Sunday, September 26, 2010

{ getting ready for fall }

I 've been busy getting my garden and my house ready for fall. I LOVE fall! I've been canning still. This last week I canned dilly beans, canned more pickled beets and made more pesto. In the house I've been sewing banners, arranging flowers, decorating pumpkin's and decorating the front porch. Here's a peek at the front porch....

On this weeks list of to-do's........more dilly beans, make more mustard pickles, pull potatoes and carrots from the garden and make sauerkraut! What do you have planned this week?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

{ taking pictures }

Audette used her birthday money to buy a kid digital camera. SHE LOVES it! Here is a small smattering, yes smattering of the photos she has taken! Every time I download her camera I laugh out loud! The things she had been taking pictures of crack me up. This only a small sampling of photos, considering she has already taken almost 1000 pictures since her birthday in JULY!
such a poser!!!!!

shy guy!

not the most flattering shot!

daddy and mayce watching TV (wipe out to be specific, bucks FAVORITE show)

drinking glass???

her favorite shoes.

Micheal Jackson and elton john  in front of the horse trailer.

here's the poser again!

TV commercial

and the show wipeout!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

{ very very very LONG POST }

Yes......this is going to be a very long post. Sorry I've been MIA! We have had so much going on. Birthdays, trips, gardening, canning, school! So here are a few photos to recap this last month!

Miss Mayce Turned 5 last month! happy birthday to my sweet girl!
(remember, you can click on any of the collages to make them bigger)

Miss Audette Turned 6! Happy, Happy Birthday sweet girly!

Mr. Cooper Turned 1! We LOVE cooper so much! It's so fun to have a little guy around!
Here he is in all his rodeo gear he got for his birthday!

{ part 2 of the very, very, very long post }

This year the grasshopper didn't win in the garden! Thanks to grasshopper bait being spread over our entire 10 acres and 10 cute chickens, we had an awesome garden! I grew a little bit of everything, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, beets, radishes, beans, peas, tomatoes, peppers, dill, parsley, basil, onions, garlic, spinach, lettuce, swiss chard, zucchini, squash, watermelons, corn, rhubarb, cabbage, chinese cabbage, potatoes and raspberries. I also tried strawberries and blueberries, but they didn't make it. SO, because I had such a big garden, I've been busy trying to get it all "put up" for the winter! So far....I've done zuchinni relish, pickles (mustard and dill), pickled beets, dilly beans, pesto, choke cheery syrup and jelly, grated zucchini for bread and stir-fry's, frozen all the corn on the cob and........I'm not done! When the girls are in in school this week, I still have soooooo much to can and freeze! It's a lot of work, but I know it will be worth it this winter when we get to open up and eat all of those yummy things!

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{ part 3 of the very, very, very long post }

Here is the girl's first day of school last week!
They love their teachers and school! They were sooo happy to go!
Now, I'm all alone...........yes, I have been crying everyday!
I don't know how time went so fast that they are both in school!

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