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    ahead of yours to fix and they did I could see them and they wouldn t paint it for me either So I got a number from the OLD Schwinn dealer here in town but he only works when he wants to because he is probably as old as my bike And when I called him there was no answer BUT the guys at the first bike shop said if anyone would have old parts it would be Jim So after the Holiday I will try again to get hold of him In the mean time I found another Bike shop who will do my repairs in a week and a half but won t paint it and won t have the fenders I need either Hopefully between Jim and myself we will be able to restore it I am not opposed to sanding off rust and repainting I have decided that Loleta will be RED when I get done with her because after all I am The Lady In Red In this case The Lady On Red LOL So I am a little discouraged but not disheartened because my Mamma always told me that Where there is a will there is a way and I believe that Pictures will have to wait until Loleta is fixed but you ll all get to ride this adventure out with me On a sad note we had to take our oldest Dog Sterling 8 1 2 yrs to the Vet this morning to be put down because he has bitten two people in less than a month He has always had an aggressive nature but had never bitten anyone before He actually broke his leather collar in half lunging at a friend of ours here in the complex and tried to bite her four times and got her once My husband and I were so shook up and so was our friend who got bit obviously So last night we made the really tough decision and this morning my husband took him in I feel so badly for my husband because Sterling was his dog Sterling is a one person dog so you could never adopt him out or give him away He is even aggressive towards children and other animals It still has been heart wrenching Bella my three yr old Shi Tzu has been looking for her buddy all day and can t figure out where he has gone Anyway to top it all off it cost 150 00 to have him put down and since he bit someone they have to quarantine him for 10 days first to make sure he doesn t have rabies which is a state law but our Vet has given him all his shots since forever and we keep our dogs up on all their shots and vet visits And we have to pay additional 200 00 to board him for those 10 days but that is a discounted cost because we had just taken both dogs to the Vet yesterday before Sterling bit our friend and paid out 160 00 for Vet Care So in two days we are out 510 00 one family pet and have a friend that will freak out when she finds out we had him put down She will blame herself and go in to depression she is bi polar So please keep my little household in your prayers this week We would really appreciate it I can t wait for Church in the morning believe me Blessings peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith HealingTouch True Blue Farmgirl 1137 Posts Darlene Kunkletown Pa USA 1137 Posts Posted Jul 04 2010 04 16 13 AM Oh Peggy I am so sad for you I have had to grieve the the loss of pets also I had a Boston Bulldog that was old and died in my arms and 16 mo later our Rottweiler also died in my arms He had cancer and we gave him chemo never again and was only 5 I was away on a cruise with my mother and sisters and when I left my beagle Rocky was fine and while I was gone he had to be put down to the cost of over 3 ooo to try and save him 1st It s heartbreaking because they become our kids We raise beagles and I have the sweetest 10yo Jackie my constant companion and sidekick Everytime I think how old she is I freek out thinking about losing her Again know how very sorry I am for your loss to you both Try to go on ebay and see if you can find parts for Loleta if no one else has them Blessings Darlene kittykill True Blue Farmgirl 608 Posts Pam Portland or USA 608 Posts Posted Jul 04 2010 07 24 14 AM Peg I am so sorry about your dog I had to do that with my Staffie Great Dane mix She had been on doggy probation with the city and then got aggressive toward other dogs in the house It was my roommate s dog but I had lived with her the majority of her life so she felt like mine Lots of prayers coming your way There are so many bike shops in Portland there is actually one down the street from my house that restores old ones Mark had gotten me a banana seat bike when we were first dating and had to get parts for it so don t despair there are a lot of places our there across the river I ll ask Mark the name of the person he used www fasterkittykill blogspot com knittinchick True Blue Farmgirl 1854 Posts Megan Wisconsin 1854 Posts Posted Jul 04 2010 12 40 23 PM Peggy I m so sorry about your dog I can t even imagine having to go

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    and relishes that everyone made It gives you lots to set out when guests drop in for surprise gift exchanges and something to grab to give them Farmgirl Sister 1438 God Gardening Family Is anything else important Lin True Blue Farmgirl 807 Posts Lin Sioux City IA USA 807 Posts Posted Jul 06 2010 10 27 58 AM Angela that sounds wonderful and how ingenious to have come up with that idea I wonder about gifts though who gives to who And how many people are there Our beautiful earth is worth saving Edited by Lin on Jul 06 2010 10 29 05 AM lulu True Blue Farmgirl 240 Posts Connie Geuda Springs Kansas USA 240 Posts Posted Jul 06 2010 11 49 50 AM PeggyAnn I would name your bike RubyRae I just like the sound of it Connie LULU farmgirl sister 1369 Scattered Prairie Gals chapter Take care and write soon When you wish upon a star Jiminy Cricket natesgirl True Blue Farmgirl 1735 Posts angela martinsville indiana USA 1735 Posts Posted Jul 06 2010 1 24 29 PM At the party there is usually 10 families Therefor each person brings 9 gifts for the other families There are also 5 young children who always recieve new scarves and mittens as their gifts Each person who knits chooses a color and makes for all the little ones so they have several colors to match different outfits Sometimes people will make a batch of brownies or cookies and box them up special for the little ones as well It takes all the guess work out of tryin to buy for each person You just pick one thing and make it for each family Farmgirl Sister 1438 God Gardening Family Is anything else important knittinchick True Blue Farmgirl 1854 Posts Megan Wisconsin 1854 Posts Posted Jul 06 2010 1 47 35 PM Angela I m a little confused probably because it s summer and my mind is not in the right place So say one family would make 9 batches of brownies and then another family would make say 9 sets of dishcloths or something like that It sounds fun never the less God s Blessings Megan aka Loretta Rae At heart I am both a sassy city girl and a down home country gal LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 06 2010 1 49 24 PM Connie got you down for Rubie Rae blessings PEGGY Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith monicarose True Blue Farmgirl 406 Posts Monica Florida USA 406 Posts Posted Jul 06 2010 3 01 51 PM Hey Peg How about Gertie short for Gertrude when she s acting out you can give her a shout out GERTRUDE When she s rolling nice she s Gertie let s go play Living for today aka Paper Rose Lida True Blue Farmgirl 157 Posts Lida Rochester NY USA 157 Posts Posted Jul 06 2010 3 03 56 PM Oh my Our porch was on page 107 when I left for vacation I had to read 6 pages to get caught up on the week Our vacation was fun My side of the family has been having reunions since the 1950s My dad was one of 10 kids and I have over 60 first cousins It used to be that everyone came to the annual reunion Now there are just 2 of the 10 original generation left alive This year only 5 families were represented and at that by only one family member for some I wonder if the annual reunion will continue after the 2 aunts pass away The other reunion was my husband s siblings and their families We have all been getting together for a week at a rented camp on the St Lawrence River for 10 years It is a good thing that we all love and like each other Only one nephew who lives in California couldn t make it this year The cousins are all very close Each family has to make dinner and clean up one time for the whole gang during the week The men cook breakfast and lunch is whatever people want to eat on their own The card games go into the wee hours of the night Fishing cards picture puzzles good books good food great family chasing kids the beach hiking bicycling naps And Quelph What a fun game The whole gang ages 15 75 stay up all night playing and laughing hysterically We don t start it until the younger kids have gone to sleep because no one wants to stop playing to tuck them in Karrieann I love the katydids When I hear them I close my eyes and it takes me back to growing up on the farm in northern New York Darlene In regards to dusting a few years ago when I returned to grad school as a working mother of 5 a wise professor said Dust is a protective layer for your wood furniture treat it well Angie Glad that your little one is fine now The player piano sounds great I have a friend who owns one and it is so much fun to visit and watch listen to it Dana hope you are enjoying your vacation Sharon congrats on week 3 of Weight Watchers I lost 110 lbs with WW a few years ago I need to rejoin because I have regained 35 of those lost pounds My knees can tell I have gained weight Susan Welcome to the proch Peggy I am so sorry to read about Sterling Our 10 year old Chow Chow mix is protective of us and aggressive with strangers so we have to be very diligent when she is around neighbors and children even our grandkids Hugs to you Peggy again I love reading about your new bike I love

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    more personal touch to our gift giving I like to keep it simple Boisesue Farmgirl 1731 Lin True Blue Farmgirl 807 Posts Lin Sioux City IA USA 807 Posts Posted Jul 06 2010 4 50 19 PM Yeh Peggy I see what you mean Cards only means one stamp for postage Actually that s a very thoughtful gift and we all have a list of things we need and or want so the gift card provides that Your tea and scones sound delicious I ll bring plenty of the spaghetti dish so you ll have some waiting for you even if you re late Warm welcomes to Kathy and Susan both So glad you ll join us on the porch The gals that came up with this idea were so smart Hugs and Smiles Lin Our beautiful earth is worth saving LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 06 2010 10 39 32 PM Is Everyone Hungry Let s dig in and enjoy I ll take a Rocking Chair tonight instead of the Swing It was so lovely and warm here today It really really really felt like summer for the first time this year I am so blessed to have all my Porchie Sisters to chat with everyday Just to share life with Boy Lin the Spaghetti smells heavenly Blessings peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith sue5901 True Blue Farmgirl 117 Posts Sue Wellingborough United Kingdom 117 Posts Posted Jul 06 2010 11 05 23 PM HI Back from my holiday and there is so much to catch up on Peggy Sherwood Forest is very real and it is the place that the outlaws lived in that the stories of Robin Hood were based upon There is still even a Sheriff of Nottingham who is similar to a Mayor but he doesn t live in Nottingham Castle which is also still there although much altered So Sorry to hear about your dog I think we have all lost friends and understand how you feel I ll think about a name for your bike and get back to you Wow everyone is talking about Xmas already we are lucky I guess in that all four generations of our immediate family all live in the same small town and therefore we know each others lives really well the financial situation their work and family commitments so the only