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Cottage Cream Biscuits

Ingredients: 5 Cups Organic Flour  1/4 Cup Raw Sugar 1 Tablespoon Aluminum Free Baking Powder  1 Teaspoon Baking Soda  1 Teaspoon Sea Salt  1/2 Cup Organic Grass Fed Cold Butter (Keep it in the fridge until needed butter must be cold for it to work right) 2 1/4 Teaspoons Yeast  2 Tablespoons Lukewarm Water  2 1/4 Cups Organic Heavy Whipping Cream (Add cream until the consistency of dough, this may be more or less than this measurement.) 
Check out our other recipes Directions: Take the yeast out of the fridge and allow it to warm on the counter while you mix the dry ingredients (except for yeast) in a mixing bowl. Take the butter out of the fridge and slice thinly into pieces then add it to dry mixture and cut in until crumbly. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water, then add it with the two cups heavy whipping cream. to the dry mixture and mix well.  Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface (a cutting board or counter top will work) and knead a few times. Don't overwork the dough…

The Three Trees

My favorite book when I was little was a book called "The Legend Of The Three Trees" (I know the title is a bit strange) I haven't read or heard that book in years but since we had Lil' Cottage living with us, all of our old children's books had been pulled out of their hiding places and with them came this book. (If you have small children in your home I highly recommend it)

The book starts off at creation and tells the story of three trees -an Olive tree, an Oak tree, and a pine tree and their dreams of what they will become. But one by one something along their path makes their dreams look so far away that they lose sight of them and forget them. As they look back their broken dreams seem impossible But in the end they find God's much greater plans for them -as a manger in a dark and smelly stable, a small fishing boat on a quiet lake and a rough cross on the side of the hill- Sometimes, our dreams are a small fraction of what his plans really are for us.