Blueberry Scones

Good morning everyone! I am making something for breakfast that I haven’t made in a long time. You guessed it, blueberry scones! Clearly I need to work on what 8 equal pieces looks like!😏

https://www.spendwithpennies.com/blueberry-scones/#wprm-recipe-container-199341

This is the recipe I used. They are really good. I really like Spend With Pennies recipes. I use them a lot.

Ignore the fact that a bite has already been takenπŸ˜‰

God bless!

More Seeds

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a good day. We are enjoying some rain this morning with temperatures in the upper 30’s. It’s a nice cozy day. I have a good fire going and a crochet project I am working.

As you can tell from the picture, I am starting to get in some of the seeds I have ordered. I probably could have just used the seeds I already have but I really like to try new (to me) seeds. In the above picture, both broccoli are new to me, both peppers and the red cabbage!

In this picture, the Mizuna is new to me. I have no idea what it is or how to eat it. It is a free seed packet from Baker Creek. I have attempted to grow the sugar rush peach peppers before. I wasn’t too successful but I want to try again. I want to make peach hot sauce for Jess and her family.

Years ago, I bought a lovage plant at a farmers market. I had it for years before it died. It tastes like celery. I am not a huge fan of celery but I look forward to having this plant again. I plan of drying the leaves and making a powder from them. I think I will also try making a salt from them. Hopefully that will be like celery salt. We’ll see!

Next, the blue cream cherry tomatoes are new to me. I LOVE trying new varieties of cherry tomatoes. These look delicious!

I have another order placed that I will share with you all when it comes in. I also want to go to our local dollar tree. They have their seeds in already. For those of you that do not know, Dollar stores have a good selection of basic seeds for a really good price.

That’s all for now. I’m going to enjoy my tea and listen to the rain on my roof. God bless!

Vanilla Extract

Good morning everyone! I hope you have been enjoying your week so far. Things have been good here. Not too cold. I took some time yesterday and cleaned out the rabbit hutches and the chicken house. It feels good to get that done.

Jess and I are doing something new to us. We are making homemade vanilla. I have wanted to do this for several years and just never got around to doing it. I hope it works. Thanks Dave and Jess for providing the supplies. I followed Ina Garten’s recipe https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DcCm11Pp9rs

It is supposed to be nice today with a high of about 60 degrees. I may work some up in the garden. We’ll see. Jess and I are going to Sam’s club after she finishes school.

I finished this scarf this morning. It is a C2C stitch. I really like this stitch. It works up fast and I think looks very good. I am thinking of doing a lapghan using this stitch. I followed this tutorial. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PYAVCDASo4M&t=1908s

That’s all for now, I guess. I hope you have a great day. God bless!

And So It Begins

Good morning everyone! I hope your week has been good! Things are good here. It’s a little chilly this morning but the sun is shining and it promises to be a beautiful day.

As you can tell by the picture, I am looking forward to our 2023 growing season. I went with Dave yesterday to do some work on the Madison house. We (as always) went to Lowes. They had some seed packages out. Dave bought me these two packages. I have a few other seeds coming in the mail from https://migardener.com/ They have very good seeds at a very affordable price. We went to the Dollar Tree but they didn’t have their seeds out yet.πŸ˜ͺ

I already have my seed starting mix. I ordered it from https://www.homedepot.com/ I really like this mix. It is my favorite to use.

On a different subject, this is my latest finished crochet project. This poncho and hat is for me. The hat is a little too big so I need to work on it some but I really like it. The poncho is very nice and warm. The tutorial is from Bag O Day’s https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qrEFd80Vn-U poncho.

I guess that’s all for now. God bless.

A Little Organizing

Hello everyone! So yesterday I decided to tackle a corner of my living room that was in bad need of an update. I love how it looks!

This is how it looked about half through. As is typical for me, I forgot to do a before picture but you can get the idea from this one. The end result is definitely an improvement!

I spent some more time up in the garden this morning and weeded another raised bed. It feels so good to play in the dirt and be making progress toward our next garden.

That’s all now. God Bless!

First Hike 2023

Good morning everyone! Happy new year 2023!

Grace and I had a little get together with our friends the Horns the other day. Weather here has been amazing for the last few days so we decided after our little get together to do a little walk.

We walked one of our favorite trails.

It is such a beautiful trail and it leads down to the river.

It felt so good to get out and enjoy the nice weather and get some exercise as well.

Another thing I have been enjoying outside is getting some garden work done. I’ve been working on cleaning out some of the raised beds. As you can see, one is cleaned out and the other one really needs cleaning outπŸ˜€ I’ve also been doing some planning on how I want to do the garden this year. Maybe some changes.

I hope you all have a wonderful week and get to enjoy some outside time as well. God bless!

Crochet Projects

Good morning everyone! Remember this project from my other post. I finished it! I really like how it looks. It is definitely the most intricate and challenging project I have accomplished so far.

Another project I recently finished. I think this pattern is my favorite. It is called a virus stitch. I really like how it looks. Both of these shawls are for friends. I love giving hand made gifts!

This yarn will be used for future projects. Grace surprised me the other day with a gift of $20.00 to use to buy yarn. Michael’s had Caron cake yarn on sale and the white pound of love yarn came from Joanns. I have already started another project with the white yarn!

We had a really good day. We did some fun shopping then picked up groceries. We ended our fun day with a special treat.

God bless.

First Fire

Hello everyone! I hope you have all been having a good week. We are good here. The weather has definitely decided to feel like fall. We built our first fire today and it feels really good! Having a fire means more work but I really do enjoy it!

I canned some thing new to me today. Herbed potatoes. I think I will be using them to make potato soup. I love potato soup! I followed the recipe from here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XzUzhlOQD3I&t=362s.

This is my latest crochet project. It has been very challenging but fun. I like to stretch my abilities πŸ˜€

God bless!

Jekyll Day 2

Good morning everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your week. We definitely are! It is so beautiful here!

We did another walk yesterday. This trail is located at one of the piers.

It is a very nice walking trail.

We walked for a long time, about 2 1/2 hours. Needless to say, we were pretty tired but it is a beautiful walk.

After we walked the trail, we walked along the pier. So many birds for Grace to take pictures of.

We finished off the day by going back to Driftwood for sunset. My phone was being charged so I didn’t get any pictures.

God bless!