Sunday, December 7, 2008

Thankful Heart

What a wonderful Thanksgiving...spent with love, old family movies and more than I ever care to eat again. I was belly-up on the couch fast asleep by 8pm. I even caught myself doing that snort thing that wakes you up from a dead sleep.

Here are some pics of my kids. We didn't have much time together this year but the time we did have was wonderful....priceless!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Particularly Miss You

I walked by my pumpkin patch today and I realized how much I miss my nieces and nephew. Last year at this time we loaded up the back of the car with pumpkins and squash and made the 4 hour trip back home. I stopped by my brothers house to give the kids some pumpkins but they weren't home. So we put the pumpkins on the railing around the porch and ran away!! I felt like a little kid on May Day. This year I was hit with a plague of squash bugs which I battled all summer. They won and so I have a very small crop of pumpkins.

This morning the post office called and I went and picked up fifty one-day old chicks that I had ordered. Since I was missing my nieces and nephew I decided that I would name a couple after them. The first


I am naming after Mac(although he doesn't deserve it because he will never give me a kiss). Whenever I order chicks I always get one free "Mystery Chick". I decided this one reminded me of Mac. Mac - with our last batch of chicks the "Mystery Chick" thought I was his girlfriend. He would drop one wing and drag it on the ground and then do this side-step shuffle and try and get me in the corner. I think he wanted to give me a kiss.

The second chick I am naming after Miaelle(who does give kisses by the way):

about the last time I was home little Mia grabbed my hand and said, "Auntie Pam, come look at the big moff(moth)on the back door. I love kids(even ones who don't kiss). I miss you all so much!

Maddie and Mal I decided that I wouldn't name chicks after you since you are now such big girls. I figured that being named after a baby chick would not be to cool. I decided that I would wait for our new arrival in the spring(no auntie Pam is NOT expecting). We will be getting 2 cows in the spring...way cooler I'm sure. As Jake would say, "Mom that is soooo lame". Sorry girls it is either cows or rabbits. If you have a major problem with that I am considering a couple of pygmy goats. Let me know!! I love you tons and miss you more. And Mac have you ever heard the song..."Miss you miss you now I'm gonna kiss you"?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Latest Creations

I most certainly am immersed in the fall colors these days. Here is a couple of the latest.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Harvest Moon

It was so beautiful yesterday I worked in the garden till I could hardly see. It was getting dark and when I looked up I saw this moon hanging over the golden fields. I love it...the fields are ripe!

Latest Design

I listed a new item and excited to share it on the blog. I titled it the "Fall Ball".

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Newest Creations

This is always such a busy time of year. The garden is yielding its harvest and I can't seem to keep up. I missed a canoe trip with my daughter last weekend(sorry Brooke) and didn't even realize it until she emailed me the pictures. Having a son that plays football keeps me on the road. Yesterday was gorgeous...a picture perfect day and I had the whole day to myself. I spent most of it in the garden and then pulled myself away and worked like a mad woman on jewelry (I got some new beads in the mail)! Here is some of the work that I got done.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hot Pickled Garlic Dilled Green Beans

Yep...that is what I will be doing in the morning. The worst part is over...crawling on my hands and knees picking green beans for two hours. I suddenly wished that I hadn't put so much fertilizer on them this spring(chicken poop). I have never seen so many green beans in my life. I haven't pickled them for years...the hotter the better and I bet I'll have them all eaten by spring...I suppose I can give some to my brother for Christmas.

No one else in my household likes hot food except for Bethany. I bet she will be hooked once she tries them.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

First Post

Ok, so I finally got a blog done and it took me way longer than I thought...even with blogging for dummies style help. So what do I have to say: it is a beautiful day. The garden is full and I have two shrub rose bushes to plant. Please check out my etsy shop(that is why I haven't planted the rose bushes yet)! I am off to the garden.

God bless you!