Archive for August, 2012

Alaska melon

Fresh from the garden, the first Alaska melon of the season. Juicy, sweet, and super delicious, all describe my first bite. The Alaska melons ripen first, then the Israel melons. Last, but not least, will come the Sugar Baby Watermelons. What a great way to start a Monday. Yum! Yum! and double Yum Yum!

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

Gentle Rain

Gentle rain, early in the morning, is a wonderful thing.

August 12, 2012 · Sarah · 3 Comments
Posted in: Contemplations


Today, I will make my first batch of pickled garlic. I have been pickling Jalapeno peppers for years. My eldest son and his sons really like them. They get jars of pickled Jalapenos for Christmas.  This year, I will add the pickled garlic.  In addition, their Christmas goodies will include red sour kraut, plum jam, […]

August 10, 2012 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Kitchen

Really Good!

Two peaches (cut up), 12 ice cubes, 1 Tb. honey, and 1 Tb. lemon juice in a blender. Push button. Enjoy!!!

August 9, 2012 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Kitchen

Bad Rooster

I left the front kennel gate open this morning when I took the big girls for a walk. When we got home, the rooster and one of his hens were busily eating the dog food in the kennel.  Not good. It took a while, but after circling the dog house and yelling a lot, I […]

August 9, 2012 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Great Pyrs, Herds and Flocks


Early morning walks are a wonderful thing. It is quiet and still. Each day, I see new things.  This morning, there was a family of barn swallows swooping and diving off of the roof. They are fun to watch. The adults glide smoothly, effortlessly. The young ones frantically flap their wings, struggling to stay in […]

August 7, 2012 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Contemplations


Our little plum tree is doing an outstanding job of providing us with big, fat, delicious plums. Plum jam is our favorite–on a hot biscuit right  from the oven. Life is good.

August 3, 2012 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Garden

Blessed Be

“Blessed be the Name of the Lord. Blessed be the Name of the Lord. He gives and takes away. He gives and takes away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.” I am singing today.

August 2, 2012 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Great Pyrs

Great Pyreenes Update

Tesse was Baron’s companion in front of the house. For years, they ran together, napped together, and were best buddies. Baron died under one of the big cedar trees.  Tess has been sleeping right on the spot where he died. Her big eyes look so sad. Tomorrow, I will take her to the groomer. She […]

August 1, 2012 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Great Pyrs