Friday, July 31, 2009


Today is the last day to enter the Give~away! I will draw tomorrow at 8 am. (Central time)

Get you comments in before midnight tonight!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Just thought i should add...

(Here's another sample from the vintage magazine in the give~away! ^_^)

To be in the give-away drawing you MUST leave a comment in the prior post (here) ...being a fan on Facebook is just extra credit. (I don't want to enter people that don't want to be entered!)

Monday, July 27, 2009



here's the scoop...

3 fab vintage finds for 1 lucky winner!

Just leave a comment below this post for a chance at winning.

If you are a fan of birds of the air on Facebook

you get entered again!

Here is the link for Facebook... ^_^

I will draw the winner on

Saturday 8-1-09!


Don't you just LUV these vintage decals?

This sewing book is from 1960.

It is very informative for new sewers...

you could also use the fab illustrations

inside for mixed media art & whatnot...

Here's a sample of what's inside~


a vintage Collier's magazine from January 13, 1951...

it has the cool cowgirl picture from the previous post,

and much more!

Here's another beautiful illustration in there~

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Are those my legs...

Or am I riding a chicken?!?
^_~ heeheehee!

Oswald & I
at the 4th of July carnival in Henry, IL.

Monday, July 6, 2009

A dozen mini pies for the 4th of July...

Pies are one of my favorite things to make...
I used to work at little bakery...
I was the "Pie Lady" ^_^
My secret for old fashioned pie goodness is LARD CRUST!
My Grandma Linda gave me her recipe for lard pie dough...
it's the BEST!
One of the greatest things about it is it makes 5-6 crusts.
It only took one batch of dough for all 12 mini pies.

Grandma Linda's Lard Pie Crust
5c flour
4t sugar
1/2t baking soda
1/2t salt
1 1/2c lard (I use Field)
2 egg yolks
Ice water
Combine dry ingredients and cut in lard. Put egg yolks in a 1c measuring cup.
Beat with a fork until smooth. Blend in enough cold water to make 1 cupful.
Sprinkle gradually over flour mixture. Toss with a fork to make a soft dough.
Roll out as usual. Be careful to handle as little as possible, or the dough will be tough.
Make 5-6 single pie crusts or about 12 mini pie crusts.
Hickrory Hill FarmGirl's Apple Pie
6c peeled, cored, & thinly sliced granny smith apples
1/2c sugar
1/4c brown sugar
2 T flour, heaping
1T lemon juice
1/2t cinnamon
1/4t nutmeg
Mix it all together in a large bowl and let it set
for a few minutes while you prepare a single crust,
and crumb topping:
*1/2c flour
*1/2c brown sugar
Mix together in small bowl,
cut in
*1/4c butter.
Give the apple filling another stir and plop it into the unbaked crust,
and cover with the crumb mixture.
Bake at 375 degrees F
for 40 minutes covered with foil
20 mintutes uncovered.
(Or til it's bubbling in the middle)
Tip: Put the pie dish on a baking sheet so it will catch the drips.
~The Hickory Hill FarmGirl

Sunday, July 5, 2009

ViNtAgE tRaCtOrS!

V for victory!
Look at her go! ^_^

Just like ours!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My sister's blog...

Hey I thought y'all might like to see
my lil sister's cool post...
We got some really beautiful blouses,
and thought it would make a fun photo shoot...
Here's the link!
and here's a little sneek peek...
Much Luv!
The Hickory Hill FarmGirl