Saturday, August 29, 2009

Green Mowing

gas free mowing

Last summer when gas reached $4 a gallon, we purchased this old lawnmower. I love the simplicity of it. I also love the fact that there is no cord to yank on, and on, and on…….It always starts, with a little push, that is!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Kindergarden and College

Today I will pick Lucas up from Kindergarden. It hardly seems possible that he is old enough......
I can't wait to see him with his little backpack filled with papers! He is so excited about school, I hope he always stays that way.

Here he is with "Hubba Bubba". When he was in preschool, Bubba came home with him on weekend. Bubba was a traveling friend, so when they came to Grammy's house, we had to do activities with him, then record them in his traveling journal. Lucas wanted to do his favorite thing with Bubba, make Rice Krispy Treats. I turned around to find Lucas with the two marshmallows tucked under his lip to look like Bubba!

Today I head to school to pick up my books. Classes begin Monday. It is always a little unnerving to get all those books and try to figure out which ones go with which class.....So on the first day I usually just load them all up, and I am thankful I don't have to ride the bus to school anymore!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Time Flys!

Yikes! I can't believe I only have one week left of summer/fall semester break! I still have lots of projects to get done! Time seems to pass by so quickly......

I am thankful that the green beans chose this time to, as they say here in Southern Indiana, "come on". They have been our best crop of beans yet, hardly any blemishes and the little yellow bean bugs have not been sited this year.

I tried a new-to-me recipe for Dilly Beans from the Ball Blue Book. It has only been a week, so I am not sure yet, but we did do a sneak tasting yesterday (they are suppose to set for 2 weeks) and I think they taste like garlic dill pickles. They are crunchy and different....we will see.

I have 35 quarts of green beans canned to date, and there are more where those came from, I think it is time to share!

And God has blessed our berry patch this year for sure! I can't believe how huge the berries are, it is amazing. I made blackberry jelly and decided to try jam. Yummy! And it should be, considering the amount of sugar used. I have two gallons of berries in the fridge and the vines need picked again.....
I am thinking of trying blackberry syrup and, of course, I need to make some cobblers.
This week I hope to tackle a project involving a rocking chair, and of course more gardening and canning!
Have a good week!