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Life is a bowl of cherries!!!

Saturday, June 08, 2013      3 comments

We have one cherry tree which is hard to pick and too big to net to keep the birds out. We also have some bush cherries. The tree cherries are smaller than those you buy i... Read more

9 bags full

Friday, June 07, 2013      3 comments

Sorry for the awful photo as my camera has quit and this was the best I could do...but am so excited. My friend who is also a rug hooker had gifted me before with 7 garbage ba... Read more

Grand dogs

Thursday, June 06, 2013      6 comments

Our kids are going on vacation and they asked us to keep their 3 dogs. Well they only brought 2 (seen here). Their big bull dog they left at home and someone will come feed he... Read more

Being capable!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013      4 comments

We need to learn to listen to your own hearts and do what we know is right. I always used to tell my sons.."You can do anything you put your mind to do". And we are capable of... Read more


Tuesday, June 04, 2013      7 comments

And I have much more fun rather than worrying about what others think of me. Too bad we can't be like this when we are younger but age and experience seems to make this so. I... Read more

quick note

Monday, June 03, 2013      9 comments

Getting lots of exercise today. Cleaning up yard from the storm. We also picked the cherries that were left from the storms and from the birds. Got about 2 gallons and made jam this morning from that. Sad about our garden. We think alot of is is... Read more


Sunday, June 02, 2013      5 comments

This is our big apple tree. We have since staked it with 6 fence posts and hoping that it recovers and lives. We do not think the tap root was damaged. The ground is so satura... Read more

Rain Rain and more rain. (I'm back)

Saturday, June 01, 2013      8 comments

Well it has been a long 3 days. After the tornado hit our area, we were without power until just about an hour ago. I won't be here long as I have tons of emails to removed from my box. But no damage to our house. We did drive to town yesterday ... Read more


Friday, May 31, 2013      13 comments

I will be away from here for a few days due to tornado blowing thru. We are OK but trees down. No damage to the house but lost some fruit trees. Power line in front of our house is on the ground so no electricity. We are in a very rural area so... Read more

Blessings and Cursings

Thursday, May 30, 2013      6 comments

I volunteered at the gallery today and have been under thunderstorms all day with tornado watches and warmings. So today was a very slow day there. Very few stopped in so it i... Read more

without the dark

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      6 comments

I also wouldn't sleep well. I have found that I cannot sleep well with any kind of light. Lately we have been having a bright moon so it has not helped in my sleep habits. I ... Read more


Tuesday, May 28, 2013      7 comments

For some reason I tried to upload this photo of our herb bed and wrong photo came up. This is our herb bed with just mint, garlic, sage and rosemary. We had our lettuce plant... Read more

Always learning

Monday, May 27, 2013      8 comments

You know you need to exercise the brain as well and learn something new every so often.... Read more

Garden time

Sunday, May 26, 2013      13 comments

Thought you might like a peek at our garden. The barrels in front are our potatoes. We don't eat many potatoes and just like new potatoes with our fresh green beans. We have ... Read more


Saturday, May 25, 2013      9 comments

I'm so very thankful for the good Lord giving me 34 wonderful years with my best friend and husband. Have been having a lovely anniversary today. Laid back and restful. Doing... Read more

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