This past weekend we had a birthday party!! Katie and Grace’s birthdays are just a few days apart. Katie is 9 now and Grace is 21. AMAZING!
They had animal crossing decorations, which is a game they both love to play.
It was a really fun day with lots of good food and family.
Congratulations to my Grace!! It has been difficult with lots of things to overcome but she stuck with it. She didn’t give up. She passed her GED and now is graduated!! Praise God! She drew this picture to mark the occasion.
Dave took this picture of her the other day at the pumpkin carving.
Hello everyone! I hope you are all ] having a wonderful fall. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Pumpkin craving is one of the fun things we do during the fall.
First we get the pumpkins
Then we carve!
It was a really fun evening.
Good morning everyone! I hope all is well with you. Things are good here. The garden will soon be finished. I will miss it a lot.
However, I am already thinking of next year’s garden. New seeds to try, different things to do.
Beans are still producing enough to eat.
Aren’t they pretty!
I cut one of the rampicante squash to bake. It was good. Grace doesn’t like winter squash much so most of this went into the freezer. I am putting this on the list to grow next year. We love it as summer squash. I want to try to grow it on the fence. It is a very aggressive grower and definitely needs it’s own space.
Peppers are still producing.
I’ve made pickled peppers
Cowboy candy, both hot and mild.
And a few bags for the freezer.
I have also been putting up more pepper poppers. We love these!
We got these apples and sweet potatoes from a local orchard. These are what they consider seconds so they are sold at a very affordable price.
Dave and I painted the roof. I am very glad to have this job done. I do not like high places.
Our neighbor had wood for us.
We worked several days on it. The wood house is now full and ready for winter!
We also worked several days on Dave’s garage.
It looks SO much better!
The kids were so excited to have the pool table set up.
I will end this post with just a few pictures for pretty.
Today we celebrated Daniel’s 13th birthday.
It was such a special day.
He had all his favorite things. Dragons, fried chicken and cheesecake.
He got so many nice gifts. He has been wanting a sewing machine so Grace and I got him this little machine to learn on. We practiced a little with it today.
Happy Birthday Daniel! God bless.
Hello everyone! I hope you have all had a good weekend. Remember several posts back, I mentioned that Dave had a project we were working on. It is finished. Here’s how went.
2 inch thick sawmill wood. Rough cut.
Lots of cutting and lots of sanding. Sawmill lumber is more challenging to work with than other lumber but so worth it.
Here is one side of it put together.
We hung it up in the garage to put the tung oil on it. You can see some of the beautiful colors starting to come out in the wood.
Here it is put together. I don’t think I mentioned it but the lumber is poplar wood. It is so pretty. I said this was Bates style because it is huge. All the kids can play in it at one time. They love it! I think it took us 7 weekends to finish this but I’m not sure. It was a super fun project to work on and I’m so glad I got to help!
I hope you have all been having a good week. Things have been good here. The garden is slowing down but still producing. The late beans I planted are blooming so they may produce a harvest. We’ll just have to wait and see.
I put up a few more pepper poppers this week.
Hydrated cherry tomatoes. I put them in olive oil to store them. Curious to see how they taste later on. I am hoping to try fermenting some this week.
Speaking of fermenting, I did some pickled corn last week. A little different than how my mom did it but it is really good. It has some garlic, peppers, onions and tomatoes in it.
Jess and I made some elderberry syrup.
Also made “dragon eggs” for Daniel’s birthday party.
I finished Katie’s superhero cape. She loves it. I used Caron Latte cakes yarn to make it. It is hard yarn to work with but very soft.
We had a beautiful moon the other night.
Also had quite a few foggy days. These days are Grace’s favorite. She loves foggy days. I enjoy them too.
I hope you all have a great week. God bless.
Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a good week. I love this picture of Katie. She loves to catch frogs. I forgot what she named this one.
am is very interesting in learning the violin. He just got this one and is very happy with it. Look, he is even sitting still.
Daniel is really into dragons. This one is so cute.
John Luke is doing so good with his words and with his motor skills.
These babies are growing up so fast. God is SO good!