Farmall 460 and the Manure Spreader

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Well, I sometimes wonder if we have too much Farmall tractor for the manure spreader? What do you think? My Dad bought our Farmall 460 brand new in 1962. But it doesn’t do anywhere close to the amount of work it used to. We mostly use it to bale hay, but this year Randy figured […]

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Royal Rhubarb Pie Recipe

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Now that spring has arrived and my rhubarb is starting to come up in the garden, it’s time to think about making rhubarb pie. Pie Filling: 2 tablespoons water 4 cups rhubarb (cut up) 2 cups sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch a pinch of salt 1/2 cup milk (cream, or Half & Half; I have also […]

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What a Winter!

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

What a winter it’s been here at Rural Route 2! Cold. Snowy…and we just can’t seem to be able to make the turn to spring.

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Whitetail Deer in the Driveway

Monday, April 9th, 2018

As Randy and I were feeding the horses yesterday evening we were treated to 2 whitetail deer fawns that came down the driveway for apples and corn.  At one point they were just 15 feet away. They were not the least bit concerned that we were standing so close.

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How to Make an Easter Bunny Cake

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Click here to buy The Rural Route 2 Cookbook. Free shipping! Children love the Easter Bunny and this Easter Bunny cake is sure to delight all of the children at your Easter dinner. Or — consider making it as a treat for Grandma or Grandpa or Great-grandma or great-grandpa. For many years, chocolate has had […]

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How to Raise Orphaned Kittens

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Over the years, I have raised many orphaned kittens. Four of them were two weeks old when their mother was killed; three others were only hours old when their mother died; two more kittens fell out of the nest in our barn when they were only a day old. Raising motherless kittens is not a […]

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Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Recipe

Friday, March 16th, 2018

We’ve all made chicken and rice on the stove or in the oven. Here’s how I make it now in the Instant Pot. BTW – this recipe works for both frozen and thawed chicken. Add 2 cups of water to the Instant Pot and place 4 chicken quarters on the Instant Pot trivet. Sprinkle on […]

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Friday Night Fish Fry Fritters

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Randy and I had a Friday night fish fry with Bluegill fillets in Fish Fritters. This recipe is perfect for small fillets such as Bluegill or other sunfish. You will need 3 to 4 cups of fish (a quart freezer bag). 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 to […]

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