Tag Archives: Lupper

What’s Blooming

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I thought I would show you ladies a few pictures of what is in bloom around our home.  First, these lilies are huge this year.

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I wish I could tell you the name of these, but I have forgotten what it is.

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I love yellow and purple together. 

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I know the name of these-strawberries!!!  We just planted these this year but they are doing very good.

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Our raspberries are looking good this year.  We love raspberries.  They are just now starting to ripen.  YUM!!

Today is a beautiful day here in Floyd.  Our temperature is in the mid 70’s with a good breeze.  Nice day for sitting in the shade and relaxing.  We are having chicken and veggies on the grill for lupper and homemade ice cream is churning as I type.  I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless.

Remember This

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You all remember this little dress.  I got it at Goodwill before we even knew what Jess was going to have.  Well, this weekend when we went down for our Christmas get together, Jess had dressed her in it.  She looked darling!

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It amazes me every time I see her how much she has grown.  The boys were too busy for me to get a picture of them.  Maybe next time.  We had a great visit with lots of good food. 

Yesterday I put a deer roast on in the crockpot before we left for church.  Pastor Tom’s message was very good.  He preached from Isaiah 40:3-5.  We had deer roast, french fries, green beans and homemade rolls for “lupper” with homemade candy for dessert.  Then we just chilled for the rest of the day.  Our church was going caroling and giving out fruit baskets last night.  However, Julie is suffering from a head cold, so we did not go. 

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

Apron

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I finally finished the apron using one of the new patterns.  What do you all think?  I think my other apron pattern was a lot easier and faster but I know it is time to step it up a notch.  My thanks to Grace for modeling for me.  I used some material I already had to practice on.  I’m not sure I like the rick rack, though.  I have another pattern to try and then I will decide which one I want to use for the matching mother, daughter, doll aprons. 

No church today due to bad weather conditions.  Dave, Jess, and boys did get to come yesterday however the wind came also.  It was just too cold for Daniel to play in the snow.  Wind chills below zero.  We had a good visit though.  I made fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, and homemade rolls for “lupper”.   For those of you confused by this term, this is when it is too late for lunch and too early for supper.  We also had cushaw pie for dessert with whipped creme. 

Now I must tell the story of why we had fried chicken for lupper.  Earlier in the week, Jess had mentioned she would like to have fried chicken.  As I knew they would not get to stay long, I thought something a little faster would be better.  I decided on hot roast beef sandwiches with green beans.  They called when they were on the way here and she jokingly said David would have liked fried chicken too.  This conversation was on speaker phone.  Hubby overhearing about the fried chicken, which happens to be his favorite meal, said “Oh, I didn’t know fried chicken was an option”.  By this time I am feeling a little out numbered so I decided to give in and make the chicken.  It was a wise choice.  Everyone enjoyed the meal and that makes this mama’s heart happy. 

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Butterfly Paradise

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This is a picture of our butterfly bush and our rose of sharon.  I think this is a very pretty spot in our yard.  The butterflies and the hummingbirds really love this area so there is always lots of activity here.

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Just one of the many who enjoy.

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Our gooseberries.  This bush has been loaded this year.  The girls and I so enjoy eating them.  I looked them up on the internet once and read that they are a dessert gooseberry.  They are very sweet and delicious.  I am thinking about looking up a recipe for gooseberry pie.  I think it would be good.

Yesterday for “ lupper” we enjoyed steak on the grill, french fries, steamed carrots and broccoli.  The broccoli was our first from the garden.  So very good!  I know lots of you think I misspelled supper, but “ lupper” is our name for a late lunch and an early supper.  We just combine lunch and supper together and got the word “lupper”.  We have “lupper” a lot when Hubby is home and then have just a little snack later in the evening. 

Time for me to go hang some clothes on the line, enjoy God’s sunshine and the birds beautiful songs.  Enjoy your day and God bless.