Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Goat Drawing

Received a Christmas card from a new young friend, Alysha. She included this nubian drawing she did for me in her card.  Alysha told me that she enjoys drawing. Thought that was so nice of her and I loved the picture. I meet Alysha and her dad when they came to pick up a buckling, N. KY WindyAcres Sawyer Brown, this past summer.  It is not often I get to meet a young person that has an interest in raising goats. Alysha actually lives close to me in Grant County. I hope to be able to help her with any questions she may have about her goats.  Also told her I can talk all day about goats.  No problem at all.

Wingwood Farm Amazing Adonis

Introducing the newest member of our herd, Wingwood Farm Amazing Adonis!!!! Didn't know for the longest time what to call him.  Finally found the name that suited him, Maz.

I would like to thank Karen Smith of Wingwood Farm for letting me have this wonderful little guy.  Can't wait to see his kids next spring.

Maz is growing so fast.  He is bigger that my yearling does now.  Also has the sweetest personality.

Monday, December 19, 2011


One of my favorite cookbooks is a church cookbook from the Greenbrier Baptist Church located in my hometown of Haysi, Virginia.  My sister, Fern, thoughtful wonderful sister that she is, remembers to get me a new one when they are available. I always go to this cookbook first when I need a recipe.

Around Thanksgiving I make a fruitcake from a recipe in this cookbook. I first had a taste of a homemade fruitcake at Ferns house years ago. Never liked fruitcke from the grocery store so was really surprised that I liked Fern's fruitcake.  It is an original recipe from Lockie Cumbo, who happens to me Fern's mother-in-law. Lockie also makes a great red velvet cake. 

Back to the fruitcake, I make it about two weeks before Thanksgiving.  After I take it out of the oven, I let the fruitcake cool for about 20 minutes.  Cut into about 6 sections. Wrap with aluminum foil and place in gallon freezer bags. Don't know why but the fruitcake always tastes better after it has been frozen for about two weeks. Freeze, take out one as needed.

When I make the fruitcake now I change the recipe a little. I use real butter, my farm fresh eggs, white whole wheat flour, with half dried cherries and half raisins for the box of golden raisins.  I get the Jumbo Raisin Medley from Traders Joe's.  Trader Joe's is the best place to get your dried fruit.  We try to make a trip to Cincinnati once a month for my supplies.  


Sunday, December 11, 2011

New Grandson

This past week was very busy and wonderful.  Our grandson, Maksim Scott, was born on Wedneday morning.  He weighed in at almost 8 pounds and was 19 inches long.  Proud parents are Scott and Krystsina and his big brother is Alex.  Here is Alex in the waiting room at the hospital waiting for his brother to be born. No he wasn't reading the magazine, he was playing peek-a-boo with Momaw and Popaw.

Our Alex playing peek-a-boo.

We didn't have to wait long for Maks arrival.  Krystsina checked in at the hospital at 12:30 AM and Maks was born at 2:01 AM. 

Alex meeting his brother, Maks.

Scott and his two sons.

Maksim Scott Wright