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Hello everyone!  Yesterday the girls and I made another trip down the Parkway to get cherries.  This time we were getting the culls.  They sell them for $10.00 for a 5 gal. bucket.  We brought them home and used the steam juicer to make juice.  We got enough to make 2 gal of juice.  We had some this morning and it was VERY good.  We had not had any homemade juice in about 3 months.  I’m  hoping this year to can more juice than we did last year.  After having the real thing, store bought tastes very bland.


This is one of the most popular spots along our section of the Parkway.  It is called Mabry Mill.  Lots and lots of people visit this spot.  They have demonstrations  of how things were made during the time this mill was in operation.  Yesterday, we noticed as we drove by they were demonstrating basket weaving. 


On our way home yesterday, we decided to take a different route than the Parkway.  This house was David’s Grandmother’s home.  We thought Dave might enjoy seeing a picture of it. 


And this is our home.  The rock lillies are blooming so pretty this year.  I almost forgot to tell you all,  we made some homemade cherry ice cream yesterday that was so good.  I got the recipe from here:  http://homejoys.blogspot.com/2012/06/homemade-strawberry-ice-cream.html  I just used cherries instead of strawberries.   I want to try it with honey sometime but did not have enough honey yesterday so I used sugar instead.  It was very good.  I think the best fresh fruit ice cream I have ever made.  It is definitely a keeper.

Today we will be doing school and working on the garden.  I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

Remember This


Who remembers these?  Obviously I do.  This machine was given to me by my mother-in-law several years ago.  And yes we do still use it.   Last summer, we had very little rain.  Our water source is a spring.  So in order to save the spring water, we washed our clothes on the wringer.  Wringer washers use much less water than automatic washers.  It was a lot of fun.  The girls really enjoyed it.  Now however it will be much easier to use.  My hubby hooked it up in his wood working shop.  Am I special or what?  It now has hot and cold water at the touch of a faucet.  It also has it’s own drain.  No more carrying  water to fill it up and then carrying water to empty it.  I know the body of the machine looks pretty “rustic”.  It works great though and thats what counts.  Well, I thought some of you might like a trip down memory lane.  Have a great day and God Bless.