Monthly Archives: April 2012

Egg Hunt

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Yesterday we went down to Jessica’s to celebrate Easter with them.  We enjoyed a great meal of honey baked ham and turkey, potato salad, green beans, potatoes, baked beans, deviled eggs and several different types of dessert.  After we ate, the kids were ready to hunt eggs.  I think the look on Sam’s face says it all. 

On the way back home we stopped at this little spot on the parkway.  Grace wanted to get a few pictures.

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I have forgotten the name of this little spot but I think it was a grist mill at one time.

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Grace and Julie.  It’s not very often I get a picture of them together.  We then went for a little walk down to the creek.  It was very pretty.

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Enjoy your day and God bless.

 

 

Mama Goose

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I thought I would show you all Mama Goose on her nest.  She is nesting on the little island on our pond.  Somewhere close to her but invisible to us is Mama Duck.  From what we can figure, they both starting setting at about the same time.  We look forward to seeing babies soon.

The girls and I had a fun day yesterday.  Julie does have to start wearing glasses though.  The eye doctor called them part time glasses.  He said for her to wear them when she was doing school, reading, doing computer work, etc.  To which I said well, that’s pretty much full time glasses.  But anyway, she was just glad they didn’t put drops in her eyes.  She was SO dreading that.  After the eye appointment we went to Goodwill, Wal-Mart, Barnes and Noble, Home Depot and Lowes.  We were looking for a certain color of stain for outside but we couldn’t find the color we have always used.   We then ate lunch at Little Caesar’s (the girls favorite eat out place).  After that, we came towards home-stopped and spent some much needed time at the Horn’s.  It had been so long since we had been able to get together.  We had a great visit but time just went by too quickly.  It seemed like we had been there no time and it was time to go.  She made me a nice hot biscuit so I could sample her dandelion syrup.  It was really good.  You can read about it here on her new blog http://oneandahalfacrehomestead.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/dandelion-syrup-tastes-like-honey/  My dandelion jelly did not set up.  I used powdered pection that I had on hand instead of the liquid (Sorry, Mrs. Faye, I will listen to you next time) so my jelly will now be called syrup.  I used some this morning to sweeten coffee and it was very good.

We had rain early this morning.  Everything is very wet and the temperature is chilly-low 40’s.  I think we will probably get a frost tonight and maybe tomorrow night.  I am hoping it doesn’t damage any of our fruit.  When I walked out toward the pond to get the picture of Mama Goose, I turned back toward the house and took this picture of our hens.

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Enjoy your day and God bless.

Apple Tree

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Our apple tree is in full bloom.  It certainly looks like we will have lots of apples on it-if the warmer weather holds out with no frost.  Our temperature was 36 degrees this morning.  It has already warmed up to lower 50’s.  As I type, the birds are singing, the sun is shining, clothes are drying on the line.  I truly have a blessed life.  Thank you, Lord!

We will be starting school in a little bit.  After school, I need to go into our little town and get a few things.  Then hopefully get home and get a few things done here.  I want to get our seeds started this week.  Tomorrow, Julie has an eye appointment in C-burg.  This usually is an all day thing.  We want to visit Goodwill while we’re over there.  The girls are hoping to find a few books.  Our Goodwill has an actual used book store in a separate building.  It will be a fun girls day out. 

Our back road is full of wild spring flowers.  We see something new blooming every time we travel that way.  Yesterday, the columbine was blooming.  I so enjoy seeing all the spring flowers come to life.

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Enjoy your day and God bless.