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Christmas Celebration at the Fairgrounds

Christmas Celebration at the Fairgrounds

Christmas is an exciting time in the City of Cumming. Each year the City of Cumming lines the streets with beautiful Christmas lights. We also offer hay rides, caroling, photos with Santa and an Arts and Crafts Show.


Christmas in Cumming Events

Arts and Crafts Festival

December 9th – 10th

Friday the 9th @ 4 PM – 10 PM

Saturday the 10th @ 10 AM – 5 PM

Free Photos with Santa

Friday the 9th @ 6 PM – 9 PM

Saturday the 10th @ 10 AM – 2 PM

Arts & Crafts Admission


Children 12 and under……..Free

For more information on Art & Craft Show contact JRM Management @ 770-423-1330

Hay Rides

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Teresa Johnson

Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners


Cumming Steam, Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Exposition

Cumming Steam, Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Exposition….

Taken from Website


Cumming Steam, Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Exposition

 The Cumming Steam, Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Exposition has steadily grown since we started it in 2001. Come and join us for a weekend of fun and step back in time. We have working exhibits such as a cotton gin, saw mill, shingle mill, baker fan and many others. The Cumming Fairgrounds is one of the finest show grounds in the south. Come take a walk back in time. Vendors and exhibitors get in free and we have campsites available with full hook ups. Contact John Walls @ 770-886-3507 – or Michael Moore @



Steam and Gas Expo.

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Teresa Johnson

Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners


Cumming Country Fair and Festival

Cumming Country Fair and Festival October 6 – 16, 2011


Cumming Fairgrounds
Home of the Cumming Country
Fair and Festival





 Cumming Fairgrounds
2011 Event Calendar
October 5: Extension Service Canning & Baking Competition Rules & Entry Form – 770-887-2418

6-16: Cumming Country Fair & Festival information or 770-781-3491

22: Peachtree Qualifier Road Race – contact Devin Forsyth @ 770-889-6723

29: NGQMA Race


5: NGQMA Race

11-12: Cumming Steam, Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Exposition contact John Walls @ 770-886-3507

18-19: The National BBQ Cup – or contact Randall Bowman @ 770-886-6290


9-10: Christmas in Cumming Arts & Crafts Festivalcontact: Bill Watson @ 770-423-1330.

9: Christmas Celebration at the Fairgrounds

Note*There may be other events during the year, pending availability upon request. Events are subject to rescheduling or cancellation. Please confirm with the Cumming Fairgrounds office at 770-781-3491.E

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Teresa Johnson

Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners


Welcome to North Georgia Quarter Midget Association

Taken from North Georgia Quarter Midget Association

Welcome to the
North Georgia Quarter
Midget Association

“Racing For Kids”



Our mission is to provide a safe and rewarding first racing experience to our driving members, and to provide a memorable family sporting activity which teaches the life skills of safety, competition, sportsmanship, and respect.

We also encourage the development of driving skills that will increase the ability of our kids, ages 5-16, to safely drive a full size vehicle when they grow up, and to know that there is a correct time and place to drive fast… in a race and at the track, and not on the public roadways.

HOW DO I GET STARTED RACING? Click Here for all the details.

Our Track:  We are fortunate to be racing at one of the nicest Quarter Midget Racing facilities in the country.  We are located at the Cumming Fair Grounds, at the north end across from the Police Station.



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Teresa Johnson

Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners



Barns. There is something wonderful about the look and feel of a Barn! If you have any special stories or pictures of your barn, please feel free to share them with us!

Teresa Johnson 

Mormon Row Barn

Mormon Row Barn

round barn

round barn


Pennsylvania's Star barn

Pennsylvania’s Star barn

Barn quilt in Hardin Co., Illinois

Barn quilt in Hardin Co., Illinois



Old Barn and lake reflection

Old Barn and lake reflection

Adair County, Kentucky

Adair County, Kentucky

built in to the rocks

built in to the rocks

old black barn

old black barn

Arch Barn

Arch Barn

“This is all that remains of a farm in Rest Harbour on Lake Rosseau in Muskoka Ontario”… very cool blog with beautiful Canadian photos and info.

round barn

round barn

true beauty

true beauty


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Christmas Wreaths at Williamsburg, Virginia!

The  history of  the Williamsburg wreaths is told on The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Website.  This site describes

“Never mind that no one in the eighteenth century would have been caught dead with real fruit tacked to his front door. Anyone hanging fresh fruit outdoors in the middle of winter to rot or be devoured by squirrels would have been thought, at best, highly eccentric by his neighbors.”

I always thought the early residents used these decorations as part of their Christmas decorations and celebration. Who knew!

