I’ve probably posted this picture before, but I thought we might all need a little color today. The Butterfly bush and the Rose of Sharon are always full of brillant color. The rocks came from over the hill on the farm. I got Marvin to bring them over on the tractor. He said this was a first for him, usually people want to get the rocks out of their yard not put them in. I think however it adds to the charm. Today temperatures will probably be in the upper 20’s. They say a chance of wintry mix for Friday. February is almost here though. Somehow in my mind, in February, my thoughts turn to spring, gardening, flowers, sunshine. Winter,however, does allow more time for things like sewing, quilting, crocheting. I am almost finished with Julie’s quilted wall hanging. I will post a picture of it when I’m finished. I attempted to make homemade hamburger buns yesterday. I do not own a hamburger bun pan so I thought I might could put them in my cast iron biscuit pan. Not a good idea. The tasted good, however, they looked like jumbo muffins. We ate them last night covered with cooked deer and gravy and mashed potatoes. No one seemed to mind how they looked. I don’t like to give up though so I will try another approach next time. Well, better get started on school. God Bless.
My latest project. Today has been a rainy, cold, windy, and just plain ucky day. So I decided it was a good day to start a new project. I worked on this quilt top all day. What do you think? The big pieces are called fat quarters. Those of you who quilt know all about these, but I am just learning. I think they are pretty neat. How else could someone who knows very little about quilting make a quilt top in one day. Hubby helped some with the design, then hurriedly left the room. Thanks Babe. Quilting is one of those things I wish I had learned to do at an earlier age, when I would have lots of instructors to help me learn. However I have had to basically teach myself what I know. I really enjoy doing it though. Hubby got a shot at a deer today, however the distance was too far. Better luck next time! Gotta get to work. God Bless.
Here’s our wood supply so far. What do you think? Enough for winter? The back goes 7 rows deep. Lots of work thats for sure. But some surprises too. I found 2 little black kittens in the pile we were moving today. The mommy cat had them hid really well. They were scared but friendly and of course very cute. Weather was very nice for wood splitting. Short sleeve weather. Tomorrow is a slight chance of rain so I’m glad the wood is in the dry. I am baking amish friendship bread this evening. It has been a 10 day process but I think it is going to be worth it. It smells WONDERFUL. I can’t wait to taste it. Hubby didn’t get a deer yet but we did have one donated to us. Thanks, Eldon! We’ve had tenderloin and gravy for breakfast two days in a row. Good stuff. Well, I’m pretty tired, all that wood is hard work. God Bless.
Happy Birthday to my sweet baby girl!! Yesterday was party day. Best Friends celebrating together. Life is good. Yellow cake with chocolate icing and only a few sprinkles (just the way she likes it). Yesterday, Hubby and his brother went out to cut more wood and today he is going with our friend from church. Hopefully lots to split and stack. He is deer hunting this morning , something he truly enjoys, and something we all truly enjoy eating. Good Luck, hon. I’m not sure what the girls and I will get into yet. There is always something to do around here. Tomorrow we hear another trial sermon from the candidate for pastor. We will have another fellowship meal after church. We also start our new study on Revelation from John MacArthur tomorrow. I think the book of Revelation is one of the hardest books in the bible to understand and probably the most misunderstood. Hopefully, I will know a little more about it when this study is finished. Next Sunday we will vote on the pastor. I’m still not sure how to vote Yes. or NO. I’m still praying. I think this is a very BIG decision and I want to make sure I’m on the same page as God. Pray that all will go well and that we, as a church, will vote according to God’s will. Well, better get busy. God Bless.
Tonight our church sponsors something called a Sportman’s Banquet, or as we call it The Critter Chompin. Our church has a really great men’s ministry that reaches out to the hunters in our community. Many women and youth from our church are hunters too. So this is a great opportunity for them (and us) to enjoy the fruits of their labor. They will bring lots of wild game especially deer as they are in abundance here. We’ve taking turkey chili and it is simmering now in the pot. It smells SO GOOD in here. I can hardly wait to sample all the good food tonight. We give away door prizes and have people give testimonies to what Christ has done in their life. A very nice way to spend an evening. Today has been a georgeous day in Floyd. Sunshine, wind, warm temperatures. Just wonderful. I think I’ll go enjoy some outside time before we have to leave. God Bless.