Happy Fourth of July

Love that we celebrate our Country’s freedom today. Hate that my dog is a miserable anxious mess! Just gotta get through it the best way we can.

My daughter, Avery is doing her best to keep our Golden Retriever Hank as busy as possible so that maybe, he is a little less anxious today. Hank is such a good boy, and THE best dog I’ve ever had in my life! We all want Hank to be happy, plus it gives US anxiety to have him so upset.

How do we survive this holiday?

Avery, YouTube Pro, like most kids, researched what to do for your dog in distress. She screenshot what she wanted me to pick up today at Tractor Supply, and what do you know they had it! Hanks is a big boy, all 110 pounds of him so he takes the highest dose of 6 medicine treats every 12 hours. Also, Alexa is playing some very nice relaxing music all shut up in his oasis, AKA Mom and Dads bedroom. It pretty much sounds as if a Spa Day is happening in there! The happy pills are setting in now and seem to be working well! Thanks to Quiet Moments-calming aid. It seems to be all natural, which is also a huge plus.

Tonight we are leaving the dog at home and going to a fourth of July party nearby that’s a huge event. We have never been before, but we hear there will be hundreds of people and the fireworks are quite impressive. I’m bringing several desserts, so I’m going to share with you one of my favorite pie recipes!

Best Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Five years ago I had only had Rhubarb once, and I felt it was just, okay. One of my long time clients gave me a rhubarb plant, and I’ve been making strawberry rhubarb pie with crumb topping. I found this recipe on Pinterest and I’ve made it over and over and it always has rave reviews.

Going to a Get Together?

This pie would be GREAT to bring to a get together today. I’m the last 24 hours I’ve made 6 pies and pulled 6 from the freezer. 6 were strawberry rhubarb and 6 were wild mountain blackberry. My husband and Son work hard for those berries! Of course they love being out in the woods enjoying nature and quiet so they are right in their element.

Great Fundraiser-Homemade Pies

The kids are still fundraising for their Swine camp and a holiday is always a great time to sell homemade pies. We sell the blackberry for $30 and SR for $25, which makes for a great fundraiser. The Swine Camp is top notch and pretty intense, but they learn A TON! I attribute this camp to my Son learning super fast how to be a good showman and win Reserve Champion at State Fair last year. If you are interested click here!

So if you want to make an AMAZING pie, this is the Folks. I don’t always use this crust recipe, but it’s great as well. The crumb topping is to die for and it’s basically what makes this pie so stinking good.

I pulled the rhubarb right out of my garden but you can find it this time of year at your local farmers market and some grocery stores. Here’s the link to this recipe I found several years ago!

https://www.melskitchencafe.com/strawberry-rhubarb-pie/?epik=dj0yJnU9TkR4bnRlU1NwSjhfWGZfdU5PenNHSnFhRVVjWFlTUEUmbj1Bb3RCaXVhVzE5a3N5X2MwU2dRbDJ3Jm09MyZ0PUFBQUFBRjBlYnNF

Let’s make it perfect!

TIP-cover your pie with foil and remove the last 10-15 minutes of baking. Also you can place a sheet of foil under your pie in the oven for any drippage that will cause a smoky mess and also make your pie smell burnt, even if it isn’t. ENJOY!!

Again have a safe HOLIDAY!

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Author: Haleyjean

I am a Wife to Chad, and Mom to Lane and Avery 13 & 9. We have Pigs & Chickens that we have raised for 4-H. Our Dog Hank is absolutely part of our family and we miss him when we are gone.

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