#DPP2013 - Day 23

Monday, December 23, 2013

Not a new picture... or one I took... but a little tribute to Christmas past...

#DPP2013 ~ Day 21

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Winter Solstice! Just watched my Golden Retriever do the splits outside on the ice.... I told her the good news is that we are now heading towards summer!  I think she swore at me but I can't be sure...


#DPP2013 ~ Day 20

Friday, December 20, 2013

Lantern Love....


#DPP2013 ~ Day 19

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Another image from our trip to MacPhearson House...

MacPhearson House

#DPP2013 ~ Day 19

Fancy Shawl Dancer Ornament ~ a gift from my mom a few years back...



#DPP2013 Day 17

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Day 17 ~ Garlic Roasting Day! All this yummy garlic is waiting to be roasted for Christmas gifts.  Looking for how I roast it??  Super easy, check out my post HERE:  http://www.thehippiemoose.com/2013/04/mmmmm-garlic.html


#DPP2013 ~ Day 16

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Peanut Brittle is all done....















Peanut Brittle

1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup water
1 cup peanuts
2 tbsp. butter softened
1 tsp. baking soda

1.  Line a  large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a heavy pot combine sugar, syrup, salt and water. Stir until all sugar is dissolved and bring to a boil. Stir in peanuts and place candy thermometer in pot (not touching the bottom of the pan). Stir frequently until it reaches 300 degrees F. (150 degrees C.)
3. Remove from heat and add butter and baking soda. Stir until butter is fully melted and soda is incorporated.  Pour onto cookie sheet.  If necessary use a spoon to space out peanuts.  Cool completely.  Break into pieces and store in a sealed container or bag for gift giving!!

#DPP2013 ~ Day 15

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Old fashioned keys at The MacPherson House....(gotta love homeschooling field-trips!)


#DPP2013 ~ Day 14

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hot Oatmeal bread just out of the oven...































Amish Oatmeal Bread
 MAKES 2 LOAVES

1 pkg. of dry yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp.)

1/2 cup warm water

1 cup quick oats

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup brown sugar or molasses

1 tbsp. salt

2 tbsp butter

2 cups boiling water

5-6 cups flour


1. Dissolve yeast in warm water

2. In large bowl combine oats, whole wheat flour, sugar, salt, and butter. Pour boiling water over all and mix well. When mixture is cooled to lukewarm stir in yeast.

3. Stir in approx. half of the flour. Knead in remaining flour in really large bowl or on floured surface.

4. Place in greased bowl. Cover and let rise until double (about an hour). Punch down. Shape into two loaves and place in greased bread pans. Let rise again (45 min- hour).

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 min. Cool on rack, brush tops with butter for a soft crust.


#DPP2013 ~ Day 13

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Kissing Ball, a  Christmas tradition...


Read more about the origin of this decoration HERE
OR make your own!!  Directions HERE

#DPP2013 ~ Day 12

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Cat in the Box....


#DPP2013 ~ Day 11

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Day 12 ~ Feather Christmas Wreath (by Becky Maracle ~ feathersmith)

#DPP2013 ~ Day 10

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Spinning Wheel ~
Native Renaissance Art Gallery

#DPP2013 ~ Day 8

Sunday, December 08, 2013

December Photo Project ~ December 8, 2013
Cat in a Pantry

DPP2013 - Day 7

Saturday, December 07, 2013

December Photo Project ~ December 7th

Buried Tee pee!  Time to build a fire in there!

DPP2013 ~ Day 6

Friday, December 06, 2013

December Photo Project ~ December 6th  #DPP2013

Our outhouse... cold but pretty.


#DPP2013 ~ Goats

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

December Photo Project ~ December 4, 2013

#DPP2013 ~ Winter Wreath

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

December Photo Project ~ Dec 3, 2013


DPP 2013 ~ Sunset

Monday, December 02, 2013

Sunset in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON

December Photo Project 2013

Sunday, December 01, 2013

I love the December Photo Project!  It's a great kick in the butt to get shooting and posting, so here I go....


December Photo Project 2013