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Our Trip

Hello everyone!  I thought I would tell you all a little about our trip yesterday.  I did not get any pictures-sorry.  We didn’t actually go down into the town of Mt. Airy so we didn’t see any Andy Griffith stuff.  We did have a great time though.  We left here about 8:30 yesterday morning and got home about 6:00.  A full day.  We stopped at lots of produce stands.  They were all stocked with beautiful fall mums, pumpkins and such.  We ate lunch at Libby Hill.  We enjoyed it a lot.  We then walked around inside the Mayberry Mall for a while and had ice cream as a treat while in the mall.  On the way home, we stopped at a few more produce/farmer market type places.  Hubby bought 2 knives that he thinks will be good knives for working up deer and other meats.  I bought 10 lbs of pintos, 5 lb. kidney beans, 4 lb. black beans, 3 lb. yellow eyed beans, some white sweet potatoes and a cushaw.  I am hoping to can most of the beans to have on hand when I need them quickly.

We are working on our last sack of apples today.  I am ready to start canning something else (beans, soups, and chili).  Temperatures here are beautiful.  Much cooler with lots of sunshine (after our downpour the other day).  Dave, Jess and kids are coming up tomorrow.  The pastor has a clay shoot at his house every year.  Dave and Hubby are going to it while the rest of us go check out some yard sales and maybe a trip to Michaels.  Jess has requested an oatmeal pie for tomorrow.  I plan on making that this evening.  It is a very good pie that tastes like pecan pie, just less expensive to make.

Well, I guess that is about all that’s happening here.   I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

Latest Wood Project

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This is George’s lastest wood project.  It is just a prototype.  He doesn’t have the seat in yet but I think it looks very good.  Our oldest daughter and ourselves are in need of new chairs so he has been working on getting a pattern that he likes.    Not much happening here today.  The girls has a dentist appointment in Roanoke and we were gone most of the day.   We went to Michaels afterward, picked up a few things.  Then went to Lifeway Christian BookStore.   We  did a little grocery shopping and came home.  The temperature here has been a little chilly.  Lows about 50 to 52, highs in mid 60’s.  Nice weather.  Makes me start thinking fall and fall makes me think school.  We started Math yesterday.  I am trying a different approach this year.  I borrowed this idea from my friend.   I am going to add one subject a week  and by the end of September we will be in full school.  This way it won’t be school overload.   I’ll let you know how this works for us.  As you know what works for one family doesn’t always work for another but I think this will be a good plan for us.  I love homeschooling my girls.  We have such fun.  It’s a lot of work too but then most things worth doing require work.  Night has come and I am tired.  God Bless.