The Wreaths are beautiful and have been the theme of many Christmas designers over the year. Below see a few examples of those wreaths. Teresa Johnson

Homemade “Yummy” Biscuit Recipes!!!!

Homemade “yummy” Biscuit Recipes!!!!

When first married, I imagined myself making wonderful homemade biscuits everyday for my family. I had heard stories of how domestic women of the old days wore holes into wooden bowls blending by hand all the ingredients to create delicious breads and biscuits for early morning breakfasts. Of course, those breakfasts included an assortment of jellies made with apples, grapes, and berries right off the farm.

I never “got” the perfect recipe. I heard about it a lot from all the ones who had “it” but never gave me the magical recipe! I decided to find that recipe through the magical land of the internet. Below I will share those recipes and links and videos with you.

Let me know what is your favorite biscuit recipe. Let me know if these recipes are magical or not. A little flour, a little milk, a little secret ingredient and I will have the perfect “yummy” biscuit recipe!!  Teresa Johnson


This one has to be good! This one came from

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk milk and egg. Stir into crumb mixture just until moistened.
  • Drop by heaping spoonfuls 2 in. apart onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

 This One sounds like the Cook had a similar experience to me as a young wife and cook!

Granny’s Homemade Biscuits from Granny’s Kitchen!

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup milk

Combine all dry ingredient and blend well with whisk. Cut in butter until resembles coarse bread crumbs. Stir in milk until all comes together to form a dough ball. Turn out dough ball onto a heavily floured surface (I use wax paper). Let set for a couple of minutes and then knead for about a minute and then re-flour surface and pat out to about 1/2″ thick. Cut biscuits with floured biscuit cutter and place into ungreased baking pan. Form remaining dough into ball and repeat until all dough made into biscuits. This recipe will make approximately 12 biscuits. Bake in 425-450 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. This recipe freeze well too. Just place your cut biscuits onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper and place cookie sheet into freeze making sure to keep level. Once frozen remove and place into a freezer bag and place into freezer. When ready to use just follow baking directions and bake only the amount that you need, you do not have to bake all of them at one time.


The Biscuit Method 

This Blog describes the “secret” to the “yummy” Biscuit is not the ingrediants but the method!

  1. Mix all your dry ingredients together with a whisk:  flour, baking powder and/or baking soda, salt, sugar, dry spices, etc.
  2. Cut your very cold fat into about 1/2 inch chunks (if you’re using shortening, or part shortening, put that stuff in the freezer.  I vote all butter, personally, for flavor and for no trans fats, but do what you want).
  3. Toss the butter/shortening with the dry ingredients.
  4. Using your fingers, break up the butter/shortening, rubbing it into the flour.  When you’re done, the pieces should be anywhere from the size of grits to the size of peas.  Nothing too much bigger than a pea.  If your hands are warm, throw everybody into the fridge to firm up.
  5. Pour in your liquid (milk/cream/half and half/buttermilk–whatever the recipe calls for).  Toss together with the dry.  Don’t mix viciously.
  6. Turn your dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a square about 1/2″ thick.
  7. Cut into squares (no waste) or circles.  (You can re-roll the scraps, but those biscuits will be tougher.  I vote squares).
  8. Brush with cream/butter/egg wash.  Bake at about 400 degrees, F, until risen and golden brown and lovely.

Biscuits Recipe : Paula Deen : Food Network

If Paula Deen makes it…. it has to be good!!!

Here is her recipe from the site above!

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup milk

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. Cut butter into mixture until it begins to look like cornmeal.

Make a well with flour mixture and slowly add milk into the middle. Knead dough with your fingers and add milk when necessary. Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to desired thickness. Cut with small biscuit cutter.

Butter bottom of skillet and place biscuits in pan. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Simple, flaky biscuit recipe by  Kitchenmage!

Biscuits for two

                      makes ~6

My definition of “for two” is two each and some leftover for my breakfast the next day. Your math may vary.


 Ingredient    USvolume    US weight   Metric weight 
 All-purpose flour   2   1/4 cups   10   1/8 oz   285   g 
 Salt   3/4   tsp   1/8   oz   4-5   g 
 Sugar   1   tsp   5/8   oz   18   g 
 Baking   powder   4   tsp   5/8   oz   19   g 
 Butter,   very cold   1/3   cup   2   5/8 oz   75   g 
 Milk,   very cold   1   cup   8   oz   225   g 
  1. Preheat oven to 450°
  2. Place flour, salt, sugar and baking powder in food processor and pulse for a few seconds to combine.
  3. Cut butter into small pieces and add to food processor. Pulse half a dozen times and check for the size of the butter pieces. Repeat if necessary until the butter is in pieces roughly the size of peas.
  4. Put flour mixture in a mixing bowl and add the cold milk. Toss together gently until barely combined. I use the little white plastic tool in the picture to lift the dough from the side of the bowl and dump it on top of the rest of the dough.
  5. As soon as the dough holds together, turn it out on a lightly floured counter. Gently “knead” the dough a few strokes until it is a mostly a cohesive ball. (Click here for a close-up of what the dough looks like before kneading. Here’s the after shot.)
  6. Roll the dough into a rectangle 1/2-3/4 inch thick, depending on how tall you like your biscuits. Cut into 2 inch circles, you should get ~6, and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. (See note about leftover dough.)
  7. Bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes. Butter and eat while still warm.


