Thursday, August 18, 2011

My 1st horse

Look closer, Benny is sticking his tongue.
This is Benny, he's a Welsh Quarter horse and he is around twenty years young. He is very gentle and wants to please. But around food (apples and sweet feed) he tries to chase the donkey away.  He is a pleasure to ride.  I've been riding him in a round pen. So I'm looking forward to ride Benny on our land.

           A few facts about the breed

* Quarter horses got their name because they almost
      always win Quarter mile races.

* The breed started as part Thoroughbred and part
       Chickasaw pony.                                                                                                                                                                                              

* The Thoroughbred equals speed and stamina,while
          the Chickasaw pony is surefooted and a good
              cow pony.                
*The Quarter horse was born for two purposes to
     work & to race.

*  Thoroughbreds almost  put the Quarter horse out
         of racing until Quarter horses came to cattle
          ranching states and the cowboys loved them

* But what about there racing career? Was it
      gone? No!  Cattle men need entertainment too
        so they started rodeos and quarter mile races.

* Some helpful wed sites and books I used are:
Album of Horses By Marguerite Henry

Cooking class 1#

The chef at Edom Bakery and Grill restaurant is Chef Jackson. He was giving a free cooking class held at the Moore's Store in Ben Wheeler, Texas. For more information about the free cooking class or to sign up you can call  903.833.2084 before August 15, 2011.  The first day I got to make tomato basil soup, salad dressing and gluten free monster cookies. Here's the recipe for Tomato Basil Soup.

Tomato Basil Soup
2 oz oil or margarine melted
1 small diced onion
Enough flour to pick up your onions
32 oz tomato juice          
3 oz heavy cream
1 1/2 oz fresh basil
Salt and pepper to taste
-Sauté your diced onion in oil until clear
-Add enough flour to pick up the onions
-Add your tomato juice and bring to a boil
-Add heavy cream plus fresh basil
-Finish by checking for salt and pepper
-If a little too thin then boil for about 5-7 min.
 until desired consistency,
Enjoy!   Chef Jackson York, Executive Chef

Friday, August 5, 2011

Proud owner of a DSI

 Summer 2011 reading program winners.

The Library at Cedar Creek Lake was having their annual summer 2011 reading program. The library had a drawing for the prizes. Your name got entered once for every five books you've read. Since the library is across from the police station they had got a policeman to do the drawing. The prizes for the 3 to 6 year old boy/girl category winner won a boys/girl bike. And the 7 to 12 year old winner won a DSI. Also the 13 to 18 year old winners won a Kindle. The winner for the DSI was me, yes, it was me. I'm the proud owner of the DSI.