Caleb's Way Farms presents Teacakes N' Things
Doing Business Caleb's Way!
Hi! I'm Sandra. Welcome to CR 3405, Rural America outside of Jacksonville, Texas, home of the world's largest salsa. Thank you for tuning in to Tea Cakes N' Things Blog. Tea Cakes N' Things shares wonderful tit-bits of childhood memories... eating delicious teacakes. Also, be on the watch for helpful tips on gardening, landscaping, baking teacakes, wildlife habitats...a little bit of everything. Some blog posts will simply show a photo... a moment in time offering you the opportunity to express your thoughts and feelings.
Thank you for your support and confidence in my blog.
Tit-bit of history: Jacksonville, Texas is the former Tomato Capital of the World. I recall as a elementary school student, this information was shared in our class geography book. I was mightly impressed.
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I apologize for missing in action these last few weeks. I am knee deep in dirt (soil) sort-to-speak in the garden. My kitchen garden is coming along quiet nicely. I am very pleased with the results. I decided to forego the raised beds. Perhaps next gardening season I will include the beds. Instead, I am pot planting everything. The garden is a treasure.
I have planted dill, peppers, orka, cucumbers, tomatoes, and lavender. By the way, I came up with a workaround for the sunflowers. I pot planted as many sunflower seeds as possible. I will transplant some in various areas of the property once the seeds are larger.
I will be talking with you again. Thanks for tuning in.
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The last few weeks have been quite challenging. I am in a Doctoral Program at Walden University. I completed a class on March 4, in Corporate Finance... it was a killer. Being able to blog helps to retain my sanity and life/work or rather school balance. I spent time today following other blogs, e.g., southernhospitalityblog.com. frenchcountrycottage.com, and thevintagefarm.com. I stubbled upon southernhospitalityblog.com at 4:30 am last Friday morning. I love it! Reading Rhoda's story was so inspiring. I hope within six years my blog will be as successful as Rhoda's...it is a treasure.
I am working on the kitchen garden at the shop (Tea Cakes N' Things). I have a few weeks to complete the raised beds and plant herbs and vegetables. Hester "the chicken" and her fine feather friends continue to interfere with my progress.
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Two hens stayed on my trail. One in particular was quite persistent. As much as I hate to admit it, I hold admiration for her determination…she’s sorta-kinda like me. Her intrusion lasted most of the day. I have decided to give her a name. I call her Esther. Perhaps she will learn to respect my “me time” and realize that planting is one of those times. What do you think? :>
Here chick, chick, chick...
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Southern Tea Cakes
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 pound (2 vanilla sticks) butter, softened
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl sift flour, baking soda, and baking powder together. Add remaining ingredients and blend well. Dough should be soft. Roll dough out onto a floured surface until approximately 1/4 - inch thick. Cut dough into desired shapes and bake on a slightly greased sheet for 10 to 12 minutes.
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