Thursday, May 17, 2012

Farmgirl Friday blog hop # 58

Welcome back to the fun and fan-tab-u-lous Farmgirl/guy Friday Blog Hop! 
The place where pitchforks and frilly aprons go hand in hand!

We welcome new friends and follower's each week to this hardworking and talented community of urban, rural, suburban, mountain and coastal homesteaders!
 Corral your cows, goats and chickens; grab your garden gloves and join the fun!

Here's an update from our BACKYARD FARMYARD this week! 

  I harvested the first stocks from our Rhubarb yesterday here at home and at the cottage. I didn't have enough to make a pie ( 4 cups ) but I did have just enough to make Strawberry- Rhubarb Date Compote  to smother vanilla bean ice-cream with last night for dessert! It was oh so delicious, fast and easy!

Here's the recipe!
 2 cups chopped rhubarb
2 cups sliced strawberries
4 dates chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 table spoons water

Mix fruit, sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil then lower heat to a simmer stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until fruit is softened. Add vanilla.

Serve warm over vanilla bean ice-cream, pound cake, waffles or pancakes!

The Cottage Hens got dessert too! 

Did I mention how wonderful the compote was drizzled all over the ice-cream with just a dollop of whipped cream on top? 


Now it's your turn to share what's happening in your farmgirl/guy world!
Tell us on the hop!

1.) Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals, quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!

2). Leave your entry in the Mr. Linky space to your Farmgirl Friday post.

3). Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!

Have a great week everyone and thank you so much for all you share here every Friday! I'm in the garden much of the time ( as most of you are ) with little time for commenting regularly, but please know I am reading and learning from all of you. I appreciate your comments and wisdom when you have time to share it!

 Farmgirl Blessings to all!


Country Gal said...

Looks YUMMY ! Think you could squeeze some through an e-mail for me please lol ! Have a good day !

Nancy said...

Great recipe to use up rhubarb! :)

Deb said...

You have a wonderful blog. There is so much to see here. I love it. I'm from Ontario, Canada (near Ottawa) and will be building a country home this summer. My life is about to change now that I have raised my kids and am now a nana. I am not a farmgirl yet but about to be. I've joined in on your party. Deb

Unknown said...

Consider it done Country Gal! Have a great day!

Unknown said...

I thought so too Nancy!

Unknown said...

Hi Deb and Welcome! Nice to meet you... Please come back often to share your new life adventures!

Deb said...

When I go to follow your blog (and I really do want to) it asks for a pass word. Can you help me out by explaining what pass word it wants. I've never seen this before when I go to follow in the past.

Unknown said...

Hmmm... that's strange.... I wonder if it means you need to sign in to your own google account then follow! I know I have to be signed in to my account before I can follow other blogs... I can't think of any other reason it would be asking your for a password? If you still have trouble subscribe by email! We can keep in touch that way!

Natural Mothers Network said...

Hello and thanks once again for hosting this wonderful linky- Enjoy a happy week! Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network ( Seasonal Celebration Sunday) x

Lady Farmer said...

Your Strawberry Rhubarb Compote looks delish! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
About feeding chickens rhubarb ~ I have always thought that you could not feed chickens the leaves because they are toxic and will make them ill. Have your heard this? But I know they surely love the strawberry hulls! ;~P

Michelle said...

I just stumbled across your blog hop and since I have a little backyard farm, I thought I'd follow on GFC. I love a little garden inspiration!

Unknown said...

Hello Rebecca and thank you for your wonderful entries each week!

Unknown said...

Hi Lady Farmer! I've read various reports about the leaves being toxic as well, but I think the biggest problem if they eat too much of it is that the the toxin in the leaves can cause hens to lay eggs with softer shells. I only have one plant and that treat they got from the leaves last week will probably be the only one for a while, but I am going to keep an eye on the eggshells to see if there is any change.

Unknown said...

Hi Michelle and welcome! I look forward to learning more about your backyard farm too! Thank you for joining us at Dandelion House!

Deana@CountryMommaCooks said...

Thanks for follower here....I'd like to invite you to link up @ CountryMommaCooks party we are have a giveaway from Mountain Rose Herbs....have a great weekend : )

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That does sound delish!

I had to smile at your "in the garden" post below. I feel like putting one of those on my blog too!

Kirby said...

I am so happy I ran into your blog :) I'm looking forward to joining in on farm girl Friday !

Unknown said...

Hi Kirby and welcome!You'll love this community of farmgirl/homesteading bloggers!

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