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Birthday Cake

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Yesterday was David’s mom’s birthday.  Jess is learning how to make and decorate cakes.  She did this one for David’s mom.  We think she did a very good job.  It looked and tasted delicious.  I did manage to get this picture of Katie while we were there.

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Hard to believe but next month she’ll be a year old.  Time marches on.  We are chilly here this morning-30 degrees with wind.  I built a fire as soon as we got up.  It was 59 degrees in the house.  I now have a big kettle of homemade soup on the woodstove simmering for supper tonight.  The girls and I are going to do school and then heading outside to work.  We need to dig potatoes, clean off the garden and clean out the chicken houses.  I’m not sure all that will get done today  but we hope to at least get some of it done.  The sun is shining beautifully so I think it will be a good day to be outside.

Time for school.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Martha Washington Balls

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I know this picture looks just like the picture of the peanut butter balls but it really is a different picture.  These are the Martha Washington Balls.  The recipe is:

2 boxes powdered sugar, 1 stick butter softened, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 1 tsp. vanilla.  Using mixer, blend ingredients together.   Mixture will be stiff.  Add 4 cups chopped pecans.  Put powdered sugar on hands and roll into small balls.  Chill.  Dip balls into melted chocolate.  Use 4 cups chocolate chips and 1/2 block parafin wax.   DELICIOUS!

Temperatures are super cold here.  Wind chill is close to zero again with gusts of about 50 mph but we are toasty warm inside with a nice fire going.  Hubby was able to get propane for the gas logs Saturday.  This really helps keep the house warm.  Our little woodstove is a work horse.  However it  was severely overworked last week trying to do the job all by itself with zero temps.  Pray our water doesn’t freeze again. 

We are going to get some tires put on the front of the car.  Hubby didn’t work today, so he is going with us.  I’m glad.   Enjoy your day and God bless.