Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Friday, June 23, 2017

A New Sign

Remember my new addition to the Art Barn?
Well, it is where I will be making my signs
and doing anything that has 
Paint or Ink  
involved in the process. 

I made this sign to hang on the outside.

I also installed a screen door to the addition.
as well as a little deck.

I'm having so much fun :)

The garden beds behind the Art Barn
are also doing well.
It won't be long before we can start 
harvesting over here.  

Squash growing but not blooming yet.

Pumpkins starting to bloom.

Something kept eating my cucumbers,
so I set this rubber snake by the vines 
and now they are starting to grow.

Look at the basil . . . Yum :)
It smells wonderful, too!

Well, that's it for today.
I have two friends dropping by this morning
and we are heading out for a little
kayaking adventure  :)

Hope you take the time to do something
fun today.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sisiter,
 Connie :)


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The First Day Of Summer :)

Can you believe that Summer is here!
Our weather is getting hot,
so I was up at 6 this morning
and out turning on our drip-lines by 6:30.

Look at this . . .
Thistles are growing wild in the ditch across the road. 
Now, we know that it is easy to 
find beauty in a rose,
but look at these thistles gone to seed. 

Aren't they pretty!
Can you see beauty in them?

When I went out to do the drip-lines
I also picked a large bowl of snap peas.
These are called Oregon Giant Snow Peas.
Snap Peas - Snow Peas
To-may-toe  -  To-mah-toe 

After watching a You-Tube video
I blanched them . . .

Ice bathed them . . .

Dried them . . .

And put them in bags for the freezer.
I got four nice bags
and in a couple of days 
I should get four more.

This "farm-girl" thing is new to me,
but thanks to You-Tube & my sweet sister-in-law
I'm learning so much :)

Well, now I'm going to practice my guitar
and enjoy more of this
fine first day of summer :)

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Roses & A Goodwill Vase

I'm truly enjoying my roses
this Spring.

And I love picking them
and bringing them inside.

I purchased this small vase
for 99 cents yesterday
at our local Goodwill store.

Just enjoying them and . . .

Savoring The Moment

Finding joy in the simple things.

Have a lovely day.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)