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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 😀

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!

Jekyll

Good morning everyone! Guess where we are? We are at Jekyll!❤ We left Floyd monday morning about 6:30 and got here at Jekyll about 4:30 Monday evening. It takes about 10 hours to drive here but it is SO worth it. We love it here!

One of the first places we always visit is Driftwood beach.

It is so pretty here!

We are so glad Grace’s friend, Micah, was able to come with us this trip.

Hurricane Ian came through here at the end of last week so Monday and Tuesday were a little chilly. As you can tell we have jackets on. I think it will be warming back up today and tomorrow.

Grace got this cute little backpack at the welcome center. Then we did our walk behind Dairy Queen.

We saw the alligator. He sure has gotten big!

We also saw the bird!

We saw a beautiful sunset yesterday. We went to a new (to us) place on the island to see this sunset. We saw dolphins swimming.

Grace took this picture. My phone couldn’t get a good picture of the dolphin. We went back to Driftwood and Grace took some awesome night pictures.

The moon was beautiful!

I think she has so much talent!

I love these pictures! Thanks Grace!

I took this picture of Grace! I absolutely love it! She didn’t even know I was taking it.

That’s all for now. We have more adventures planned. God bless!

Surprise!

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!