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Hello everyone.  I thought I would share a few garden pictures today.  I took most of these pictures sitting in this bench George made for us several years ago.  It is one of my favorite sitting places.  Of course, I have MANY favorite sitting places.
I want to get an apple tree to put next to it. That way we would have shade and fruit. I like that idea.
The girls and I have been working hard at trying to make the garden look cute and be productive at the same time.  We built 5 raised beds and added them to the upper garden.  We added an arch for cantelope and watermelon to run on.  We are hoping that by keeping them off the ground maybe the bugs won’t eat them up.  We also put several trellises in the beds for things like beans and cucumbers to run up.  We are trying to take advantage of all our space.

Just another garden picture.  The lower garden has no beds in it yet.  We planted beans and corn in it.  
These are scarlet runner beans.  I have never planted them before but the blooms are very pretty.
Our tomatoes.  We love using these cattle panels. 

Our row of flowers at the edge of the garden. They seem to be growing nicely. I can’t wait until they start blooming. Hopefully they will be pretty.  
I took these pictures this morning when I went up to pick these.  We will be having blueberry cobbler with supper.  

That’s it for now.  I hope you have nice day and God bless.

I’m Back

Hello everyone!  I’m back to blogging.  I am very happy.  Dave taught me how to make posts and put pictures  on from my phone. 

I took this picture at the top of the hill above our house.  We have been enjoying cooler temperatures here and I love it.  It makes for really nice sleeping.  

Well that’s all for my first post.  I hope you all have a great night and God bless.

Spring is Coming

20160404_112015Look how pretty our rhubarb is!  Soon we will be having rhubarb dumplings.  Maybe next week, Jess?

20160404_111946This is our early spring bed.  Everything is coming along nicely.  Soon we will be enjoying fresh greens.  I love it!

20160403_120322Pictures of chalk art from church yesterday.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Caramel frappuccino

1/2 cup cold strong coffee, 3 Tablespoons sugar, 1 cup milk, 2 cups ice, 3 Tablespoons caramel sundae syrup or caramel coffee syrup. In a blender, blend until ice is crushed and smooth. Top with whip cream and a drizzle of caramel sundae syrup. Maked 2 large drinks.  *I used heavy whipping cream instead of milk and honey in place of the sugar.*


I got this recipe from a comment on this blog left by a lady named Brenda Putman

Colts Foot

20160228_131240Our first colts foot that we have spotted for the year.  Isn’t it beautiful?  These cheerful little blooms will soon be everywhere.

Today has been absolutely wonderful.  The temperature was low 60’s, tons of sunshine.  We enjoyed a cookout at Jessica’s.  Our first one at their new home.  We had chicken on the grill, corn on the cob, macaroni salad and homemade bread.  Fun times!!

I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

Another Beach Picture

IMG_1834I will be posting a lot of these beach pictures.  As I am sure you all can guess, I have quite a few of them.  In this picture, Grace is working on taking a picture of a bug.  I just can’t tell you all how much we really enjoyed that trip.  We are SO looking forward to going back soon.

Hubby is starting a new round of chemo, a totally different type for us.  He is seriously broken out with a rash which we thought was not good.  Yesterday at the doctor’s office though she practically did a happy dance when she saw him.  She said the more severe the rash, the better the medicine is working.  Who knew!  I think Hubby wishes it would really work without the having the rash but it is what it is.

Tomorrow is church day and I hope you all have blessed Sunday.

Jekyll Island-Oct. 2015

IMG_1811IMG_1854The girls and I took a vacation trip last October.  Dave, Jess and kids went too.  It was an AWESOME time!!  Hubby stayed home as he thought it might be too much for him.  We stayed a week at Jekyll Island GA.  Here are two of my favorite pictures.  If you look closely, you can see Daniel in the water behind Julie.  David and Jess pulled their camper down and left it in a little town close to Jekyll.  The camper is just too big to pull back and forth and besides it is much easier to go for a visit if the camper is already down there.

That’s all for today.  I hope to share more beach pictures tomorrow.  Enjoy your day and God bless.


IMG_1900It has been a really long time since I have made a post.  I am trying to learn how to transfer pictures from my phone to this blog as most pictures I take now are with my phone (thanks to Jess).  Anyway, this is just a short post to hopefully get me back in the habit of blogging.  This is a picture of our amaryllis.  The bulb was given to us as a Christmas gift.  I have never had one before but I most definitely love them.  Anyone familar with them?  Not sure what I do with it after the bloom is gone.  I guess I’ll have to research it.

We have had our first major snow of 2016.  I think we had probably 15 in. with drifts much deeper.  Anyway, we have enjoyed 4 days of being snuggled in.  My last day out was Thursday.  George had a chemo treatment on that day.    Well, I hope everyone has a great day and God bless.

Homemade Pimento Cheese

I got this recipe from Southern Living

Basic Pimiento Cheese Recipe

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. finely grated onion
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
1 (8-oz.) block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, finely shredded
1 (8-oz.) block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in cheese. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa

9 cups fresh peaches, peeled and chopped
2 T lemon or lime juice (fresh or bottled)
4 cups fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 large sweet green peppers, diced
1 large sweet red pepper, diced
2 cups onions, diced
2 T dried crushed red pepper flakes (or fresh hot peppers if you wish. Add more or less to your desired heat level)
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (or use fresh parsley if you don’t care for cilantro)
1 cup apple cider vinegar
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 T honey
2 T clear gel if desired to thicken 

Mix peaches with lime or lemon juice. Combine all ingredients in large pot. Bring to boil over medium heat and cook for five or six minutes. Remove from heat. Ladle into canning jars. Screw on lids and process in boiling water canner for 10 minutes.  Makes 8 pts.

I got this recipe from