Category Archives: Family

Easy mid week dinners – cooking with kids – salmon in your slow cooker

We love salmon and sometimes can get our grand-kids to eat it. Although their favorite is Teriyaki salmon ( basic grilled salmon under the broiler with a little lemon juice and Teriyaki sauce mixed together, and drizzled on top) – … Continue reading

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Chores for kids – a great way to grow up with responsibility!

Here is our eldest  (just turned 8) grandson taking out the garbage! He is very proud of himself. As I am of him. He badly wants a dog. And he has been promised one if he does his chores over … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Heaven – try this one! It is fast and easy – especially when cooking with kids

This is a good dish to serve with chicken or even as a dessert! I like it less spicy as an accompaniment and more spicy as dessert. Cabbage Pear Apple Slow Cooker Casserole Ingredients: 2 lbs red cabbage, shredded finely 4 large onions, peeled … Continue reading

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Our Goats are having babies ! Kids galore – triplets last night!

Spring means baby goats – kids – all over the little farm. They are adorable and last week our middle grandson Jonah had the joy of seeing the actual birth of three little baby goats. He named them – Cream … Continue reading

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Great fun! We hosted 6 eight year old boys – our grandson’s friends – for a sleepover to celebrate his 8th birthday! AND WE SURVIVED!

What fun was had by all!  They arrived 11am Saturday and left 3pm Sunday. They were up at 4am Sunday morning – they swam, fed the animals, held the one day old baby goats, played in the bamboo ‘forest’, got … Continue reading

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Philanthropy Texas Style – The Ann Richards High School in Austin and The Committee of 200 Women CEO’s group

A few weeks ago I was privileged to join fellow women CEO’s from our group The Committee of 200 ( I was past Chair of the C200 Foundation and Past Vice Chair of the Governing Board) at Intel in Austin … Continue reading

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Our beautiful eldest grandson Jack felt sleepy so he took a nap on the best bed there is – Sunny our amazing miracle dog. Both loved it!

I came across our grandson taking a nap. That in itself was not memorable – although it is true that he rarely stops to do so – but his ‘bed’ was truly amazing. Sunny our rottweiler was so ill for … Continue reading

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Having fun with twin grandsons and appreciating classical music

Tuesdays are my days with the youngest of my grandsons – we go to the market, walk and play and have lunch together. It is such fun – as you can see! What joy! And then we took our oldest … Continue reading

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A great easy salad using Brussels sprouts

In my youth I did not enjoy Brussels sprouts. At the Little Farm we grow them but they take up a lot of space and do not seem to do well. Nevertheless we have great ones in the supermarket nearby so … Continue reading

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Mark Russell the comedian is FUNNY! And musings on anniversaries….

Mark Russell is a political comedian and he can be very funny. One of his funniest lines is below: “The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.”  By Mark Russell … Continue reading

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