Hello everyone! I am sorry that it has been a while since I made a post. Seems like we have been super busy here. Last Tuesday, the girls and I went to Sam’s Club. Wednesday, we went to the Pastor’s. They gave us 2 bushels of grapes and I have no idea how much corn-enough to make 31 qts in the freezer. So, I guess you know what we did Thursday. Friday we finished up the grapes and corn, cleaned the church and started revival. Saturday, we decided it was time to play. We met Dave, Jess and kids at Tweetsie for a fun day. We left about 9:00 A.M. and got back home about 9:00 P.M. It was a long day but SO much fun. Sunday finished up our revival. Today we are making peach and grape jelly.
They have these horses all around Tweetsie. The boys climbed up on them as soon as we got there. They really enjoyed seeing MawMaw climb on one. My mother was such a fun person. She loved doing things out of the box. She always wore a hat. One of her favorites was a bright silver one. As soon as I climbed up on the horse, Jess said all I needed was a silver hat. I think that is how I want my children and grandchildren to remember me. I want to be a person who is fun to be with.
Some of you mentioned that you were interested in knowing how to cook the dried beans. I’m sure there are lots of ways to cook them but the way we always do is just put them in a kettle, cover with water, add some bacon grease, salt and pepper. Mom always added a some navy beans to cook with them. It takes a while for them to cook and you will have to add water as needed. In my opinion, these are best with corn bread, but then most things are.
Well, I better get busy. I have so many blogs to get caught up on reading. Enjoy your day and God bless.
This has been a busy week for us. On Friday, the girls and I cut some mint to try a new recipe.
We wanted to make mint syrup. One cup water, one cup mint and one cup sugar. Bring it to a boil, reduce heat slightly, let simmer for 10 min. Turn off heat and let it cool to room temperature.
For a half gal of tea, we used 1 cup mint syrup and then filled up the half gallon with water. It is absolutely delicious!! I have been making mint tea for years and I definitely think this is the best.
After making the mint syrup, we all worked in the garden. We had to take down the old fence we had put up last year to keep the chickens out, pulled up the stakes and the tomato fence. Then we got the tiller out and started getting it tilled. We had high hopes of getting the plants in the ground but the rain was faster than we were. Oh well, hopefully tomorrow (or the next day). We have had rain all weekend.
Yesterday, we went to the Greensboro Science Center with Dave, Jess and kids. We had a great time!
So much to see and do!
Well, that’s about it for now. We will be starting revival at church tonight so I guess I better be getting my crew ready to leave. I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.
I thought I would share some flower pictures with you all. This picture was taken at the Bread Basket the other day when I delivered the aprons. These are a type of sunflowers.
I’m not sure what these are but they are pretty.
All these pretty flowers surround her store.
In the fall, this is one of my favorite wildflowers. I love the brightness of goldenrod. I think goldenrod and ironweed mixed together makes a beautiful bouquet. However, I couldn’t get a picture of ironweed to show you.
And, of course, this dainty little daisy.
Our homecoming this morning went very well. Our guest singers did a really nice job. Our pastor’s message was about home, our real home, Heaven. Then we had a wonderful meal with all kinds of good food. Tonight will start our revival. I have not heard our guest speaker before. He will speak for all 3 nights but we will have different singers every night. I am looking forward to hearing both speaker and singers.
I have a question for you ladies. Remember last week when I made the hot pepper jelly. Well, I have never had this happen before but for some reason, it did not set up. Any ideas about what I could do? I have thought about opening all the jars and re-heating it, adding more sure jell. What do you all think? Please let me know any ideas you may have.
Hello, ladies. Seems like we have been busy here for the last few days. Friday, I worked all day (in my spare time) on aprons. I managed to get two finished. I took them down to the Bread Basket for selling. She had sold all my aprons except one. YEAH! This month is our month to clean the church and mow the churchyard. We went Friday evening to do this. Grace took this picture of the sky on our way over to the church. Hubby did the mowing and weed eating while the girls and I cleaned inside. Our homecoming is tomorrow morning and then our revival starts tomorrow evening. Here is a picture of the inside of our church.
