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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.

Vacation 2019

We are back home from our vacation. We had a great time.

The ocean was beautiful. I have so many pictures to share.

I love watching the waves!

It feels so good when the water splashes on your feet.

The house we stayed in was very nice and only a few minutes walking distance to the beach.

We are so glad we got to have this experience.

I will have many more pictures in future posts. God bless.

Vacation 2019

We have been blessed to go to the beach! This is our first picnic on our way there.We stayed over at a motel on the way down. The kids(young and old) enjoyed the time at the pool.While they were swimming, Grace and I took a little nature walk. We stayed over at Walterboro SC. The place we walked at was called Wildlife Sanctuary.It was a really nice walk. Most of it was boardwalk.Some of it was nice open trails.

Grace made a cute little Sparky video.More to come on this great adventure. God bless.

Pretty Skies and Garden Update

Hello everyone! I hope all of you have been having a good week so far.

We have been busy doing the usual things here. Gardening, canning, things like that.

Teaching Daniel how to work up beans. He seemed to enjoy it and wants to help more. I’m glad. I think it is important for children to learn the art of gardening and canning. So far, we have about 60 quarts of beans canned, with hopefully more to do.

One of my first tomatoes and just look how big it is. It has been so dry here at my house. It amazes me that the garden is producing at all. Jess, who lives 10 minutes from us, has rain almost every day.

A carrot I pulled the other day to add to our slaw. I haven’t had much success with carrots in years past but they have done very well this year.

We have had some beautiful night skies here.

The moon has been so pretty.

That’s all for now. I hope you all have a great Friday. God bless.

Blueberry Picking

Grace and I took the kiddos blueberry picking today. We had so much fun!

Nap time! I love it.

They did such a good job picking.

They each had their own bucket.

All together they picked a half gallon of berries. Impressive!

Then we celebrated our hard work with a pizza picnic.

After we ate, play time!

I love the fact that they still love playgrounds!

Thank you Lord for such a good day!

Big News

So yesterday, I said I would be having big news in this post. Grace’s art work will be on display for the months of July and August at our local library.

We are all so proud of her and so happy for her.

She draws every day. Constantly improving her skills.

This is a really BIG step for her.

I LOVE the picture and the write up she did about herself to go with the display.

I love you, Grace!

Garden

Good morning everyone! I hope you have all had a grest weekend. Ours was nice. We spent the day yesterday with the Horns. We had a great time.

I thought I would show you all a few garden pictures. These are some purple beans we grew for the first time this year. The germination wasn’t very good but there will be enough to have something different. I love the color.

Beautiful green tomatoes.

Our blueberries. They are not very big but they taste really good.

And a picture of my ever faithful Ezzie. She is always with me when I am outside. She sits outside the gate to the garden, waiting on me to come out so we can play.

I have also been enjoying my little fireplace. It is the perfect size for my campfires.

That’s all for now. I have big news coming in my next post. God bless.