The temperatures here have been wonderful. Upper 50’s for several days now. We actually did not have a fire yesterday or today. Amazing! So what do we do when it’s this warm outside-cut wood, of course! Here are a few pictures.
This tree had been dead for quite a while. It was a pretty big tree. I hope you can see it. If you look at the right of the picture you can see where we cut it down. Hubby was very glad for his new larger chain saw. His old one would never have cut through it.
The wooded area where we were cutting opens up into a beautiful field.
We wheelbarrowed the wood to the truck. This made it a little easier to load. Hubby had to split most of the blocks just so we could lift them into the truck. We worked on this tree for 2 days and still didn’t get it finished. Hubby’s chain messed up on his saw so we had to quit until he gets it fixed. We did school in the mornings and then after lunch we would go cut wood. It was hard work getting the wood around the hill but we had a good time working together. I told Hubby all this physical exercise was keeping us young (lol).
What is more fun than riding in the truck bed after a hard day of working. God is good. We are getting ready to leave for Sunday night bible study. We are studying in Exodus. Tonight’s menu is sloppy joes, potato chips and dip, cole slaw and dessert (unknown at this time). I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.
I thought I would share with you all this picture of a beautiful hawk we saw the other day on one of our rides in the bumpy truck. I know the picture is a little blurred but you can still see how pretty he is.
Yesterday, the girls and I made 13 pts of pizza sauce. The Horn’s came over for a visit. We had 15 bean soup, sourdough biscuits and molasses cookies for dessert. It was a fun visit. We had planned on picking apples but when we got up to the tree, we discovered a huge hornets nest on one of the limbs. We decided to wait to pick apples.
Today we are making salsa. I hope to make either ketchup or spaghetti sauce tomorrow. We will pick tomatoes this evening and see how many we get. I mentioned we had sourdough biscuits with our soup yesterday evening. Well, I think I have finally found a biscuit recipe that we like. I am not very good at making biscuits but these turned out really well. I made them again this morning and they were really good with sausage gravy. (But then almost everything is good with sausage gravy).
I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.
Yesterday we met Dave, Jess and kids at Fairystone Park for a picnic and a fun day out. We have lived here in Floyd for almost 13 years. This state park is just about 40 minutes from our house. I have no idea why we have never been to it before. We all had a great time. We had grilled chicken, mac and cheese, potato salad, pork and beans, and a green salad. Delicious!!
Can you guess what we had for dessert?
While Dave, Jess, Daniel, Sam, Julie, and Grace spent all day in the water, Pawpaw and MawMaw had the “hard” job of watching Katie. She sure is growing.
We all had a great time and definitely want to go again. Enjoy your day and God bless.
Yesterday we went down to Jessica’s to celebrate Easter with them. We enjoyed a great meal of honey baked ham and turkey, potato salad, green beans, potatoes, baked beans, deviled eggs and several different types of dessert. After we ate, the kids were ready to hunt eggs. I think the look on Sam’s face says it all.
On the way back home we stopped at this little spot on the parkway. Grace wanted to get a few pictures.
I have forgotten the name of this little spot but I think it was a grist mill at one time.
Grace and Julie. It’s not very often I get a picture of them together. We then went for a little walk down to the creek. It was very pretty.
I thought I would share with you all a few pictures of the snow we got on Sunday. It was (in my opinion) the perfect snow. It was beautiful to look at, it didn’t get bitter cold after the snow and it is already melting off.
We have been working on school and getting housework caught up. I wonder how it is that our house got so dirty when we were not even here! Well, you know what they say, “a woman’s work is never done.” But I love it. It really makes me happy to look around our home and have things be in order. Speaking of which, I guess I better get busy with our day. Tonight’s supper will be tuna cakes, pinto beans, fried potatoes, rolls and (maybe) a peach pie for dessert. Enjoy your day and God bless.
Good morning, ladies! We had a great visit yesterday with David, Jess, and the kids. It was a nice warm day and as you can see, most of it was spent outside. If you look on the ground you can see where Daniel’s boots are. I guess they got in the way of swinging.
Sam and Katie. Sam had so much fun sitting with Katie and taking pictures. Every time the we would take a picture, he would just bust out laughing. So of course, we took MANY pictures. I thought this one was the best.
