Dandelion Jelly

IMG_1512Yesterday the girls spent the afternoon picking dandelions.  We are making dandelion jelly.  We tried to make it several years ago but it never set up to jelly stage so we had dandelion syrup.  It was very good just not what we were trying to make.  So this year we are trying again.  We followed the recipe found here http://www.simplycanning.com/dandelion-jelly.html

IMG_1513They picked about a gal. of dandelion flowers however this was too many.  Next time we will not pick as much.

IMG_1514The most time consuming part is getting off all the green stuff.

IMG_1515They are such a pretty yellow color.

IMG_1516I have excellent helpers though so no matter what we are doing it goes fast and is lots of fun.  These girls are awesome!

IMG_1503After finishing the dandelions, we enjoyed chicken on our new grill (my birthday gift from my other awesome daughter and son-in-law)

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Happy Birthday (to me!)

IMG_1494Hello everyone!  Look at my pretty birthday cake my friend Vicki made me.  Thanks so much Vicki!

IMG_1495We celebrated with pizza and cake.

IMG_1497She got me this infuser.  I have wanted one of these for quite some time.  It will fit over any size canning jar (wide mouth).  We had a great evening. Thanks again Vicki!

Spring is in the Air

IMG_1467I thought I would share a few spring pictures with everyone.  I am not sure what these flowers are.  We made a trip to Rocky Mount today and they were on the side of the road.

IMG_1469Mayapple coming up.

IMG_1470Redbuds blooming.

IMG_1471Wild mustard.

IMG_1474Weeping cherry.

IMG_1479Pretty tree(in other words, I am not sure what kind of tree it is).


IMG_1482More pretty flowers.  Rocky Mount is off the mountain from us.  They are warming than we are so their season is about 2 weeks ahead of us.IMG_1465And just because I know everyone wants to see more pictures of John Luke, here he is coming home yesterday evening.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Hello, John Luke!

IMG_1454Isn’t he beautiful!

IMG_1455Daddy doing the first diaper.

IMG_1459Our friend Bumblebee, who sat with us all day, all night and all day again just for this moment! IMG_1458Mommy, Daddy and John Luke.  God is good all the time and we praise Him for this brand new person in our family.

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