My most favorite time to ride the trails.
We get up, put on the helmet, and glasses and gloves, and warm up the A.T.V's.
Hit the trails.
We live in a beautiful mountain valley, and the riding trails are mere minutes from home.
Someone else is riding the trails today also. A co-worker of my husband.
He has dogs and horses and he hunts mountain lions, and bear.
Our little town is nestled in the valley of the mountains.
It's starting to green up.
A few more weeks, and all the scrub oak will green up as well.
home from our ride... chores await us.
The garage needs work.
Old chippy paint needs to be scrapped off.
At one time, someone had cut a hole in the front of the garage.
My sweet hubby repaired it.
A perfect backdrop for a new light.
galvanized barn light will be perfect.
Once the garage is repaired and painted, we will call our electrician to come and run new outlets and lights to the garage.
Looking forward to having a welcoming light on the garage.
few more repairs need to be made.
An old tree stump that grew up the W. side of the garage, and broke off some of the siding.
The tree is gone, the stump will be dug out, and repairs made to the siding.
took a few minutes to make up some burritos to stock the freezer with.
Beef, bean and cheese burritos, as well as breakfast burritos made with sausage , peppers, egg. and cheese.
Double Chocolate Banana Bread also.
To die for.
1 C. sugar
1/3 C. vegetable oil
3 mashed bananas
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 Cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 350*
Spray bottom of loaf pan with non-stick spray
Beat sugar, eggs and oil in large mixing bowl at medium speed until combined.
Beat in banana and vanilla at low speed.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a separate medium bowl; beat into banana mixture at low speed .... just until combined.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool about 5 minutes or so. Remove from loaf pan and cool completely on wire rack.
Attitude of gratitude:
~I'm so grateful for ice. How nice it is to go to the refrigerator and get some crushed ice to use in an ice pack on sore muscles.
~I'm grateful for kind, generous friends that stop by for a chat and a few laughs.
~I'm grateful for having the ability to enjoy our morning rides.