expectation that we have at Xmas is that everyone turns up gifts of any form are optional Xmas is always at my house as its the biggest but I wouldn t want anyone there who didn t want to be there would not want anyone to struggle to buy gifts they couldn t afford but also would not want anyone to feel under pressure to make gifts when that would be a struggle for them as well Lida sometimes I wish my family lived further apart so we could have reunions like yours they sound so much fun We do meet up with more distant cousins etc but as noone lives further that 60 miles away it happens reguarlly so we miss that real sense of occasion But I guess I only wish it occasionally most of the time I m really glad we are all so close I have some fresh raspberries from the garden and some pancakes and cream if anyone would like to join me today Sue Dance like nobody s watching sue5901 True Blue Farmgirl 117 Posts Sue Wellingborough United Kingdom 117 Posts Posted Jul 06 2010 11 08 32 PM One day I will finally learn to spell reguarlly regually reguarly regularly why do I have such a mental block with that word Please reassure me you have blocks with certain words too Dance like nobody s watching Lida True Blue Farmgirl 157 Posts Lida Rochester NY USA 157 Posts Posted Jul 07 2010 02 40 32 AM Christmas in July An on the job hazzard or is it a perk is that I have to make arrangements for the Christmas season celebrations and observances in June In early June I close my office door put on a Christmas music CD and peruse Christmas websites to get into the mood for planning Christmas festivities before it is even officially summertime We give homemade and purchased gifts to our children their spouses and the grandkids Also everyone gets a 10 gift card through a game that we play noone knows which card they will end up with and bartering after the game is permitted The addition of spouses and grandkids started to really break the bank Last Christmas the kids asked us to not buy them gifts but to give memories instead So this year between Christmas and New Years we are renting a cabin in the Adirondack Mountains for our family We will only stuff stockngs and do the gift card exchange game The rest of the Christmas account will make memories in the mountans Our son leaves for Navy bootcamp in February so this may be the last time we will all be together for Christmas for a while It is very hot and humid here The temps the past 2 days has been in the 90s and only slightly cooler in the night We don t have air conditioning so sleeping is difficult It is too hot to cook Last night we had dinner from the garden a salad of buttercrunch lettuce kale spinach chard and radishes Sue All of my children live within a 60 mile radius of us The one who lives furthest away is moving back here this fall so they will all be within a 5 mile radius for a time until Son leaves for Navy and DD 3 leaves for an out of the area grad school I am going to relax on the rocking chair by the rail and try to catch a breeze There is peach iced tea in the insulated thermos on the table so help yourselves Peace Lida HealingTouch True Blue Farmgirl 1137 Posts Darlene Kunkletown Pa USA 1137 Posts Posted Jul 07 2010 07 36 50 AM Welcome new porchies it s nice to have you with us Always great to get different points of veiw on all our drama in our lives LOL Just pulled pumpkin pecan and bananna muffins out of the oven too hot to bake so I ll bring them over with some iced coffee It was so hot here yesterday 100 degrees and they expect it to be the same today Thank God for my old tubs The dog and I took several dips She was so hot I had to keep her cool All I have to say is dip and she s the door We don t have ac either but we have ceiling fans everywhere with other fans here and there but it just didn t cut it My 2 GS are here until friday so my DD can catch a break She started with a bladder infection yesterday and started on meds She said she hasn t had one in years and she forgot how horrible they were That s a real possibility anytime you have a foley catheter and she did for the c section Babies umbilical cord fell off yesterday and she said she couldn t believe after 4 kids she still felt sick when it happened LOL I hate to see it too Peg My name for your bike is Red Velvet Velvet is a royal fabric and she has been around for a long time so she is royalty I see her seat upholstered in red velvet with a License in front and back announcing her as she comes and goes No one will forget she was there Must come over while hubby stays with th GS Talk about Christmas later Hugs and blessings until I get there Darlene MarionCountryGirl True Blue Farmgirl 76 Posts Marla Hemet Ca USA 76 Posts Posted Jul 07 2010 09 14 24 AM Peg after some thinking I think I have found a name for your bike Name her Rosaleen Or could call her Rosalee The name is Irish I think If I remember it means little rose I think it would be a classy name for a red bike And very ladylike Hope you have fun with your bike and can find parts for her soon I can t wait to see how she turns out And welcome to you new ladies We always have room for more on the porch Every Day is a gift from God Rejoice and be glad in it sue5901 True Blue Farmgirl 117 Posts Sue Wellingborough United Kingdom 117 Posts Posted Jul 07 2010 09 57 11 AM Peg I like so many of the names given so far but my offerings are Poppy or you could be ironic and go for Betty Blue Sue Dance like nobody s watching LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 07 2010 11 57 34 AM Lida Love what you guys do for Christmas that is very Special Making Memories will be an excellent and amazing addition to your already great family tradition Sue Welcome back from Holiday and thanks for sharing about Sherwood Forest I found that very fascinating Got you down for Poppy or Betty Blue Marla I got you down for Rosaleen or Rosalee You guys are all coming up with great names It s getting tougher but keep em coming Darlene I ve got you down for Red Velvet And yummy girlfriend I can smell those pecan banana muffins from here Save me one and iced coffee sounds heavenly too as it will be in the high 90s today I am rather blessed to have air conditioning however It was the first thing I purchased when we down sized and moved into our Senior Complex They air condition the Lobby and Hallways but not the Apartments Gp figure My hubby is 8 yrs older than I am and a big man so the heat really gets to him So I keep it nice and cool for him and I freeze most of the time But I have no complaints in this HOT Weather Stay Cool Girls take lots of dips peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith Edited by LadyInRed on Jul 07 2010 12 02 07 PM jill skane True Blue Farmgirl 665 Posts jill lillian stacyville maine USA 665 Posts Posted Jul 07 2010 12 05 05 PM Would like to be sitting on my front porch in Maine The breeze just blows down from Canada You can see Mt katahdin in the back yard and watch the logging trucks go down the road with the wind coming down behind them Lazy days there maggie14 True Blue Farmgirl 6784 Posts Hannah Washington USA 6784 Posts Posted Jul 07 2010 12 29 12 PM Welcome to the porch Jill Hugs Channah Farmgirl sister 1219 Just a small town country girl trying to live her dreams LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 07 2010 12 59 21 PM Jill Welcome To The Porch The weather is always perfect here on our Virtual Porch too And the companionship is the best ever We do enjoy good company good food and good cool drinks in the summer and hot beverages in the winter We solve each others problems console each others losses celebrate each new birth and laugh cry with each other You can t ask for more than that out of Friendships and Sisterhood Blessings and Pull Up A Porch Rocker and Stay Awhile You ll be glad that you did peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith Lin True Blue Farmgirl 807 Posts Lin Sioux City IA USA 807 Posts Posted Jul 07 2010 1 13 06 PM Sue your raspberries pancakes and cream sound wonderful Oh yes I have major mental blocks and fog head you have lots of company girl Darlene your pumpkin muffins sound delicious Lida your garden dinner sounds heavenly And think of all those little vitamins jumping around inside of you Haven t decided what I ll bring to the porch tonight for snack hmmmmm Hugs Lin Our beautiful earth is worth saving natesgirl True Blue Farmgirl 1735 Posts angela martinsville indiana USA 1735 Posts Posted Jul 07 2010 1 22 42 PM I am tryin to make cinnamon rolls for the first time from scratch I hope they turn out okay If they are alright I ll bring some out tonight Farmgirl Sister 1438 God Gardening Family Is anything else important knittinchick True Blue Farmgirl 1854 Posts Megan Wisconsin 1854 Posts Posted Jul 07 2010 4 30 57 PM Welcome to everyone new on the porch Angela I understand now I try to either buy all my gifts or make all my gifts so that no one feels left out if they got a store bought gift and everyone else got homemade and vice versa This year I m either giving donations to charity in my relatives names or I m buying all my gifts off of Etsy God s Blessings Megan aka Loretta Rae At heart I am both a sassy city girl and a down home country gal LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 07 2010 5 22 19 PM Megan I love the idea of giving donations to charity in your relatives names I know you can buy cows chickens pigs etc to help feed the needy My MIL one year heard on the news about a young woman late 30 s dying of cancer and she had a young child and sky rocketing medical bills so mom used all her Christmas Money to help this woman and her son out and gave it all in our names I thought that was the coolest Christmas Gift Ever So way to go girl for thinking so generously and selflessly yourself Blessings peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith Edited by LadyInRed on Jul 07 2010 5 23 51 PM knittinchick True Blue Farmgirl 1854 Posts Megan Wisconsin 1854 Posts Posted Jul 07 2010 5 35 45 PM Thanks Peggy I just don t like giving gifts and worrying that it s going to end up in the back of a closet or at the bottom of a drawer or forgotten So this year I want to give a card a little candy and their gift to charity I really want to try and match their personalities to a charity so that might be a little difficult but I m ready God s Blessings Megan aka Loretta Rae At heart I am both a sassy city girl and a down home country gal natesgirl True Blue Farmgirl 1735 Posts angela martinsville indiana USA 1735 Posts Posted Jul 07 2010 7 58 56 PM I have cinnamon rolls girls They are kinda strange though They look like pointed snail shells They also are darker than I thought they d be They taste great though I even made my own icing from butter vanilla and powdered sugar It s really yummy I m gonna try rollin out the whole dough ball next time and cover with the filling then roll the whole thing up I ll cut of peices after that and see if they stay flatter that way Any of you girls make your own cinnamon rolls Have any suggestions for me I did get a giggle out my Hubby s idea for gettin them to rise I couldn t find anywhere in the kitchen to set them that the fans weren t blowin No matter where I put them they wouldn t rise He suddenly remembered something and ran off to the barn returning with the extra brooder lamp He set it up to shine on the counter and set the rolls under it An hour later the rolls were huge Our extra brooder lamp now hangs in the corner of the kitchen from a little brass hook it s new home Farmgirl Sister 1438 God Gardening Family Is anything else important LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 08 2010 12 15 48 AM Oh cinnamon rolls sound Yummy I don t think you could make a bad cinnamon roll if you tried Even if they look like a snail shell I am betting they still taste wonderful Did you put raisins and nuts in your cinnamon sugar in the middle of the dough I love pecans in mine I haven t made them for years because I am a Bread Addict and I would eat them all by myself Then I would have to go to 5 Step Program for Carbohydrate Addicts Anonymous LOL So I will just smell the ones you bring to the Porch tonight and watch you all enjoy them for me I have to give your hubby a round of applause for being Mr Fix it and actually coming up with a great alternative to your problem I didn t hear you mention the Word Duct tape at all in your story so that is most impressive Blessings peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith natesgirl True Blue Farmgirl 1735 Posts angela martinsville indiana USA 1735 Posts Posted