Twice a year, our church sponsors a clay shoot at the Coonhunter Club here in Floyd. Today we had about 25 shooters. The girls and I stayed for a while and then we had to go to C-burg to buy ink. Monday we will be starting school and I needed a few supplies.
I guess I better get busy. We will be having a fellowship meal following services tomorrow. Enjoy your day and God bless.
On one of the rare occasions Sunday that the sun actually peeked through the clouds, we happened to be at Smartview Park. These beautiful fire pinks were blooming everywhere.
I thought you all might like them. We are always looking for different types wildflowers and quizzing each other to see if we can remember their names.
Today is STILL overcast and foggy. We had rain most of the day yesterday and more last night. Our temperature this morning was 40 degrees. I finally decided to just go ahead and build a fire. I washed a load of clothes on Monday and hung them up inside. This morning there were still not completely dry. It takes a long time for them to dry if I don’t have a fire and besides the house was a little chilly and damp.
This is our progress so far. It has been a pretty big job. We finished grouting the tile today. I think it looks really good. I really like the color she chose for the walls. I think I like the bigger tile too. David will seal the grout, put on the base trim and get her washer and dryer back in the room. She is wanting to put lots of shelves in and also they are going to purchase a freezer to go in the room. I’ll take more pictures when all this is done.
We had a really nice time Sunday with our revival getting started. The pastor’s messages were really good. Sunday mornings message was about being cleansed and Sunday evening was about getting a touch from God. We left Monday morning to go back down to Jessica’s. She’s such a slave driver, you know.
My next post will have birthday party pictures, however I could not resist showing you these two today.
Ain’t he cute when he’s sleeping? He has an absolutely beautiful smile and smiles a lot. He is a very happy and content little boy.
This is a picture of pure love. I don’t think I have ever seen a little boy love his dog more than Daniel loves his “Buddy” or vice versa. They spend hours outside doing this very thing, just rolling and playing together.
Well, I think I’ll rest for a while. Enjoy your evening and God bless.
Well, we came back home yesterday evening and I did remember to bring the camera. The problem is the camera card is in Jessica’s pocket book. So still no pictures. Anyway, we have got a lot done. All the walls and ceiling is finished. Dave and Jess are painting it this weekend while we are home. She decided to paint the room a light blue, the official name is icy blue. It sounds really pretty. We are staying here until Monday morning then going back down to work some more. We will be coming back home Tuesday evening as Hubby has some work coming up this week. He still has to lay the tile on the floor and do some more to the electrical. We will be starting our revival at church tomorrow. I am really looking forward to hearing the preacher who is bringing the message. I have never heard him before but others that have say he does a really good job. The youth from his church will be doing the music. We will be having a fellowship meal tomorrow following the service (of course), you know we gotta eat. I think I will take potato soup and salisbury steak with gravy. I’m not sure if I’ll have time to make a dessert or not but there usually is an abundance of desserts.
Temperatures here are cool-mid 50’s. It has been raining most of the day. It is also pretty foggy. I think it will be a nice sleeping night. I just made some blueberry muffins and they are ready to eat. I think I’ll see if they are good. Enjoy your day and God bless.
We have actually been seeing a few of these guys around this spring. Very good news. Grace took this picture. Thanks Grace. Things have been a little busy here. Saturday was spring cleaning day at church. We had lots of fun. About 16-18 people showed up to clean. We started at 9:00 in the morning and finished about 2:30 that afternoon. We grilled hot dogs for lunch with all the fixings. You know we got to eat. Then when we came home, I had the most precious message on our answering machine. My little man singing happy birthday to MawMaw. He did such a great job! Hubby mowed the yard and tillered the first garden. I plan to start planting this week. Julie has an earache today. She feels a little better this evening than she did this morning. Hopefully it will not last too long. This weekend has been a little cool here. Upper 50’s for the temperature. Very windy. I guess it wouldn’t be Floyd without the wind. There will be no bible study tonight as some were wanting to go to another church for their revival. We won’t be going. I think Julie needs to stay in and rest. Speaking of rest, I think I’ll go do just that. Take care and God bless.