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Showing posts from August, 2012

Putting Up Peaches

On Monday, the boys and I drove down to see my mother- and father-in-law once more before school starts. On the top of my list was picking peaches.  You may remember we picked peaches a few years ago .  May I say, I am not a big peach fan (it's the fuzz) but I make an exception for these peaches.  They are delicious!  Grandma, the boys and I picked about four boxes of peaches, just the ones that seemed ripe.  We enjoyed spending time with Grandma and Grandpa, and playing with the chickens, and came home with two of those boxes.  Boy, are we enjoying them!   On Wednesday, I made Spiced Peach Preserves from here .  I did not have cardamom but otherwise, followed the recipe pretty close this time.  I realized I must have done half batches before, as I did not recall the pot being quite so full.  And I actually had vanilla beans in my pantry, which I know I did not have previously.    I also have a couple of cousins in town this week, Gabe and Luke, who brought tomatoes and pe

More on Sunflowers

In yesterday's post, I forgot to include pictures of some others who are enjoying our sunflowers!


Some days, I'm just too busy for words.  In the evenings, when things begin to slow down, one of our favorite spots is out on the back patio, relaxing in our green chairs, watching the bees buzz from flower to flower.