Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Hanging Baskets Dead? Try This

 


Husband had a lot going on while I was gone for 5 days in the hospital.   I bet he didn't even know that there were two hanging baskets in the flower weed garden, poor man.  

I saw them when we first drove up and didn't say a word.  I mean what are two hanging baskets in the scheme of things.   It wasn't till the next day I decided to try and save them.


We were draining the little pool so he could mow the lawn and I put them in the water.  
The water covered their pots and I left them in there overnight.


By the next morning they are revived.  Probably not as glorious as when I first bought them but pretty none the less.

Give it a try!  

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Friday, June 14, 2024

I'm Calling in the Grandkids!

 



So, I had quite the week last week after the cortizone shots.   I had trouble breathing and was rushed to the hospital. After 5 days they considered me well enough to go home.  I think they knew if they didn't I was going to break out...people do that you know.




I'm well now as I can be but it's gonna take time to get up to par, so I'm calling the grandkids to come over.  Big teenage boy can lift heavy stuff and little girl can weed.  There is nothing like the incentive of...money.  I mean school is out right?  I'm waiting on their return call.

They better hurry the sun is rising!


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Friday, June 7, 2024

Then he said, Forget the Garden this Year!

 



I went to the doctor this past Wednesday for my back problem.  After talking to me about what I do everyday he said...forget the garden this year.  He was worried about me bending over weeding.   Just forget the garden...uhh no.  Is he crazy?

Two cortisols shots and I was on the way with a  ticket to rest for the summer. 

You see, I have an aresonal that he doesn't know about,  the husband and hay.  Last night we went and bought one more bale to go on the last four rows.   That should take care of a lot of weeds and I can still rest and have a garden.  

I mean who would want to forget this garden.  Plus there is this:

The two raised beds are growing like crazy.  Cabbage here we come.


The leaf lettuce is still growing strong.  We pick a lot every week.


The herbs are really growing.


I picked garlic scapes to cook with.



The roses are in bloom.  I'm drying some now for potpourri. 

So rest yes but forget the garden..uhh no.

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Saturday, June 1, 2024

Gone Fishing!

 


After planting white half runner green beans and pumpkins yesterday, chasing little chicks all over the yard trying to get them back in the coop, and just basic Spring upkeep. we decided to go fishing up north today.  We forgot to have fun!  

Hope your weekend is great!  

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Book Review: Unforgiven by Shelly Shepard Gray

 

by Shelly Shepard Gray

Ex-con Seth Zimmerman has spent the last three years making amends by helping the vulnerable in his former Amish community. Lately, this mission includes calling on Tabitha Yoder, whose divorce from her abusive husband has isolated her from the community. Even though she never comes out of her house to talk to him, Seth knows she watches him from the window while he chops wood, clears her driveway, and drops off food.  
 
An uneasy friendship is just starting to take hold between them when small gifts begin to appear at Tabitha's home--gifts that can only be from her ex-husband. Seth might be Tabitha's only hope at maintaining her hard-won freedom from the man whose violent outbursts had almost cost her life. But coming to her rescue might mean he ends up behind bars once again. 

My Review:

Unforgiven by Shelly Shepard Gray, gives a different view of Amish family life.  It's not a simple, perfect life that we might think as we drive by and look at the clothes on the line or the buggy's going down the street. Their private lives can be more like ours then we imagine.

Both main charactors (Seth and Tabitha) have done the unthinkable in the Amish community.  Of course many of the community have strong opionions about what has happened and are not so easy to forgive. Even Seth and Tabitha have to learn to forgive...themselves.

This book kept me captivated from beginning to end.  
What a great read!  


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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Memorial day planting 5/25/24!

All of sudden it got hot...Scorging hot for this time of year.  I had to get all the plants out of the greenhouse fast before they all wilted. So, he tilled once more and then I got started and planted 27 tomato plants.  It seems that my back is out of shape and coupled with the heat, work on the garden has been slow.    But we are getting it done.


Pop and the grandson planted three rows of potatoes.  Grandson, you can see, is now taller than Pop!  We will have to raise the roof pretty soon!

Later today, after the rain, I hope to go visit Mom and Dad's grave, plant flowers, and put up a flag.  Granddaughter said she would help.  

Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Book Review: The Song of Sourwood Mountain by Ann H Gabhart


 The Song of Sourwood Mountain: (Southern Historical Romance Set in the 1910 Appalachian Mountains) 

                                           By Ann H. Gabhart

While the century began with such promise, it is 1910 when Mira Dean's hopes of being a wife and mother are dashed to pieces. Her fiancé dead from tuberculosis, Mira resigns herself to being a spinster schoolteacher--until Gordon Covington shows up.
 
No longer the boy she knew from school, Gordon is now a preacher who is full of surprises. First, he asks Mira to come to Sourwood in eastern Kentucky to teach at his mission school. Second, he asks her to marry him. Just like that. And all at once the doors that had seemed firmly shut begin to open, just a crack.
 
With much trepidation, Mira steps out in faith into a life she never imagined, in a place filled with its own special challenges, to serve a people who will end up becoming the family she always dreamed of.
 
From the pen of bestselling author Ann H. Gabhart comes a heartwarming story of the unexpected blessings that can come when we dare to follow the Lord's leading.

My Review:

Ann Gabhart has given us a true glimpse into Kentucky's Applachian life with her book, The Song of Sourwood.  With her accurate descriptions and her spot on mountain talk, you can imagine how it was being a city girl in Kentucky traveling back in to mountains.  

I was so impressed with Gordon with his boldness to follow through on  the Lord's calling.  His desire to bring the word of  God and education to the mountain people was impressive.  He needed a helpmate to do that but even I had my doubts he would get that after his outlandish proposal to Mira.

What a great book that kept me turning the pages with the many adventures and happenings in the mountains.  

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