Monday, January 24, 2011

26° at 4:00 AM.

First, I am having internet issues with all Gardenweb site. They are using a tracking cookie called They will load almost fully according to the bar on the lower right hand side of the screen, but that is it.....sometimes it will finally load but then any movement within the site and I get the same thing.
I have tried Firefox's tools and removing and not allowing cookies....doesn't affect it at all.

So far Gardenweb is the only site affected. I checked the old computer with an old version of Windows and it is the same. I also tried using IE as browser....same.

Any ideas out there????

To Do Today List:

Make bread for buns
Feed Chickens mash
Take a walk west
Make FlowerLady's Oatmeal/Craisin Cookies

Been a busy morning so far. I decided to build a wood that done. There is nothing better than wood heat....Ilene knows that by now!

Did my routine daily housecleaning.....very light.

Then came the chickens. I left them locked up but took out a teakettle of very warm water and mixed up a mash using their egg pellets. They just go crazy when you do this. Now the pellets are before them 24/7, but making that warm mash sends them into an eating frenzy.
From chickens

I came back in and mixed up the bread and then took a walk through the two calf lots. I waited until the heifers and the bulls were in another field. I don't want to have to outrun one of the bulls.......couldn't if I wanted to! Biscuit went with me but he is no protection....if he gets scared he gets behind us.

Tomorrow's post will be pictures of the Tour of the Calf Lots and the west side view of the compound.

Came back in, punched down the dough.
My Sis called and we got into one of our long-winded wonderful conversations....I had to cut us off when the bread was ready to form into buns. Did that and while they were raising the last time, I made up the Oatmeal Craisin cookies.
I add wheat germ and should have used my ww pastry flour but forgot. They are delicious as always.

Buns are raising very slowly, Hope they turn out well. I made some changes.....


  1. YUMMY! Oatmeal Craisin Cookies...they are one of my favorites right along with wood stoves!...:)JP

  2. you run circles around me! I did get the dog washed so you know what that means...everything in the house smells like wet dog! If he's going to live in my house, he's gonna be clean! I made chicken caccitore in the crockpot for dinner. We used to have that alot when the kids were growing up. The kids came out last night and I sent all the leftovers home with them, had to open tuna for my lunch! The sun is shining bright this afternoon, 39 degrees. Sure glad I don't live in the northeast with their extreme cold right now. Have a good week!

  3. Oh Glenda those cookies look great! I'm glad you are having (apparently) great success with your new oven. You really are cranking out the goodies lately.

    I've got a nice fire going here, too. It makes the living room feel so homey.

    Looking forward to calf lot pics. :-D

  4. Sorry, I'm not much of a computer tech so I don't know what might be the problem you're having with the site. The cookies look so delicious! I miss having a wood fire. I grew up with that.
    Window On The Prairie

  5. I can't wait until I can have chickens!

  6. I visit a lot of Gardenweb sites but haven't noticed a problem. I did a search for and it's something they use to check traffic on Gardenweb. I don't think there's a way to block it. I think this started when iVillage bought Gardenweb.

    Those cookies look delicious. I love oatmeal raisin cookies and will be trying the craisins in them.

  7. I haven't been on the Gardenweb sites for a long time. I wish I hadn't let so much time go by, because I was just starting to get to know people, and now, most folks wouldn't remember me. I hope you get the problems worked out.

    I enjoy seeing pictures of your pretty chickens.