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    are workin on beautifyin our little peice of the world They seem to be enjoying it Farmgirl Sister 1438 God Gardening Family Is anything else important LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 08 2010 3 45 16 PM You are right Angela Fall can be a much better time to vacation Good Times Can Be Had At Home also as long as you play as much as you work You sound like a very good Momma Blessings peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith Lida True Blue Farmgirl 157 Posts Lida Rochester NY USA 157 Posts Posted Jul 09 2010 03 32 51 AM Hello All It has been in the 90s for the past 4 days The lettuce and spinach are starting to bolt so lots of salads are on tap Last summer we bought a window unit air conditioner The only problem was which window gets tht a c After the purchase we remembered that our bedroom window doesn t have an outlet near it and our electrician SIL says we can t run an a c off an extension cord So it couldn t go in our room If we put it in one of the kid s rooms the other kid would be upset and rightly so So we put it in the guest room window We have all been sleeping in there Yum cinnamon rolls I love to bake and eat them However I have to get serious about losing weight I have a 100 mile bike ride next month and at this weight the hills are not fun Also my knees are complaining So I will join Angela with just inhaling their wonderful aroma for now I believe that a healthy way of living includes all of the foods I enjoy but in moderation I have been way off of moderation so I need to avoid some until I can handle the portion control I love family vacations I grew up on a dairy farm and we never left the farm for vacations My hubby grew up in a family that traveled several times a year for vacations When we got married and had vacation time from our jobs he wanted to pack up and go but I wanted to stay home and relax I still love my vacations that are here at home but I have learned to also enjoy hitting the road Carpe diem Lida Edited by Lida on Jul 09 2010 12 09 43 PM monicarose True Blue Farmgirl 406 Posts Monica Florida USA 406 Posts Posted Jul 09 2010 08 38 57 AM Hi everyone just popping in to say HI my hubby is coming home in a few minutes and I think we re going to head over to a little stroll through the local state parks a day outing close to home can make you feel like you went somewhere far Last week we went to the Oceanographic Center and today Jonathan Dickinson State Park Sometimes lunch at Club Med REsort makes us feel like we got away for a tropical Caribbean vacation and all we did was drive across town Explore anywhere even your back yard is an adventure if you make it one I m constantly finding new things I thought I d bring Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones to the porch today they won t melt and they won t put an ounce of fat on you just lap em up and enjoy every lick LOL Happy Friday LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 09 2010 12 41 16 PM Monica can I have one now It is so HOT though I am not complaining I wanted it I was out working in the vegetable garden and on my home porch for awhile Now I am here sipping iced tea and sitting in front of a hallway fan that is blowing the cool ac air from my living room down to the bed rooms Lida you might give that a try Also if you have a couple cheap small window fans point them facing outside they will pull the cold air from your ac through the other bedrooms Believe me after years of children complaining about the heat I learned a lot of tricks to cool them down We have our AC in the Living room window then we use two big fans to blow the cold air to the back of the house bedrooms House stays cold all day and at bed time we can actually turn the AC off and just use the fans Blessings peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith Lin True Blue Farmgirl 807 Posts Lin Sioux City IA USA 807 Posts Posted Jul 09 2010 12 42 34 PM Ummmmmm chocolate dipped iced cream cones sounds wonderful Monica Your little close to home adventures sound ideal like you said you feel like you ve been away on vaca Lida the air conditioners are a welcome addition when in the 90s So much easier to get things accomplished when you re not nearing heatstroke Angela go while you can You re a good mom and regardless of what you do it ll be time with your kids away from the regular routine I just made some Herbal Iced Tea and a gelatin salad so I ll bring them to the porch Have fun at your uncles wedding Megan See ya when you get back Peggy you re fortunate to be in Oregon Beautiful country Lin Our beautiful earth is worth saving Edited by Lin on Jul 09 2010 12 47 49 PM sue5901 True Blue Farmgirl 117 Posts Sue Wellingborough United Kingdom 117 Posts Posted Jul 09 2010 2 45 20 PM Wow peggy you live in a beautiful place My brother travels over to Portland reguarly and has bought back pictures of Mt Hood and the Oregan coast it looks so beautiful I ve not done any food today as it is now in the 90 s and that way too hot so I m afraid I m just ready to flop in the shade Sue Dance like nobody s watching knittinchick True Blue Farmgirl 1854 Posts Megan Wisconsin 1854 Posts Posted Jul 09 2010 8 17 31 PM Hi sisters I m so glad I was able to find some time in between everything to sit a while with all my sisters So tomorrow is the wedding and today was just preparation stuff This morning was the bridal shower which was so much fun just us girls sitting around eating and talking Then my Grandma and I went to the florist and they were so accomadating to us at the last minute s notice Then came the rehearsal It was the usual sit here go there blah blah blah Then the rehearsal dinner was a lot of fun The priest who is officiating the ceremony was there and he said a very nice prayer before we enjoyed some very good food All in all it was a pretty good day and I m pretty sure I might cry tomorrow because out of my four uncles this uncle is favorable I m getting tears just thinking about it But I m so glad that he chose who he chose because I can already tell they are perfect together Well hopefully I can sit again tomorrow God s Blessings Megan aka Loretta Rae At heart I am both a sassy city girl and a down home country gal LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 09 2010 10 53 24 PM Oh Sue I really do live in a beautiful place but we all do in most regards don t you think There is something spectacular about every place on earth Our God is so creative Such a Master Artist And I feel so blessed that He gave us this big wide world of beauty to discover and enjoy I am not a desert girl however A lot of people love the desert but I m not one of them I like tall trees blue lakes mighty Oceans and Pristine Mountains So for me I do think I live in the greatest place in the World Megan how lovely that you got a few minutes to join us and share about the Wedding Preparations And don t worry about crying at the Wedding doesn t every woman I could use another one of those Chocolate dipped Ice Cream Cones Any left While we have been thinking about Heat what is your very favorite way to cool off Mine is to go jump in a Lake or River or Run along in the Ocean waves Unfortunately on the Oregon Coast you have to be very careful for Sneaker Waves and Riptides Very dangerous But if you are careful there is no place better than playing in the Ocean Blessings Porchies peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith Edited by LadyInRed on Jul 09 2010 10 55 41 PM Rxgirl True Blue Farmgirl 216 Posts Dana Id USA 216 Posts Posted Jul 10 2010 01 01 20 AM Hey ladies back from vacation but with a sad ending On our way home my in laws stopped at our house to drop of a car for us and found my dad had passed away last night He was staying at our house while we were gone to take care of the dogs and he must have had a heart attack last night I feel so lost right now He was such an amazing Dad and grandfather and I feel like a part of me has died Sorry to be such a party pooper on the porch tonight but I needed to share and cry a little I m just glad the last time I talked to him I made him stay on the phone a little longer than he liked just to talk he s never been a big phone person and the last words I said to him were thanks and I love you God this just sucks It s gonna take me a while to catch up with all the posts but I hope everyone is happy and healthy farmgirl 1432 He who throws mud only loses ground Fat Albert Edited by Rxgirl on Jul 10 2010 01 02 22 AM daylily True Blue Farmgirl 114 Posts Chris Newcastle CA USA 114 Posts Posted Jul 10 2010 07 26 51 AM Oh sweetie I am so sorry It is just so sad to lose a loved one especially your dad Now you just have to focus on what a great father grandfather he was It s hard to keep things together for a few days but from what I ve read of you here you re a strong woman Hope you have lots of family around you Hugs and prayers coming your way Chris Farmgirl Sister 346 http refininglife blogspot com http organizedkitchen blogspot com MarionCountryGirl True Blue Farmgirl 76 Posts Marla Hemet Ca USA 76 Posts Posted Jul 10 2010 07 55 14 AM Dana I am so sry to hear about your Dad My heart is crying right along with you And sharing the good and bad times is what we are here for I will keep you and your family in my prayers Every Day is a gift from God Rejoice and be glad in it LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 10 2010 08 01 57 AM Oh Dana I am so very very sorry about you Dad A part of you did die You will grieve for a very long time but that is to be expected And life does suck when you loose someone that close to you You will cry you will laugh at the good memories you will get angry you will think you have cried every last drop of fluid your body could be holding but then you ll cry some more and when you least expect to You will go through the what if s the could have s should have s would have s and you will cry out to God Why Why do all the good people die to young and all the mean and evil people seem to live to a very old age Then you ll get mad again because he left you before you were ready for him too and because now the kids won t have their grandpa any longer and on and on and on And you must allow each and every step of this very difficult grieving process because it is what allows you to come out whole and healed at the other end of the tunnel Some days you will see the light at the end of the tunnel but all too soon you will realize it is a Freight Train ready to run you over again Eventually it will become the light of peace and hope and acceptance and you will finally be able to put LIFE and Death into perspective And life will grow more and more precious to you because you have dealt with the realities of death If I sound like a Counselor it is because I was a Woman s Counselor for years Do I think I have all the answers to life figured out NO But I have been in your shoes I lost my dad almost 9 yrs ago now but it seems like only yesterday He had five heart attacks in one week and he was only 69 Way too young He