Aug 12, 2014

Tuesday Toots-The Duke Family Farm

I want to share with you about The Duke Family Farm. For those on Facebook you can find her page and browse. She has an amazing farm life that speaks for itself. She does a little bit of everything whether it's tending to the animals, making honey from her bees, canning, cooking, baking, gardening, and yep, I've even heard her sing a little......(now I am telling on her) LOL! 

On her FB page she says;

We are Accidental Farmers Join us as we try our hand on our new homestead - Backyard gardening, Chickens, Bee Keeping and Belted Galloway's and Home Cookin!
Well, she may have started out as an "accidental farmer" but needless to say she is a "pro" now. 

Her Mission:
We are ordinary people with a passion to follow a path that God has placed in front of us. We hope that as we open our hearts and minds and follow his plan that his light will shine through us. We pray that our experiences will encourage and inspire you to "plant a seed" and follow your own evolving light with joy.
God gives seed to the farmer and food to those who need to eat. God will also give you seed and multiply it.
In your lives he will increase the things you do that have his approval. (2 Corinthians 9:10)

Johnna and one of her many critters!

She enjoys what she does and it truly shows. 
She could have her own farmers market and livestock show! 

Just sharing a few pictures for you to enjoy of the Duke Family Farm.

Beautiful garden...She plants anything and everything that you can imagine.



Just a few highlights from the garden...






A few farm friends....






Yes....fresh, homemade, home grown on the farm!



Homemade bread and honey...(honey from her bees) I know first hand that the bread is wonderful!


Her sun dried tomatoes...


Blueberry pie filling...


Herbs...
Home grown raised meat and processed on the farm...


Whether it's her husband Jeff working on the farm...


Or her son Manny feeding up on the farm...


Or the family getting ready for honey....


Or the many ways she encourages daily...

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Pop over to The Duke Family Farm and give Johnna a "like". You'll enjoy browsing her many photos. Leaving you today with this recipe....and yes, they are delicious! 


Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients
•1 can seamless crescent rolls
•1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, room temperature
•1/4 cup sugar
•2 tsp vanilla
•1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

How to Make
1.With your hand mixer, beat sugar, cream cheese and vanilla together until smooth in a medium sized bowl.
2.Unroll the crescent roll sheet. Stretch dough out slightly. It should be in the shape of a rectangle.
3.Spread the cream cheese mixture over the top of the crescent sheet, leaving a gap at the edge about 1/2 inch.
4.Sprinkle your chocolate chips on top of cream cheese.
5.Roll the crescent sheet up tightly and wrap in cling wrap.
6.Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
7.When chilled preheat oven to 350°.
8.Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
9.Slice the crescent roll into 1/4" slices. Bake on prepared cookie sheet for 12 -14 minutes until crescent roll appears golden brown.
10.Transfer to wire rack.
11.Eat warm or room temperature.
Recipe by Cookies and Cups



Hugs and blessings, Cindy






7 comments:

  1. Wow, what a farm. Love it. I have always wanted to grow our own fruits, vegetables and herbs. Cindy, you are such a sweety I love how you take time for others. xo
    I hope you have the best day ever and a blessed life.
    Aim

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  2. WOW! I grew up on a farm like that and everything we ate come from our farm. Love all the pictures Cindy but really like the looks of those cookies.
    Connie Royals

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  3. What a sweet life your friend is living. Those fresh veggies look awesome.... but those cookies are to die for!
    :-) Hope you have an awesome day!

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  4. WoW, The Duke Family are busy people! Loved all the pictures and enjoyed meeting this family!

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  5. I don't have FB! Does she have a blog!? This is everything I love! I don't keep bees but my dad does. Looks like a great time. And she has my favorite cattle, belted galloways! :)

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  6. That farm looks amazing!! Thank you for sharing your friend's great place!

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  7. Loved the pics of the Duke family farm. Quite busy - quite amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy