Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a good week so far. Last week was pretty busy for us. Seems like VBS is always a busy time. Our theme this year was “Hip Hopping for Jesus”. The kids all seemed to have a great time.
Julie dressed for the part. All the workers dressed in 50’s style. I somehow didn’t get a picture of Grace.
We enjoyed our moon last week and finally (after years of trying) managed to get a good moon picture. Our place was so bright at night, we had a cat bird that sang all night. I guess he didn’t know if it was night or day.
We have also been enjoying some of our fresh produce from the garden. So far we have had salad greens, green onions, beets, radishes, carrots, yellow squash and a few cucumbers. We love it!!
Friday evening we went to our Pastor’s house. As I mentioned earlier, he gave us some peaches. He has a small orchard at his house. All his trees were so full of fruit. It was beautiful.
These are only a few of the trees. Grace took lots of pictures. I will try to post more of them tomorrow.
This is a view from his yard. Very pretty. We also ate supper at his house. Almost everything we had was home grown. I love to eat this way. We had hamburgers on the grill, cucumbers, onions and tomatoes from the garden, fresh homemade applesauce, and fresh peaches. Delicious!
The girls and I did not get to can our beets yesterday. As it was raining most of the day, we decided to run a few errands in town instead. Jess had given me some coupons she had for canning jars and lids. We decided to go to Wal-Mart and get these. They are a little cheaper there than there are at our local supermarket. We will be canning the beets today.
The sun is shining here nicely today. Temperatures have cooled down some, thanks to the rain yesterday. Outside temperature is about 80 degrees. This is one of those weeks when things begin to start building up. Much to do. Beans are ready to pick, berries are ready, beets are ready and I think we might have enough tomatoes ripe to make a batch of salsa. I love to can and put away food for my family however when I start getting behind, it is easy for me to allow that to become a stressor in my life. I do not want this to happen. God has given us this bounty and I thank Him for it. When I was growing up, the garden and canning controlled our summers. I do not want that for my girls. I want the garden and all it involves to be enjoyable and fun for my girls. I want to keep a balance. This is hard, as old habits are sometimes difficult to break. Pray that I will do this well-that my girls will have a love for gardening and canning and not see it as just hard work.
We were very blessed to have these peaches given to us. They are called Saturn peaches or donut peaches. These are very small and I was not really sure how to best use them.
As you can see, we had quite a few. We decided to make something like an applesauce from them. We used the food strainer. We made a pie from our peach sauce yesterday to see how it would taste. It actually was very good. Hubby was home yesterday and he helped. Thanks, Babe.
Temperatures here are hot. We are getting a small shower here this morning. Much needed. However the sun is already back so it probably will get hot fast. We are headed into town for piano practice. I also need a few spices for the beets. Enjoy your day and God bless.
Remember last week I said we were working on a wood project. Well here it is. I couldn’t post about it then because we wanted it to be a surprise. Daniels birthday is coming up so we made him a much needed toy chest. The train on the front was my first time painting a design on a project. It was fun, however I was concerned I would mess it up. It turned out okay though. Daniel seemed to like it and Mom really liked it. Now she has a place for some of his toys. He loves trains and tractors. I looked for a stencil but couldn’t find one so we just made our own. George got the picture from the internet. I cut it out and traced it on the wood, then painted it in. I told him he should make some more perhaps to sell. We’ll see. Gotta go gather beets. God Bless.
I thought some of you might be wondering about the name of my blog. I have a small business that I run out of my home. I make aprons, lap quilts, crochet dishcloths, afgans, and prayer shawls. I have made enough to buy the school books for this year. I think that’s pretty good. I have about 50 dishcloths made up to sell but I only have 3 aprons left. As soon as Hubby gets to repair sewing machine I have to get busy with more aprons and lap quilts. I enjoyed my long weekend with Jess and family. We got a lot done. George and Dave laid the tile on the bathroom floor and Jess and I painted her craft room. She chose a bright yellow and she is thinking about going with bright red curtains and accessories. I think it will be gorgeous. I love yellow walls. It makes the entire room so cheerful. I also got lots of MawMaw hugs and a few kisses. He’s stingy with his kisses. Jasper (our puppy) had lots of play time with his brother, Buddy ( Daniel’s puppy). It’s getting time to cook supper so I guess I’ll have to come up with some ideas. Tomorrow I think I might try to can our beets. I’ll post pictures if I do. God Bless.