was the best dad in the world and my kids only grandfather It was hard and I got flattened by that Freight Train several times before the light at the end of the tunnel was merely the signal that my journey of grieving was over I will be praying for you and all your loved ones at this most difficult time Keep remembering all that was loving and precious about Him and cry every chance you get Tears are liquid prayers and God s way of washing away the pain Love and Hugs peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith mscountrygirl True Blue Farmgirl 552 Posts Michelle Lucedale Mississippi USA 552 Posts Posted Jul 10 2010 08 06 54 AM Ahh I have missed my time on the porch I am enjoying almond macaroon coffee this morning in bed with one of my dogs and my little girl Dana although I don t know you I am so sorry for your loss My husband s family has suffered 2 deaths this summer As a therapist I can tell you that everything Peggy put in her post I could repeat There are some great books out there If you would like some titles let me know I m sure others can recommend some title as well I will be praying for you and your family It s all good http mscountrygirl blogspot com natesgirl True Blue Farmgirl 1735 Posts angela martinsville indiana USA 1735 Posts Posted Jul 10 2010 11 02 45 AM I am so sorry that this has happened to you I helped my Hubby through losing his dad 20 months ago We were blessed to have a precious new 2 week old baby to aid in our recovery so it went so much easier than most others I would like to mention one thing though Keep in mind that your dad was doing exactly what makes a great dad happy when he passed He was helping his child That would be something important to him and you might find a little comfort in the fact that he was feeling as if he was needed You know how important that is to a person I am here as well as all the other girls to listen to anything you need to talk about and to offer a hand to hold a shoulder to cry on and a person to lean agianst any time you need it We all love you sister Farmgirl Sister 1438 God Gardening Family Is anything else important natesgirl True Blue Farmgirl 1735 Posts angela martinsville indiana USA 1735 Posts Posted Jul 10 2010 3 46 23 PM I just found a God planted garden patch in my compost bin from last year I had spaced it and forgot all about it Apparently God knew I d need more tomato plants better than I did I have about 40 growin in there and they will be ready to pick in about a week I posted a pic in the garden gate forum under a thread called a most unusual find I think it s so amazing cause I just told my DH that I wanted to plant 12 or so extra tomato plants next year I knew it was too late to start anymore this year I guess I really didn t need to LOL Farmgirl Sister 1438 God Gardening Family Is anything else important tea lady tammy True Blue Farmgirl 1278 Posts Tammy NE USA 1278 Posts Posted Jul 10 2010 4 07 18 PM Dana I am so sorry to hear about your dad I will be praying for you and your family hugs Tammy Tea is like being in the stars with God http breathsoffaith blogspot com HealingTouch True Blue Farmgirl 1137 Posts Darlene Kunkletown Pa USA 1137 Posts Posted Jul 10

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    I was happy to see their advertising in MJF Magazine When I worked that is where I bought most of my clothes And they always had really cute Denim Dresses skirts and Country type Sweaters So they may have laughed at you at the store but it makes perfect sense to me I remember one of my sweaters had fall leaves pumpkens hay stalks etc it was adorable and looked very country Another one had big Sunflowers on it Now what is not country about that I m with you girl Florida just doesn t get it But we do here in the Pacific Northwest blessings peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith Edited by LadyInRed on Jul 11 2010 6 29 04 PM natesgirl True Blue Farmgirl 1735 Posts angela martinsville indiana USA 1735 Posts Posted Jul 11 2010 7 51 23 PM I had a wonderful salad tonight The lettuce peppers cherry tomatoes carrots and green onions were out of the garden Our garden I even threw in a few beet greens It was great I even had a tomatoe lettuce and onion sandwich with it I love eating out of a garden but this is the first year that everything is producing at least a little I have always wound up eating out of everyone else s gardens and only having lots and lots of squash to pass around for repayment This year I am diggin potatoes pullin beets pickin lettuce eatin peas enjoyin tomatoes and cuttin off squash Oh yeah I am pullin onions and pickin peppers too I am in heaven I will be gettin cucumbers mexican sour gherkins jelly melons cabbage and limas soon I am so excited about how well everything is producin I am gonna plant some late summer corn and green beans this weekend no matter what else is goin on I almost forgot I planted garlic between the tomatoes I need to check how long it needs to grow so I ll know when to start diggin it It s amazin what a few loads of manure will do for a garden I am bringin in enough to put at least 3 inches on the garden this fall and lettin it set all winter before we till it in I am hopin for a great harvest next year The harvest so far this year isn t spectacular It isn t even what normal should be but I ve never gotten to eat one of my own tomatoes Unless you count the fact that I pay for the plants that my dad and I share My romas are goin nuts though and they are huge That is such a blessing as I want tomato sauce and my sister wants to learn so I need lots of them I have tomato and carrot salads with rasberry dressing for everyone Enjoy Farmgirl Sister 1438 God Gardening Family Is anything else important knittinchick True Blue Farmgirl 1854 Posts Megan Wisconsin 1854 Posts Posted Jul 11 2010 8 44 57 PM Angela your garden sounds like it s doing well I wish I had been able to put in a garden this year Next year though I would love to put in just a few things Today the wedding festivities were officially over But it was such a good weekend and tomorrow my Mom and I go home But we won t leave until later so I still have a little time with my family God s Blessings Megan aka Loretta Rae At heart I am both a sassy city girl and a down home country gal Lin True Blue Farmgirl 807 Posts Lin Sioux City IA USA 807 Posts Posted Jul 11 2010 9 29 43 PM Congrats on your garden Angela They re alot of work but when they produce well they re so rewarding Can t wait to enjoy some fresh produce on the porch Megan so happy the wedding was such a wonderful time and so glad you have extra time with your family Memories memories memories Monica bummer but I m in agreement Floridians just don t get it All is good girl Hugs and Smiles Lin Our beautiful earth is worth saving natesgirl True Blue Farmgirl 1735 Posts angela martinsville indiana USA 1735 Posts Posted Jul 11 2010 10 25 10 PM I just put a stew in the oven It s supposed to cook 6 hours at 200 then 4 hours at 325 I have never made a long cookin stew I have never made a stew that I didn t need the can opener during the prep stage This is made with veges from mine my sisters and my fathers gardens my DHs hunting trip and a few store bought spices I threw in 2 small packages of beef stew meat so they wouldn t freezer burn but it is almost all non store bought ingredients It also fills the biggest turkey roaster pan I could find to buy last year A pan that held a 28 lb turkey with room I will have what I hope is really great stew for everyone for lunch tomorrow I am learnin so many new things lately I am almost ready to try homemade bread agian My last 2 attempts resulted in hard as rock lumps that were completely inedible but my cinnamon rolls turned out great and I am learning patience in my cookin So maybe my next trip into town I ll get some more yeast Farmgirl Sister 1438 God Gardening Family Is anything else important LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 12 2010 12 24 35 AM Angela it is so neat to get to share in your enthusiasm for your Garden It sounds like it is doing amazingly well to me Good grief girl all I ve gotten out of mine so far is Parsley LOL Your Stew sounds yummy and I can smell it from here I will definitely be in line for lunch tomorrow Talk about COMFORT FOOD My zucchini finally have blossoms and same with my Roma s so there is a harvest insight for me too Nothing tastes better or gives you more satisfaction than eating the produce that you and God have grown together It s the BEST blessings peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith Edited by LadyInRed on Jul 12 2010 12 26 20 AM Lida True Blue Farmgirl 157 Posts Lida Rochester NY USA 157 Posts Posted Jul 12 2010 04 41 16 AM Meghan all of the wedding festivities have been fun to read about Congrats on a new aunt in your life Angela Yeah for your garden I love this time of year when I can feed the family from the garden I am taking a vacation day to babysit my 3 month old granddaughter today Carpe diem Lida LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 12 2010 12 06 53 PM Lida aren t grandbabies the best ever I get to see mine in two weeks She will be turning two and I made her a poncho and her mama a matching one They just moved from Michigan back to Seattle which is much closer to me and I am so happy Madeline is just at a really fun age right now I have step grandchildren too but she is my first biological grandchild and she looks like her Grandmama So we have a special connection Have fun babysitting today Blessings peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith Edited by LadyInRed on Jul 12 2010 12 08 18 PM Bonnie Ellis True Blue Farmgirl 1835 Posts Bonnie Minneapolis Minnesota USA 1835 Posts Posted Jul 13 2010 03 12 01 AM Dana Dads and little girls are like two peas in a pod My dad s been dead since 92 I have a special picture of him on my drawing table He is holding stringers of walleyes I spent many good times fishing with him After this many years the picture helps me grieve God bless you But changing the subject to PORCHES I got a porch because my husband got a bonsai collection and needed a place to keep the trees so they wouldn t freeze in the winter He made removable double plastic panels for the windows He made a double plastic ceiling and door The benches go in in the winter and a heater keeps things from going below freezing When it s warm enough for the plants to go outside all those panels come out and he puts up the porch swing brings out the table and chairs and we have a REAL porch to enjoy I wish every one of you could have one Happy sitting gals Bonnie grandmother and orphan farmgirl natesgirl True Blue Farmgirl 1735 Posts angela martinsville indiana USA 1735 Posts Posted Jul 13 2010 09 14 11 AM I have a front porch but it s so narrow that an outdoor chair or a rockin chair is impossible to get around I was wonderin if any of you ladies had any suggestions I thought about those metal chairs from the 70 s that were for the kitchen table but I have only found 1 in 3 years of huntin Is it possible to add on to the roof and have it flat or angled up to make a trough for the rain to run off Would snow and ice break a roof like that Any of you girls have this problem Farmgirl Sister 1438 God Gardening Family Is anything else important LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 13 2010 11 45 37 AM Wow Angela good question but I have no idea Sounds like your porch is more like just a covered entryway unless I am envisioning it wrong Are you wanting to extend the whole thing out It really bugs me that houses ever got built without porches on them A porch is such a pleasant place to be at the beginning of the day or the end of the day It is amazing the comfort one finds just sitting and rocking Anyway hope someone else knows the answer to your question