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More Snow Pictures

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I thought I would show you all a few more snow pictures.  This picture is of our road.

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Icicles hanging from the front porch.  I love the blue of the sky!

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Floyd is full of old barns.

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Papa Goose standing guard.  Mama Goose is already nesting!  Hopefully, we will soon have lots of goslings swimming around.  We are not sure of Mama Duck is nesting or not. I guess time will tell.

I am trying a new recipe for hamburger buns.  I got the recipe from here.  http://penniesandpancakes.blogspot.ca/  I’ll let you all know how they turn out.  I am making them using all whole wheat flour.  I’m not sure how that will go over with everyone. I usually do half whole wheat and half all purpose but I am hoping to move us over to more all whole wheat.  We are having hamburgers (on the homemade buns), french fries and cole slaw for supper.

I also wanted to tell you all how much we like the new yogurt recipe I have been making.  I have the recipe here vanilla yogurt.  I am making another batch today for us and will be making one tomorrow to take down to Jessica when we go.  This yogurt is kinda sweet and flavored.  It is delicious served with fresh fruit.  We like that much better than plain yogurt.  I think I will substitute strawberry flavoring for the vanilla next time and see how that turns out.

Well, time for lunch.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

 

 

Update on Job Site

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Hello everyone!  I know it has been several days since I made a post.  First off, my blog was down for a few days. Thanks to David, I am now back up and running.  Second, we have been pretty busy here.  I thought I would share a few pictures of how the progress is coming on Hubby’s job. 

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We tore up the flooring in the livingroom.  It was in pretty bad shape.

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The floor joists were sitting down on the ground.  Of course, there is only one way to fix that. 

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This was our progress as of Monday evening.  Tuesday the girls and I had to go to C-burg so I didn’t get to help (too bad, right!)  Hubby did finish moving the dirt out of this section.  Next we will tear up the other side of the floor and do the same thing again.  It is hard work but exciting.  The house is really starting to take shape.  Today, I helped him hang sheetrock on another job.  Thank the Good Lord, work seems to be picking up some for us.  We are SO thankful!

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The girls working on school work.  Homeschool is so much fun.  We can take it with us wherever we go. 

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I thought I would show you all what damage termites can do.

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We will be replacing these pieces of wood with blocks.  Tuesday when we went to C-burg we stopped by the Horn’s for a visit.  They had a great surprise.

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Baby Ducks!!!  Their mama duck had just hatched 16 baby ducks.  It was very exciting.  We had a nice visit and Vicki helped me (actually she did all the work) list some school books on Ebay to sell.  Thanks again, Vicki.

Today has been wet and chilly here in Floyd.  When we came home from hanging the sheetrock, I built a fire to take the chill out of the house.  Wet weather seems to make the house feel colder.  Well, I think that about catching up all we have been doing.  I hope you all have a good evening and God bless.

Mama Goose

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I thought I would show you all Mama Goose on her nest.  She is nesting on the little island on our pond.  Somewhere close to her but invisible to us is Mama Duck.  From what we can figure, they both starting setting at about the same time.  We look forward to seeing babies soon.

The girls and I had a fun day yesterday.  Julie does have to start wearing glasses though.  The eye doctor called them part time glasses.  He said for her to wear them when she was doing school, reading, doing computer work, etc.  To which I said well, that’s pretty much full time glasses.  But anyway, she was just glad they didn’t put drops in her eyes.  She was SO dreading that.  After the eye appointment we went to Goodwill, Wal-Mart, Barnes and Noble, Home Depot and Lowes.  We were looking for a certain color of stain for outside but we couldn’t find the color we have always used.   We then ate lunch at Little Caesar’s (the girls favorite eat out place).  After that, we came towards home-stopped and spent some much needed time at the Horn’s.  It had been so long since we had been able to get together.  We had a great visit but time just went by too quickly.  It seemed like we had been there no time and it was time to go.  She made me a nice hot biscuit so I could sample her dandelion syrup.  It was really good.  You can read about it here on her new blog http://oneandahalfacrehomestead.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/dandelion-syrup-tastes-like-honey/  My dandelion jelly did not set up.  I used powdered pection that I had on hand instead of the liquid (Sorry, Mrs. Faye, I will listen to you next time) so my jelly will now be called syrup.  I used some this morning to sweeten coffee and it was very good.

We had rain early this morning.  Everything is very wet and the temperature is chilly-low 40’s.  I think we will probably get a frost tonight and maybe tomorrow night.  I am hoping it doesn’t damage any of our fruit.  When I walked out toward the pond to get the picture of Mama Goose, I turned back toward the house and took this picture of our hens.

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Enjoy your day and God bless.

Ducks and Geese

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The ducks and the geese were in the yard together this morning.  Look how much they have grown.  The mama duck has 5 babies that have survived.  One goose is missing.  We are hoping it is not mama or papa.  From what I can understand they mate for life.  If something has happened to one of them it would mean no more babies, which would be very sad.

Our VBS has been a lot of fun so far.  2 more nights to go.  Thursday night is family night.  We went with Hubby yesterday.  He had a little repair job at this house on Claytor Lake.  We worked on school while he did the job.  Then we went down to the lake for a picnic.  It was a nice day.  I, of course, forgot the camera so no beautiful lake pictures.

Today is a beautiful day here in Floyd.  Temperature is in the lower 70’s as of now.  The sun is shining and we have a slight breeze.  Very nice.  We are hoping for nice temperatures this weekend as Dave, Jess, and the boys are coming up.  We hope to go into town on Saturday night and watch the fireworks. 

I have clothes ready for the line so I better get busy.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Trout Fest

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Remember a similar picture from last year.  Same little girl perched on the drainpipe.  Obviously she really likes the spot.

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Now its brothers turn to sit for a while.  We really had a nice day with about 90 people showing up all total.  After we came home from the fishing we worked in the upper garden.  Hubby tilled, and the girls and I set out the plants.  They looked great.  But then they wilted badly.   We watered them when we planted them, again the next morning and again yesterday evening before we went to church.  Last night the Lord watered them for us so we are hoping they look better now.  I haven’t went up to the garden yet to check on them.  If they do not perk up, I am afraid they will not survive.  We’ll just have to wait and see.

We plan on going over to the Horns today for lunch and some play time then on to piano practice.  I don’t think I told you all but we have ducklings now-12 of them.  They are very shy and it is hard to get a picture of them.  Mama duck keeps them hid most of the time.  I’ll keep trying though.

Time for us to get busy.  I have a load of clothes to hang out on the line and several more to get done.  Enjoy your day and God bless.