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Picnic and a Surprise

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Tuesday we went for a picnic with the Horn’s.  We had a great time.  It was our first picnic of the season with them.

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The picnic spot was beautiful!

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Fresh strawberries from North Carolina.  It’s still too early here for them but these were delicious!

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I came home today to find this lounge chair being made.  I love it!  Thanks Hubby.  We have looked at this design for a while now and he said he thought today was a good day to build one.  It is chilly here today and very windy.  Our temperature is 50 degrees as I type.  I think there is a freeze warning in effect for tonight.  Wouldn’t you know it, we just got our plants in the ground this week.  I certainly hope they are wrong.  It has been a beautiful day though, just chilly.  Beautiful sunshine and the air is so clean and clear.  I do love days like this.

Have a great evening and God bless.

 

Wedding

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Hello everyone!  Whew, what a busy weekend we have had.  Fun, but busy.  Our son, Chuck, was married yesterday.  I couldn’t wait to get home today and check out this picture.  I have wanted a picture of all of us together for a long time.  I guess it took a wedding to make it happen.  And just look, we’re all dressed up too!

After the reception, we played in the hotel pool for a while before bed.  We had to do something to let the kids wind down after being still for so long.  Sam amazed us all by sitting still and quiet beside his Grace the whole time the ceremony was going on.

We stopped on the way home and enjoyed a picnic.  The weather was cool but it was still nice.

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Most things are green here now.

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We have definitely been cool though.  We have freeze warnings for tonight and tomorrow night.  Hopefully, though, when this little cool spell is over things will warm up for a while.

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Little boys wishing it was warm enough that they could get in that water.   Well, I better get busy.  I have lots to get done.   I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.

 

Trying New Things

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful, blessed Sunday.  We are home today-no church-due to the snow we got on Thursday.

I have been wanting to try making our own body wash ever since I came across this recipe for it.  So today is the day.  I am making homemade liquid face wash.   I divided the recipe by 4 as I just wanted to make 1 qt to try.  I used 2/3 of a bar of aveeno clear complexion cleansing bar, 1 and 1/2 tsp glycerin and a qt of water.  I’ll let you all know how we like it.  I estimate the cost of this qt. to be about $2.00.  I bought the aveeno soap at our local pharmacy and probably paid more for it than I would have at Wal-Mart.   We have a big thing of shower gel right now that we are using but when this runs out I plan on making the gallon recipe using ivory soap.  I think you could use any soap of your choosing.  I like ivory and it is not expensive.

My quilt is coming along nicely.  I finished all the 9 X 9 in. squares yesterday.  Now to put them all together.  I am thinking of a border but am undecided as of yet.  A border would probably mean I would have to purchase material and I am wanting to make it all from scrap material I already have on hand.  I hope to work some more on it today.

We were still cold this morning-16 degrees-but the wind is not blowing too much so it is not so bad.  Well, that’s about all that’s going on here.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

 

 

New Ladies

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Meet one of our new ladies.  We have been blessed to receive 5 new hens and 1 rooster for free.  A family that lives across the Parkway from us purchased these chickens on Easter weekend.  That makes them about 1 month younger than ours.  They decided chickens were not for them.  They gave them to us with the coup.  We brought them to their new home today.  Julie will have to work on petting them up but I don’t think it will take her long.  We are going to increase the size of our fenced in area and then put them all together.  We think our older ladies like having a rooster around.  We received 6 eggs today and one of them was a double yoke.   We do not really want the rooster though.  We are thinking of giving him away.

It is HOT here.  Temperature is 95 degrees.  I’m not sure what the heat index is but it is definitely hot.  Enjoy your day, stay cool and God bless.

Memorial Weekend

I have no picture to post today.  I just wanted to let everyone know I was still around.  David is working on my computer this week so hopefully I will be back in action soon.  Things have been very busy here this past week.  We were blessed with a beef.  Billy had butchered him for someone and they did not want the meat.  He was an old bull-about 10 years old and weighed about 1800 pounds.  My friend Vicki and I have been working all last week to process it.  We are cutting some of the meat in chunks and canning it.  We are making hamburger out of the rest.  We are about half done (I think).  George and Quentin-Vicki’s hubbie-will be helping us tomorrow.  I will let you all know the total of cans and hamburger we get when we finish.  We went to visit Jess yesterday.  She is scheduled to have her labor induced June 7th.  Little Samuel will soon be here.  We took the cradle down and it is all set up and ready.  Just needs a little one in it.  Continue to pray for them.  We took the long way home today and stopped at a little picnic area.  It was very pretty with lots of overlooks.  We then stopped at this little store in Meadows of Dan and they were having a craft show.  Lots of cool stuff to look at, lots of new ideas for me to work on.  Of course, we took the camera case down to Jessica’s however the camera was not in the case.  So I have no pictures to show you.  Oh well, that’s pretty typical of me.  Enjoy your Sunday and God bless.