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Another busy day

Sunday, July 07, 2013      10 comments

Today has been another busy day. Didn't have time to go to church ...when the garden comes off, we have to stay after it. So this has been my day.... Started my day at 6:30 and picked 2 gallons of blueberries while hubby picked 2 bushels of pe... Read more

8 Healthy Summer Foods to Add to Your Diet

Saturday, July 06, 2013      8 comments

This is an excerpt from Eating Well 1.Corn: Nothing says summer like fresh sweet corn. And did you know that two antioxidants—lutein and zeaxanthin—in corn may act like natural sunglasses, helping to form macular pigment that filters out som... Read more

Random shots of past week

Friday, July 05, 2013      7 comments

Just thought I would add a few pictures to show you the products of my work this past week. First our dill pickles. Then the salsa: Read more


Thursday, July 04, 2013      5 comments

Did you know in WW2 that the government set up canning kitchens. People had victory gardens and they would take their fresh produce to the community kitchen and use the canner... Read more


Wednesday, July 03, 2013      4 comments

Phew!!! What a few busy days we have had. One good thing about all the chores is......I've gotten so much exercise. Ok where do I begin. We did have a nice visit from one of the DIL's on Sunday along with Miss Molly. We picked 3 gallons of blueb... Read more

Nightmare weekend.

Sunday, June 30, 2013      11 comments

We had made plans to drive to the southern part of our state where my SIL lives to go to the tomato farms and buy tomatoes so we could make salsa this year. You can get cull tomatoes for $3per 5gallon bucket. So was going to be a good buy and ge... Read more

life lessons

Thursday, June 27, 2013      6 comments

Can't say much more.... Read more

Garden bounty

Tuesday, June 25, 2013      8 comments

Hubby and I have been busy today. First I picked 2 gallons of blueberries. It takes me about an hour a gallon. Got up early and did this before the heat set in. Next I was... Read more

Whimsical Sheep Rug

Monday, June 24, 2013      11 comments

I had found a free cross stitch pattern on the internet and had worked this design in cross stitching and loved it so much that I enlarged it and drew it up for rug hooking. ... Read more

Man in the moon

Sunday, June 23, 2013      6 comments

Did you see it last night. It came up early and even though it was still somewhat daylight, the moon was so easy to see. It rose in the east above the mountains and by 9p.m. was high enough to get a good photos. And since this is the biggest moo... Read more

More photos from around the homeplace

Saturday, June 22, 2013      12 comments

This year we have grown a lot of beans and peas in our garden. We had ideas to make a 3 bean salad pickle mix. The problem with trying to do that is your green beans come off ... Read more

Photos from my new camera

Friday, June 21, 2013      9 comments

I have really been enjoying this new camera. It sure takes photos much clearer and nicer than my old one. So thought I would share some. This is Fredrick VonBlackballs. (Freddy) My name here on SP is taken from his name but in a little nic... Read more

New Camera

Thursday, June 20, 2013      7 comments

There is something about getting a new "play toy" that will really perk you up, especially after being so sick as I was. I had an old Canon camera that wasn't that expensive ... Read more

Good Life

Wednesday, June 19, 2013      6 comments

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013      8 comments

Don't know what happened but have been really sick lately. Commode hugging sick. Hubby thinks it is food poisoning but I think it is due to too much stomach acid from trying to change from Prilosec to Zantac. But back on the Prilosec. Also could... Read more

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