Food for Company


We have company! CindyP, one of my admins and moderators for my forum and Farm Bell Recipes, and Natalie, who also helps me with Farm Bell Recipes. They’re both here to help with the final preparations and setup for the party.

And to do my chores.

That’s Cindy milking Beulah Petunia. Doesn’t Natalie have cute boots?

Okay, okay, I milked, too. Milking out a cow isn’t for the faint of heart, or the first-timer.

CindyP: “Milking is hard.”


Here’s a sampling of what I’m feeding them while they’re here. Last night’s dinner was Real Tex-Mex Cheese Casserole with Chili Gravy, corn grilled in the husk, tortilla chips and guacamole, Stuffed Jalapenos, and sliced peaches (frozen from fresh last summer) over vanilla bean ice cream.

I’d have a photo of these after I roasted them, but we were having too much fun for me to stop and take pictures. The recipe is here, but I made these using crab and cream cheese.

They were delicious. And very hot.

Tonight we’re having Pepperoni Lasagna. Tomorrow is the party–and there will be enough food here to feed a small country of all teenagers. I promise to make myself stop and take pictures!

Today, we’re going to Heritage Days at the little school in Walton where I’m giving a butter-making demonstration and displaying raw fleece and homemade soap and whatever else I gather up by the time we head out. I’ll take Cindy and Natalie on the two-minute tour of our little town, and for a stroll through the little store. We’ll also stop to see Georgia and tour the old farmhouse. Then back home to make soap in advance of the party (preparing for the soapmaking demonstration tomorrow) and other last-minute party prep. I’ll be posting Party Prep Excitement as much as possible, so check back!


  1. Samantha in WV says:

    Suzanne, we can’t wait to come out and meet you and all of the animals! See you soon!

  2. Jo says:

    Oh what lucky ladies! To live close enough to come help you!!!! How awesome is that! I am so jealous.

    More pictures, though! But I’m sure you’re extremely busy trying to get ready, I’m sure stopping to take pictures of everything could be an annoyance. I do hope you take LOTS of pictures of your party.

    Have fun and I can hardly wait to hear all about it!!! :snoopy: :sheepjump:

  3. JeannieB says:

    I’m so jealous, I wanted to come this year, maybe next year!! Have fun tommorrow!!!

  4. Ramona says:

    Sounds like a lot of good company and food. Also a whole lot of fun.

    Ya’ll have a great time!

  5. Celia Allen says:

    :snoopy: Sounds like you’re all going to have a ball. Hope to see loads of pictures.

    Mrs. Turkey

  6. Imperious Fig says:

    I wish I could be there….hopefully next year I can come.

  7. Miss Becky says:

    I’m waiting for the food photos :yes: :yes: :yes:

  8. Barbie says:

    Have a wonderful day tomorrow. Hopefully next year I can make the trip to your farm. Until then, I will make do with all your fabulous pictures! Enjoy the weekend, old and new friends, the rest of us are waiting to hear all about it.

  9. Jessica says:

    I can’t wait to see party pics! Wish I was could come!

  10. Nancy in Iowa says:

    Have a fabulous party – you’re really getting a start on it today! I’ll be thinking of you out here and wishing I were there…..

    You’ve got so much for people to see and enjoy! I know Clover will be happy to show off her boys, but it sounds like BP might be a little protective of GB, IF GB will let Mommy keep her close!

  11. CherShots says:

    OMG – so jealous – wish I were there!
    and I have milking experience from years gone by. But I can imagine it’s kind of like riding a bike, it all comes back to you.
    Party on ~ go ahead, just try to have fun without me 🙁

  12. LeaAnn says:

    Wow,your day sounds like lots of fun. Wish I could tag along. Have fun visiting!

  13. CATRAY44 says:

    I AM SO JEALOUS! (Have fun! Think of me, cause I sure do wish I were there!)

  14. farmershae says:

    Oh, how I wish I could be there. It looks like too much fun! I will totally be there as soon as I win the lottery!

  15. rileysmom says:

    It looks like you all are well on your way to a good time! I sure look forward to seeing the photos of the party!
    Enjoy yourselves!!

  16. wvhomecanner says:

    I’m coming, on my way in …. 16 hours?
    But wait! I have NO cute boots! :no:


  17. Jim in Colorado says:

    WOW!! Those peppers look great. Hope that you have a great time at the party. I had nightmares, from the first time I tried to milk a cow.(Long story.) But I got over it. Can not wait to see the pictures. Enjoy yourselves!

  18. CindyinTexas says:

    How exciting!!! :wave:

    I sure wish I could be there and hang out with people with similar interest. Makes me miss my Granny, we had so much in common. Around here unless you are into pedicures/spas you are the outsider. Most of the women I know don’t even cook. :no: What is up with that?

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