Tag Archives: Bugs

Blueberries and Squash

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The girls and I picked a gallon of these beautiful blueberries yesterday.  It was a nice day for picking.  It rained on us before we got to the blueberry place but stopped before we got there.  The bushes were wet but the temperature was not bad and the bugs even left us alone.

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Today we made this zucchini pineapple recipe.  We used yellow squash instead of zucchini.  It actually tastes like pineapple.  You would never know it had squash in it.  I got the recipe from here.  http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/zucchinipineapple.htm  A blogger friend of mine had made it the other day.  She posted about it here.  http://holcombhappenings.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/a-day-of-canning/  I think it will be really good.

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Now, question time.  I found out from the internet this squash is called a patty pan squash. Do any of you ladies have a recipe for it?  Our pastor gave them to us and I really would like to try them.  Online it says it pairs good with tomatoes but I thought I would ask you all.

Our weather change here has been amazing.  We had rain yesterday which we so much needed.  We laughed and said the plants in our garden were doing a happy dance for God.  The temperatures have cooled off so much.  We are right now at 73 degrees!!!  Thank you Lord.

Well, that’s about all.  I hope you have a great evening and God bless.

Around the Pond

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The other day we all decided to take a walk around the pond.  It has been absolutely beautiful here in Floyd this week.  Our morning temperatures have been mid 40’s.  Amazing!!  Wonderful sleeping weather.  The days have only gotten into the mid 70’s.  I love it.  For my part, the Good Lord could just let it be this way all summer and I would be happy.

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The girls had lots of fun.  They came in the house and got their wading shoes and spent lots of time wading in the pond.  Jasper even joined them for a while.  He doesn’t care much for water.  I suppose after his accident the first winter, he thinks water isn’t much fun.

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Lots of cool bugs were flying around the pond.

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I have no idea what they are but if you look closely you can see the tiny blue bugs that were hovering around the blade of grass.

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We have so many of these birds.  I couldn’t tell for sure from the picture if they were barn swallows or tree swallows.  Both birds are abundant here.  They will fly down to the pond and touch the water.  It is amazing to watch.  Sometimes as many as 50 or more just skipping above the water.  I’m not sure if they are getting a drink or catching bugs but it is one of our favorite evening passtimes to watch them.

I hope you all have a wonderful evening and God bless.

 

 

Yummy!

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If I were making a list of things that make me happy, this would definitely be one of them.  I feel so blessed when I go out in my garden and gather delicious food for my family to enjoy.  I know it sounds kinda way out there but it is true.  This evening’s supper will incorporate all these healthy veggies.  I’m just not sure how yet.  Maybe grilled chicken, grilled squash-I’m not sure but I know it will be good.  Today has been busy.  I’ve been trying to get some of the outside work done before it gets too hot.  After seeing the big snake yesterday evening, Hubby immediately started weed-eating.  I started mowing the yard.  We got about half finished before it got to late.  I finished mowing the yard early this morning.  I have been washing clothes and getting them on the line to dry.  They are probably already dry.  It is hot here but we have a really great breeze so it’s not so bad (especially in the shade).  I am going to work some more in the garden after lunch.  I need to tie the tomatoes, get rid of some nasty potatoes bugs.  It also needs to be weeded but I think I’ll save that for this evening.  The girls have been busy inside doing housework.  The ladies come tomorrow for bible study. 

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This is a picture of what we call the canning building.  The bottom is our cellar and on top we store all our empty cans, our canners and all our canning supplies.  When the girls were little, they started calling it the canning building and the name has just stuck. 

Well, I think it’s time to get some lunch going.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Pumpkin Pie

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This year as a gift from God we have pumpkins.  Quite a lot of pumpkins.  We have decided to harvest them a little early as bugs have decided they like them too.    The pie was made completely from scratch as you probably can tell.  The crust is a very simple recipe that doesn’t require being rolled out.  I like things simple.  The filling recipe came from an old lady at a farmers market we visited years ago.   If anyone is interested in these recipes let me know and I will post them.  Today has been a good day.  The girls played piano at church today.  Grace played the special and Julie played the congregational.  Big step for Julie-playing while others sing with her.  They both did great.  When I hear them play like that I think all that money and time for lessons was REALLY worth it.   It’s almost time to leave for Sunday Night Bible Study at church.  We are using John MacArthur’s study on the book of Daniel.  It has been a very interesting study so far.  The pie is for church tonight.  After bible study we always eat(Its the Baptist way)  Tonight we will be having a feast.  Pinto beans, cornbread, onions, tomatoes, hot dogs, cole slaw, and pie.  Who could ask for more.  As I tell my oldest daughter, we really do study, the food is just extra.  Gotta go and God Bless.