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!