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Tweetsie Trip

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Hello everyone!  I am sorry that it has been a while since I made a post.  Seems like we have been super busy here.  Last Tuesday, the girls and I went to Sam’s Club.  Wednesday, we went to the Pastor’s.  They gave us 2 bushels of grapes and I have no idea how much corn-enough to make 31 qts in the freezer.  So, I guess you know what we did Thursday.  Friday we finished up the grapes and corn, cleaned the church and started revival.  Saturday, we decided it was time to play.  We met Dave, Jess and kids at Tweetsie for a fun day.  We left about 9:00 A.M. and got back home about 9:00 P.M.  It was a long day but SO much fun.  Sunday finished up our revival.  Today we are making peach and grape jelly.

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They have these horses all around Tweetsie.  The boys climbed up on them as soon as we got there.  They really enjoyed seeing MawMaw climb on one.  My mother was such a fun person.  She loved doing things out of the box.  She always wore a hat.  One of her favorites was a bright silver one.  As soon as I climbed up on the horse, Jess said all I needed was a silver hat.  I think that is how I want my children and grandchildren to remember me.  I want to be a person who is fun to be with.

Some of you mentioned that you were interested in knowing how to cook the dried beans.  I’m sure there are lots of ways to cook them but the way we always do is just put them in a  kettle, cover with water, add some bacon grease, salt and pepper.  Mom always added a some navy beans to cook with them.  It takes a while for them to cook and you will have to  add water as needed.   In my opinion, these are best with corn bread, but then most things are.

Well, I better get busy.  I have so many blogs to get caught up on reading.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Around the House

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I thought I would show you all a few pictures of around our house.  This picture is one of the old walnut trees that is in the yard.  The faithful horse you see has survived Julie and Grace and is now being enjoyed by grandchildren.

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This picture is looking out my dining room window.

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As you come down our driveway, this is one of the first things you see.  Hubby built the bench a few years ago.  The swing was one purchased from Wal-Mart.  When the cloth seats gave out, Hubby made a wood swing to hang on the frame.  Can you tell we love to sit outside here?

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This picture looks up into the field from the side yard.  You can see our grapevine and garden.  Well, I have a few more pictures but they will have to wait for another day.  Time for us to leave for church.  Tonight’s menu is meatloaf, mac & cheese, corn, rolls, cole slaw, cooked apples and watermelon.  Enjoy your day and God bless.