Archive for August, 2013
Tomato sauce bubbling away on the stove is a happy thing.Â I think that the Giant Italian Paste tomatoes make the best sauce. They do not have as many seeds as other varieties and the sauce thickens quickly.Â It smells good in here. I take the green tomato stems out to my chickens. It is […]
The tomatoes are finally abundant enough to do some serious sauce! It’s about time! The extreme hot weather has been good for something. Cutting off an old pair of jeans into shorts improves my comfort zone. I would not wear them anywhere except the garden and the kitchen, but they sure do help to keep […]
I am officially “Hiding Out” and running the air conditioner full blast. It is way too hot to be outside. Early this morning, I watered the hanging flower baskets, collected the eggs, and picked some basil to make Pesto. That is the extent of the outdoor activities today. From now on, I will enjoy the […]
FYI I am praying for my Grandchildren who are going back to school.Â “School Prayers” also include children of friends who will be starting new schools this year. I have included my daughter in law who teaches elementary school in Indiana and my husband who teaches in a Technical college. Teachers need prayer too. At […]
My kitchen is the center for the Elderberry celebration. What comes out of it will be Elderberry Syrup (flu and cold prevention and treatment), Elderberry Jam, and Elderberry pie (to make Bob happy). The first picking and cleaning was last night. It takes longer to remove the berries from the stems than it does to […]
I wasn’t feeling well, so I called a friend and asked her to pray. She prayed and arrived with homemade chicken soup. What a blessing! The Body of Christ in operation is a beautiful thing.
TheÂ Constitution of the United states of America declares that I have the God given right to pursue happiness. WhileÂ I live, I will pursue happiness.Â I will support the document that gives me that right. IÂ applaud men like Phil Robinson, who stands up and speaks up. He is one of my new found […]
My Elderberry bush is a vision of what is soon to become jars of Elderberry Jam.Â Elderberry pie is good too. Yum!
I used to have long red fingernails. Back in the day, I had soft hands. Now, my nails are short and stubby, some are splitting. They wear a coat of clear polish. The hands are not soft. My hands work in a big garden growing food for my family. My hands preserve that food for […]
The tiny cabbage seeds have come full circle. They grew into huge green cabbages in the main garden. The next step, was to turn them into sour kraut. Today, I will be canning the kraut.Â Since moving to the farm, twenty years ago, I have learned to appreciate and to celebrate each season of things.Â […]