  • I use a food processor to cut up the butter for biscuits, pie crusts etc. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a large fork, a pair of dull knives, or just rub the butter and flour gently between your fingers to create the same effect. Your hands will warm the butter a little bit, so if you have time to chill the dough briefly after doing this, do – your biscuits will be flakier.
  • There will be some dough left over after you cut the biscuits. Unless you need all of the biscuits for this meal, smoosh it into a ball, wrap it in plastic and stick it in the refrigerator until the next morning. They will be a bit better than if the dough is rerolled immediately.
  • I use one of those plastic cutting boards you can pick up for a buck or so because it contains all of the mess and makes cleanup a snap.
  • I encourage you to check out the images in my making biscuits flickr set and get a closeup look at the texture of the dough at various steps in the process.

Southern Biscuits by Alton Brown taken from the Food Network website!

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk, chilled

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using your fingertips, rub butter and shortening into dry ingredients until mixture looks like crumbs. (The faster the better, you don’t want the fats to melt.) Make a well in the center and pour in the chilled buttermilk. Stir just until the dough comes together. The dough will be very sticky.

Turn dough onto floured surface, dust top with flour and gently fold dough over on itself 5 or 6 times. Press into a 1-inch thick round. Cut out biscuits with a 2-inch cutter, being sure to push straight down through the dough. Place biscuits on baking sheet so that they just touch. Reform scrap dough, working it as little as possible and continue cutting. (Biscuits from the second pass will not be quite as light as those from the first, but hey, that’s life.)

Bake until biscuits are tall and light gold on top, 15 to 20 minutes

Glenn Hardeman (A FaceBook Friend) sent me the following Great Tips!

Post 1: That recipe will be better if you substitute butter or margarine for the shortening and much better still if you use lard. Secret to beautiful biscuits is basting them!

Post 2: The right way is with a pastry brush (small paintbrush) but I just pour some half and half or milk in a cup dip my finger in and spread on top of the biscuits. You should also play country gospel music while the biscuits are cooking.


Let me know when you try one of these “yummy’ homemade biscuit recipes!!!

Mom made some homemade scupadine jelly this morning. Time to Cook!


We have “Bowling” in the Bag!

We have “Bowling” in the Bag!

Our family went bowling recently when my Navy son was home visiting with Stephanie, his wife, and their 7 month old “perfect” baby! All four of my grown children and their families went to the lanes. I was dreading going but to my surprise had a great time. I had unknown talent and was proud when one of my son’s wanted me on their team because I was pretty good. Thank goodness, I had those classes back in the 6th grade! Who knew that I would be the bowling giant that I am today because of those classes. My family was good too as you can tell by the pictures below.

David did well!

Daniel and Stephanie bowl at the base a lot. They were pretty good!

Didn’t take Michael long to get up to speed!

Doug got another “strike” or was it a “hole in one”???

What form, Stephanie!!!

Mark and Hannah…. Bowling King and Queen

The children were bowling too!

Some of the children just liked the food and being a part of a fun day!

What a pretty bowler!

We had a great day……. don’t remember who won…….. that wasn’t the important part!

Teresa Johnson

Painting my Red Chest!

 Painting my Red Chest!

I bought a red chest at a flea market several years ago. I have always liked the red color. It houses undershirts and socks for my husband in our bedroom. The rest of my bedroom is beige, a dark champagne color, and light blue turquoise. I thought about painting this red chest to the blue – turquoise color. 

I changed my mind a few weeks ago. I was showing a subdivision model home and the living room couch was the dark champagne color and the throw pillows were beige with a red and turquoise pattern. The house was decorated with the red and turquoise theme. Those colors really look good together.

So I decided to paint a large heron bird with flowers on the front of this red chest. I think it turned out well. Now I need to add a few throw pillows with the red and turquoise pattern to my bed. I have an old dresser that I plan to paint red, then turquoise and distress to go with this piece. I will post pictures of the dresser once I get it finish.

 I plan to paint the hardware black.

Teresa Johnson

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