David helped Hubby fix the brakes on the car yesterday. It was a full day’s job but we think they are finally fixed. Thank’s again Dave for helping. Jess and I worked inside on making her some applebutter. She ended up with 5 qts. We had spaghetti with homemade sauce, rolls and cinnamon rolls for dessert. Daniel told me spaghetti was his favorite. I made a new recipe for cinnamon rolls and I really liked this recipe. Much better than the one I had been using. I got the recipe here. http://homejoys.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweet-dough.html I also posted the recipe under sweet dough in my recipe file. I did divide the recipe in half and got 18 cinnamon rolls. I will definitely be making them again. We are planning on starting a remodel at Jessica’s on Monday. Her kitchen is getting a facelift. I hope to remember to take the camera and I’ll show pictures of the process.
We have snow here in Floyd. The girls are very happy. It was not a lot of snow but hopefully enough for snow cream later today.
I worked on aprons most of the day yesterday. I made 4 little aprons and 2 adult size. I made the adult one a little different and was able to get one child size and one adult size from one pillowcase.
I made the back much shorter. It just comes over the shoulder and that gave me enough extra material for the small waist apron.
This one has a child one to match. I didn’t take a picture of it because I didn’t get it completely finished yesterday. I ran out of the white binding.
I was prowling around in the trunk where we store extra material the other day and found this veggie tales material. There was not a lot of it but enough to make these two little aprons. I think they are very cute. Anyway, that was my day yesterday. I wanted to make a few different styles of aprons to kinda get an idea for what sells the best.
I cooked a deer roast on the wood stove yesterday for supper. We had baked potatoes, home canned green beans, fresh homemade rolls and home canned applesauce for supper. It was very good. I think today I will shred the deer roast and have deer bbq and fries. I already have buns baking as I type this. I made a buttermilk chocolate cake the other day so that will be our dessert. It all sounds pretty easy. There was not church today because of the snow so I think today is a take it easy kind of day. I will leave you all with one more snow picture.
I’m not too sure about the color though. It was paint left over from Jessica’s bed so we thought we would use it on this prototype. What color do you ladies think I should paint them. I wanted to paint them red but I know it would look terrible in my dining room. We have a large brick chimney in the room and our floors are mahogany.
Here’s a picture of the brick chimney.
The table I want to use the chairs with (until I talk him into building a new one). Please let me know your ideas as I am not very good at decorating but I really would like to brighten it up some.
Here is a picture of the color I think I would like. I have always liked the idea of red chairs. I’m not sure where this picture came from, maybe Lowes.com. Well, while I’m at all this table and chair stuff, I might as well show you all the table I think I would like. Notice all the ‘I think’.
I got this picture from www.soulemama.com I think it would look good in my dining room, don’t you all. Well, it’s almost time to get ready for church. Tonight’s menu is baked spaghetti, slaw, green beans, homemade rolls and dessert. Dessert is unknown as Mrs. Sally said “I’ll bring some kind of dessert”. I love surprises! Enjoy your evening and God bless.
Hubby took this picture for me this morning. I thought you all might like it. It was very beautiful. Today has been a gorgeous day here in Floyd. Temperatures have been in the low 50’s. Lots of sunshine!! Amazing. Need I say, I LOVE it.
Not a lot going on here other than just enjoying this warm weather. I have finished another apron and have started another one. I need to get a few supplies though before I do any more. I plan on going into our little town tomorrow. I want to go to Schoolhouse Fabrics. I think I have mentioned it before. It is an old 3 story school house that has been converted into a fabric store. 3 levels of material and any thing else a person might need for sewing.
Tonight’s supper is chicken alfredo with homemade garlic breadsticks. We are having homemade cinnamon rolls for dessert, thanks for the idea , Cary Ann. I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.
I thought I would show you all a picture of the apron I just finished today. I think it looks so cheerful. My friend, Vicki, found this pillowcase at a thrift store last summer. I think it turned out really nice. I like using old pillowcases to make aprons. They have a vintage look and the cost of material is greatly reduced. My aprons have not sold as much in the fall and winter as they did in the summer. I hope to make up quite a few this winter to have on hand for the upcoming summer.
The girls went to the Horn’s yesterday to celebrate Bubby’s birthday. They had a great time. Hubby and I went to C-burg to get tires put on the car so I had to miss Bubby’s cake. Our church collects fleece throws, lotion and socks for our local nursing home. The pastor’s wife meet us in town so we could deliver them. Today we have cleaned out the chicken house (YUCK!) The temperature here is mid 30’s. Not too bad. I know it could be lots colder.
Tonight’s menu is hamburgers on homemade buns, home fries and peach dumplings for dessert. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless.