One of my girlfriends I've worked with and known for almost 30 years, moved into a new place. Since she'll be living in a condo, she had no place for her wishing well. I'm so glad she thought of us. I LOVE how it looks in our backyard.
I think we found the perfect spot around the "Basket of Gold". They only bloom a very short time, but they are one of my favorite flowers in our yard. It seems each year they multiply. I want to stain the wishing well a little deeper color and plant a few flowers in the water bucket. I still have the "fake" flowers that were originally there.
I'm excited to get going on the yard work and get everything in shape. However, for some reason I don't mind a few dandelions around the wishing well. I think they look pretty around the basket of gold. I don't wear yellow, but I sure love it in the yard :)
Jake has been taking good care of his chicken girls and dog girls. He's such a kind heart and loves animals. Each day he announces how many eggs we have---Fanny's eggs are always a favorite. Gotta love those Americauna greenish blue eggs.
We painted the coop! I'm so in LOVE with the color. It's called, "Lush Sage", I think it's perfect. We just have a few more touch up spots and trim to add. Then it's time to landscape around the coop and dress it with some window boxes and maybe a "fresh eggs" sign. I have all these ideas in my head---just need to find the time and energy to get started :)
Hope you're having a great week! Yay! It's the Weekend---ENJOY :)
My father in law makes the best cinnamon rolls. So glad I finally got around to making them. They are SO Delicious!
Grandpa's Cinnamon Rolls
1 cup tepid water, very warm not hot
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. dry active yeast or 1 package
1/4 cup shortening, melted
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
2 TB ground cinnamon
1/4 cup melted butter
I use a bread machine to combine my dough. This makes the process so EASY! I will list the steps below under bread machine dough, in case you want to use your bread machine to mix the dough.
Place yeast, sugar and salt in large mixing bowl. Add water, stirring gently.
Add shortening and 1 cup flour. Continue to mix, adding egg and the remaining flour. Dough should be a little sticky to the touch.
Cover bowl with towel and let rise for 4 hours.
Roll dough out on floured surface into a rectangle. In small bowl whisk sugar and cinnamon until combined. Spread dough with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll dough jelly roll style and cut into slices.
Place on greased jelly roll pan. Cover and let rise for an additional 2 hours or until rolls have doubled in size.
Bake 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until rolls are lightly golden. Frost immediately with cinnamon roll icing.
Bread Machine Dough Instructions
Place ingredients in bread pan in the order that follows:
egg, lightly beaten
Press dough cycle.
Let rise 4 hours and continue on with recipe above.
Cinnamon Roll Icing
7 TB butter, softened
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 TB milk
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
pinch of salt
Combine butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla, powdered sugar and salt. Alternating with milk. Mix until well combined. Add more milk if needed. Pour over hot rolls.
I found the Cinnamon Roll Icing recipe over at Allrecipes.com.