22 Ingredients and a Wagon


Dried cranberries.

Cranberry sauce.

Honey. Grated orange zest. Cinnamon. Allspice. All-purpose flour. Whole-wheat flour. Baking powder. Salt. Baking soda.

More cinnamon. More allspice. Vegetable oil. Butter. Sugar. More honey. Two eggs. Milk. More orange zest. Vanilla extract. Almond extract.

And I even left out all the 1/4 teaspoons and 1/2 cups that make it SO MUCH MORE MIND-SPINNING.

My cousin sent me an email with the 22 ingredients for Cranberry-Honey Spice Pinwheel Cookies yesterday. I knew what that meant.

He was bringing me my wagon.

MY HAY WAGON! For hay rides at the Party on the Farm! (Are you coming?)

The wagon is a little wider than I expected. It will be hooked up to the tractor, the wagon piled with bales, and we’ll be driving it back and forth from the barn yard through the goat field and back. I’m going to have to take out a section of fence (temporarily) so I can get it through to the goat field because the goat field gate is too small.

But that’s okay.

That’s what fence is for, taking up and down. (Right? No? Oh, well. It’s just one section.)

I have a vision. I’m going to get some paint this weekend and I’m painting that wagon.

Because, the weekend before the retreat, I have NOTHING ELSE TO DO. If you don’t count checking my list for what list I’m supposed to check. But. The wagon looks so sad and drab. It needs paint. It needs me! It needs Sassafras Farm stenciled in white against barn-red paint. Don’t you think? It will look so right with the hay bales.

In any case, of course I got right into the kitchen and whipped up 22 ingredients and made my cousin those insane cookies.

They were delicious. If you want the recipe, I’ve got it here: Cranberry-Honey Spice Pinwheel Cookies.

I’ll be back with a wagon-painting update!


  1. bonita says:

    It’s so very nice that you now have the wagon to paint. It would have been a shame if all you would have had to do the weekend before the retreat was sip wine and munch bon-bons.

  2. twiggityNDgoats says:

    You make my head spin with all you do. Oh I think I shall just paint this enormous wagon and stencil it too for good measure right before the retreat. Would you PLEASE offer a class on time management!!!

  3. Rainn says:

    Hahahahahahahahaha……………..I can’t wait to see it!!! And everything else and also please sign me up for next years time management class……

  4. rurification says:

    I’m with bonita…and still laughing about it. I’m sending you all my extra energy.

  5. Diane says:

    What color do you want to paint your wagon!! I’m thinking a nice Red would look beautiful on it. 🙂 The cookies look insanely good and I want to try them today! 🙂 Its raining here and grey a good day to bake something yummy. 🙂

  6. Jersey Lady says:

    Suzanne-How about taking the wagon to the retreat and let the folks there paint and decorate it during their down time?

  7. Dawn says:

    I want to come soooo bad ..but – I am not able to travel more than an hour or so by car due to back injuries and I am about 6 hours from the Canada/US border / west coast – I have no idea how long it would take to get to you from there :happybutterfly: but probably a couple of weeks driving time so I have to content myself with a “birds eye view” and enjoy the wonderful way you share happenings on the farm – thanks so much and know that my thoughts will be with you and your guests. :snoopy: :hungry:

  8. whaledancer says:

    Gotta dream boy,
    Gotta song,
    Paint your wagon
    And come along!

    Where am I goin’?
    I don’t know.
    Where am I headin’?
    I ain’t certain.
    All I know
    Is I am on my way…

    Have you explained to the goats about hay rides? ‘Cause I have a mental picture of them trailing along behind the wagon all day, thinking all that hay is for them.

  9. Stick Horse Cowgirls says:

    Love the wagon! It will be so much fun! So what color are you going to paint it? Barn red, or John Deere tractor green, maybe?

  10. Joell says:

    This recipe wll go into my what to do on a winter day when we cant get out file.
    “Paint Your Wagon” an old movie, which I remember well.

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