Thursday, January 6, 2011

Trees, Cranberries, Ivory and Unfried Chicken

i love the many straight rows!

have i ever told you that we live on a 
tree farm? 

we live on a tree farm. 
some future generation can cut the trees and
sell them for timber.
lucky lazy people. 
unless they get off the couch 
and cut them down, 
in which case they won't be lazy
at all! 
plant trees if you have property!  
i understand if you plant when your baby is born...
and i can't remember the amount 
of trees...maybe an acre?
the timber will pay for 
your child's college.
the little stick trees only cost
twenty-two cents each! 
we have all the hardwoods as well
as cypress which grows in the low, wet areas. 

as if we needed it!
well i saw the recipe on a blog 
for cranberry almond streusel cake
and had the ingredients and the rest 
is history...although...
i forgot the streusel topping...
which would have been on the bottom
since i put the batter in a bundt pan :/
We have a winner! 
marcy at antiquechase you won my giveaway :)

lastly i want to send you to the blog of my middle son
~Kentucky Unfried Chicken~
i'm a little bit proud! 


La Table De Nana said...

Thank you for the link..I would love to have chickens..

Do you live in a populated area?

Your dessert looks good:)

Lena said...

You should be proud! He's a great writer, Phyllis.

Your story reminds me of a friend whose dad collected antique cars, as an investment for his children's college education. He enjoyed the cars for years, and as each of his children reached college age, he'd sell one to pay for school.

Hope you are having a lovely day!

AntiqueChase said...

Hey... I'm here!!! I won, so excited!!! You are so sweet and generous!!!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am loving his writing!!!!!!...hugs...Mary

Jojo Caramel said...

Your cranberry almond streusel cake looks good! Congrats to the winner! and thanks for the link i'll have a look.

see you there! said...

I like looking at those lines of trees too. I'm off to check on those chickens.


Shelley in SC said...

Mmmmmm! That cranberry almond streusel cake looks postively scrumptious! And what an interesting fact about planting the trees for college money!! Oldest Daughter leaves for college in the fall. I suppose it is not practical to cut down our one maple.

Rebecca said...

this looks absolutely scrumptious...
thanks so much for sharing... just love that bed on your former post!!! Love it!