A Must Make Farmhouse Favorite

My daughter, Christi, made this just last night and sent me a  picture. Of course I drooled. Of course I drooled when I saw this photo! Remembering she leaves the walnuts in big chunky pieces! I love her bread pan.  Stop!  Don’t throw those overripe bananas away. Instead make a killer loaf of banana bread!…

Farmhouse Finds

Treasure hunting at yard sales, flea markets, second hand shops is great fun. Sometimes I find a really cool collectible piece, an antique that I don’t want to pass up because I already have one and maybe you do not. 

Bring Back the Monarch

Oh my, isn’t that gorgeous? Wow! The Monarch, so beautiful, indeed.  Here at Cherry Ridge Farms, we have been busy conducting our Outdoor Classrooms. Many years back, a decade ago,  we began offering field trips for kids to connect with my girlhood farming roots. Growing up on the farm encompassed many great childhood memories for…

Bittersweet

Sister Debbie, a long time ago, cutting our Christmas trees.I like to think she entered heaven’s gates just like this! As many of you may have learned, Country Woman Magazine recently chose me as Country Woman of the Year 2017. I couldn’t be happier to have been selected among many other country women nominated across…

And the Winner is…

See the Country Woman of the Year 2017 Video Acceptance Speech Never in my wildest dreams did I think my country living roots here on my  farm would inspire someone to choose me as the winner of such an award.  I’ve been a country girl since 1962. That’s a long time. When my parents moved us…

Really, It’s Nothing New!

The eggs of the modern  times. Never the less, pretty pastels.  You’ve heard me say it before, “Times change and we with time.” This past holiday weekend I noticed I didn’t see not one Easter bonnet at church.  Bonnets were always a big deal once upon a time, as was buying the new clothing to…

Resurrecting a Favorite

My daughter saw this post and prepared the Easter ham dinner for modern times.  This time of year everything is being resurrected here on  the farm. The grass. The trees. The lilies.  My red tulips, finally   brave enough to bloom, and best of all,  the  lilac in full bloom.   I love the fragrance of…

Sherry’s Farmhouse Cheesecake

Farmhouse CheesecakeI love this plain and simple recipe.  But I do love a chocolate crust, too!  This past week I was surprised when I heard our granddaughter, Avah, soon to be eight years old, asking for cheesecake with strawberries for her birthday cake.   I’m surprised, but maybe I shouldn’t be. The family has gone to…

Mother That BURNS!

When I was a child, on the farm of the sixties, we kids had our fair share of cuts and scrapes and bruises and at that time there wasn’t any triple antibiotic ointment that I know of.  I was shocked the other day when I went to buy a tube—the price was so expensive.  I’ve…

Still Remembering Bobby

We were honored at our Blue Jean Ball fundraising event for    our Cherry Ridge Therapeutic Learning Programs when Peyton was brought  forward and said “Hi” to our audience.  I am pleased to announce I had actually met him before this evening when he attended our Cherry Ridge Farms Dances With Nature  program last October.   In…