Saturday, August 26, 2017

Busy time around the home


The weather has been so nice for August. We really haven't had a hot summer. Most mornings it is rather cool and we have had so much rain this summer that the grass feels like plush carpet and of course has to be mowed quite often.

Sonny and I sit on the porch most mornings right after the sun comes up and enjoy the view. I love this time of day with the morning sun peeking through the trees. 


View from the porch. 

Field across the road with the cows. 

closer view of cows. 

I love this speckled cow. I think she is my favorite.

We harvested the apples and pears and I made lots of jam. I ran out of sugar and won't be back to Sam's to get more for a few weeks so I just juiced a few grapes and froze the juice to get ready to make into jelly. I still have stone or wild plums yet to juice.
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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Homeplace

Just a few shots from around the homeplace.
I missed the wrong caption under this photo in last posting. This was a few of our peach trees when heavily loaded with fruit....not muscadine grapes. 

I love Spider Wort. This time of year it is about the only thing that blooms and the blooms are my favorite color.....blue. 

This is close-up of Spider Wort bloom. I hear Spider Wort is also edible. 

Our walk through to the patio area. This is an overgrown muscadine but rarely has fruit as it is too shaded. We do keep it trimmed back or it would grow all the way to the ground each year. 

This was a huge visitor hanging from our gazebo. Meet Mrs. Spider. 

We finally got our first egg from our hens. They are only 5 months old and have laid 2 now. We are so excited. 

This egg was so small but perfect as all things are in God's kingdom....


And as always........