Tag Archives: Corn

The Pond

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I thought I would show you all a few different views of our pond.  You have seen this view many times.

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I took this picture from the tractor road looking toward the house.

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We had a little wind yesterday, so I thought I would show you the waves on the pond.  So relaxing.

Today has been very nice here.  Our temperature is mid 60’s with a slight breeze.  We did school and worked on some more apple juice.  Not a lot going on.  Jess had a doctor’s appointment yesterday.  All is going along nicely.  She has to go back Monday(if not before!)  Please continue to pray for her and Katie.  Your prayers are so appreciated. 

It is getting time for me to start supper.  Tonight we will be having canned beef with noodles, green beans, corn and pone bread.  Dessert will be fresh made applesauce.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

A Quilt for Katie

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I thought I would show you all a quilt the girls made for Katie.  They did everything including heming it on the machine.  I thought they did a really good job.  I just finished crocheting an afgan for her but we forgot to take a picture of it.  I’ll try to get one next time we go down.

Today has been rainy and overcast here.  The air has become chillier as the day progressed.  Not much else going on here.  We did school and then Hubby and I went in to town to get some chicken feed.  They have been doing really well with their laying.  I had sold enough eggs to pay for the feed except for $2.00.   I thought that was pretty good. 

Supper tonight is deer tenderloin, gravy, corn, biscuits and plum jelly.  YUM!    Here are a few fall shots we took the other day.

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This one is the field behind our house.

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Enjoy your day and God bless.

Apron

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Here is a picture of the apron I just finished.  I am hoping to take it to the Bread Basket today.  I am working on another apron that I am making from an old pillowcase.  I will take a picture of it when it is finished.    We have been busy with school this week.  It seems to be going pretty well.  I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies because school is just not school without cookies-or so I have been told.  We have had fairly nice weather here this week.  I think though rain is in the forecast and cooler temps.  We’ll see.  Well, it actually started to sprinkle as I typed this, so the girls and I had to make a run out to the clothesline to get them off before they got too wet. 

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It is corn cutting time.  For several weeks, this is a familar site here on the farm.   They started cutting above the house this morning.  Well, our lunch break is over.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Pears

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We have been blessed to have quite a few pears given to us.  Do any of you all have any pear recipes you would like to share?  I usually just can them like apples but I am always looking for new things to try.  One thing I want to do is make juice this year.  Anyway, the girls and I will be working up pears tomorrow.  Today, I helped Hubby.   We textured the ceilings on the job he has been working on.  They looked really nice. 

I have a question for you ladies who have chickens.  Last week we were getting 8-10 eggs a day.  Yesterday and today, we got one each day.  What do you think is going on?  We did have a couple of days that we didn’t feed them the layer crumbles.  We had all kinds of scraps from the corn.  Do you think that would affect their laying?  I’m just not sure what would have happened. 

Well, I’m tired and it is my turn for the shower.  Enjoy your evening and God bless.

An Old Barn

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This is an old barn that is at our pastor’s house.  I love old things, even old barns.  Yesterday we worked with the corn.  We got it all shucked.  We put some up in the freezer on the cob and some we are cutting off the cob. We will be finishing working it up today and then we will start on the peaches.

Our temperature this morning was 50 degrees.  Amazing!  All indications are that we will have an early fall.  Yesterday, we noticed the geese were forming groups.  Several groups flew over with about 40 geese in a group.  They were flying in the “V” formation.  So pretty!  This is another picture from our pastor’s house.  I hope I don’t bore you all too much with these but the girls took lots of pretty pictures at his house that I want to share with you all.

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This is the view from his front porch.  Lovely!  Well, our little break is over so I guess I should get busy.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Home School

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How much more fun is school when you can sit outside under a big shady tree and watch the kittens play?  We have had hot temperatures here for the last few days.  Not as hot as it is at Jessica’s but hot for us, anyway.  I went out early this morning in the garden to work.  Hoping to get it finished before it got too hot.  I left Julie and Grace inside doing dishes and other inside chores.  I much gather work outside than in, even if it is hot.  Anyway, I got the garden finished weeding, replanted some tomato plants, planted some beans and some corn.  Everything is in the ground now so we’ll see how it does.

