Fair Time and Garden harvest!

August 25, 2013|6:27 pm

Started out to the State Fair on Friday… waited in line on the road for hours and no parking after spending over three hours trying to find parking we turned lemons into lemonade and went to chutes and ladders park. Had our picnic and came home. I was so proud of my older children for making a fun time out of what could have been a really rotten day! They made sure the younger boys had a great time and no one complained!


Garden vegetables everywhere! Made four quarts of pickled peppers and one broke!! So sad. We have tomatoes starting everywhere and every variety. A friend from work told Pat to have us come pick apples and so the children went with Dané and came home with about 4 and a half bushels.

We are trying State Fair take 2 tomorrow so Tuesday we will be making spaghetti sauce and apple butter.

Tonight’s menu is fresh corn on the cob, baked potatoes, sliced tomatoes, cottage cheese and Grandma Ruth is bringing a zucchini casserole and Apple Cobbler for desert.

Wow I have been blogging

August 7, 2013|11:37 am

for almost 4 years now. Sometimes a few times a year and sometimes a few times a week. I’ve gone back and forth on the usefulness of having a blog. Should I take the time to blog? Does anyone ever read it? Do I want anyone to read it?
I love reading blogs. I can get caught up and cruise from one to another following rabbit trails about homeschooling, gardening, frugal healthy living. Any manner of things. Whenever I write a post I tend to spend more time thinking about how it comes across than I like. I would love to just be fearless and speak my mind; however my thoughts don’t always come across in a kind and gentle manner as many of you know. Then I feel like I need to explain myself. Sometimes people genuinely choose to take things the wrong way. I am never sure if I should let that stop me from writing or not. It has kept me silent for weeks on end sometimes. I guess this is a question to decide at another point as I have written this post and I plan on publishing it :>) In the mean time it’s almost time to pick up my children from VBS. So I am off! If you have an opinion one way or another on blogging, bloggers aand / or blogs and there usefulness add a commen.t OK?