Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Country N' Classy

 Yesterday, I rode with CP while haying. This wasn't a planned ride, I just stopped by on my way out of town. While in the tractor I looked down and this is what I saw:
At this moment, I realized you can be Country N'Classy! Well, I knew it before...but this time I had proof, french pedicure and all!

This year they are ahead of schedule on haying. Usually, they start around July 4, however this year it was June 6 or so.
Raking the mowed grass.
The rake can combine 2 of the mowed rows,since it is 36ft wide. Definitely helps speed up the process.
I mentioned to CP how did people do this years ago, agriculture has progressed so much and the technology has made it more convenient and COMFORTABLE for many.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wedding Blocks-Semi-tutorial

A friend of mine got married this past Saturday, it was beautiful.

As most of my friends know, I love giving handmade gifts, so check out my gift to her.

My mom is in the process of redoing the old farmhouse from 1901.
The spindles for the front porch were too long we we had to cut about 1-2in off the ends. Here are the blocks I was left with:
I then painted 2 of the faces of the block a light cream. One side I painted the letters of the bride and grooms last name:
The other side I did a fun "math problem"(thats an oxymoron)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tasty Tuesday-Cherokee Strip BBQ, Stillwater, OK

I wanted to share with you a great BBQ place in Stillwater, OK.....
For my graduation we ate here. This was the first restaurant I had even eaten at in Stillwater, so I thought it was only fitting to have a little graduation get together there.

I ordered the 3 meat platter and split it with my grandpa.
Reasonably priced and included 2 sides.
Top is brisket, then turkey, and middle bottom is pork loin.

Stop by if you are ever in Stillwater. The food is great and the people who work there are great!

The lady( I believe was the owner) congratulated me about 10 times on graduation and told me
" Don't forget, the world is out there waiting for you!" she encouraged me to follow my dreams and have fun.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Menu Monday-No cooking=Trappers Restraunt

Since I am terribly behind with blogging instead of sharing a recipe, I'm going to share some of my favorite eats from my travels.

Today is Trappers in OKC.
Appetizers of Fried PICKLED Green Beans
AND Alligator!
Blackened and fried

Salad- has fried onions and a spicy horseradish salad dressing(house dressing)

Main Courses:
SWORDFISH!!!!! and mashed taters-
                  Pecan Crusted Rainbow Trout(my mom's dish):

           Salmon and "something else Pasta", (can't remember, dad's dish)

Everything was great. The decor was lodge/outdoorsy/fishing......
Check out what was in their "fish tank"
If you are ever in OKC, stop for a meal at Trappers, I think you will enjoy it!