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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Shamrock Cookies for Saint Patrick’s Day


Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up soon, baking shamrock cookies would make for a fun afternoon with the kids or grandchildren. 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup butter or margarine 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1/4 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 cups flour (Click here to buy The Rural Route 2 Cookbook) Cream […]

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Not Done With Winter


Sunday, March 4th, 2018

We’re not done with winter yet, looks like we get to do more snowshoeing…Here’s the forecast for tomorrow from the National Weather Service “Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 11 inches.”  

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Still Have Snow


Thursday, March 1st, 2018

We still have a lot of snow here at Rural Route 2 after last weekend when about 12 inches came in 2 different storms. But it is melting now. The temperature has been over 40 degrees the past 3 days, so our snow depth is dropping fast. There’s still a good foot to 2 feet […]

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