Monthly Archives: August 2019

Fall Stuff

Hello everyone! Our temperatures have cooled off some here and in this family that means fall decorations.

Grace does our decorating and she loves fall.

Her art room looks so cute!

Our mantle

I crocheted this little doily in fall colors.

I have also been working on more dishcloths. This is a granny stitch which for some reason I have had a hard time learning. I did this one with scraps of yarn.

The garden is winding down. Green beans are done. I counted it up the other day and we have almost 170 quarts of green beans in the cellar. We have canned lots of tomatoes, peaches and corn. Huge blessings!

There is still plenty of canning to do though. Grapes are just finishing up and apples will soon be ready.

I always say I feel more ready for winter when the cellar is full of home canned goodies and the wood building is full of wood.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Random Things

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a good week so far.

We have been busy with normal summer things, harvesting and preserving. Look at the size of this tomato. It is the biggest one we have gotten so far.

We have been making lots of salsa.

This is by far my favorite salsa recipe. https://heartbeetkitchen.com/2013/recipes/dietary/paleo/fiery-roasted-salsa

We canned 7 quarts of these October beans and had 1/ 2 gal dried . These were given to us by a friend.

This is one of our favorite ways to eat tomatoes. I will definitely miss fresh tomatoes when they are gone.

I bought this melon the other day at one of our local produce stands. It was huge and tasted so good.

I decided to save seeds from it. I never have success with melons in my garden but I may try this one next year.

I have been working on new crochet dishcloth patterns.

Here are a few pictures of some I have finished.

I guess that is about all. Grace and I are cleaning a house today and doing some more canning.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Last Vacation Pictures

This will be the last beach pictures for a while.

This little boy loved the waves. He would laugh so hard every time the waves touched him. See that man standing there beside him? I know I have said this many times but he sure is a good Daddy! He stood there for hours letting John Luke and the other kids play. While they were playing, Jess got the rare opportunity to sit and watch them play. Love has many languages! I didn’t get a picture of all of them playing. I wish I had!We certainly had a lot fun!Many happy memories!

God bless!

MOSH and More Vacation Pictures

We spent one of our vacation days at the MOSH center. (Museum of Science and History).

It was a really fun day

With lots of cool stuff to see and do.

After that, we came back to the beach.

I love just looking at the ocean. Enjoying the sounds of the waves. My next post will be the last vacation post.

I hope you all are enjoying seeing the pictures and the things we did. God bless.

St. Augustine Beach

One of the days of our vacation, we went to St Augustine. The city itself was very historic but way to crowded for us.

We decided to just spend time at the beach.

There was an area roped off just for the nesting birds. It was pretty cool. Grace actually got some pictures of the adult and baby birds.

After walking on the beach, the kids spent some time playing in this little water area.

They loved it.

An evening stroll on the beach.

God bless.