We had a few good days of beautiful weather… then the rain, wind, and cold came back. It was so nice to be able to go out with the boys (dogs) during this time for almost daily walks. They have loved it and I have been feeling better being able to get out walking more. Baxter is getting hip dysplasia so we can’t go … Read More Ready For Spring
As I thought about family this past Easter I was reminded that family is not just the one we are born into. It is the journey of the people the Lord brings into our lives. Its those special people who treat you like they are blood relatives (and sometimes better) and you feel the same about them. Its about the relationships we develop with … Read More What is family?
I love to garden and I know many of you do as well. (The worst part is the weeding, but the mulch this year has helped keep that to a minimum.) There are many things I love about gardening. I love to dig in the dirt, plant the seedlings or seeds, watch them grow, and the best part when you get to harvest. I … Read More Garden Delights
This past week hubby and I were pretty busy. Hubby has been working for weeks to chop up a big tree we cut down for fire wood. We are trying to clean up the yard, get things shaped up in the chicken coop, planted a few flowers that have needed to be put in the ground for a while, and tilled the garden. The … Read More Garden time… almost
The USA celebrates Thanksgiving today… a day that originated when the pilgrims’ and the Indians put aside their differences to celebrate together and focus on the things they shared. Today I challenge us to focus on the positive, the good, and the things we have in common and to be grateful to celebrate those things. Today I am thankful for many things and am … Read More Happy Thanksgiving (Thankful day)
While we were on our overnight anniversary trip we went to a botanical gardens. The outside path was lined with gardens with pretty flower spinners. It was a pretty place and a lot of indoor displays, more then I had seen in other gardens like this. Some had things in them. Other’s were mostly flowers. The had ones for kids. (you know I loved … Read More Flowers and Gardens
Between thunder and lightening storms with lots of wind and torrential rain I tried to get a lot done inside. I got a lot more of the house organized, cleaned, etc. and then made a FREE dinner (well almost). I had a bunch of stuff from my garden and my mom and step-father’s garden. I was trying to figure out what to do with … Read More Dinner and a Lot of Work
We finally had a beautiful day last Monday. It was sunny, got up to 60*, and the wind had finally calmed. The warmer air and sun dried up a little of the flood of rain and snow we had for the week before that. We went out finally to run some errands and were amazed at the flooded fields, streams, and properties we came across. … Read More Here came the sun… and now rain…
There is this place in Tennessee that is called Parrott Mountain. It’s way up on this mountain and the drive up is a little scary, but the trip is worth it. This whole park has rescued parrots and other types of birds in it. It was really cool as you could feed some of the parrots out of your hand… There were all colors… Yellow… Red… Even in white… … Read More Parrots of God
Summer is coming to an end… you would never know that by the heat the last couple of days. Today was so hot and humid that even the rain didn’t help… it only made it more humid. All these weather changes have upset my head and it let me know with a nice headache tuned migraine today. The pups have enjoyed being inside and … Read More Summer Ending? Or Not?
What a nice weather weekend… I got a lot done including some canning… today it was ketchup. A couple of weekends ago it was yellow tomato salsa… I have already given a couple of jars away to family who have been visiting and wanted to raid my stash… I have also been making batches of tomato sauce to freeze. I start with a bunch … Read More Adventures in preserving food…
My garden is in full bloom right now. I planted a little later then others in my area so as their gardens are dying, mine is still giving me lots of good stuff 🙂 This is what I have gotten so far this week… I have already canned 17 pints of diced tomatoes, three of cherry tomatoes, 15 jars of yellow tomato salsa, and … Read More Garden Goodies