Good morning everyone! I hope you have all been having a good week.

Yesterday I was cleaning out the chicken house and doing some general cleaning in the chicken run. I glanced up at a huge poke plant and got a nice surprise! Green beans were everywhere, growing on that poke plant! Amazing!

I love it! We picked about a gallon of beautiful beans. I’m not sure what variety they are but I’m guessing blue lake pole beans. They have been snapped and are ready to be cooked today for supper.

The garden is almost finished for the year. We were gifted some more jalapenos which I froze for future use. They are so pretty! I have some Tabasco peppers in the garden that aren’t completely ripe yet. I’m not sure if they will ripen to red before the first frost. I plan on leaving them on the plant as long as possible. This is my first year growing them. I don’t know if I will grow them next year or not. They definitely take a long time. I started these seeds the first week of March.

That’s all for now. I hope you all have a good day. God bless.

Fall Clean Up

Dave came over today and helped get some of the garden cleaned up. My garden is directly below a cow field so, as you can see, the weeds grow massive.

It is a continuous battle to keep the weeds at bay. We usually do a good job with it until harvest time. Then we concentrate on harvesting and preserving and the weeds take over!

Dave came over today and we made a lot of progress on getting the garden back.

It is looking so much better! Thank you, Dave!

Cowboy Candy

Good morning everyone! I hope your week has been good!

One of the things I did with all those jalapenos was to make cowboy candy. I made it a little different this year. I chopped it up into small pieces. We’ll see how we like it this way. Hopefully we do because …

I canned quite a few jars of it! 2 pint jars, 3 12 oz. jars and 7 half pint jars!

Another thing I am making is fermented sirachi sauce. I have made sirachi sauce before but never fermented. Hopefully we like it too!

It is a beautiful morning here in Floyd today. Feels like fall. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

God bless!

Dodd Creek Trail

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful morning! We are having a beautiful morning. Our temperature this morning was 55°. So nice!

Tuesday we did a hike on one of our local trails. This is such a nice little hike and only about 15 minutes from our house!

We have walked this trail many times however this is the first time we have walked it in the rain! Thankfully, we had umbrellas in the car. The rain actually made for a very nice walk!

A little challenging to keep the cameras dry but that just added to the fun!

Grace going after that one perfect picture!

She got some really nice pictures from there!

The trail is so pretty!

We look forward to walking it again very soon!

God bless!

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