward to the lilacs blooming, talk about a rich spring smell, I will literally bury my face in my lilac bush and breath deeply, all the wonderful fragrance.

Oh spring, I am so glad to see you again my friend, this mean we both made it thru winter, all the animals can now rejoice in the longer warmer days, as they get ready to languish in the heat of summer.

We wont be together very long spring, so lets make the most of each moment and really enjoy each other company!

 

 

 

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AboutLong Ears Farm

My passion for living is baking and creating in the kitchen.
From canning fresh produce and fruit each summer and fall with my grown children to
Flipping thru magazines and trying those impossible dishes.
I always know that I can rely on the old family tried and true recipes.
I have written many cookbooks over the years, _this one_, thisone_ and this one, they have reminded me that I always go back to finding my true self in the kitchen, when I am covered in flour, lost in baking or making the biggest mess ever in the kitchen.
Sometimes my kitchen looks like a tornado hit it! And I have a really small space lol.
Now that the kitche and i have finally found our groove we are able to further the journey with sharing my recipes, thoughts, and kitchen wisdom with the world!
Gone are the days of rushing into the house after a long day at work, and trying to beat Betty Crocker at her own game , tirelessly trying to whip up a nutritious and delicious meal for the family, making it look effortless and taste good too!
Many a night was spent in my work coat cooking dinner, as I had not taken the time to take it off.
Straight to the kitchen , a glass of wine and my favorite casserole dish I went.
I was brought up on a salad, main entree, with a ton of side dishes, and of course a home baked dessert!
You can forge the dessert, it was survival of the fittest for my kids as they grew up.
You had one chance to eat dinner, and if you chose to sit there and pout over the broccoli on your plate, many nights when dinner was over, you went hungry. Ahhh those were the days, the days when parenting was free spirited and fun!
I hope you enjoy what I share with you, and if you ever find yourself looking for a little bit of those tried and true recipes feel free to check out my cookbook, there's something in them for everyone!

There are many things I love about living in the Rockies For instance you can literally jump in the car and get to the mountains within 30 mins. You can also enjoy the semi-arid landscape and we have access to many rivers, lakes and mountain streams.
Homemade jam makes a wonderful food gift all year long. Taking a little more effort and making your gifts from your own kitchen can go a long way in showing someone you care. Not only that, but home canning also gives you control in what’s in every jar. Homemade jam has no preservatives or unnecessary additives and you can create new flavors that you wouldn’t find in the store. These are the reasons I love to make my own homemade jam

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