Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Fun in the snow...

It is 16 degree's this morning.. A bitter cold weekend
coming up- with snow... I enjoy all of the seasons...
We had lots of fun with the last big snow we got..
(Right before CHRISTmas).We went sleigh riding,
built a bonfire,made snowmen and had snowball fights..
Hot chocolate with family and friends..And we had no
electricity for 4 days..(Beats the 17 days the last time.)haha
God is good...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fire Wood

This is our wood shed.. It is about 1/3 full in
this picture.. We filled it up all the way to the
front post.

We have had a fire now for a few days. This
makes all the hard work we did this summer
SO worth it.haha-It was 23 degree's here this
morning.. Heavy frost. I thank God for our
full wood shed..And all of His many

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Night Football / Seasons changing

Around our neck of the woods the local high school
football games are very popular.
The cooler morning and evening temp's are a sign of
the seasons changing..Like it or not
the warm summer nights are fading.The leaves are
faintly sneaking in their subtle changes.
Yes-the seasons are changing. Summer is almost gone-
Football season is here and fall is following closely on
his heals..
I'm going out tonight to enjoy my oldest son's high
school game. Last night was my middle sons Jr. High
game..I'll be bringing my blankets with me.. And
enjoying my family.
Have a great weekend.
Love and prayers'~
God is good.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Diggin' Taters!!

Bushel basket full.. :)


We put them out on plastic and wash them and
let them dry before we store them for winter..

We usually do not dig potatos until late
September..Considering all the rain we have
had and other people digging potatos early
because they were rotting-we got ours out
of the ground..There was less than a bushel
rotten out of the 25 bushels we dug..
God is good!!

Monday, August 17, 2009


Time to make more buttermilk..

Monday, August 10, 2009

A bowl of tomatos...

I canned some tomatos today and made 9
quarts of kraut..I love harvesting the food
that we grow and storing it for winter..
God is good!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Fun at the pool..

Yesterday-we had fun at the pool.
My three boys,my three nieces
and one of their friends enjoyed
the diving boards,having noodle fights
and playing football, etc. We also
met with another homeschool
family there.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Some rainbows that we have spotted locally..

We have had alot of rain. Having had several years
of drought-we sure need it..The weather for the next
week is supposed to be hot and sunny.Lord willing,
I will be canning tomatos, salsa and kraut this coming
week. Then the corn should be just about ready..
We like spotting rainbows after storms...And I am
thankful that we know the promise God made when
he set the rainbow in the sky... And all of his other
wonderful promises...He will never break his promises...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Football Season!!

Well it's that time of year again.. I really like football.
Just not when my boys are playing it.HAHA
-Makes me nervous... Since my oldest is playing
highschool ball this year-his practices have been
4-5 hours...My jr. high son only has a 2 hour practice..
(Of course these are everyday..) My 9 yr. old may not
play this year(youth club)-there are not
enough boys signed up yet.. So he is planning on
getting in more hunting time... They all love to hunt..
You name it-they usually hunt it... They also love to fish..
I love my boys.. God has been so very good to me!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A bloom...

This is a bloom on the rose bush that my boys
got me for Mother's Day. How sweet..haha :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The sun going down...

Beautiful silver linings...

Beautiful sun rays...

Friday, July 31, 2009


This is a view from our front porch..This
scavanger bird is looking as majestic as
an eagle...Funny- I've never thought of
Buzzard's as being majestic before...Ha Ha.
All of God's creatures have a purpose. :)

Wished my camera had a better zoom...We
checked the yardage of how far the bird was
away from us and it was 200 yards..This
is the buzzard drying it's wings - we had just
had a break from one of the several rain showers
that we had yesterday.We watch several birds on
this perch..Many seem to like this spot..

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pickin' Blueberries

We picked 4 gallon of blueberries yesterday.
We got rained on! It was fun spending time
with family and friends in a summer downpour
in a blueberry field.. :D

I washed them and removed the stems.

I placed them in quart freezer bags. We had
17 bags today.. We may go pick more next

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


This is a dish of wild blackberries.It seems to take so
long to pick these because they are so much smaller
than the tame blackberries that we have. :)
My boys love to eat blackberry
cobblers..haha -With ice cream of course..
We are planning on going blueberry picking soon.
They are so good in fruit smoothies..

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Freezing sweet banana peppers

Sweet banana peppers from the garden.

I wash them and remove the seeds and then
slice them.

I dice them into small cubes.

I had 4 cups this day.

I place them into my freezer bag and freeze.
I use these for soups,chili and baked beans..
I do the same thing with my other types of

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Passion Fruit

A bloom of the passion fruit...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Canning Mustard Greens

Pick lots of mustard greens..

Wash them in the sink.

Get them ready to put into a very
large pot of boiling water.

Watch out for these little critters.

The greens after they are taken out of the
boiling water..This makes them easier to
pack into jars.

Place into quart jars with 1 tsp. of canning salt
and fill the rest with water.

Place into your canner. *(10lbs. of pressure.)
Process for 1 hour..

I made 14 quarts this day. This takes several
hours from the picking ,washing,wilting and
placing into jars and canning them....But well
worth it. :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Ugly ..

This was found in my smokehouse...while getting jars out for canning.
I really do not like snakes!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer fun at the lake!

Add Image
Jump in.

Look for fish..

Let loose..
Hang on..


Let's go..

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Making kraut.

The veins in the cabbage remind of the
coranary arteries in the heart.

The signs were in the head so it was time to
make some kraut.. I used two cabbage heads
today.. There are plenty more in the garden..
I also make kraut when the signs are in the

I cut the cabbage off of the head and place into
my large metal pan. We eat the left over cabbage

Not quite ready..I will chop some more.. :)

Just the right texture. Now I pack the
cabbage tightly into my quart jars. I also add
1Tblsp. of vinegar,1tsp. of canning salt and finish
filling the jars with water..

I made 6 quarts today. I place them on a
towel and let them ferment and spew for
several days before I put them away.
I made a dish of slaw with the left over