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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.

Sunflowers

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I just love sunflowers.  I think they are so cheerful and fun.  These come up underneath the feeder and I think they add so much to the area.  The cats have played there so much though that a lot of them are drooping down to the ground.  They still look pretty though.

I have been kinda busy for the past few days.  As you all know, we went down to Jessica’s on Friday.  We had a great visit and enjoyed play time with the boys.  Then we went to pick the apples.  She didn’t have very many but we got what was on the tree.  I haven’t worked them up yet so no picture of pink applesauce.  On Saturday, we went to pick apples at Faye’s sisters house.  We ended up with about 4 bushel.  When we got home I started working on them.  I have told Faye all about our steam juicer and sauce maker.  She has been wanting to buy them for herself.  Sunday evening at church Gene (her husband) said he was going to buy them for her.  We met them yesterday morning in town at the Farmers Supply.  He bought the steam juicer, the sauce maker and a steam canner for her.  She was so excited.  We then went home with them and showed them how to operater their new equipment.  She had a 5 gal. bucket of apples to work up.  From that she got 2 qts of juice and 5 qts of applesauce.  It was a really fun day.  I really want one of those steam canners.  It takes my water bath canner about 1 hr. to start to boil.  The steam canner is ready in about 10-15 min.  Amazing.  We definitely would be saving on the amount of gas we use.    Hopefully, we will be able to get one soon.  Much faster and more economical.

I worked up some more of our apples yesterday evening after we came back from Faye’s house.  We will be working on them more today.  So far, we have 8 qts of applesauce and 4 qts of apple juice.   Grace has been taking some more pictures.  This is a picture of the sunset God gave us yesterday.

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I forgot to tell you ladies about the nice weekend we had.  Remember Thursday evening I said temperatures were cooling off.  Well, Friday and Saturday morning the temperature when we got up was 58 degrees.  Can you believe that?  Then Sunday and Monday morning it was 61 degrees.  The highs for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were only in the mid 70’s.  Wonderful!!  Thank you Lord!!  Yesterday, it started warming back up and today I think it will be back to normal but it certainly was wonderful to enjoy a few fall-like days in summer.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

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Just a few pictures today to show the progress of our upper garden.  It is finally starting to look like a garden.

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We have been enjoying lettuce and onions for a while now.

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The peas are starting to bloom.  I really love fresh garden peas.

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These are the plants we started under the greenhouse.  We decided since we were not having much success transplanting them, we would just leave them where they were.  They seem to be doing great.

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Cucumbers blooming.  I love fresh garden cucumbers.

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Squash blooming.  I love fresh garden squash. 

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A closer look at the cabbage.  I love fresh garden cabbage.   Can you tell ? I just love ALL fresh garden food!!!!!

Enjoy your day and God bless.

New Ladies Study

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This is the new Friday Ladies Study.  I think it will be really good.  We have done one by this lady before.  The study of Ruth.  It was a really good so hopefully this one will be also.  I love starting new studies-so exciting.

We are getting some rain today with high winds.  I hung the clothes on the line outside but we had to hurry out and get them when the rain started.  They got about half way dry though before that happened.  Temperature is extremely warm for us, 57 degrees.  I love warmer temps.  Everything is starting to get green already.  We traveled to a little town close by Saturday, Rocky Mount.  On the way we saw some forsynthias blooming and a few Easter Lillies.  We also saw fields that were really green.  Very exciting. 

Lunchbreak is almost over and I haven’t even ate yet.  I better get off this computer and get busy eating.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Gilbert

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Daniel’s little kitten, Gilbert, taking a much needed rest under the Christmas tree.  He certainly is a cute kitten.  Very fuzzy.  Sam’s eyes light up every time he sees Gilbert.  He would love to sink his chubby little hands into all that fur.

We had a fun day yesterday.  We went over to our friends, the Horns.  Vicki fixed us lunch, then while the kids played, we make some gingersnap cookies.  They were very good.  We also tried our hand at making some breakfast bars or as we call them energy bars.  They did not turn out near as well as I had hoped.  Not too bad just not as I envisoned them being.  We all had a lot of fun though.  God is so good to provide us with friends like the Horns.  We feel very blessed that they are in our lives.

We had so much rain here the first of the week.  I have no idea how much but I know it was a lot.  Everything was soaking wet.  Water was standing in so many places in our yard.  After the rain, temperatures took a drop.  It dropped about 20 degrees from yesterday morning till this morning.  The sun is shining though so hopefully things will warm up some.  I would like to hang my sheets on the line.

The girls and I have lots to get done today so we better get busy.  God bless.

Am I Cute?

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This is one of our new kitties.  You may remember there are 3 of them.  The other two were being shy.   This one the girls call Fuzzy Wuzzy.  I wonder why.  He is so chubby and fuzzy he waddles when he walks.  Very cute.

