Keep Smiling

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Flowers & Sweet Granddaughters

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Welcome to my little corner of the world.
I didn't think that I would have a post 
this week because I'm having too
much fun with our visiting
granddaughters.
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I do not post photos of them on my blog . . .
but I thought this one would be okay.
A year ago last spring they asked me
if I would grow my hair out with them.
They want to donate theirs to 
a charity that makes wigs for cancer victims.
I don't think that they would want my
salt and pepper hair,
but I agreed to join them :)
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 While they have been here  . . .
these are some of the crafts 
that we've made together.
I saw them on Pinterest and wanted to
give them a try :)
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Now because I'm having so much fun
with them, the rest of my post is a
tour through the garden. 
My morning glories are gorgeous this year,
as well as other beauties in bloom.
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 Enjoy the tour :)
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 Have a great week!

We have plans for the water slides,
the fair and the rodeo.

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Keep Smiling!

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Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Monday, August 6, 2018

A Visitor To The Garden


I got very excited when I saw this little sweetie pie
fluttering about the garden.

I ran in to get my camera hoping he would still
be there . . .he was :)









Keep Smiling.

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Friday, August 3, 2018

Enjoying The Garden.





Bountiful Blessing
from our little garden :)

Rainbow Carrots
I planted a few seeds this year just for fun :)


I've decided that when I eat a carrot
I prefer it to be orange :)



This is a two gallon ice cream bucket.


Look at the size of those berries.


I've been making blackberry freezer jam.



Also peach freezer jam.
We didn't raise the peaches.
I bought them at a fruit stand.

I'm new at this, I wanted to can them,
but didn't watch a video until after
purchasing them and I should have bought
freestone peaches.  
Live and learn, I'll do better next time.


Remember our cabbage patch?


And us making kraut?

Well, I have had several blogging sisters
ask me how it turned out.


The kraut that we canned,
we haven't tasted yet, because it is 
suppose to get better with age.


We will probably open a jar sometime
around October, but I do love seeing it
sitting on the self looking pretty
with our other canned foods.


The kraut that we left in the plastic
food grade buckets to ferment we decided not to can.
We put them in canning jars and put them in the frig.
They taste amazing!  
They say that water bath processing them will remove
many of the beneficial probiotics that are
 now linked to improvements in immune,
 cognitive, digestive and endocrine function.    
Those are the healthy reasoning for eating
 fermented foods.

They will keep for months in the frig.
The only problem is they do take up 
spaces as well :)


On a different note, my flowers 
are looking lovely.


Look at this pretty Holly Hock.
It's growing by the front porch 
and was planted by the birds.


I actually planted some a few years
ago and they did nothing.


The birds have also planted a few
sunflowers around the yard.
Isn't it sweet that they know how much
I love flowers :) 

I do hope that you are all having a 
joyful day.
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Keep Smiling!

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Your blogging sister,
Connie :)