Need a Mexican Dessert Idea?

Whenever we ‘put up hay’, it spans several days and usually requires the assistance of several friends and neighbors. On the last evening of work, I usually make everyone dinner. Last night, I made one of my easy but yummy Taco Bakes but I wanted to make a light dessert also.

I found this recipe on my Facebook feed last week and decided to give it a try. I’m a big fan of Fried Ice Cream if it’s done well but lately I haven’t found any I would have again. This ice cream cake recipe has earned a spot in my recipe binder!

Give it a try and let me know what you think. Unless our guests were just happy to be done with hay, they seemed to like it too.

Have a great holiday weekend… be safe!

Brilliant Discovery – Homemade Pizza Dough

I’ve never had any luck with any flour and yeast combo to make any form of dough so when I found a recipe for pizza dough that uses self-rising flour, I couldn’t wait to try it.

I was not disappointed! It’s so simple too.

The recipe calls for 1 cup of plain yogurt mixed into 1 cup of            self-rising flour with a little extra to dust your board when you knead and roll it out.

For me, I wanted a thick dough so I doubled the recipe and found that 2 cups of yogurt made the flour too moist so I’ll probably cut back to 1.5 cups next time as I tweak it to my liking.

Here is my masterpiece… I believe that I will be making more like this and bypass the frozen pizza section at the grocery store now.


Inspired by the Caspian Sea

We carry Knit Picks Caspian ™ line of knitting needles and crochet hooks.  They are made of strong layers of laminated birch in a sea-inspired colorway.

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Knitters like them for their extra grip and perfect points. The smooth finish provides hours of comfortable knitting or crocheting allowing for precision control over each stitch.

The straight needles are smooth and slick to help increase knitting speed  with less dropped stitches to contend with in you projects. The crochet hooks have slightly tapered throats and deeply grooved hooks especially helpful when working with handspun or art yarns.

This Saturday only, you can get them in The Yarn Barn for 20% off. We have a nice variety of common sizes in stock. (Special orders excluded from sale.)




THE YARN BARN: The studio hours have changed this week. I can only be open on Saturdays from 10a – 4pm. You can still make an appointment for off hours if needed and I will do my best to accommodate you.

EGGS: I have a new egg sign that will be displayed on the day that eggs are available. If the sign is not in the yard, we are out of eggs. On Saturdays, the eggs will be in the studio.

New Studio Hours for the Public

Some changes are coming to The Yarn Barn’s public hours.

Effective immediately, public hours will be on Saturdays from 10a-4p.

Please keep in mind that we are a working farm so these hours may change at the last minute.

Please watch here or on our FB page for this info! There may be a sale announcement in the very near future too!!

No worries… it’s all good!