I m praying you get yourself a porch you can truly enjoy Blessings peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith kittykill True Blue Farmgirl 608 Posts Pam Portland or USA 608 Posts Posted Jul 13 2010 12 19 37 PM I m feeling kind of bluesy today I need some virtual porch time and some extra love www fasterkittykill blogspot com HealingTouch True Blue Farmgirl 1137 Posts Darlene Kunkletown Pa USA 1137 Posts Posted Jul 13 2010 2 02 13 PM Pam Big hugs coming at ya girl Made some manicotti and eggplant lasagna and home made ice cream today Maybe that will cheer you up I cook to much when the GKS are here I also eat to much My diet is shot to hades Boys going to VBS at 1 church from 9 12 and another from 530 830 and love it Hubby gave me an attitude because I used a prepared sauce and didn t make it from scratch so I hope you won t mind I think it tastes good I also told him to get used to it If looks could kill It poured today Thank God Harvesting Yellow squash zucchini peppers and cukes Have loads of tomatoes 30 plants 4 types spaghetti squash on vines and other squashes flowering I love my garden God is good Peg So excited for you and your GD What a special bond you will have and all the fun Baby Trystan doing well and looks like he may have blue eyes like his nanny The only one GD adjusting well to him Calls him my baby Hubby on a roll today no peace for me telling the GKs I m on here with a boyfriend Please pray for me Blessings and thankful for tnis porch Darlene Mama Jewel True Blue Farmgirl 435 Posts Jewel Sweet Peas Farmette Bend OR USA 435 Posts Posted Jul 13 2010 2 28 36 PM Haven t joined you all on the porch feeling a bit lonely First off here s a big hug for ya Pam my Oregonian sista All of your gardens sound so wonderful Our season got a bit of a late start due to the rain chilly weather so our June bearing strawberries didn t start turning red til July lol It s a lovely day today almost autumn ish and tho that s my fav season I m really enjoying our garden so am hoping we still have some growing season here as my tomatoes are looking good and Green lol I ve got some vanilla cookies tea to share Farm Girl Sister 1683 Living Simply Naturally on our lil Sweet Peas Farmette Do Everything in Love 1 Cor 14 http www piecemama etsy com LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 13 2010 4 32 46 PM Pam and Jewel HUGS HUGS AND MORE HUGS Pam my friend what s got you singen the Blues today Anything particular or just one of those days when you don t even know for sure Jewel your vanilla cookies and tea ought to cheer us all up Well girls my 3 Wheeler is in the bike shop getting worked on I am so excited The guy told me it would only take a day to fix but my husband said a week and a half so I am praying that he is trying to surprise me and is having it painted too But I don t want to get my hopes up too high or I ll be disappointed if he hasn t Blessings peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith Lida True Blue Farmgirl 157 Posts Lida Rochester NY USA 157 Posts Posted Jul 13 2010 7 05 00 PM Hi Ladies Hugs to you Pam Anything special that you need from the porchies I have mint brownies a bit of chocolate may help your blues Darlene I am so jealous of your spaghetti squash It is the only winter squash that DH will eat and I always plant some for him This year I could not find spaghetti squash seeds or plants to set out I looked at local places and the national chain stores in 3 regions of the state I have 3 mystery squashes that came up in my garden here at home and I am praying that at least one of them is a spaghetti squash I even asked God to change the plant and make it one if it isn t If there is one I will save the seeds to plant next year Hi Dana How is everything going Still praying for you Hugs Today was a long day at work Tomorrow will also be a long and very difficult day Crucial conversations End of life care Care for caregivers I am a chaplain and have served where I am for 11 years I know each person so well after all of this time and it is sad when the end is approaching We have amazing caregivers who are willing to have their hearts broken when people are approaching the end and pass away On a positive note Yesterday I visited an older woman from church who moved to a nursing home recently I don t know her well because we have only been at this church for 2 years At the last minute I decided to cut her some flowers from my garden and they made her day She wouldn t let go of a pink zinnia When I left she was smiling and holding that flower and peaceful Carpe diem Lida natesgirl True Blue Farmgirl 1735 Posts angela martinsville indiana USA 1735 Posts Posted Jul 13 2010 7 29 15 PM Lida I wish you lived closer I have harvested 6 spaghetti squash already I also have 8 butternut squash Have you tried pecan butternut cassarole I bake and smash up the butternut mix with cinnamon ginger nutmeg clove butter and brown sugar to taste Spread that in a bakin dish and sprinkle the top with chopped pecans and a drizzle of pancake syrup Bake till hot at 325 so about 30 45 minutes My crew says it tastes like pumpkin pie meets pecan pie minus the crust They can t get enough of it Farmgirl Sister 1438 God Gardening Family Is anything else important HealingTouch True Blue Farmgirl 1137 Posts Darlene Kunkletown Pa USA 1137 Posts Posted Jul 13 2010 7 52 16 PM Lida I can t believe how many spaghetti squash I m getting I got all my plants at a feed store and everything is thriving I have devoted myself to caring for the elderly in my last half of my nursing career I worked for an agency for 12 years going to every nursing home around Then I took a job at a religious based facility that goes from houses to apartments to personal care to a skilled nursing home I worked the skilled nursing home I 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    Florida USA 406 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 06 49 47 AM Just thinking about all of you today no time to chat today have to go into town and pick up my daughter some French books she has to learn her French if she wants to go to her Asia Destination with her job They require their managers to know French Regardless where they re located She s doing Rosetta Stone but needs a little dictionary and maybe I ll get a French film for practice I can t believe she s gonna be that far away I think she should live by me her whole life I don t know why she doesn t think so LOL I love the heart of all of Farmgirls you re such a blessing Here s a little extra love for those that need it red HUGSSSS red Living for today aka Paper Rose Farmgirl 1780 whoohoo monicarose True Blue Farmgirl 406 Posts Monica Florida USA 406 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 06 56 35 AM Oh and all you girls that have gardens and your harvesting keep going It sounds wonderful Its so fun to hear all the things you re getting out of them the banana squashes and the butternuts and all and the volunteer squashes that s fun to see what they are a little blessing I had to pull mine up too much heat with wet and damp humidity they were rotting and then the bugs moved in Aphids the size of dimes overtook the little darlings andsome other kind of beetle I didn t recognize and I took a class on this stuff LOL so out they came and we ll try again in late oct or Nove that s usually when I have the best luck with my gardens when all the rest of yours are sleeping and already harvested Have a great day farmgirls Living for today aka Paper Rose Farmgirl 1780 whoohoo natesgirl True Blue Farmgirl 1735 Posts angela martinsville indiana USA 1735 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 08 13 56 AM I am gettin a lot of this new pepper I found It s called Fooled You It has the look and taste of a jalapano with no heat I love it I have been using it to cook with and it gives everything so much flavor My only problem is that everyone in my family wants them and I only planted four plants I am gonna be stingy and keep back a bunch of the really big ones to make pepper poppers with I need poppers for our New Years Eve party and I want some for the kids some with banana peppers for a mild one and some with the cubanellas for a hot one I am also prepin up some cut up batter dipped veges to freeze for deep fried vege bites I love a freezer full of food ready to throw in the fryer for parties My DH got a big 2 sided fryer for our anniverary last year If he can use it I don t have to do all the cookin for our get togethers I thought it was a good choice for him LOL Farmgirl Sister 1438 God Gardening Family Is anything else important Lin True Blue Farmgirl 807 Posts Lin Sioux City IA USA 807 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 08 40 14 AM Peggy you and your husband are truly angels on earth Wow your blog left me speechless and so grateful for good people like you all Monica I ve never heard of aphids that huge Yuck Sorry you lost all your squash drats Next crop will be great I m sure Angela your peppers sound terrific I don t like hot so may have to try those I ll stop by the porch after work Hmmmmm let s see maybe a fresh salad will taste good Hugs Lin Our beautiful earth is worth saving kittykill True Blue Farmgirl 608 Posts Pam Portland or USA 608 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 09 08 18 AM Aww thanks ladies I m feeling a little better today Just having a mood I m so glad I have you guys in my life www fasterkittykill blogspot com Mama Jewel True Blue Farmgirl 435 Posts Jewel Sweet Peas Farmette Bend OR USA 435 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 09 10 48 AM Lida that s so heart warming hearing about the work you do Love coming here on the porch reading about what you all are working on cooking up tending to I hope you re not feeling blue anymore Pam Welcome Danyelle What s the breakfast casserole got in it Peggy I hope your bike gets back from the shop soon Have you decided on a name for it yet Farm Girl Sister 1683 Living Simply Naturally on our lil Sweet Peas Farmette Do Everything in Love 1 Cor 14 http www piecemama etsy com LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 10 51 08 AM Angela I am going to see if we have those peppers around here I don t like HOT much anymore And what is a pepper popper Never heard of that Danyelle Welcome to the Porch we always have room for more Jewel I think I have decided on a name but I am still trying it out for size to see if it really is the one I want to stick with Then I will announce who won once I am positive Pam glad to hear your sweet voice today and to hear that you were just in a blue mood We all get those girl but isn t it nice to get all the Farmgirl hugs loves If that doesn t help a mood nothen will LOL Dana we are keeping you in our prayers dear one I know that God heals the broken hearted but it doesn t happen over night And each experience we go through teaches us invaluable lessons See you back tonight girls with some strawberries dipped in chocolate Maybe I ll just bring the Fondue Pot and a tray of fruits meats and breads too Enjoy the Day Hugs peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith kittykill True Blue Farmgirl 608 Posts Pam Portland or USA 608 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 11 12 49 AM Peggy you are so amazing You lift my spirits www fasterkittykill blogspot com natesgirl True Blue Farmgirl 1735 Posts angela martinsville indiana USA 1735 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 11 46 34 AM Peggy pepper poppers are peppers with the top cut off middle pulled out and cheese of some kind put inside Then you batter dip and deep fry them Very fattening Very satisfying Very yummy I prep cheese fill then freeze them overnight Then I make my batter dip them frozen in it and refreeze For a really fattening treat you then make a cornmeal batter and redip