Greetings my fellow blog readers!  I am sitting at my desk (which is rather dusty, tee hee), my little overweight chihuahua/terrier mix dog is at my feet, there is music on in the background, and I can hear both the dishwasher, and the birds singing out my window, simultaneously.

What a beautiful and blessed day!

Today I plan to complete this blog, write another update about the animals for the board out front on the road, and I would like to take M.J. into town to JoAnn's fabrics to get some art supplies. I have convinced M.J. to create some paintings or art to sell at our farm stand on Saturdays.  M.J. is very talented!  I have no idea where she gets her art and creative talents from.  It is certainly not from me, but maybe from Travis?  He says not.

MJ Room

M.J. can play the ukulele, electric guitar, and some on the piano.  She can sing, draw, paint, and is an amazing make-up artist at the ripe young age of twelve! However, she is also very sensitive and can sometimes be trapped by overwhelming anxiety.  If you have read other blogs by me, you will know that we are working on that.

With discussion of the farmers market, I should add...we did it!  We made a farm stand to sell Travis's fresh produce, our fresh eggs, and some of my home baked breads.  It was very successful and we pretty much sold out!  We know to bring more next time, and more of exactly WHAT to bring next time.  The only things left were some spinach and baby kale. There was another vendor there selling spinach and we don't want to take away from him, so we have a place to sell the spinach on-line through a farmers collective company instead.  Possibly, the baby kale too. 

Truly, what more could we ask for?  Also, it was more fun than I thought and the time went by fairly quickly up until the last hour when we had run out of all the good stuff like breads, eggs, arugula, and spring mix. Next time we may be able to add radishes and tomatoes. It will change each week.

The Dalles Farmers Market

Then after the rush of the market, Travis and I headed out to load up a ton of alfalfa hay.  By the time we made it home, unloaded, and showered, we were beat! Nothing else was accomplished that day, but we went to bed tired and satisfied.  That was Saturday and Sunday was much more low key.


I don't have much other news at the moment, but I am going to leave this blog by adding the recipe I use for making banana bread, since it seems to be a consumer favorite.  Travis found this recipe on-line but we have changed a few small things about it to make it our own and to our liking. I hope you try it and bake this tasty treat for your loved ones. You will be the hit of the household, I promise!

Banana Bread

Banana Bread


1 1/4 cups sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened (or one stick of Imperial butter)

2 large farm fresh eggs

1 1/2 cups mashed very ripe bananas

1/2 cup buttermilk 

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon sal1 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips, if desired


1. Heat oven to 350 and grease bottom of a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.

2. Mix sugar and butter in large bowl. Stir in eggs until well blended. Add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt just until moistened. (Stir in nuts or chocolate chips). Pour into pans.

3. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. 

Here is a link to the recipe if you would like to print it out. Enjoy!

Many blessings to all and stay well,

Amy E. Darr

3 Corners Farm

Mosier, Oregon, U.S.A