Today has been a beautiful day here in Floyd.  All week has been really, really nice.  The mornings have been pretty chilly-mid 20’s.  The days however have warmed up nicely with lots of sunshine-low 60’s.  Amazing!  We have hung our clothes outside on the line all week.  How good is that!  Almost mid November and this warm.  I like it.

Today was ladies bible study day.  We finished our study on Ruth.  Our next study will be on Women Who Believed God.  It looks like it will be a very good study.  I always love starting a new study.  I think it is so exciting.  I can hardly wait to see what the Lord will reveal to us.

Lots to do so take care and God bless.

We’re Back

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This is our progress so far.   It has been a pretty big job.  We finished grouting the tile today.  I think it looks really good.  I really like the  color she chose for the walls.    I think I like the bigger tile too.   David will seal the grout, put on the base trim and get her washer and dryer back in the room.  She is wanting to put lots of shelves in and also they are going to purchase a freezer to go in the room.  I’ll take more pictures when all this is done.

We had a really nice time Sunday with our revival getting started.  The pastor’s messages were really good.  Sunday mornings message was about being cleansed and Sunday evening was about getting a touch from God.  We left Monday morning to go back down to Jessica’s.  She’s such a slave driver, you know.

My next post will have birthday party pictures, however I could not resist showing you these two today.

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Ain’t he cute when he’s sleeping?  He has an absolutely beautiful smile and smiles a lot.  He is a very happy and content little boy.

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This is a picture of pure love.  I don’t think I have ever seen a little boy love his dog more than Daniel loves his “Buddy” or vice versa.  They spend hours outside doing this very thing, just rolling and playing together. 

Well, I think I’ll rest for a while.  Enjoy your evening and God bless.

Sweet, Juicy Corn

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Our corn is ready!  I love fresh garden corn.  We have been working some of it up this morning.   So far we have put 58 ears in the freezer and 9 pts cut off the cob.  I have a vacuum sealer which I use for the corn and other stuff.  It is a very handy thing to have.  I purchase items at the store in bulk at a discounted price and then separate them out into portions we can use.  Then seal them with the vacuum sealer.  It really makes a difference.  No freezer burn.

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   The type of corn we raise is called Merit Corn or where I’m from they call it Garden Creek Corn.  The man who had the seed for it lived on Garden Creek, thus the name.  It is an excellent corn, very sweet.  It is called the silkless corn because when you shuck it the silks just fall off with the shucks.  I LIKE THAT!  Makes working the corn so much easy.

We have been getting quite a lot of rain here this week.  The temperatures have cooled down some though because of the rain.  Yesterday, the girls and I worked on apples.  16 quarts to be exact.  I used my new steamer juicer and extracted over a qt of juice from the peelings.  We had fresh apple juice with breakfast this morning.  Very delicious!

Better get busy.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

A Fun Day

Yesterday was a fun day.  Baby Sam came to MawMaw’s house for the very first time.

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He seemed to enjoy himself.  I know MawMaw and PawPaw certainly did enjoy it.

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Sam investigating the world from PawPaw’s shoulder.

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Just one more picture.  Don’t he look content and happy.

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Daniel had a great time with a bottle sprayer filled with water.  All MawMaw’s plants needed a drink and he had a great time giving it to them.

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I think this is my favorite picture of the day.  Ain’t he soooooo cute?

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What do you think they are looking at?

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A frog of course.

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My Julie.  The gift my Lord surprised me with at 40.

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At 41 my Lord gave me another gift.  Grace.  I never imagined the Lord had more babies for me.  My daughters(all 3) have taught me so much about life and love.    I am such a blessed woman.  Such joy He has given me.  My family is so important to me and I cannot never thank the Lord enough for allowing me to be part of their lives.  God is so good.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

My Yard Sale Find

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On our way home from Grayson Highlands Saturday, we stopped at a yard sale.  This is what I found.  I know it needs some work but I got it at a really good price-$5.00.  I figure my Hubby can do some repairs and it will look great.  I need to find a belt for it.  Hopefully, this will not be too hard to find. 

This week is Bible School at church so things have been really busy.  We have to leave around 6:15 P.M. and don’t get home until around 10:00.  This makes for a long but fun evening.  We start on Sunday and go through Thursday.  The first night we had 11 kids, last night 19.  As I have said before we are a small church-few in number but large in our love of the Lord.

Hubby has some days off this week, so he has started a project.  We want to box in half of our back porch, move the washing machine and dryer in this new room.  We also plan on putting a half bath in there too, as we only have one bathroom.   All this means a really busy week here. 

Time for lunch.  Enjoy your day and God bless.