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I thought you all might enjoy seeing how big the baby geese are.  They are almost as big as their parents.  Geese are definitely good parents.  They are very watchful and protective-always together.

We have piano practice this afternoon so I better get busy.  We have another load of clothes to put on the line before we leave and a folded basket to put away.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Baby Gooseberries

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Our gooseberry bush promises to have lots of fruit on it this year.  We’ve glad as we really like them.  We spent today making a swing for our neighbor.  She is in her upper 70’s and loves to swing in her yard swing after working in the garden.  We first intended to  repair her old swing but it was just too far gone.  Hubby made her a new one exactly like her old one.  We took it down and hung it up for her.  She was very happy.  We so enjoy doing things that make others happy. 

Today has been a nice day here in Floyd.  A slight breeze with warm temperatures.  You all will not believe how much our plants have grown in the greenhouse.  I will try to take a picture of them soon to let you see them.  Well, it is late and we are all hungry.  I’m frying chicken for supper with gravy, corn and biscuits.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

A New Shelf

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This is a picture of our new shelf Hubby and I made yesterday for the new laundry room.  I’m sorry  it is not a very good picture.  I forgot to take the picture before we moved it into the room.  After it was in the room, I couldn’t get enough room to show the whole shelf.  The top shelf is 5 ft tall and it is 30 in. long with a depth of 9 in.  I will be storing all my laundry and cleaning supplies on it.   He will be building another shelf soon to store our bulk items. 

Temperature here is very nice today-upper 40’s.  Sunshine.  I love it.  The girls are working on school and I am getting ready to hang more clothes on the line outside.   Hubby is busy painting the old laundry room.  I am a blessed woman.

I am making homemade pizza for lunch.  Supper menu will be fried chicken, gravy, corn and homemade biscuits.  As I said earlier, I am a blessed woman.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

An Unplanned Visit

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Yesterday was a fun day.  At the spur of the moment, we decided to travel down to Grundy and visit Hubby’s parents.  We took food for lunch.  We took canned beef, green beans, corn, and peaches.  We also dug some potatoes, gathered some tomatoes, cabbage and grapes.  This was a special treat for them as they are no longer able to raise a garden.  While we were there, she gave me some more empy canning jars.  This way hopefully we won’t have to buy any to finish up the canning.

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She does have, though, growing on her hill a huge cushaw vine.  This is one of the hidden treasures it contains.  I really like cushaw, probably more than pumpkin.  I think it makes a better pie than pumpkin.  We really had a good visit.  We  took the scenic route home.  I’ll post some of those pictures hopefully tomorrow.

Today will be spent catching up and enjoying the day.  We will be starting school next Monday, so this is kinda our vacation week.  Take care and God bless.

A Resting Kind of Day

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Today has been a kinda slow day.  Julie went shooting at the shooting range with her Dad today. She had a really great time and says she wants to go again.  Grace and I stayed home.  We made applesauce muffins.  I got the recipe from one of my blogger friends.  Remember the “peach sauce” we made earlier in the summer, well, we used it instead of applesauce.  They turned out really good.  Then we made some homemade rolls to go with supper tonight.  We will be having beef roast, corn from the garden and potatoes, with the homemade rolls of course.  I think watermelon for dessert. 

Today is a beautiful day here in Floyd.  Temperatures in the upper 70’s, low 80’s.  One of those nice relaxing days.  I thought the picture of the cat summed up how the day has been.  Slow and lazy.  Yesterday was bible study day.  We only have one more lessons in I Corinthians and then we will start the Ruth study.  I am really looking forward to it.  I’m sure there will be lots to learn. 

Time for me to go enjoy some of that nice weather.  My green swing is calling me.  Of course, the other cat will have to move over. 

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God bless.