The birds are starting to come in to the feeders now. Different ones than we get in the winter. They make such a joyful sound to the Lord. As soon as I get up in the morning, they are already singing. I go hang clothes on the line, their music fills the air. Such blessings the Lord gives.
Our weekend weather was a little different. It started to rain about 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning. It rained all day Saturday, all night Saturday night and most of the day Sunday. All our little creeks were overflowing. Several places the creek was running across the road when we came back from church Sunday afternoon. Then it started to ice, then it snowed some and finally it got bitter cold. When we came out from church last night, the side doors to the van were frozen shut. Julie and Grace had to get in the the front doors. We had some fierce wind so I guess that made the doors freeze. This morning it was 20 degrees when we got up. The wind has slowed down to a more manageable breeze, the sun is shining and hopefully it will get warmer. I just checked and it is 32 degrees now. I already have 2 loads of clothes on the line and another load ready to go out. I love clothes dried outside.
We finished our study of II Corinthians last night. Next week we will begin in Galatians. Our supper menu last night was pigs in a blanket, mashed potatoes, corn, baked beans, cornbread and a sour creme pound cake for dessert. I tell you, we sure do eat good. Our pastor says if you like to eat and shoot this is the church for you. As you may remember, our church does a lot of clay shoots as a men’s outreach. Lots of the women shoot too. We certainly have a lot of fun at our church. Hopefully, I haven’t made it sound like a social club. We are very dedicated to worshipping and serving the Lord. We just believe the Lord wants us to have fun too.
Well, it is time for school. Enjoy your day and God bless.
This is the new color of the old laundry room. The trim is white and the door is antique white. Hubby has to finish the trim and then it will be all done. He is also working on painting the bathroom.
The inside wall of the old laundry room is the original outside of the house. Jess had this paint left over from her bedroom. I think it looks very good on this wall. I wish I could figure out a way to take a picture that would show how it looks all together but it is a work in progress. Hubby will paint the trim today. After that we plan on going over to a friends house for a visit and a haircut.
Temperatures here are very nice. It was 42 degrees when we got up this morning. We decided to let the fire go out today. YEAH! That always makes me feel a little “springy”. I have clothes to hang on the line (of course). Don’t we always have laundry?
I changed my supper menu last night to fried chicken, potato salad and green beans. It was so nice and warm. It reminded me of picnic days. Tonights menu will be chicken stir fry with egg rolls. I fried enough chicken last night to have left over for tonight. I like to do that. It makes the cooking a little easier and faster if I the meat is cooked in advance.
Time to hang my clothes outside and listen to a little praise music from our birds. They are starting to sing such beautiful spring songs. Enjoy your day and God bless.
This is a picture of our new shelf Hubby and I made yesterday for the new laundry room. I’m sorry it is not a very good picture. I forgot to take the picture before we moved it into the room. After it was in the room, I couldn’t get enough room to show the whole shelf. The top shelf is 5 ft tall and it is 30 in. long with a depth of 9 in. I will be storing all my laundry and cleaning supplies on it. He will be building another shelf soon to store our bulk items.
Temperature here is very nice today-upper 40’s. Sunshine. I love it. The girls are working on school and I am getting ready to hang more clothes on the line outside. Hubby is busy painting the old laundry room. I am a blessed woman.
I am making homemade pizza for lunch. Supper menu will be fried chicken, gravy, corn and homemade biscuits. As I said earlier, I am a blessed woman. Enjoy your day and God bless.
This is our Friday Ladies Group. Okay so two are looking down but it is the best we could do. The sun was shining directly in our eyes. The study as I have said before is really good. We have 3 more lessons to go. Then we are going to do I Corinthians using John MacArthur’s study book. Today has been busy. I made a loaf of bread, then made a batch of laundry detergent. We are doing school and in my spare time I have hung out 4 extra large loads of laundry on the line. Rain is supposed to come tomorrow so I wanted to get as much dried outside as I could. We had frost this morning with temperatures about 28. The house is just now started to warm up. I didn’t want to build a fire because then the clothes I put on the line smell like wood smoke. Not a bad smell-just not that fresh spring smell I wanted. Tonights supper menu will be baked chicken, broccoli and cheese, and mashed potatoes. And of course the bread I made today. Dessert will be rhubard dumplings. Sounds pretty good. I guess I better get started on all this food. Hubby has just come in and seems to be VERY hungry. Take care and God bless.
Here is how I make our pickled eggs. First I boil the eggs.
After they have cooled, peel them.
Put them into a large glass container. I use a wide mouth half gallon canning jar. Using a wide mouth jar makes it easier to get the eggs out. We grow beets in our garden. In the fall we harvest them and make pickled beets. I use the pickled beet juice to pour over the boiled eggs. If you don’t have your own pickled beets you can buy them from the store. If using store brought you will need to add pickling spice to the juice. About 1 tsp. per can.
As soon as you pour the juice over them, they turn this beautiful color. Put them in the fridge and they will be ready to eat in about a week. As I said yesterday, Hubby loves them. I think they are just okay so I consider making them an act of love. Last night’s supper menu was pork roast baked in a cast iron dutch oven, mashed potatoes, home canned corn, homemade rolls, and blackberry dumplings made from blackberries we canned last fall. Delicious! Today is sunshine, beautiful sunshine. Warmer temperatures are on the way. Jess is coming up tomorrow with Daniel. She has some shirts she needs altered. We also hope to go the the local greenhouse and check out the flowers. Lots of fun! The girls don’t know it yet but we are taking an Easter break. Half school today and then no school until Monday. They will be very happy. Well, now it’s time for a language test so I better get busy being Teacher. Take care and God bless.