Dave came over yesterday and helped us get a lot of things done. First we fixed the latch on the back porch door. It works so good now. Yay!
Then he put up this ceiling fan for Grace in her art room. Bev and Steve gave it to her. I think it looks really good in the room.
Another thing we did was try to start our Honda. For some reason, it won’t start. Dave thinks it might be the plugs and plug wires. I am going to try to get new ones this week so he can replace them. Hopefully that will fix it.
Also he checked out our refrigerator. It has not been working properly. He said it needs a new fan motor. He is going to try to find one online to order.
We also rearranged the propane heater on the glassed in porch and put a larger tank on it. I love using this heater in the winter. I spend a lot of time out here on this porch.
Another thing we worked on was making new gates for the garden area.
I love how they turned out.
Our feed building roof was leaking horribly and we have had a ton of rain here. He cleared off the roof, found the leak and we just spread a tarp over it until we could fix it better.
Grace helped us with some of the projects but after lunch she had her own project to work on. She dug this ditch and make this cute little pond in her duck lot.
It was a lot of work but it looks so good and the ducks love it.
After that Jess and the kids came over. We ate supper together, spaghetti and garlic bread and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Then we did a little campfire. It was a really good day. Today we are going over to the Horns to have a craft day. Thank you, Lord, for family and friends.
It is a beautiful morning here in Floyd. Hurricane Florence has passed through. Everything is soaked but the air smells so fresh. Damage from the storm was not too bad here. Lots of flooding and road damage but not so bad. We did not loose power but I do not know about the rest of the area. We have not been out as I understand our road is not open.
On to happier things, we celebrated this handsome young man’s birthday this weekend. He is eleven. How amazing is that.
He chose a space theme. Jess did a great job with all the decorations. She made a cake, had milky way bars and moon pies. It was a lot of fun. He received a Nintendo 2ds from Dave and Jess. Grace and I got him a Pokemon game to play on it. They played it all weekend. Fun stuff.
Jess put this picture of Daniel on Facebook for his birthday. I think it is such a good picture.
We made a new jam recipe. It is called caramel apple jam. It looks good. We haven’t tried it yet but I took a jar to Jess. She said they liked it.
Hello everyone. I hope you have all had a good weekend. Grace and I made something new to us this past week. We made corn cob jelly. It is something we have seen before in little country stores around here but we have never made it. To be honest, we had never even tasted it. But you know I like to try new recipes so we gave it a try. We tasted it after it was finished. It has a slightly honey taste, definitely nothing like corn. We used the surejell recipe to make it so it is really sweet but still good.
Lots of fog here yesterday and today.
Grace loves foggy days for doing art work.
Here are a few of the things she has been working on.
This is one of her bigger projects. She is still working on it.
She has to put the colors on all these. There are 100 Pokemon characters on this paper all drawn from memory. I’ll put a picture on here when they are all finished. She has also been studying to take her GED test.
Another new thing. We now have two inside kitties. We think they are very cute.
We were blessed with some apples from Richard the other day. He has the best apples. They come from a very old tree and I’m not sure what variety they are. I just know they are good.
I made a pie first off with them. Yesterday I dried some in the dehydrator. I plan on drying some more today and hopefully canning some apple pie filling.
We bought some fall plants to go in a couple of the raised beds.
This beautiful little bird has been coming by every morning for a bite of food. He makes me happy to see him.
One more picture of the fog. Enjoy your day and God bless.