"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Thursday, June 23, 2011

If you could come and spend the day

here at the farm with me,

we will sit at the kitchen table
and visit over a cup of tea.

We will talk about the weather
and the happenings of the year,

We will talk about our children, our family,
our life...............what we hold dear.

We will walk through the woods and prairie,

you'll meet the critters

that live here too.

We will walk out to the gardens
where I will pick fresh flowers for you!

A bubbling soup and homemade bread
will be ready for us to eat.

Along with blueberry muffins from the oven
for an after dinner treat!

We will linger in the shade of the front porch

and watch the day come to an end.
I'll feel blessed that you came to visit
and that I can call you  "friend".

But blogging friend, the miles are between us,
there's no way to visit, it's true........
So here's the recipe for those
blueberry muffins
that I can share with you!!

2 cups flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup melted butter
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups fresh blueberries
( crumb topping recipe follows)
Preheat oven to 400.F. Line muffin tin with cupcake papers
In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, stir together milk, eggs, butter and vanilla. Then add to flour mixture. Blend well, then gently fold in blueberries.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins.
Sprinkle about 1 tbs. crumb topping onto the top of each muffin.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from tins.
Crumb topping:
6 tbs. butter
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
Mix butter, flour and sugar with pastry blender until crumbly. Sprinkle onto top of muffins.


Debbie said...

And I would enjoy every moment of it! Your pictures are lovely. It is a very different part of the country there, and beautiful in its own way. The muffins look delicious and if I weren't so lazy, I'd bake some. I've really fallen down on my baking since the empty nest began.

Vickie said...

Too bad we can't just wiggle our nose like Samantha and pop ourselves over to visit our friends in person! I would do exactly that and come visit with you, Kathleen! You have such a lovely place there and I'd love to see it and all your critters and the beauty there. AND share some of those muffins. Now I'll have to make some myself and when I do, I'll think of you!

lil red hen said...

I had a wonderful visit; thank you for entertaining me. I recognize your tea cup and saucer; Homer Laughlin, right?

Stephanie said...

Hello from WV... your blog looks so inviting and peaceful!
--- Stephanie boltefarms.blogspot.com

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

I was going to pack a few things in my suitcase and be on my way..alas! the zipper on it was broken...maybe next time :o) I can use that recipe thougth, thanks :o)

grammy said...

I love all that
especially the flowers you picked for me (o:
and that muffin...oh my!!!

Wobegon Cottage said...

What a beautful day and those muffins look delicious. I really like muffins. Thank you for your hospitality. You are a wonderful hostess.

LindaSue said...

Sounds like the description of a perfect day - visiting - an almost lost art in our hurry up and too busy world!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

What a lovely visit we've had, Kathleen! I feel just as if we were right there together. And the muffins look delicious.

Sharon said...

What a great post and beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

And I would enjoy every minute of it!


Michaele said...

What a neat post! Know that I was there in spirit and thanks so much for the thoughts.

nancy huggins said...

What a neat post and I was there with you even if only pictures and the muffins sound like something Billy would love so I will have to give them a try...thanks for sharing and letting me visit :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Kathleen, a beautiful tour and I will have to reciprocate with a walk around the Frog & PenguINN one day soon.

Sue said...

Hi Kathleen, I so enjoyed this visit with you at your farm.Beautiful photos, especially the rainbow behind the house.
And thanks soooo much for this recipe, I have just come in from picking my blueberries and think I just might treat dh with some, blueberry muffins are one of my favorite treats.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I love your farm--it's just so beautiful TEXAS!!! Wish I could stop by in person for one of those lucscious blueberry muffins, but since I can't I think granddaughter and I will go pick some at the nearby berry farm and make some from this recipe!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I so enjoyed my visit with you, it was the next best thing to being there. The muffin recipe looks yummy, will have to give that a try.

Hope you are staying cool.

Conni said...

I always enjoy my virtual visits to your farm, Kathleen!

Thanks for the yummy muffin recipe!

Anonymous said...

How beautiful! I love this collection of thoughts and photos but those full grey clouds really spoke to me. Thanks so much off sharing. Would love to have a muffin with you.

Paula said...

I wish I could sit over a cup of tea with you, Kathleen! I think we would have a wonderful time....
The muffins sound wonderful! I'll definitely have to give them a try!

Sheryl at Providence North said...

Very nice verse!
Thanks for the muffin recipe!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Greetings from Tunisia where it's over 100 F. today! I, too, am city girl gone country, but to another country. Enjoyed your photos and thoughtful blog.Knowing how much work a farm requires, I can only wish you the best of luck. The effort is well worth it.
best, nadia

Betty Lou said...

This is such a beautiful post, loved every word. True happiness is loving the life you live.

Grammyof13 said...

You have picked up so many nice comments on your posts, I love reading them. I also enjoyed the tour you've taken me on. Did you write the poem? Don't answer me, I'm just going to believe you did.

Love the pictures and the muffins.

Hugs and Blessings, Doris