Day 6

Friday, May 22, 2009

Well, guess what we did today?

Yep, you guessed it - we killed the above snake. Now, normally Jonathan would have been out there shooting it, but since he's gone right now, we girls had to take care of it. Jonathan gave us some gun lessons before they left on their trip (he was a great teacher, by the way!) so we were well prepared to shoot!

This snake was in the dog corral, and all the dogs were barking at it. Thankfully, due to their snake training from last summer, the dogs knew not to get very close!

Here's Mom getting ready to haul the dead snake out to the fields. I shot it, and Mom disposed of it. :) A very gruesome job, to say the least!
So that was our excitement for the day - and my first snake shooting!

Thank you Jonathan, for the great shooting lessons - I put them to good use today!!!!! :)

Now, I know I've hardly posted anything but desserts on this blog so far.....but I just have to share this brownie recipe with everyone! :) Unfortunately, no pictures with this one - but I have to say it is the best brownie recipe I have ever come across. So enjoy!

Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

1 package (4 ounces) German sweet chocolate

3 T. butter

2 eggs

3/4 C. sugar

1/2 C. flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. almond extract


2 T. butter, softened

1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1/4 C. sugar

1 egg

1 T. flour

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

In a saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat; set aside. In a small bowl, beat eggs. Gradually add sugar; beating until thick and pale yellow. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to egg mixture and mix well. Stir in extracts and reserved melted chocolate. Pour half of batter into a greased 8 inch square baking dish. Set aside.

For filling, in a mixing bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, flour, and vanilla; mix well. Pour over batter in pan. Spoon remaining chocolate batter over filling. With a knife, cut through batter to create a marbled effect.

Bake at 325* foro 35 - 40 minutes. Cool and cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

And now, here are some pictures of Daisy and Pearl, our goats!

This sweet looking little girl thinks it's her goal in life to climb me! Daisy jumps all over everyone and twirls and flips in the air. She's quite the little acrobat!

"Really? You don't say!"


Miss Jen said...

Congratulations on your 1st snake shooting... it reminds me of some of the amazing stories in "Daughters of Destiny" Thank you for sharing the
brownie recipe!!! I can't wait to try it!!

Many Blessings~ Jen

Jo-snazz said...

I can shoot pumpkins and cans, but snakes? Yikes, you must have really good aim. :)
I love the last picture. :)

Anonymous said...

Rachel, seeing those pictures of the snake brought back memories ;).

In Christ,

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