Tuesday, November 15, 2011

bona fide

[boh-nuh fahyd] authentic, true. What does this have to do with anything? It’s just one of my very favorite words. Or would that be two words?
Remember our Goldie Pup? Well, she has finally won over the rest of the family (for the most part). She and Chloe are actually playing in the top left photo, although it looks like a scuffle!
The chickens have been molting, therefore we’ve had very few eggs for the past several weeks. The good news is their feathers are almost all grown back and they are looking good. After months of picking/pecking each other (and actually eating the feathers.. gross!).. they really needed some improvement. Their manners toward each other have thankfully improved as well.
We’ve had some pretty skies… during daytime hours and at night.
Hmmm… what else has been going on around here? I made 35 half-pints, plus 4 pints of Green Tomato Relish (delish – recipe here). We had loads of green tomatoes at the end of the season.

I painted this sign.
Life’s been busy, but good. And bona fide.
{these girls are truly bona fide}
Hope all is well and bona fide with each of you!


Gone Country said...

What a cutie pie that pup is! And the chickens are looking good!

Some day I hope to have a HUGE tomato crop! Great job on the canning of the relish. Christmas gifts?

Beautiful photos!

Lois Christensen said...

Oh I've missed your posts! I've never had tomato relish! The sign turned out really pretty! Hope you're having a good day!

TexWisGirl said...

sweet! glad life is good! love that night-time shot!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I'm gonna go watch Oh Brother whre are thou and get bona fide!

Love your post and the chickens are getting beautiful. those feathers will come in handy in a day or two.

The puppy is adorable too. I'm sure you and Pw are enjoying him.

Hope deer hunting is going good your way, as the blacksmith, his son, and his brother are coming that way at 4:30 AM.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hi Tammy, good to see your post. Oh, to have a lot of tomatoes even if they are green! The relish looks good. I like your sign, too. Great job! Nice post and photos!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Tammy! Nice to "see" you and hear that all is well at Flat Creek Farm! Your nightime shot is beautiful!

Jenny said...

Oh wow! What a lovely post! I made green tomato relish last year! Your recipe looks wayyyy better!

Your sign is glorious! It looks really, really professional!

My grandlittles would be going crazy over your animals...they are all so lovely...and now I think I might need a puppy.



Ann On and On... said...

I think that's a fabulous word too...a new fav. for me.
Love, love, love the photos!

McVal said...

LOL! You must have watched O Brother Where Art Thou lately! He's bona fide!
That sign is beautiful! I would love to do something like that for a Christmas gift... Hmmm... where's a good board?

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Just gorgeous photos, Tammy! Love, love, love all your critters! I do think the girls deserve a couple of hats to eat and a blog post about it. LOL!!!
Happy you are doing well!
xo, misha

p.s. such pretty font!

Unknown said...

You take the best photos!! All are cute as can be!!

Patty Sumner said...

YOur pup is cute. I love the pic of the red barn....really love it! The tomato relish looks pretty yummy. I made several jars of relish this year. Blessings!

Blondee said...

Oh, puppy is growing fast! How very cute!!

I have never heard of the tomato relish, may I ask what you use it for or on?? :)

charlotte's menagerie said...

A couple of my hens have started back laying too :) The night sky picture is beautiful.

Deanna said...

It is definitely bona fide around here. Good word.

Love Goldie. So pretty. Glad she is "fitting right in"

I need to find my Grandma's recipe back for Green Tomatoe Preserves. Yum! That relish sounds good.

Melinda said...

Yes, you have been busy. Will have to check out the recipe.
Your sign looks great!

Have a wonderful weekend.


Lynda said...

I LOVE all your animal pics. You got some good attitude shots with the dogs.
You are one busy little beaver with all your projects! It will be nice though to have a touch of summer in the middle of winter when you open those jars of relish.

Unknown said...

Hello, I was searching google and found you...I love your blog and concept! I'm becoming your new
follower and invite you to come over and follow us too...we would love having you join us! Have a Happy Holiday! Hugs

Linda Stubbs said...

I am home on a little vacation. I thought I would come say hello! Look at you! I remember when your chickens were just a dream! Precious!

I am making that same relish minus tomatoes and using cabbage. I hope it works. I was given 22 quarts. I couldn't let it go to waste!

Well, I am off to go make it! Thought it was funny that was what was on your post!
Love ya, me

Brenda said...

Everyone is looking good! Our hens have finally feathered back out also even the one that was almost completely bear naked. Have a wonderful holiday week!

Carol............. said...

Looks like things are going great...the relish looks wonderful I'll give this a try next year when my tomatoes are plentiful.

Anonymous said...

Awww, Tammy... you have the most beautiful family. :) Or should I say, the most bona fide? :) :) :)

What beautiful photos... they're so soft and wonderful.

Have a Happy, Happy Thanksgiving.

Callie Brady said...

Molting time almost over... so glad that our hens are looking like chickens again. mmm... that relish looks so good! Pretty sign and I love the wagon in the header. I need to get one of those.

Elle Bee said...

Love that pup!! I'm checking out the green tomato relish as we have quite a few as well and I've been stumped as to how to use them.

Unknown said...

I love that word! It always reminds me of the movie O Brother Where Art Thou. : )

That pup of yours is just gorgeous and I love that sign!

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