Friday, June 29, 2012



They aren't quite so small any more!!

Duck eggs!  Our kaki campbells, the ones we got just this year as ducklings, have layed two eggs so far!  The little egg is the one from our Kaki Campbell ducklings, and the big one is from our full grown Pekin duck. When the ducks get older, the eggs will get larger. 

If you are interested in buying Kaki Campbell ducks, we will be selling three of our drakes.  We bought five ducklings and four of them turned out to be males.  We only need one male and would like to sell the others for $10.00 or all three for $20.  Kaki campbells produce more eggs in a year than most other breeds of ducks.  They will sit on their eggs if you would like to breed the them, ducks are also fun as little barnyard pets.  I'll admit, they don't like to be held or pet, but it is fun to feed them worms, they'll follow you around if you have some with you as treats! 

We live in Michigan, so if you are intersted in the ducks and live nearby, let me know by leaving a comment. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Gluten-free pizza recipe

My wonderful Grandma just bought me this book.  I have only had time to make two of the recipes, but I am excited to make others after tasting the peanut butter cookies and pizza crust! 

Gluten-free Pizza Crust:

3 Cups Gluten-free flour blend*
2 Packages active dry yeast
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 teaspoon salt
11/4 cups warm water, divided
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 eggs
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon cider vinegar

Preheat oven to 450F.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper or sprinkle with cornmeal.

Mix flour blend, yeast, xanthan gum, and salt in large bowl.  Whisk 1 cup warm water, oil, eggs, honey, and vinegar together in medium bowl.  Beat wet ingredients into dry ingredients until well combined.  Add additional water by tablespoonfuls until batter is smooth and thick.

Transfer one sixth of dough to prepared pan.  Spread dough into 5 or 6 inch circles using dampened fingers or back of oiled spoon.  Spread dough to desired thickness making crust thicker around the edge to hold toppings.  Repeat with remaining dough.

 Bake 8-12 min. or until crusts are lightly browned. Add toppings and bake 2-5 min. or until cheese melts.
(makes 5 or 6 crusts.)

*Gluten-free flour blend:
2 Cups white rice flour
2/3 cup potato starch
1/3 tapioca flour

This blend works to convert most regular recipes to gluten-free and works in most gluten-free recipes.  It is worth buying all the different flours since you can make a big batch of the flour mix and use it for most every recipe you make. 


Friday, June 15, 2012

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus!

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus

Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free

Rolling as a mighty ocean

In it’s fullness over me.

Underneath me, all around me

Leading onward, leading homeward

To Your glorious rest above.

Oh the deep deep love

All I need and trust

Is the deep deep love of Jesus

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus

Spread His praise from shore to shore

How He came to pay our ransom

Through the saving cross He bore

How he watches o’re His loved ones

Those He died to make His own

How for them He’s interceding

Pleading now before the throne

Oh the deep,deep love of Jesus

Far surpassing all the rest

It’s an ocean full of blessing
In the midst of every test

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus

Mighty Savior, precious Friend

You will bring us home to glory

Where Your love will never end