Friday, April 29, 2011

SNAKE!! (Not for the squeamish!)

The Hog Nose Snake or this sneaky snake goes by numerous other names,such as "Blowing Adder, Death Adder, False Cobra, Hissing Adder, Opossum Snake, Puff Adder, Sand Viper, Spreadhead, Spreading Adder".

"This species has one of the most bizarre and exaggerated defensive displays in all of the animal kingdom! "
These snakes are all too common in our neck of the woods. We have seen many over the years but I have seen nearly 6 this year and 3 of them in the past 3 days!

"When first approached or threatened, a Hog-nosed Snake will begin to hiss very loudly. It will begin to flatten out its neck, revealing two large black spots on the neck. Although "primitive", these black spots likely act as eye spots (a common defensive patterning found in a variety of organisms--ex. large spots on the wings of butterflies). As the defensive display continues, it may eventually flatten out almost its entire body. If touched, it will "false strike" with its mouth closed. Some specimens, however, will gape their mouths open and their strikes seem more intent on actually biting. If harassment continues, a Hog-nosed Snake will deflatten, stop hissing, defecate, and writhe about for a couple of seconds. This maneuver acts to smear a foul-smelling musk over its entire body before the final ploy: playing dead! This species will roll over, flop its mouth open, stick out its tongue, and lie motionless! If it is prodded or turned upright, it will repeat the thrashing step and roll back over. After a few minutes of being left alone, it will lift its head and look for the "all clear". If it feels safe, it will turn back over and go on its way."

Their main diet is of Toads which most likely explans why we have so many since we have 4 ponds around our property."The upturned snout is perfectly suited for digging up a buried toad."

I have heard of these snakes all my life but never seen one till I was in my twenties (just a few years back ;) ;) ). I remember when I seen it my dog was trying to attack it. The snake "puffed" out it's head and looked like a cobra. I remember thinking, OMG,someone has let a Cobra loose and it's in my yard!

Although they are non venomous and completely harmless,each time I see one I scream uncontrollably. When I seen this one,after screaming for a few minutes I was able to run into the house and grab my camera. Using a 300 mm zoom of course,no way I could have gotten very close.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Banana Cheesecake Pudding

Banana Cheesecake Pudding

I took my husbands grandmothers recipe for Banana Pudding and changed it up just a little to make this yummy Banana Cheesecake Pudding.
You will need...

2pkg.(4-serving size each)JELL-O Cheesecake Flavor Instant Pudding
3cups cold milk
1 container of cool whip
1 can of eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
3 bananas
1 box of Vanilla Wafer cookies.

Mix together 3 cups of milk with the Jello instant Cheesecake pudding. Once you have it mixed well fold in cool whip & eagle brand milk. Mix well. Add half the box of Vanilla Wafer to a glass dish. Slice bananas over them. Add all of your pudding over this. Then top with remaining cookies. Chill & eat.
Note: You can make this low fat by using fat free cool whip, fat free sweetened condensed milk,low fat vanilla wafers and fat free milk. and it tastes every bit as good.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Goldieloo's in Country Sampler!

Yeahhhh! Thanks to  Jim & Lorrie McCann, GoldieLoo Woodworks has made the pages of Country Sampler once again. Each issue of Country Sampler I scour the pages carefully to see if any of our work is gracing the walls of some of our buyers homes. When I recieved my May issue I looked thru it at least 4 times before it hit me, "Hey! That's one of our Game Boards!"...then "OMG another !" There are a total of 6 Gameboards from GoldieLoo Woodworks adorning the wall of Jim & Lorrie's beautiful primtastic home. All of these Gameboards can be found on our website.
Thanks to Jim & Lorrie for giving us a shout out in Country Sampler.

Jim & Lorrie's lovely Prim home can be found in the May issue of Country Sampler."Home for good" starting on page 28. Out gameboards are on page 35.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Good Morning,I hope everyone is having a great day. Its beautiful and sunny in Arkansas today.

 I have a few signs left over that need to go so Im pricing them low. If you see you you would like,please drop me a email along with your zipcode so I can give you a total with shipping. :)

Mustard,May Our Home.
Measures 26" X 6&1/2"
Priced @$9.00

God Bless Our Olde Farm
Measures 4" X 25"
Priced @$9.00

Olde Crow Homestead
Priced @$9.00
Measures 24" X 6"&1/2"

Old FarmHouse
Pried @$14.00
Measures 30" x 6"
Sorry this one is sold.
Taking orders though.

Black & Oatmeal, May Our Home.
Measures 28" X 8"
Priced @ $11.00