Book Quotes

“but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.”― Jane Austen

Friday, October 11, 2013

Random 5 Friday

“The earth laughs in flowers.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


1. I thought I spied something yellow from my vantage point on our deck. My son brought me my camera so I could zoom in and see what it was. Daisies!!! I wanted to be able to walk out into the field and pick some of them but I am quite pleased with my photo :)

2. Roasted Potatoes are good. Usually. But not when they are tossed with cayenne pepper and barbeque sauce first. Nope. Not at all.

3. "The chickens are revolting!" That's my favorite line from Chicken Run, the movie. But it is also what's happening in our coop. The chicken run fence is now being raised to 8 ft instead of staying at the current 4 ft. because certain persnickety hens don't want to lay IN the boxes. They want to fly OUT of the run and lay them behind the barn in the weeds. We wondered why egg production seemed to be down all of a sudden. My husband scouted around and found a nest of 20 eggs! Off to buy more fencing and wire quickly commenced. Hopefully, on Saturday the job will be finished and those escapees will once again be cooped.

4. My husband fixed a laptop screen for a friend's ex a couple of weeks ago. Said friend told ex that my husband should be paid. Now we are the recipient of a nice Outback gift card. Anyone else need a laptop screen fixed? :)

5. I have discovered I love Muddy Sneakers Ice Cream in a chocolate lined waffle cone! 
Rocky Road used to be my favorite. 
Not. Any. More.

What's your favorite ice cream? Has it changed over the years?

Sharing with Random 5 Friday where you share 
5 random facts about you, your day, 
your pets, your kids, whatever!


Random 5 Friday

51 comments:

  1. nog heerlijke bloemen en dat in oktober.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know! That's why I was so happy to see them :)

      Delete
  2. Muddy Sneakers?!! Okay then...I think I'll stick with my favorite tho, Black Walnut and it must be Blue Bell brand! LOL I don't think I'd care for those potatoes either. Why bother fixing potatoes when the overwhelming taste of pepper and BBQ sauce takes away of the flavor of the potato?!! Love the daisy image!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Blue Bell Ice Cream is wonderfully delicious :)

      Delete
  3. Muddy Sneakers a great name I have my eye on Mince Pie Ice Cream mmmmm...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've not heard of that flavor. Sounds interesting!

      Delete
  4. Muddy Sneakers Ice Cream in a chocolate lined waffle cone! well I had a really nice comment ready then I read that line and have been drooling ever since:) B

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, it is scrumptious! I was hesitant to try it but once I did, I was hooked :)

      Delete
  5. Lovely capture of these pretty flowers !
    Ma favorite ice cream is 'Dame Blanche', vanilla ice cream with hot chocolate sauce :-)
    Nice weekend,
    Sylvia

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce is the only way to eat it in my book. I didn't know it had an official name :)

      Delete
  6. The daisies are fleabane if I am not mistaken. I love any kind of daisy.
    Favorite ice cream? It's always been butter pecan but strawberry is up there mighty close. I dislike vanilla unless it is on top of a piece of pie!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Daisy Fleabane. They grow wild here and with total abandon. I love them! Butter Pecan is high up there on my list of top ice cream's to eat. Love it.

      Delete
  7. Muddy Sneakers Ice Cream? Oh, i wish my dad were here - HE LOVED Ice Cream . . Rocky Road on his favorite list - although, i admit, I doubt there was any ice cream he didn't consume and enjoy . . BUT, he DID have a list of favorites . . I don't remember him ever saying "Muddy Sneakers" - I'll have to search it out . . in his honor.

    Thank you for sharing with all of us - Happy Friday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It might be a new flavor, I don't know. Our local ice cream parlor carries it made by Hershey's and I believe it actually comes in 1/2 gallons at the grocery store. Give it a try. I'm sure your dad would have liked it since he was such a connoisseur of ice cream :) Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  8. Muddy Sneakers Ice Cream....I have never heard of that flavor, but it sounds interesting :) I love just about any kind of ice cream, but I think Cookie Dough and Mint would be in my top 5 flavors.

    What ornery chickens you have! I hope all goes well with raising the fence :) Happy weekend, my friend!

    Hugs to you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You and my husband like the same ice cream! This is the first time we have ever had this happen with a flock. Hopefully, raising the fence will fix those girls. We don't like clipping wings. {{hugs}}

      Delete
  9. Such a pretty shot, and what a nice surprise to get a gift card. My favorite ice cream is probably coffee with heath bits thrown in.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I could totally go with the coffee and heath bits ice cream! Sounds delicious :)

      Delete
  10. muddy sneakers ice cream -- love the name! i'm still stuck on Ben and Jerry Cherry Garcia. love those daisies and i think it's hard to beat a plain old baked potato. good luck with the chickens -- girls, stay home! :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Muddy Sneakers - interesting name - I assume it involves chocolate. Cherry Garcia is my fav!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Another vote for Cherry Garcia...I might need to try this ice cream :)

      Delete
  12. where do you find this Muddy Sneakers ice cream... sounds like something the hubby would enjoy. ( :
    i love mint ice cream best. or maybe? oh, i can't pick. i love ICE CREAM!! yum!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I found it once in the grocery store but it wasn't from Hershey's.

