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finally found the time
Thursday, November 17, 2016      7 comments

Been busy around the place...baked a little...persimmon bread with dried cranberries and a buttermilk pie. I also baked a pecan pie but it was gone before I had time to take a photo. ... Read more
Deer
Friday, November 04, 2016      4 comments

The deer and squirrels have been terrible this year on our garden and fruit trees so we will put up carpet tack strips on the fruit trees this next spring..we put them on the persimmon tree this year and it worked really well. ... Read more
Busy as usual
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      5 comments

It has been busy for us lately. Hubby and I took over the Wednesday night Bible study as our regular teacher is in chemo treatments and can't be around people right now. We take turns each week. This is my week . So busy preparing for that. ... Read more
this past week
Wednesday, October 12, 2016      2 comments

Had nice quality time with the DIL on Friday. We spent the day together in Hot Springs. The annual Arts and Craft show was going on. I bought a mouse pad with bluebird photo. Local photographer had gorgeous wildlife photos on things. I love blue... Read more
Just a few photos
Monday, October 03, 2016      5 comments

We finally got the fountain fixed for the patio area of the she-shed. Our turnip greens are planted and growing fast...won't be long now until we can... Read more
Scenic drive and amazing find.
Thursday, September 29, 2016      11 comments

We took a scenic drive this morning early. Drove high up into the mountains and forests and along the way we stopped and found this HUGE mushroom-lichen...it was growing at the base of a tree. We cut it off and brought it home to try to dry it f... Read more
Church display at fair
Monday, September 19, 2016      5 comments

We took the display up to the fair building to put up this morning. Tables are plastic so we couldn't tack the banner to it. So we used white duct table that matched the table and then taped the sheet to it as well. I think it turned out good. W... Read more
quilt
Saturday, September 17, 2016      7 comments

No photos today. I just wanted to say I finished the quilt top for one of the granddaughter's Christmas. Got it to the quilt shop right before closing time and she will have it ready by Christmas. That is a big relief. Then spent yesterday cutti... Read more
yesterday's outting
Wednesday, September 14, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday we took a drive over to another small town to a feed mill. Hubby is getting ready to go deer hunting so he wanted some deer feed. We have normally bought apple corn or rice bran or some other type of deer feed but our oldest son had fo... Read more
pest control
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      3 comments

We have a pretty extensive orchard and this year we got very little fruit due to squirrels robbing us blind...We only got a handful of plums and just enough peaches to make about 12 pints of jam and only about 12 pears. The apples didn't make du... Read more
vines ordered
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      7 comments

We wanted some nice evergreen type vines to grow on the pergola at the patio of the she-shed. So I ordered 2 each of these. Chocolate vine Autumn j... Read more
She-shed is finished.
Monday, September 05, 2016      7 comments

We finally finished the entire she-shed project. Got the patio and pergola finished last week. Now to enjoy it... Here is the patio area. The SIL gav... Read more
She-shed decorating
Monday, August 29, 2016      8 comments

I've worked a little on decorating the she-shed/apartment...I had this window that originally looked out the back of the shop but we built a shed on that side of the shop and so the window looked into this shed...I hated it and so I covered the ... Read more
long time posting
Friday, August 26, 2016      7 comments

Been so busy lately. We had a lot of rain last week up to 8 inches in one day...flooding and all but water went down rather quickly. It pretty well wiped out our garden so it has been bush hogged. ... Read more
Just a few things
Thursday, August 18, 2016      8 comments

Everything has slowed up so much around here. The garden is pretty well done...just a few tomatoes, peppers and okra. The birds have been raiding our figs and the muscadines are ripening. We have had lots and lots of rain. It sure makes th... Read more

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