Caroline began participating in 4-H as a Cloverbud in 2011. Our little 4-H club out here had a 2012 kick-off activity at a friends house that is right on nearby Box Butte Resevoir. It was a beautiful day, and the kids had a blast sledding, riding on sleds pulled by 4-wheelers, ice skating and learning to play broom ball. Love Bug and her friend A. being pulled by the 4-Wheeler driven by A's grandapa.
Sledding down the hill.
I had to get in on the fun somehow!
Bubba the dog, trying to give me kisses.
More 4-wheeling fun.
Love Bug's attempt at ice skating. Our sweet, ever patient neighbor held her hand for at least 30 minutes as she figured out how to maintain her balance on the skates. She was doing pretty well by the time we had to leave!
After a whirlwind long-distance summer romance and an even longer-distance engagement, we married 3 days after Christmas in 2002 and have had a blast since. Our four little ones keep us on our toes and entertained daily. Country life suits us and we are currently residing in the boonies of Nebraska on our farm/horse ranch and livin' our dream of owning and operating a world class horseshoeing school.
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Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing
We have zucchini coming out of our ears here at the ranch. I've frozen tons of shredded & sliced zucchini to use all winter, and we're running out of freezer space (we have to leave some space for that pesky Blackie the lamb!) So I've been trying to find new, tasty ways to eat the green veggie. Clayton is the only family member, I think, who doesn't mind having it at every meal as a side dish with salt, pepper & butter. I came across this tasty cake recipe and it is a hit!
Click on the photo above to link to the recipe at the *Simply Recipes site.
Beat cream cheese & butter until fluffy. Add orange juice & vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar & mix well until fluffy. Fold in orange zest. After icing, garnish top of cake with a sprinkle of cocoa powder and chocolate shavings.