Archive for September, 2011


Yesterday, it was grape juice. Today, it is applesauce. Our apple trees got pruned this year. (Bob and the chain saw). We didn’t have one apple. However, my nice neighbor had a bumper crop and gave me apples.  Today, I will be making apple sauce and apple cobbler. It is all good!

September 20, 2011 · Sarah · One Comment
Posted in: Kitchen


My kitchen is piled high with buckets and baskets full of grapes. Today is the day for grape juice and grape jelly. By tonight, my hands will be purple—but happy.

September 19, 2011 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Garden, Kitchen


“The Lord your God will make you abound in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your land for good. For the Lord will again rejoice over you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers.”  Deut. 30:9

September 18, 2011 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Contemplations


My Blog has been hacked. The posts will be restored, but it may take some time. Please don’t go away. I will be back.

September 17, 2011 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: News


There are more and more new people signing up for groceries at our local food shelf. In addition to these, this morning there were six new families from a neighboring town requesting food. I am thinking this may be an indication of things to come. It would be good if more churches got involved with […]

September 16, 2011 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Contemplations

Pickled Peppers

All the peppers have been picked. Now for the “pickling”. They will be hot and spicy and great on top of a pizza. I always make an extra batch for my son, John. He eats them with a fork right out of the jar. These peppers are serious HOT . The real deal. They are […]

September 15, 2011 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Garden

Gathering Herbs

The weather guy says that we will have frost on Thursday. That means the last of the herb gathering is going on today. I picked bunches of basil, tied them up and hung them from the ceiling in the entry way. Next to the Basil, hangs the parsley, sage, dill, lemon verbena and lavender. The […]

September 14, 2011 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Garden


Every day, I learn something new. Today, I learned that my poodle likes apple cores. I dropped a core while chopping my apple. He pounced and snarfed it. The same poodle likes raw cabbage leaves, so this shouldn’t be a huge surprise. How profound is that for a new learning experience?

September 13, 2011 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Contemplations


I have to remind myself, over and over, to focus! There are so many things that need doing right now, I seem to be running in circles. The back porch is stacked with vegetables that Bob picked this week end. Everything needs to be processed and stored for the winter. Some will be canned, others […]

September 12, 2011 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Contemplations


“I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:2

September 11, 2011 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Contemplations