Here is a picture of the apron I just finished. I am hoping to take it to the Bread Basket today. I am working on another apron that I am making from an old pillowcase. I will take a picture of it when it is finished. We have been busy with school this week. It seems to be going pretty well. I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies because school is just not school without cookies-or so I have been told. We have had fairly nice weather here this week. I think though rain is in the forecast and cooler temps. We’ll see. Well, it actually started to sprinkle as I typed this, so the girls and I had to make a run out to the clothesline to get them off before they got too wet.
It is corn cutting time. For several weeks, this is a familar site here on the farm. They started cutting above the house this morning. Well, our lunch break is over. Enjoy your day and God bless.
The other day the girls and I made something new. New for us anyway. We made whoopie pies. To my remembrance I have never even eat a whoopie pie much less made one. It was very good though and I plan to make more. I got the recipe from another blog http://holcombhappenings.wordpress.com/ She has so many good recipes. We are getting lots of rain and wind today. I was hoping for nice weather as we are going to visit my uncle today. He and his wife live in Michigan. They are down to visit her stepmother who is in a nursing home in Salem. Salem is close to us so we plan on meeting them at the nursing home for a quick visit. We wanted to meet at a little park in Salem but weather is not cooperating. We will just have to visit somewhere else. I am certainly looking forward to seeing them. The last time we saw each other was about 10 years ago. Much too long.
I thought you all might enjoy this picture. Maple trees are one of the first to bud out here. Another sure sign of spring.
This is a picture of our church. It is a very small church that is out in the country. My kind of church. Today the pastor’s message was about what makes up a church. It was a very good message.
This is the view from the backside. Isn’t that grapevine pretty? You can’t really see it but there is a nice garden behind the grape vine and over to the right is a nice small orchard with apples, pears, and plums. A very nice setting.
We came home from church and for lunch we had homemade bbq using the rolls Grace and I made yesterday for the buns. We also had fresh corn from the garden and I made a macaroni salad. For dessert we had the applesauce muffins we made yesterday. Tonight’s menu at church will be pigs in a blanket, chicken casserole, green beans, potatoes, with pie and a cake for dessert. Tonight will be our last lesson on I Corinthians. We will start II Corinthians on Sept. 19.
Today has been another nice day here in Floyd. Temperature right now is 82 degrees with a slight breeze. Very enjoyable. Time for me to go enjoy some of that nice weather. God bless.
Today has been a kinda slow day. Julie went shooting at the shooting range with her Dad today. She had a really great time and says she wants to go again. Grace and I stayed home. We made applesauce muffins. I got the recipe from one of my blogger friends. Remember the “peach sauce” we made earlier in the summer, well, we used it instead of applesauce. They turned out really good. Then we made some homemade rolls to go with supper tonight. We will be having beef roast, corn from the garden and potatoes, with the homemade rolls of course. I think watermelon for dessert.
Today is a beautiful day here in Floyd. Temperatures in the upper 70’s, low 80’s. One of those nice relaxing days. I thought the picture of the cat summed up how the day has been. Slow and lazy. Yesterday was bible study day. We only have one more lessons in I Corinthians and then we will start the Ruth study. I am really looking forward to it. I’m sure there will be lots to learn.
Time for me to go enjoy some of that nice weather. My green swing is calling me. Of course, the other cat will have to move over.
This is George’s lastest wood project. It is just a prototype. He doesn’t have the seat in yet but I think it looks very good. Our oldest daughter and ourselves are in need of new chairs so he has been working on getting a pattern that he likes. Not much happening here today. The girls has a dentist appointment in Roanoke and we were gone most of the day. We went to Michaels afterward, picked up a few things. Then went to Lifeway Christian BookStore. We did a little grocery shopping and came home. The temperature here has been a little chilly. Lows about 50 to 52, highs in mid 60’s. Nice weather. Makes me start thinking fall and fall makes me think school. We started Math yesterday. I am trying a different approach this year. I borrowed this idea from my friend. I am going to add one subject a week and by the end of September we will be in full school. This way it won’t be school overload. I’ll let you know how this works for us. As you know what works for one family doesn’t always work for another but I think this will be a good plan for us. I love homeschooling my girls. We have such fun. It’s a lot of work too but then most things worth doing require work. Night has come and I am tired. God Bless.