them the next day Once they are frozen you can put them in baggies of freezer containers or make a waxed paper wrap for them They keep for months I m told but ours never make it a few weeks if I don t bury them behind the bags of oats and wheat LOL Farmgirl Sister 1438 God Gardening Family Is anything else important daylily True Blue Farmgirl 114 Posts Chris Newcastle CA USA 114 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 1 32 13 PM I really can t tell you how uplifting this thread is to me I think it is going to become the first thing I read after my morning quiet time It really IS like meeting friends on a porch and sharing th trials joys of the day I love the tender care the warm wishes and encouragement and humor not to mention the great food Ü that abound here Blessings going out to you all Chris Farmgirl Sister 346 http refininglife blogspot com http organizedkitchen blogspot com Lida True Blue Farmgirl 157 Posts Lida Rochester NY USA 157 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 2 02 17 PM What a wonderful group of ladies we have on this porch Would one of you gardeners who have spaghetti squash mind saving me some seeds from your harvest if it turns out that none of my volunteers are spachetti squashes I love all winter squashes but DH can t stand them with the exception of spaghetti squash that he drowns in butter and salt Peggy I wear many hats as a chaplain but my favorite hat is the end of life caring and pastoral oversight Not many people understand this love I have for one of the most difficult parts of ministry It is a privilege to be present with the person and his her family at the end of life Off to a concert to benefit where I work then to the hospital Lida monicarose True Blue Farmgirl 406 Posts Monica Florida USA 406 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 2 42 00 PM I m not much on singing the blues about my own life but my husband got his notice he will be laid off in Sept so they can hire young kids on an intern program I was a little discouraged to say the least so I went out to pick some fun stuff for the Nature swap I m in and I think I got in the ticks aghhh now I have the creapy crawlies and we re supposed to go to someone s house for dinner soon aghh aghh again Well hope everyone s having a good night I ll be thinking of you all as I m scratching my head and legs throughout dinner Hhehehehe monicarose True Blue Farmgirl 406 Posts Monica Florida USA 406 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 2 43 04 PM peggy those pepper poppers sound delish could you bring some out to the porch I love them monicarose True Blue Farmgirl 406 Posts Monica Florida USA 406 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 2 44 59 PM oops should get it right sorry peggy that s Angela with the pepper poppers The Fondue pot of yummies sounds good Peggy Maybe I ll bring desert after our dinner tonight HealingTouch True Blue Farmgirl 1137 Posts Darlene Kunkletown Pa USA 1137 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 3 32 04 PM Lida I was just going to tell you I would save you some seeds when I saw you asked for some Great minds work together girlfriend It has been a blessing for me to help families and their loved one enter their next realm If I can hold someone s hand brush their brow rub their back cry with them pray with them medicate them to ease their pain breathing or swallowing difficulties or what ever I can do is what I ll do to love them through it The most difficult time was in 2007 for my dear Mother She was visiting my sister and had a massive stroke She was admitted to ICU I got the call while at work Although she was a DNR with a living will it was a constant attempt to do more and more tests Before I got there I kept getting calls from my sister they want to do this or that I reminded my sister about her paperwork and to abide by them 3 older sisters couldn t and wouldn t make any decisions My Mother continually made me promise to obey her wishes I agreed and reassured her often Well the time had come 1st time I saw Mother she recognized me but couldn t speak anymore I assured her I would take her home to her house and care for her She shook her head yes She did not want to go to a nursing home Enter Doctor who wanted to do tests etc Answer from me was Will this benefit her or you The answer is you so the answer is NO Now I want her to be comfortable with Roxanol for pain and Levsin for swallowing difficulties as well as an order for something to help her breathing Long story short MD only ordered 1 dose Had to threaten to go above the MD if she wasn t dealt with in a compassionate and competant way as spelled out in her Living Will She was then moved to a neuro floor and given the meds that I requested and what I give my own patients She drifted into a coma I took lotion perfume and bath gel and said to my 1 sister that we would make her feel good before she went to heaven So we bathed her washed her hair lotioned her perfumed her and dressed her in a nightie and positioned her so she looked comfortable All the while loving and talking to her I said It s ok Mother now you can go meet Pap My sister and I left when our 2 other sisters came for their shift That was the last time I saw my mother alive but I knew as hard as it was that I honored her wishes and I can live with that As special as it is when there is a birth it is equally important and special to love someone out of their life Praise God for his Blessings What I have to say to everyone is have your papers in order and make sure someone will be there to see that your wishes are honored Dana I know it s soooo difficult for you so just feel our love and prayers to love you through this Blessings Darlene Lin True Blue Farmgirl 807 Posts Lin Sioux City IA USA 807 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 3 41 19 PM Peggy the chocolate dipped fruit sounds awesome Yummmmmm Angela those breaded pepper poppers makes my mouth water Oh my I need to try those Monica I m so sorry to hear about your hubby s job There is so much of that going on it s alarming and so scary for families I m sure things will work out but the unknown is tough Keep visiting the porch we ll help keep your spirits up Ughhhhh ticks Nasty things Oh my Darlene what a beautiful story of love and compassion I thank you for sharing and for your dedication amd passion for what you believe in Hugs and Smiles Lin Our beautiful earth is worth saving LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 3 47 43 PM Hey Monica I just bought a Flea And Tick Collar for my dog but I could send it your way if ya need it girlfriend Ha Ha Now on the not so funny side is the news about your hubby That is just TERRIBLE One of the gals in my Bible Study her husband keeps getting bumped for younger hires too He has been on unemployment for quite awhile Will get a job and be on it for 3 or 4 months then get bumped again He is getting seriously depressed But I have faith that God will provide for my friends husband and yours even in these most difficult economic times My favorite quote is Life is Tough but God is Faithful by Sheila Walsh and I truly believe that with all my heart And there have been occasions when I have just gone around repeating that to myself for days until my head and heart both believed it Angela Thanks for explaining about pepper poppers You need to make enough to share on the porch Don t the rest of you Porchies think so too I looked today for those peppers in plant or seed and didn t find any So if you can find me seeds I would pay you for them We may not have them in our neck of the woods But certainly don t go out of your way or go to any trouble but if you spotted them while you were out and about keep me in mind Pretty Please with sugar cream Lida I know that your job encompasses many facets but I admire and love the fact that God put people on this earth to show us how to die by example those with amazing attitudes and strong spirits and people like you and Darlene and my hubby to hold hearts and hands during those final moments and then just hand them on over to our Beloved Father It takes such selfless love compassion and gentle strength to be that person It truly does Pam your a doll and you brighten my day every time you are on this thread or any other Monica dessert sounds perfect Meet you all back her later Blessings peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith debtea2 True Blue Farmgirl 1793 Posts deborah nutley nj USA 1793 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 4 39 30 PM evening ladies chocolate dipped fruit oh my that is my weakness i have some gorgeous blackberries they would be awesome it been raining all day but badly needed so i m not the least bit unhappy and sitting here on the porch is a wonderful way to spent some time blessing deborah http jerseyfarmgirl blogspot com inch by inch we find our way jersey farmgirl 1330 textilelover True Blue Farmgirl 557 Posts Dianne Middletown NY USA 557 Posts Posted Jul 14 2010 4 45 36 PM Good Evening Farmgirls I ve read some of the excerpts from the virtual porch in MJF magazine and loved the idea but this 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    much you miss But last night i went to a Sushi class and I have rather a lot of sushi I need help eating up Some of it is a bit wonky but it all tastes good Sue Dance like nobody s watching LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 15 2010 11 12 26 AM Sue wonky sushi huh That made me chuckle I am not a fan of raw fish but I do love what we call up here in Pacific Northwest California Sushi it doesn t have raw fish it s cooked or smoked Or it is just rice and veggies That I enjoy I don t like raw shell fish either but I know I m not the norm because we have a lot of Sushi Bars around here And bars that serve oysters on the half shell etc I don t like escargo either and I bet you do Oh the unique differences in people s pallets that s what makes the World Go Round Lida that is funny about you running to the Garden first and just kicking off your heels Angela we probably would sleep in our gardens wouldn t we LOL I got my weeds picked yesterday Ha Ha Still no produce yet but it s a commen Hope you all have a beautifully peaceful God filled day Don t forget that you often find the Miracle in the Mundane Blessings peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith kittykill True Blue Farmgirl 608 Posts Pam Portland or USA 608 Posts Posted Jul 15 2010 11 22 32 AM I LOVE sushi We go to a place that uses only fish that hasn t been overfished I love all seafood except oysters they creep me out LOL www fasterkittykill blogspot com LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 15 2010 11 55 04 AM Porchies thought this sounded like a good recipe from Gooseberry so thought I would share it Cappuccino Mousse Pie 1 4 c French vanilla coffee drink mix 2 c milk divided 2 3 4 oz pkgs instant French vanilla pudding mix 8 oz container frozen whipped topping thawed 9 inch graham cracker crust Optional chocolate curls Blend together coffee drink mix and 1 4 cup milk in a medium bowl stir until well blended Stir in pudding mix and remaining milk whisk for 2 minutes Add 3 4 cup whipped topping spread into pie crust Refrigerate for one hour or until firm Spread remaining whipped topping over pie Garnish with chocolate curls if desired Store in refrigerator Serves 8 Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith knittinchick True Blue Farmgirl 1854 Posts Megan Wisconsin 1854 Posts Posted Jul 15 2010 3 17 33 PM Oh wow only three days since I last posted and already four more pages of posts We are some chatty cathys here on the porch Well I have been semi busy since getting back from Michigan I ve had two basketball games babysat all day yesterday and today I had a writers workshop then tonight is basketball