Saturday, July 19, 2014

Canning & Freezing...


goodness from the garden, line a baking sheet with
parchment paper...


this one has tomatoes, hot peppers, sweet peppers, onions and garlic cloves, drizzle with olive oil...



put it in the oven...



Roast in 450* oven for about an hour...


run it all through the food processor, 
freeze up in gallon size bags...
"The Chew" for the rest of the recipe...
"Scrumptious"






let them soak...


we ended up with 11 Pints...

July Quilt Block...


started sewing the bottom blocks...


three blocks sewn together...
no matter how hard I try I still have one little mistake.
Can you see it?

I also still need some help resizing a pattern, the directions were for a 12" square.
I thought I had figured it out to upsize to a 16" square...
but it's coming out a little larger.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Join A CSA...

Here's a picture of the finished closet...


We also got the doors re-installed and
did some much needed finessing
so that they both close completely now.

A note about the last green bean post.
We didn't plant a large garden this year,
but are assisting in weeding and caring for
Charles and Amanda's garden.
We are their Community Supported Agriculture.

Finally finished painting the vanity area...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Another room ...

 Cleaning and canning the first pick of green beans...
I think we'll end up with 21 quarts...

Finished putting the floor down in our bedroom, tomorrow we'll finish in the closet.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Another room Done...


Why is our dresser in the living room?...


our bed is in the office...
Our clothes are in the girls bedroom...


Because we are finally getting the flooring we bought the day Megan was born down in our room!
It's only been 2 1/2 years...
First we repainted the door trim white,


cleaned the floor...


and there you have it, wood plank flooring...
It's actually floating flooring, but I love it.

First Monday @ Canton...


Friday we went to Canton Flea Market...
saw some cool duck carvings.


bought a pretty Texas Star for the gate...


I got this really cool tea kettle...
Looked it up on ebay, $45.00...
I paid $6.00



"I don't know what it is , but I must have one"...
that was the sign on the tent...
it is a hose holder...
very handy so your hoses and extension cords
don't get tangles up.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summers here...

I know I haven't posted much lately, But we have been very busy...


so take a look at what's been happening here...










our 4 o'clock


Lemon, Lime and to the right two pecan trees...


I thought it was a Morning Glory, but it hasn't bloomed?


tomatoes...

How's your garden growing?

Scroll on down to see what else we've been up too...


Summer Mantle...


I started with this...
then added to it after getting home with some souvenirs...



and somebody lost their first tooth...

Wooden carvings...

leaving Momma's we were told to drive a couple miles east to see this...





very pretty...

while we were gone the dogs were well taken care of and bathed...


she's wearing panties now and working on potty training...

Dover Reunion...




We had a wonderful time...
Thank you, Susan and Gary...