Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thanks for everything Father!!!

This week is a time to reflect on all we are thankful for...I'm so thankful for my family and my husband who I love with my whole heart. I'm thankful for my health and a warm home and good food but I'm especially thankful for my God...HE is everything to me.

He paints the best pictures ever.....


Noone can compete with that. Early morning sunrise just makes you want to get up and do more for Him.

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Had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my sister and her husband...kids were all celebrating with their other sides of their families...
Sonny's birthday was the 20th and he decided to go hunting and man he got the best present ever!!!!

A nice 8 point buck..


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Have most of the Christmas gifts made for everyone in the family but the youngest. She is into American dolls. She was wanting her Papaw to make a doll house but for what it was going to cost, it was much much cheaper to buy one...but her mom being the resourceful person she is found a book shelf she converted to the doll house...so had been looking for something to do for Miss Molly...found this darling doll trunk with bed that Papaw plans to make.. It is from this site.
Doll trunk
I think she will be thrilled...but since they are going to Disney World for Christmas, she won't get it until her birthday in January. 
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Well off here for the day. And I leave you as always....



Thursday, November 17, 2016

Full moon and baking time

Sonny and I always smoke hams and turkey breast for our church thanksgiving dinner each year. So we are doing that today. We are also having my sister and BIL out for Thursday Thanksgiving dinner so we are smoking an extra turkey breast for us. I'm making 2 small pans of cornbread dressing ...one for church and one for us...and will do fresh cranberry relish as well...for our Thursday I plan on doing turnip greens, sweet potatoes, tomato aspic and just home canned condiments...like pickled green beans, etc..

But I used the last of the persimmons the other day and made 4 small loaves of persimmon bread. I like it better than pumpkin bread..I put in dried cranberries as well.

I also made a buttermilk pie.

I lucked out yesterday. Last year I got a set of light up redbirds for Christmas yard decorating. They had some dachshunds but when I went back a week later to get them, they were sold out so on our monthly shopping yesterday, we stopped by Big Lots on the chance they had some and they had one set of the dogs left. We are setting them and the redbirds up today on our porch railing. Photos will come later. 

Monday was a SUPERMOON...last one this large was in 1948. So I did manage to get a good photo before the clouds moved in.
I loves these next photos of the moon behind the clouds.


Busy time of the year for us...

I thought I would close with this Scripture that pertains to the Supermoon.

Luke21:25- 28 "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring. Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the SON of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."

Friday, November 4, 2016

Is Autumn here yet?

We have been dealing with unusually warm temps for this time of year up into the high 80's...We finally got some rain yesterday and temps are a little cooler but still seems so dry out...We won't have good fall colors this year due to the dry warm weather we have had..so there are already tons of leaves that have fallen. 

We have been fighting a buck deer lately. This past summer it was squirrels eating our fruit but now this buck is tearing up our smaller fruit trees with his horns..it is what you call "hooking"..they mark their territory by doing this. Hubby is a big hunter so imagine he will be in our freezer when hunting season opens..But this is what some of the trees look like. 


We have put stakes up around them to deter the buck from hooking and killing our trees...we did lose one smaller tree from his hooking.

And since the persimmons have pretty well fallen off the tree now, we took down the carpet tack strips and will reuse them on the fruit trees this next spring to deter the squirrels...it helped on the persimmon tree so know it will work on the other trees as well.

My sister came out and stayed a couple of nights a few weeks ago. We took a trip down memory lane and took a drive over to some places we camped at when we were kids..
Here is the Cossatot River.

We hiked around here for awhile and then drove over to Shady Lake. There we spent about an hour talking to the camp ground supervisor.
Then drove to Bards Springs. They still have the old lean-to camp sheds...didn't take photos there and then since Camp Albert Pike is still closed we didn't stop there as well. I hate that the Albert Pike is closed but it had gotten so overrun with people and ATV's that it was awful..now it is reverting back to the natural state and so lovely. There were some back packers and horse trail riders so it is getting some use...just no bathroom upkeeps.

Finished up the scrappy 9-patch quilt top and lady in our church quilted it for me but I have to bind it. Been doing some redwork baby quilt blocks for some baby quilts. Have some aprons to finish for Christmas gifts and also some ceramics to paint for the DGD's boyfriend's Christmas...and then she has given me 4 dolls to dress. 2 of the dolls I have to make bodies for...Also wanting to start a new hooked rug. Staying busy.

And I am ending this as usual..