      Delete
  13. Wonderful photo of the daisies! I've never heard of Muddy Sneakers ice cream. My new favorite ice cream is Caramel Sea Salt. Not sure who makes it. I would not like those potatoes either.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh wow! That Caramel Sea Salt sounds delicious!!! I ♥ anything caramel :)

      Delete
  14. this is the second time today that I've said I don't have a favourite, and followed by how odd, the only favourite food stuff I have is our Canadian Ontario non exported Hawkins Cheesies, is that not too weird! I seem to just love almost everything the same...out on our walk today we saw a huge clump of similar daisy like flowers hanging precariously out over the river...all of these flowers were finished end of September...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Now I love cheese, too. Too bad yours isn't exported :)

      Delete
  15. Muddy Sneakers and an outback card sound like a great combination to me....I think your chickens are missing you so they are trying to find you...I hope the higher fence works...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, they just need to stop missing me and stay in the run :)

      Delete
  16. Your post has me smiling this morning. A steak from the Outback sounds yummy right now. Best of luck fixing that fence.

    Hugs~

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad I could make you smile :) Have a nice weekend!

      Delete
  17. Mmm! Muddy sneakers. Great name for an ice cream. Never had it, but now its a must try! And a chocolate waffle cone. Well, i've definitely had many of those. :)

    I do hope your chickens stay cooped once fencing is raised! Have a wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The name is a little off-putting but the ice cream....mm' mm' good!

      Delete
  18. Wonder if Muddy Sneakers is anything like Moose Tracks?

    Good luck with those wayward hens. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's similar but BETTER!!! :) Have a great weekend, Nancy!

      Delete
  19. Such pretty little flowers. Muddy Sneakers Ice Cream? I had to look that one up, and it looks delish!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Yes, your flowers are lovely! Where do I get Muddy Sneakers ice cream? I have no idea what it is but I bet I'd love it! My favorite is mint chocolate chip. Used to be peanut butter and chocolate but I made the mistake of reading the calorie count :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Let's not read the calorie count on Muddy Sneakers, ok? ;) Try the grocery store or an ice cream parlor that sells Hershey's ice cream. Hope you find some!

      Delete
  21. Hi Anne! We have the exact same one on the side of our house. My last post features our latest landscape marvel - the watermelon tree. Check it out! I think you will love it! And who makes Muddy Sneakers Ice Cream? What is it? We have been indulging on Apple/Rhubarb/Blackberry/Rasberry Galette served warm with a scoop of Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream.....Oh my! It is heavenly. Thinking about you and praying for you this weekend Anne. You are a kindred sister.
    Hugs,
    Kelly

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kelly! Muddy Sneakers in our area is made by Hershey's but I saw online where it is under other labels, as well. Your Galette sounds really tasty and something my husband would enjoy! Hoping you have a blessed weekend, my friend.

      Delete
    2. Oh yeah, I looked at your Watermelon post. How funny is that?! Must be even better to see in person :)

      Delete
  22. What pretty little daisies.
    Roasted Potatoes are good and I do love BBQ sauce but somehow I'm thinking "No" on that idea too.
    How fun to get the Outback gift card. Enjoy!
    My favorite Baskin Robbins Ice Cream flavor is Nutty Coconut.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Ida, Nutty Coconut sounds like something my husband and daughter would enjoy. I'd have to put some chocolate on there :) Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  23. Beautiful photo of the daisies!
    Greetings, RW & SK

    ReplyDelete
  24. You have a nice camera and a steady post to steady it. YOu did a wonderful job with the daisies. We raised chickens at home when I was there. My growing up duty, one of them, was to bring all the young chickens inside who had decided to stay out and sleep in the trees. We had to lock them up at night to keep them safe from the coyotes. The hens we kept in all the time.

    My favorite ice cream is Blue Bell Light Homemade Vanilla. It is a Brenham Texas product that also goes into surrounding states up past Kansas City. We had some tonight as a bed time snack. Sorry I am sooo late in returning your comment. Please come back again.
    ..
    ..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We keep ours cooped or in the run all the time, except for the escapees :) But once the fence is done hopefully they won't be in danger. They wander back to the coop by dusk so it easy to round them up and put them back in. Always have to do a head count though.

      Blue Bell ice cream is delicious and a good vanilla is always welcome on a hot cobbler :) Thanks fro stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it. Have a blessed Sabbath!

      Delete

I am so delighted that you've taken time to come by and comment. Blessings for a joy-filled day!

1 Corinthians 1:3 ~ Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.