Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Our life in Pictures

My impossibly cozy living room

A few pictures of life in a shouse....

Miss Calamity with her Pie Crust Cookies
(baked in the wood cookstove!)
Our Thanksgiving bounty of pies

Freshly canned cream cheese

Sir Knight teaching Master Hand Grenade
to sharpen knives

Venison right out of the canner

Master Calvin ran out of gas

Here is the rest of the story


  1. What lovely photos. What I am wondering, is what is keeping Master Calvin from falling off the chair? That is a precious photo! Thank you for sharing.

  2. your photos are fantastic! warm, cozy, mouth-watering, good family fun....and all the other good family words in between too. they reflect what good family values and thanksgiving is all about. thank you.

  3. The pies look yummy...

    What is the green made in Denmark grinder-looking thingy?

  4. Enola,
    love the photo of your little wee one! Too precious! You need to keep that one for him to have when he is older and has children of his own. :)

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving

  5. Doesn't get much better than that. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Enola. When I say grace on Thursday, I will be thinking of you, as a gift from God.

    NoCal Gal

  6. Lanita;
    We tried to figure out the same thing! He just crashed there - with nothing holding him in place!

    Thank you for the compliment. The green Made in Denmark grinder-looking thingy is the Diamont Grain Grinder. It is one awesome piece of equipment! It is capable of doing everything from cracking grain for animals to pastry quality flour.

    Part of the reason I keep this blog is for a family chronicle! I have it printed out in book form every quarter. I will definitely keep the pictures of Master Calvin to look back upon!

  7. Would you share how you can your cream cheese? I'd love to know how to do that.

  8. I would also like to know how to can cream cheese.Did you make your own cream cheese?If so can you also share how to do that?

  9. Darlene ,
    thanks for asking Enola that. I was wondering the same thing. :) My pressure cooker/canner just came the other day and I haven't had time to take it for a "test drive".
    I am looking forward to trying it out after the dust settles from the holidays.

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  11. You can CREAM CHEESE TOO???? Wow! I have hever thought of canning dairy. OK, we need a tutorial on canning the cream cheese now. : )

    Blessings to you and your precious family this Thanksgiving, Enola. Love your blog!

  12. Thank you for sharing your photos with us. Looks like you'll be having a great thanksgiving.

    God Bless,

  13. Yes, please. I too would like to know how to can cream cheese! :-)

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!

  14. Miss Violet said....
    Wonderful photos. I, like Darlene would love to know how you can cream cheese. When I first saw it, I thought, Oh, she cans lard like I do, wrong! lol.

    I enjoy your blog so much. It helps keep me sane and centered while the mess our country is, continues to crumble.

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving, from my family to yours.

    Violet - Thank you so much. I edited the rest of your comment for OPSEC purposes. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  15. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Enola Gay.

    God Bless,

  16. Happy Thankgiving to you and your family! You truly have so much to be thankful for & are so blessed!


  17. When I count my blessings on Thanksgiving, you are among them. Happy Thanksgiving, and THANK YOU!

  18. I too vote for the cream cheese recipie for canning. I canned butter last night, Thank you so much for your words of wisdom. It can all be so overwhelming. And you are helping me get a grip on where to start. Have a wonderful thanksgiving with your famiy. Holly

  19. Ohh Pleaseeee can we have a lesson on canning Cream cheese. I am hoping it doesnt need to be homemade, I hit a AWESOME sale for .50 a piece and bought a case LOL .. Such a beautiful family and those pies...!!! LOL Thank you for all you have to say .