Our irises are in full bloom!  These were given to us several years ago by a friend from church.  It has taken them a while to get going but I think they are looking pretty good this year. 

We have been busy this week.  Does any one think this is becoming the norm?  Seems like spring is a busy time.  Anyway, we went to the dentist on Tuesday.  Both girls got a good report.  Then on Wednesday, we went to Sam’s club and bought our bulk items.  Yesterday, we went down to Jessica’s.  Today is full as well.  Our church is doing a Mother/Daughter banquet this evening.  I am bringing rolls.  I also have to take Hubby’s van in to Little Town to get 2 tires put on.  I was hoping the girls and I could get the nests made today for the little chicks.  Hubby also wants to work on the floor for the new boxed in part of the back porch when he gets in from the job site.  We’ll see. 

 School has taken a back burner this week with all that has been going on.  We only lack 15 more lessons in math and we’ll be finished with it for the summer.  We are calling quits to language when math is finished.   Then we plan on doing history and science during June and July and taking August and September off.  These two months are so busy here with canning.  It is much easier for us to take those months off.

I also hope to make strawberry jam today.  Yesterday, while down at Jessica’s we got 2 gal. of strawberries.  I put one gallon in the freezer yesterday evening and hope to make jam with the other gallon today.  I think Jessica is planning on making jam tomorrow.  I am going to try using the liquid certo this time.  I just haven’t been having success with the powdered sure jell. 

Well, that’s about it for now.  I better get busy if I am going to get anything done.  I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

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  1. Just stopped by from Mrs. Holcombs’ blog after you left a comment about selling old homeschool books. We homeschool too, using Rod and Staff curriculum. I like all your pictures of flowers and birds. The picture from the church is lovely with all the trees and such. As I was tying our daughter’s penefore – about to leave a comment here – our son read the titles to your recent posts and wanted to check out your chocoalte gravy and our daughter thought your snowball bush title looked great! smile Have a lovely Friday. Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!


  2. I was wondering what you had been up to! Your irises are so pretty. I love how they are smaller. Strawberry jam with fresh farm strawberries sounds delicious-yummy!


  3. Yep, I would have to say busy is the norm around here too. We are going to do health and science over the summer. I know we are going to have to take a break in August when the baby comes so we are going to work on those subjects and have them finished up. Mathin finished his Math today! I posted the recipe for my pizza crust on I also added some tips for a crispy crust. Sorry to take so long getting back to you on that. I froze some strawberries too. Do you have any good strawberry recipes? I will miss not getting to go to a Mother/Daughter banquet this year. We just can’t seem to find a church. Your iris are beautiful. They remind me of my great grandmother. Have a blessed day.



  4. Hi Donna… Sounds like a busy home.. smile.. I always use liquid, too.. Powder does not work for me..
    Your iris is beautifull
    Have a great evening…


  5. Your iris’s are beautiful. Busy does seem the norm this time of year.

    Your strawberries sound so good. We have blossoms on our plants, and are looking forward to the berries. Before I bought Pomona pectin, I used liquid certo as that worked the best for me as well.

    Have a wonderful evening with your family.



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