Archive for August, 2012

John’s Christmas Peppers

My son John loves hot, Jalapeno peppers, canned in my famous pickling sauce.  I usually give him some for Christmas. This year, I have added something different. In each jar, besides the Jalapeno peppers, are garlic buds and  red cayenne peppers. There is a new blend of pickling spices which will remain my secret.  Turmeric […]

August 21, 2012 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Kitchen

All Good

All my dogs are groomed. This is a big deal around here. Everyone has been brushed, washed, toe nails cut, ears cleaned, and mats removed! When dealing with great Pyrenees who live outside with sheep, this is a handful. To top it off, Pilgrim the poodle is also groomed. He looks like a poodle again […]

August 21, 2012 · Sarah · One Comment
Posted in: Great Pyrs

Brandywine Rules

Heirloom, Brandywine tomatoes are the best! Huge, super sweet, and juicy about covers it. The tomato in the picture is just under two pounds and is typical of our Brandy wines.  Bob just brought in several buckets of tomatoes. I will be in full production tomorrow on the sauce project. He also brought in our […]

August 19, 2012 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Garden


Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.  Ps. 92:13

August 19, 2012 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Contemplations

Saturday Morning in the Kitchen

Saturday morning in the kitchen smells good! There is bread baking in the oven. Chicken soup is simmering on the stove. Two kettles of tomato  sauce are bubbling away. Garlic buds are roasting in the convection oven. If I could bottle the smell and sell it, I would be a rich lady.  Who needs air […]

August 18, 2012 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Contemplations, News

Bob’s Air Force

When my husband retired from the U.S. Air Force after twenty years in service, he never lost his interest in flying.  His current interest is building  Radio Controlled airplanes. Because they are scratch built out of foam, they are known as a “foamie”. Our recent activities have been to fly his latest creation in the […]

August 18, 2012 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: News

Speaking Schedule

I really enjoyed my time to speak at Global Harvest Ministries in Minneapolis. The folks are warm and friendly. They welcome visitors with open arms. St John’s Lutheran  church in Howard Lake, MN. will host two more meetings this month. There were people from ten different churches attending the first two sessions. I am so […]

August 16, 2012 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Contemplations, News

Cat Nip

I was being to wonder why I planted so much cat nip. The plants are big and bushy and going to seed, not pretty. This morning I knew. Settling on the tops of the flowering mints were three wild canaries. They were a delight to watch as they gobbled up the seeds. I believe they […]

August 15, 2012 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Contemplations, Garden

My Best Kitty

My BEST kitty was killed last night on the road in front of our house. She has been with us on the farm for almost 20 years. She leaves a great “cat heritage” for all who will follow her.  She was a mighty hunter with a fantastic prrrr, who loved to sit on my lap […]

August 14, 2012 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Contemplations

Basil Pesto

The first batch of Basil pesto is in process. Fresh cut basil, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and walnuts are all laid out on the counter. The blender is plugged in. Wishing my friend from Texas was here to help. We had a good old time making pesto some years ago. The extra hands […]

August 13, 2012 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Kitchen