Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sorry about the video

I don't think the video I tried to put here works ....oh well. It really was great!!
On gardening....this year our garden is only about 1/3rd the size it usually is. But we are still getting a few goodies from the smaller garden. Our fruit has been great this year. The plums not so good but we have had a bumper crop of peaches. Our first one to ripen it's peaches is a red peach and is the best tasting of all of them. This year we put carpet tack strips up around the trunks to keep the squirrels and other 4 legged critters from stealing the fruit but seems we have a 2 legged robber...We had picked about half the peaches on this prize tree and then the other half all disappeared in one night. But we still have other types of peaches. Of course I'm putting up peaches in the freezer and also making peach jam. The jam will make terrific Christmas gifts this year.

We have had a bumper crop of blueberries. I still have berries in my freezer from last year so mainly been having the family come and pick what they want and they are now falling off and fermenting so smells like blueberry wine around the bushes now. 

The youngest son and daughter came out and picked yesterday and she is such a joy. She is our youngest grand and is spoiled rotten. but she still remains sweet. She is also my mom and grandmother's name sake. 

While they were here, we gathered some tiger lily seeds and found out the pollen from the flowers can really stain you as got some on my face...now I'm wondering if I could use it for dyeing wool. 

I'm leaving you with an awesome sunset.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

photos wonky

For some reason when I went to add photos to last post, instead of adding to the bottom, they kept going to the top so will try to post the rest here.


Our 2 granddaughers were with this group. As you can see from bottom photo, they did hand motions to black light with white gloves set to music. 

video

I didn't want to put up the entire video so clipped it some. 

And as always...


Been awhile



It has been a busy time lately. Fruit has been coming off so was time to start putting by all the goodies. We have been eating from the garden now. ....and kids and grands have been out a lot. Then had major problem with the tooth that broke off early spring. Seems the root died..And of course it happens on a Thursday night and most dentists are not open on Fridays. So I lumped along until Monday and when I called, I found out my dentist was on vacation until Monday June 26. I then called their standby dentist and they did not know my clinic was closed for the week so they did not have any openings. I then called 9 different dentists in 2 days. Most would not have openings. The oral surgery unit in Hot Springs charged over $700 and that was just the starting price to pull the tooth. Finally one of the other local clinics I had called and had told me they would call me if they had cancelation. They called at 1:30 on Wednesday and I had to be there at 2...15 miles away but we made it there and the tooth that was supposed to be a minor removal wound up being oral surgery and they had to drill it out...took 2 hours but at least it was only $300 and not over $700. 
In the midst of all this, our church has had VBS every evening. I had signed to work but with so much pain I only got to help out on Thursday in the kitchen. Then last night the kids had their program. Two of our granddaughers were in it and did the hand motions to music...they had a blast all week. 
Some of the parents at the program night. 

Our pew with our grands sitting spot.
There were so many kids and parents and grandparents that we had to pull out extra chairs to sit along the sides and back. 
Our pastor 
Our pastor is so full of energy. His wife was the coordinator for the entire week and they both did a terrific job. Since weather was rather warm, he had his head shaved and the cap he wore had a built in wig. Our granddaugher is behind him in this photo. 
Our pastor's wife