practice and then tomorrow is babysitting Whoa that s a lot when you put it all onto paper Can t wait to get back into the groove of the porch God s Blessings Megan aka Loretta Rae At heart I am both a sassy city girl and a down home country gal natesgirl True Blue Farmgirl 1735 Posts angela martinsville indiana USA 1735 Posts Posted Jul 15 2010 9 07 40 PM I made breakfast burritos till I ran out of wraps then we ate the leftover eggs and bacon for dinner I have two bags for the freezer There was enough eggs to fill my soup pot I am not in the mood for eggs anymore so I guess it s waffles for breakfast tomorrow LOL I never did get to the garden cause it started rainin I guess it ll have to wait till tomorrow I ll go out and pick the tomatoes in the morning and do the prep for the stewed tomatoes during the heat of the day Then I can do the cannin once dinners over and the kitchen cools some I think I ll add some peppers to them for a little kick I was havin such a bad day today Nothing was workin My truck is barely runnin and I couldn t get it to start I was so busy and the phone kept ringin I was stressin way too much I went to the livin room to get on the computer to look up something my mom had called to ask me to look up and I was steamin over yet another thing on my to do list I sat down dropped my pen on the floor and when I reached for it my baby girl picked it up and handed it to me She looked at me and said Ya kay I looked at her and said No She reached for me to pick her up and I put her in my lap She began to sing her garbled version of the goodnight song from her favorite cartoon and pushin back against me like she was tryin to rock me I just put my arms around her and we rocked and sang for nearly a half hour She got down and ran off to play while looked the stuff up and went back to my day I figure my day wasn t so bad I got to be rocked and comforted by my baby It was alright Farmgirl Sister 1438 God Gardening Family Is anything else important LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 15 2010 11 40 29 PM Oh Angela what a precious story Out of the mouths and hearts of babes huh She knew mommy needed some TLC and she was doing her best to make it all better for you You were a good mommy to take the time out of your harried day to allow God to love you through her You were both blessed Hugs and Prayers peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith kittykill True Blue Farmgirl 608 Posts Pam Portland or USA 608 Posts Posted Jul 16 2010 08 19 51 AM Awww Angela she loves her mom That is so sweet I m needing an extra cup of tea this morning The hubby won tickets last night to Colin Hay lead singer from the 80 s band Men and Work He does acoustic music now I strongly recommend you check him out it s wonderful Anyway I was out way too late last night and had to come into work way too early It was worth it The music and lyrics were beautiful and the night was fun and relaxing www fasterkittykill blogspot com MarionCountryGirl True Blue Farmgirl 76 Posts Marla Hemet Ca USA 76 Posts Posted Jul 16 2010 10 36 14 AM Ah Angela that was soo sweet Made me smile I needed that Got up really early today to get gardening and some canning prep done It was 112 with 25 humidity here yesterday Yuk I have been putting off making my watermelon pickles for a few days but things will start backing up if I don t get them done Tomatos are come ripe so sauce will be next Green beans and white peaches are ready too Love to see the fruit of my labor but does it all have to come at once lol I think it is break time ladies I have some watermelon water ready Lets sit a spell Every Day is a gift from God Rejoice and be glad in it Rxgirl True Blue Farmgirl 216 Posts Dana Id USA 216 Posts Posted Jul 16 2010 12 44 08 PM Angela what a wonderful story It s amazing how much our little one s can put a smile on our face s with the simplest jesture Sue I ll take any sushi you don t want can never get enough Dianne welcome to the board you are going to just love everyone Peggyanne that recipe sounds delicious I m gonna have to give it a whirl farmgirl 1432 He who throws mud only loses ground Fat Albert Edited by Rxgirl on Jul 16 2010 12 45 16 PM LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 16 2010 1 25 31 PM Good Afternoon Porchies Marla 112 is over the top especially with your High Humidity I think I would have found a pool river or lake and just stayed submerged all day When you are eating those Watermelon Pickles this year you will remember the dedication sacrifice sweat and insanity that went into each jar I pray you get a good Thunderstorm to cool things off If you get one go out and dance in it You will have earned it Dana as soon as I have to do grocery shopping again I plan to give that recipe a try too Sounds so good and if it is we ll have to bring some to the porch Pam that was nice that you enjoyed the Concert last night It is always nice too have an evening out and just relax and have fun even if you pay for it a little bit the next day at work It gives you something to talk about and share with others I got my Porch cleaned off last night The wind and maintenance people are always blowing leaves and dirt onto it I let it build up a little makes me feel like I am out in Nature LOL until it looks a bit too messy for this Neat Freak Then I have to get out my broom and washrag and go clean everything up so I can enjoy it again Well girls I ll chat with you all later I have a couple projects calling my name Keep Cool Keep Happy and above all else Laugh Out Loud a couple of times today it does the body soul and mind good Blessings peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith Edited by LadyInRed on Jul 16 2010 1 28 59 PM kittykill True Blue Farmgirl 608 Posts Pam Portland or USA 608 Posts Posted Jul 16 2010 5 39 37 PM Peggy I went to our favorite antique store today We just window shopped but it was nice to get some ideas Mark is playing tonight but I am staying home and doing some sewing porch sitting www fasterkittykill blogspot com knittinchick True Blue Farmgirl 1854 Posts Megan Wisconsin 1854 Posts Posted Jul 16 2010 7 52 23 PM Angela that s such a precious story I remember when cousins were babies it seems like just yesterday Obviously it s not the same since you re a mother and I m not but it s just such a cute story that you can tell her when she s older God s Blessings Megan aka Loretta Rae At heart I am both a sassy city girl and a down home country gal Lida True Blue Farmgirl 157 Posts Lida Rochester NY USA 157 Posts Posted Jul 16 2010 9 11 56 PM Angela Thank you for sharing the story about your daughter God has used my children many times to bring comfort to my heart Marla 112 oh my I was only somewhere that hot once and then it was on the way to a beach for swimming in the Pacific Ocean in Guatemala during their summer a couple of years ago That is too hot to even breathe let alone can Hats off to you This has been one of the longest weeks I have worked in a long time At least the garden is in maintenance mode now with no weeds and nothing ripening that has to be dealt with right away If I have time I will go to the farmer s market and get some blueberries to freeze I have to work 9 noon so the market trip will be early Shalom Lida natesgirl True Blue Farmgirl 1735 Posts angela martinsville indiana USA 1735 Posts Posted Jul 16 2010 9 20 38 PM I m just so blessed at how sweet and caring she is So many kids her age won t share and are biters and hitters She bit me once in the truck but it was an accident I was holding her passy back for her to take and it was dark and bumpy and she missed the passy and bit my knuckle Then she cried and kept asking me ya kay ya kay and patting my shoulder She always offers everyone a bite of whatever she s eating and wants to bring all her toys out for her little cousin so they can play together I love her big heart I was given a loaf of zuchini bread by my aunt I was so excited till I cut into it Then all I could do was laugh She forgot the zuchinni I have walnut bread Which is amazingly good with chocolate icing on it I brought the loaf out with me and a big bowl of chocolate icing Help yourselves My aunt actually uses a 7x11 single person baking pan for her loaves of bread It makes the amount of a loaf pan and a half so it s good big loaves she hands out I can t wait for her blackberry bread this year I love that stuff I have decided that I am going to set up a baking cabinet since I am trying to learn to do all my own mixes and breads I was wondering could you girls check my supplies list and let me know if I m missin anything Here it is Yeast wheat flour cake flour baking soda baking powder cocoa cornstarch sugar powdered sugar brown sugar molasses honey cinnamon nutmeg ground cloves ginger and assorted nuts I am trying to locate larger bags of wheat flour and bags of some other flours such as buckwheat rye and rice Oh yeah I have coconut and dried fruit in there too Well ladies what am I missin Farmgirl Sister 1438 God Gardening Family Is anything else important LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 17 2010 12 47 44 AM Pam I m jealous How can you just window shop there That is some kind of self control girl My husband would faint dead away if I left that place with out buying something Angela I hope you are writing these precious stories down I kept a journal of funny things my kids did or said and poetry I wrote about them but I wish I would have journaled the sentimental stuff too I have them in my heart and head but they should have been written down Your baking cabinet sounds pretty good to me but I don t bake that much any more with my family all raised Can I come to your house next time you bake LOL I am huge into cooking with herbs so that is the only thing I can see that you might want to add I grow and dry my own but store bought works just fine unless you are a total purest and only want home grown Some people are Me I like to grow my own but if I run out of something I m headed to the grocery store for it Marla was it still in the 100 s today How did the canning go Blessings peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith monicarose True Blue Farmgirl 406 Posts Monica Florida USA 406 Posts Posted Jul 17 2010 04 30 48 AM Wow Wow Wow a busy porch and growing I wonder what people think when they drive by I bet they wish they could come join us Well if they only knew Welcome Dianne I m glad you ve joined the porchies There s alot to squak about this morning I m heading out to speak at our women s get together then have lunch with a couple city girls that wouldn t be caught dead in my virtual world on the porch LOL and then I get to come home and join hubby Peggy that Cappuccino Mouse pie looks scrumptious And you are so good at this porch thing I m trying to learn a few pointers from you but I had to take notes Marla I want to taste some of that fresh tomatoe sauce you re going to be brewing up Pam what fun that Colin Hay concert sounded fun and relaxing Did you get a CD so we could all listen to it here on the porch Angela that was just a precious mommy story Love those moments Megan a writer s workshop That s interesting are you gonna read us one of your short stories Sue9501 Sushi has not been one of my fav s either however I did have a serving on a special luncheon on a Celebrity Cruise ship and it was delicious and I ordered oysters on the half shell once at an Oceanview restaurant and let me tell you I couldn t eat one not one they were

