I’ve been inspired

Jenny and Jessie have impressed me with their blogs, so I thought I might be able to impress you with something similar. (Jenny’s blog is Life with Three Boys! and Jessie’s is Behind the Willows.)

Besides this inspiration, I quickly forget what I’ve done yesterday. Referring to my own blog may help me keep my own story straight.

In addition, I’m tired of the social network that I’m using deciding on how I would like to present and view my information. It seems that a blog would give me more control.

Just so that this entry has some content, here are a few things on my mind.

My friend Peg took this photo of our farm on October 9. The yard looks less cluttered from this view than it does on the ground.

Aerial view of our farm

Photo by Peg Riemer 10/9/11

Now that it is cooler outside I am thinking of making a batch of beer cheese soup. Barbara Vater gave me this completely Wisconsin recipe. It is particularly good with fresh bread.
Beer Cheese Soup
3/4 c butter
1/2 c celery, diced
1/2 c onion, diced
1/2 c flour
1/2 t dry mustard
5 c chicken stock
6 oz cheddar cheese
2 T Parmesan cheese
12 oz beer
salt and pepper
Sauté butter, celery, and onion until cooked, but not brown. Blend in flour, mustard, and chicken stock and cook 5 minutes. Add cheeses and beer and simmer 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.