Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Country Fair

Family Tradtion in our family is going to The Deerfield Fair. To give you an idea how far our family goes back, my grandfather use to lead the parade on opening day back around the mid 1930's. They no longer have the parade but they do still have animals, entertainment, horse shows, and the buildings where local folks show off there country skill. Quilting, crafting, canning, baking, flowers, and vegetables. Bring your family to a local fair & make it a tradition. These can be great memories that last a life time.

This is my favorite building on the fair grounds. Inside is how people lived back in the early 19th century and earlier. The barn is filled with old farming equipment.

First thing we do when we get to the Fair is go to the art and craft buildings and see what we got for a ribbon. Shorty was so excited to see he got 1st and 2nd on his pictures. Great gram also did well in her classess. She knits and sews. I didn't have a enough time this year to enter but maybe next year. I missed not doing it this year.

What every child wants to do at the fair. RIDES!

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR AT FAIR. Now's the time to start planning projects to enter next year.

Maybe next year I'll enter my Strawberry Jam and Art work.

Have Fun

Friday, September 26, 2008

That Time of Year

Show your Scottish pride at the Highland Games. Lots of music, dancing, and of course The Games. Loon Mountain provides the perfect back drop for the gathering of the Clans.

Musicians from Scotland and Canada perform under this giant tent.

The Highland Games takes place in September at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire. This is truly a wonderful family event that can be enjoyed by all generations. My son really enjoyed watching the tossing of the Caber. He got to try out some 17th century children's games. Find your Clan at Clan village where you can reconnect to your past and heritage. Lots of vendors providing products you can only find in Europe or Canada.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cake Idea for Your adventurer

My son wanted a Indiana Jones cake for his Birthday this year.
I used the following receipe for the cake and the frosting.
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter or margine
1 3/4 cuprs of sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
In another large bowl beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla.Add eggs one at a time.
Add dry mixture and milk, Alternate between the two. Pour into pan. I used 13x9x2 inch baking
Grease and lightly flour the pan before pouring batter in.
Bake at 375' for 30 to 35 mintues.
Cool cake in pan on rack for 10 mintues before removing. Cool cake thoroughly before frosting.

1/3 cup of butter
4 1/2 cups of powered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
food coloring

Beat butter till fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups of sugar. Slowly add 1/4 cup of milk and vanilla.
Add rest of sugar.Add more milk if needed for frosting consistency. Add food coloring.

I used twine tied to tooth picks. I put the frosting on the twine so it would resemble vines. I mixed yellow, red, and blue to make the base of the cake. For the vines I used green mixed with some of the base frosting. I purchased the figures at a local cake shop.