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busy week again
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      4 comments

Been busy this week. Put up 10more quarts of breaded okra in the freezer. Canned up 12 more jars of tomatoes. Cucumbers are gone but still getting squash from the garden. I forgot to show you what I put up a couple of weeks ago. ... Read more
Storms and power out and new lamp
Friday, July 15, 2016      4 comments

We had an unexpected storm blow through last night and knocked our power out. Seems lightning struck a substation and this morning it was still on fire. But apparently they rerouted the power and it was back on by 2. We did get much needed rain.... Read more
more of the she-shed
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      4 comments

Here is a little more of the she-shed/apartment progress. Got the counter top cleaned off. And the latch for the murphy bed is done as well. It is to... Read more
new photos of she-shed/apartment
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      5 comments

I have a lull in the canning and freezing though I did put up breaded squash and okra in the freezer this morning. I got out early and painted a little on the garden gnomes. Maybe I will have them finished by the end of summer. The progress... Read more
canning is slowing
Monday, July 11, 2016      6 comments

I have the remaining peaches to freeze today. I have them blanched to peel easier and then will sugar them and put in quart bags and into the freezer. Seems the squirrels just won't let up. They found the ones we removed from the tree and got on... Read more
Busyness
Saturday, July 09, 2016      5 comments

Just been too busy to get on the computer much. Gardening and canning and freezing have kept me so busy lately. I had a lot of problems with my to... Read more
What a week it's been.
Friday, June 24, 2016      6 comments

We had another fast and furious week. Got hubby into the VA clinic after 4 weeks of him hobbling around. He got steroid injections in his knees and man did it make a difference. Since then we have been so busy with the garden and the apartmen... Read more
O me O my!!!
Tuesday, June 14, 2016      6 comments

What a week...fighting squirrels and possums in the garden and out of our fruit trees...just never ends. Also have eaten our first tomatoes...a Black Crim and a Cherokee Purple..YUM!!! Have pickled 11 pints of dilly green beans and found some re... Read more
what a week!!!
Saturday, June 11, 2016      7 comments

Even though hubby is still struggling to walk and can't get into the VA clinic until the 22nd to get shots in his knees, we have managed to accomplish a lot. GARDENING: We dug 2 short rows of Yukon gold potatoes and got 2 bushels. These seem... Read more
Apartment re-do and garden
Saturday, June 04, 2016      7 comments

Things here have slowed a lot. Hubby's knees gave out and he couldn't get into the VA clinic until next week to get injections so all heavy work ended in the apartment. But I'm doing what I can but slower by far. We picked and shelled more th... Read more
A new week here
Tuesday, May 31, 2016      3 comments

Well hubby's knees started hurting him so bad by Saturday that I made him take a few days off. He hates sitting around so it has been a chore for me to keep him happy. But thankfully with it being Memorial day weekend, there were lots of war mov... Read more
Week is gone
Friday, May 27, 2016      5 comments

What a week it has been. We have mainly been working on the apartment re-do. We got the baseboards installed and painted the light switch and outlet covers installed and installed the facial boards around the bathroom door (both sides) and aroun... Read more
Garden
Saturday, May 21, 2016      12 comments

Just a few photos of the garden. It is growing so slow this year due to cooler temps and cloudy days. ... Read more
Apartment Re-do
Wednesday, May 18, 2016      6 comments

We have been busy remodeling the apartment we have attached to the big shop. We don't rent it out but only use it for company when they come to stay. It was originally a workshop for me and was feather painted pink. Then years ago the youngest s... Read more
End of 21 day Diet
Saturday, May 14, 2016      6 comments

Well the end of my 21 day Hormone Reset diet is here. I have learned a lot about my body and my hubby has gotten on board in cheering me on. Used to be that he would sabotage my diet plans but after seeing how much better I'm feeling and that I'... Read more

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