Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Tuesday Dose of Cute: Heading off the Grid

Bear and Bert trotting down the driveway - FarmgirlFare.com
We've got a birthday to celebrate!

More farm dogs? Here.
More farm landscapes? Here.

© FarmgirlFare.com, where the champagne is chilling, the potato chips and dip are waiting, the cool of the river is calling, the lemon curd cake may or may not get baked, and somebody around here can't believe she's forty-ahem-something years old young (that would be the same someone who forgot to bake the cake yesterday). Happy, happy!

28 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely day :) Happy birthday Susan!
    xo, Andrea

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  2. Happy Birthday!!!

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  3. Happy, Happy Birthday to my FAVORITE online friend! Your choice of birthday celebrations even sounds just like mine. Make mine Lay's original :)! Watch out for snakes!!! :)

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  4. Happy birthday. Enjoy!

    Tanya Narzt

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  5. Happy natal day Susan...Time for another trip around the sun!

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  6. Happy birthday! Rule here is the birthday person doesn't have to bake their own cake. Started when my oldest was only 4 (I had to put it in the oven and take it out, but he did everything else!)

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    1. Hi Sue,
      That sounds like a great rule. Next year I need to borrow a four-year-old. ;)

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  7. Lemon Curd Cake sounds dee-lish. Have you posted a recipe for it?

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    1. Hi FJ,
      I was hoping to have posted this lemon curd cake recipe ages ago. I thought I finally had it perfected (the lemon curd part is definitely perfect!), but this time it came out really wonky, and I have no idea why. Nothing to do but bake another one and see what happens (recipe testing is tough work). Fortunately Joe thinks all the versions (and there have been several) were delish. ;)

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  8. I can't imagine a happier life for a dog than to be well loved, at liberty all day long, with an important job to do, places to go, and a buddy to trot alongside.

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  9. Happy Birthday!! Your cake sounds delicious. Have a piece for me, as my b-day was June 27th & just started Medicare. A Big Whoop for that.
    Enjoy your day and may you get lots of doggy kisses. :))

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  10. Happy Birthday! Have been following your blog for a couple of years already. It is an escape for me.

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  11. Happy Birthday Farmgirl! And lemon curd is my absolute favorite-many champagne bubbles for you!

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  12. Happy Birthday! I love your blog! And you are the very person who starting my love of Swiss Chard! P.S. The "weed" I've been battling in my garden is Purslane, I can't believe how nutritious it is, and I've been throwing it out by the bushel. And if you let your chickens graze on it, it lowers the cholesterol of the egg yolk. The WI Master Gardener website has a great overview about it. It's amazing! I wonder if you knew this? Anyways, I hope you have a great birthday!!! :)

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    1. Hi DIYmom,
      It's always fun to hear from another Swiss chard convert. You know I love that stuff! (And in case anybody is reading this who hasn't seen my umpteen previous Swiss chard shout outs, it's heat tolerant, cold tolerant, ignored by cabbage worms, and so easy to grow!)

      As for purslane, I kept hearing about it growing like crazy as a weed in gardens (including our Amish neighbors about 10 miles away), but I'd never seen any in mine. So this year I broke down and ordered some purslane seeds (which are still in the freezer), and what do you know? A purslane plant popped up in my onion bed. I can't wait to grow more of it. I'll have to look up that overview you mentioned. And I'd never heard that about the chickens and eggs. Very interesting. Our chickens are probably getting a little tired of chard. ;) Thanks!

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  13. Hoping your young birthday was packed with blessings, Susan. I so enjoy getting to visit your blog...it feeds my rural dreams. :)

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  14. Happy, indeed. Have a great one, Susan.

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  15. Happy Birthday Susan and many happy returns in your lovely farm with your hunky man and your critters.

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  16. Happy birthday Susan! Cake or no, enjoy your very own day!

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  17. Happy Birthday Farmgirl Susan! Relax and enjoy!

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  18. HBD2U, girl! And here's to many more years of sharing love, recipes and adorableness with Joe, the menagerie, and your enchanted readers!

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  19. Happy birthday Susan. Your day sounds, and I'm sure will be, AWESOME!

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  20. A very happy birthday to youuuuu!!!
    Britta.

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  21. Hi Everybody,
    Thanks so much for all the fun birthday wishes. We had a wonderful day not doing much of anything (except eating!), which was perfect. :)

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    1. Happy Belated birthday, sweet friend! I always imagine your birthdays to be full of champagne, chips and dips and dips in the donkey troughs (didn't you say you guys used to do that?) - so I hope you got all of that and more. Though I don't need to know how much more ;)

      I also have some pretty badass blackberry jam that I'd like to send your way...

      Hugs to all of you creatures.

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  22. Happy belated birthday dear Susan!! It sounds like you had a perfect day! :)

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  23. Happy belated Birthday to you, Farmgirl Susan! Best wishes for a wonderful year of being 40(ahem)something.

    You share a birthdate with my father, who turned 85 this year. He was a gentleman farmer in his heyday, and still has plenty of energy to tend his blackberry/raspberry bushes and his beloved black walnut trees. Must be that good ol' farm living, eh? :^)

    Sue

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  24. SusanNaperville7/22/2013 4:45 PM

    Happy birthday my internet friend! If someone sends b-day wishes at least in the b-day month, that's close enough right? :)
    Sounds like it was a good day of grazing :)
    I hope you got a new pair of muck boots and wish you much happiness.

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