Bucking Horse Hat

Well I started this simple beanie hat yesterday for my husband. It was to be a simple hat that he could wear out to feed or whatever he needed. I found a bucking horse to put on it.

After I got started I had a feeling it was going to be more like a slouch hat.

Well it just grew and grew. Kinda like my soups. I am going to try again with a tighter pattern and smaller needles. My daughter ended up with a pretty cute slouch hat. At least she likes it.

In our Wyoming wind and weather a hat will never go in used. Tomorrow I am going to try again.



Amazingly Soft PB Cookies


I am not a peanut butter cookie fan. However I found this recipe and decided I was going to give it a try. What could it hurt? My family lately loves cookies and I have been trying to keep my cookie jar full. That in itself can be a hard task when cow work seems to be happening daily. The guys love a snack of cookies or brownies when we take a break doing cow work.

Anyway, I found this recipe and I adapted it a little bit to make it fit my needs. It turned out to be a wonderful little cookie. It is a peanut butter dough that you roll in sugar and bake it until they just crack on top. This leaves a very soft cookie on the inside but kind of an outer shell. You must give this recipe a try.

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Servings: 24-28 small cookies
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1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
4 tbsp butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Granulated sugar for coating

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Mix peanut butter and butter in a mixing bowl, add brown sugar and beat until well combined. Mix in eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla. Beat until creamy

3. Add the baking powder and salt. Beat until just blended. Then add the flour in small increments. Mix just until combined.

4. Put the granulated sugar in a small ball. Using a small ice cream scoop or cookie scoop, skip out one portion of cookie dough. Role in your hand to make a ball, and then roll it in the granulated sugar. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Place cookies 2 inches apart.

5. Bake for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or just until the edges are browned and the tops begin to crack. DO NOT OVER COOK! Let cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes, then move to a cookie rack.


Hat in A Day!!

I am fairly new to knitting as you are well aware. However I love the challenges it gives me. Since retiring from teaching and working on the ranch, sometimes I crave the challenges to keep my brain active. Let’s face it, when my brain is idle, bad things tend to happen. Ideas spring up for all kinds of things.

I found this simple fair isle snowflake hat. For my first fair isle, I felt like I did pretty good. I did find out that I do need to go up a needle size when I do the color work so that it doesn’t get tight. I will do that next time.