Tag Archives: Roanoke

Turtles

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Here are a few of the turtle pictures we took while at Pandapas Pond the other day.

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They were pretty skittish so we had to sneak upon them to get the pictures.

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Grace did a great job! 

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A beaver lodge on the pond.  Several geese were resting on top of it. 

We have several things planned to work on today.  Rain is in the forecast though so we may not get any of it done.  We’ll just have to wait and see.  I am going to use the remainder of the pork tenderloin this evening to make bbq sandwiches for supper.  I have enough rolls left from last night to use for buns.  I think I will do homesfries and coleslaw with it.  I like to cook enough meat to make several meals from it.  This makes it a little easier I think.  We have dentist appointments tomorrow in Roanoke, then we are going to Sam’s Club to pick up a few things.  After that, we are going to pick out Grace’s frames for her new glasses.  The Horns are supposed to come by tomorrow evening  to visit.   YEAH!  It has been a while since we have got to visit. 

I better get busy.  Hubby and I are working on a big outside project.  I’ll try to show pictures next time I make a post.  Anyway, he is wanting to get started so that hopefully we can get some of it done before it starts raining.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

More Signs of Spring

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I could hardly wait to post these pictures!  The crocus are so bright and beautiful.  The rhubarb is coming up nicely.  I LOVE SPRING!  This has been a busy week for us.  All day Tuesday spent in Roanoke at the eye doctor.  Wednesday was a fun day spent with our friends, the Horns.  Today has been a beautiful day here.  Temperature around 60 degrees.  We can hardly believe it.  I hung our clothes out on the line-they will smell sooooo good!   I plan on having london broil on the grill tonight, probably home fries and corn on the cob (from our garden last year).  I purchased some strawberries at the store today.  I usually don’t do that this early in the season but they looked so good.  Strawberry Shortcake for dessert tonight.  We usually go down to Jessica’s in early May.  There is a” pick your own” strawberry patch.  We love it.  We try to pick a lot, freeze them for winter.  We also make lots of fresh strawberry jam.  YUM!  Anyway I have a praise.  My truck is fixed!!!!  Hubby and his brother worked until dark last night but we are back on the road.  I never imagined how much I would miss that old truck until I had to jiggle my schedule with Hubby’s.  One vehicle can be a little trying to say the least.  The girls and I don’t go a lot of places but it sure is nice to be able to go when we want to.   I guess I better get busy cooking supper, Hubby is looking in the pantry so he must be hungry.  Take care 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.