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    beautiful solid wood bookcase We are a household of bibliophiles and there are books in every room I got some zucchini at the market yesterday My bread recipe is the same as yours Peggy Delicious Now it needs to cool off enough to allow me to do some baking Shalom Lida MarionCountryGirl True Blue Farmgirl 76 Posts Marla Hemet Ca USA 76 Posts Posted Jul 18 2010 07 48 03 AM Hey girls how are you doing Everyone staying cool Well Peggy yes I have 7 gleaming jars of watermelon pickles and some in the frig that there was not enough to do another jar Watermelon pickles are a 2 day process And it has been over 110 here for the last 5 days We did get a thunderstorm the other day but the lighting strikes started 12 fires Maybe that was not such a good idea But we are due a break in the weather by Tues with temps back in the 90s Who thought I would be glad to see 90 these temps are taking a toll on my garden even with the watering everything is wilting Getting lots of tomatoes so sauce will be next Trying to hold off a couple of days for it to cool a little My hubby thinks I am nuts Why would I go to all this work when you can buy sauce in the store I said 1 I know exactly whats in it 2 it tastes better with all the fresh home grown ingredients 3 In some cases you save money lol don t count your time growing and cooking 4 I love keeping alive older skills But after being togeather for over 20 years hubby should know I am nuts lol Well ladies lets sit a spell How are your gardens going I think I will bring some home made peach yes the peaches are ripe now too ice cream to share Come get it girls before it melts Every Day is a gift from God Rejoice and be glad in it natesgirl True Blue Farmgirl 1735 Posts angela martinsville indiana USA 1735 Posts Posted Jul 18 2010 07 48 54 AM I made it to the store and got my yeast Yea I need to make two batches of cinnamon rolls some zuchini bread butternut squash muffins and blackberry jelly I can start the rolls and while the dough rises I can make the zuchini bread Then punch down and roll out and finish the rolls then they have to rise agian letting me make the muffins Then while they bake I can make the jelly and can it while everything cools Then I ll have a freezer full of goodies that only need a minute or two in the microwave at anytime anyone wants them I am gonna try my hand at homemade bread tomorrow if I can get the time I hope I ll get it right one of these days Lida I love farmers markets I wish we had a decent one around here close The one I was taking my jellies to was very small and doesn t have anyone at it with fruit I think I m gonna go to the apple orchard next week and see what all they have There is a small amish group that brings a lot of fruit and veges there to sell Maybe I ll get lucky Farmgirl Sister 1438 God Gardening Family Is anything else important LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 18 2010 09 41 16 AM Marla the last time I had Watermelon Pickles was when my Grandma made them over 40 yrs ago but I do remember that I really liked them I think you are mighty plucky for working so hard in such heat or a crazy woman I m not sure which LOL But 7 gleaming jars staring at you feels mighty good doesn t it I bet they look lovely and worth all the hard work and near heat stroke Angela you are mighty ambitious girl With all that baking bring something yummy to the porch tonight OK Pretty Please Lida that is neat that you have the same Zucchini Recipe I just love that one and I have tried a few various ones over the years but I always return to that tried and true favorite Our youngest Son bought his dad a Tropicanna Plant in memory of my hubbies dog Sterling You can grow them in a container or in the garden They have beautiful big leaves that are multi hued and then a very brilliant tangerine orange flower They grow to be about 6 feet tall in the flower beds but 2 3ft in containers There were about 6 good starts in the Pot that our son bought so I went out this morning in the coolness of the day and planted five of them outside the bedroom window and then I put one in a pretty container for my hubby to set on his desk at work He always called Sterling his Angel Dog though Sterling s Halo was always slipping LOL so I put a tiny garden angel in the pot too For those of you who have never thought about it planting a living plant rose bush or tree in memory of someone or a family pet is very therapeutic My husband and I always recommended that in our years of Counseling Practice So it was neat to see our youngest Son do that for his dad Well Have a Wonderful Sunday and Relax in The Love of Family Friends and The Good Lord Blessings peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith monicarose True Blue Farmgirl 406 Posts Monica Florida USA 406 Posts Posted Jul 18 2010 12 10 09 PM Just a quick catch up to yesterday I started the morning with the women at our church we had our monthly get together of sharing it was my turn to share and I did it was a bit emotional but I survived and so did they LOL I shared your great story of Dancing with Jesus Peggy They loved it it went perfect with our morning worship music after the ladies meeting I met the two city girls LOL for lunch at the Country Club House it was delish I had Chicken Gorgonzola Salad with grapes and walnuts fresh tomato basil soup and ginger ale then for desert I had a fresh baked chocolate chip oatmeal cranberry cookie with coffee Then we headed out to see M s new shiny kitchen with beautiful granite counter tops a large lazy susan cupboards to hold her baking sheets and beautiful drawers that closed by themselves aaaahh a dream come true It was lovely but I was happy to come home and relax in my little house with Hubby he forgot I was going with the girls after my women s thing so he thought something happened to me and he was all worried because I didn t come home til dinner time poor thing worried all day and I didn t call him because my cell phone battery died I guess I should start some kind of community calendar so in case that happens again he can see what my schedule looks like lesson to learn It was a fun day with the girls all of them home today from church and now I think I ll play in the craft room and try to finish up a couple swap things I have going so they re ready to mail tomorrow Blessings to all knittinchick True Blue Farmgirl 1854 Posts Megan Wisconsin 1854 Posts Posted Jul 18 2010 1 34 09 PM Lida I m going to be a freshman I m so excited I get my schedule in two weeks and then a week after that I get to go buy all my books Then around the time schedules get sent out my uniforms come in Our uniform is a plaid skirt with a monogrammed shirt and then you can wear a crew sweater It is probably the cutest uniform ever Sorry for all the exclamation points I m just so excited God s Blessings Megan aka Loretta Rae At heart I am both a sassy city girl and a down home country gal natesgirl True Blue Farmgirl 1735 Posts angela martinsville indiana USA 1735 Posts Posted Jul 18 2010 3 57 56 PM I love to see kids excited about school I think it s great I have butternut squash muffins with chocolate chips on the top and huge cinnamon rolls They are properly shaped this time so no silly lookin ones for the porch tonight LOL I didn t get to make my zucchini bread cause my DH already sliced and fried the zucchini so maybe in a few days I feel like I m ready to try bread making for sure I can t wait till tomorrow Farmgirl Sister 1438 God Gardening Family Is anything else important knittinchick True Blue Farmgirl 1854 Posts Megan Wisconsin 1854 Posts Posted Jul 18 2010 4 07 31 PM Angela if your looking for a kid excited about school look no further I love school reading writing everything I inhale books as does my grandpa that s where I get it from and someday I want to become a published author School is my passion and I hope to become valedictorian of my class when I graduate God s Blessings Megan aka Loretta Rae At heart I am both a sassy city girl and a down home country gal kittykill True Blue Farmgirl 608 Posts Pam Portland or USA 608 Posts Posted Jul 18 2010 4 45 30 PM I ve got a great low country southern shrimp boil and key lime bars for everyone Put your bibs on and dig in www fasterkittykill blogspot com LadyInRed True Blue Farmgirl 5247 Posts PeggyAnn Vancouver WA USA 5247 Posts Posted Jul 18 2010 5 29 49 PM Sounds Yummy Pam got my bib on washed my hands and I m ready to dig in and enjoy Megan so glad you love school and have set high goals for yourself Learning is a life long endeavor and so it is good to have that as your passion Angela I have never had butternut squash muffins sounds interesting Probably a lot like my pumpkin bread with choc chips that I make every Fall I bet your cinnamon rolls look fabulous but as I recall they tasted good even if you said they looked like little snails last time LOL Well I am tired this afternoon stayed up way to late last night reading after working on projects all evening So maybe I will stretch out on the Porch Swing with a good book and some Peach Iced Tea If I fall asleep just throw my shawl over me girls Blessings peggy Lady In Red http ladyinredsite blogspot com A SMILE Should Be A Woman s First Accessory Then Her Purse Shoes and Bling p smith Lin True Blue Farmgirl 807 Posts Lin Sioux City IA USA 807 Posts Posted Jul 18 2010 8 08 54 PM Thanks Peggy for the zucchini bread recipe A friend just gave us a bunch of zucchini from his garden so anxious to make bread I ve used other recipes but am looking forward to trying yours I ll bring some to the porch Your Sterling story is heartwarming and what a neat idea so healing Thank you Peach iced tea sounds so refreshing is there a recipe or is it the brewed type Angela your kitchen sounds SSSOOO neat You re one ambitious girl Yeh Wow and all that baking and cooking in one shot I need to come take lessons Lida gooey chocolate chips seem to go along with the hot weather Ugh I finally remembered to throw them in the freezer when I buy them after having to EAT a bag or two of chocolate glop Yummmmm Sugar cookies are always delicious and kids love them Wow you had a very productive Saturday AM Oooooooooooooohhhh love garage sales Never enough bookcases and so hard to find solid wood Marla I love watermelon pickles and it s been a very long time since I ve had any Wow good for you Hope you bring some to the porch Would love to bite into some memories Monica such a sweet story about DH worrying I don t like to see anyone worry but so good to know that the love is strong and that s what it sounds like to me Megan that is awesome You go girl and I hope you are Valedictorian A dream come true you work hard and I m sure it will all come together for you Pam your shrimp and key lime bars sound absolutely delish I ve got my bib ready too I ll send your penpal card to you tomorrow Yeh I didn t get alot done today mowed and laundry and made a crock pot dinner I planned to get sewing done but just wasn t motivated so I ll shoot for an evening this week or next weekend I made Teresa s lemon muffins today and they are very light and refreshing so will drop those off Lin Our beautiful earth is worth saving Edited by Lin on Jul 18 2010 8 15 03 PM monicarose True Blue Farmgirl 406 Posts Monica Florida USA 406 Posts Posted Jul 19 2010 04 42 18 AM Megan WhooHoo That s so exciting to hear that you love learning It is a lifelong process and so much of life is exploring it Is there a farmgirl patch for academics Well we should suggest one if there isn t That would be a great idea You Keep your zest for learning my friend We ll all be walking with you in spirit on that platform to get your Valedictorian Diploma Lida True Blue Farmgirl 157 Posts Lida Rochester NY USA 157 Posts Posted Jul 19 2010 04 44 20 AM I am glad that we all had a great weekend Yesterday was church and then the rest of the day with DH and 2 of our DDs and granddaughter at a local amusement park The weather was perfect and we all had a great day It was such a blessing to see my 20 y o and 15 y o laughing together and enjoying each other s company they don t always have days like that Our 2 1 2 y o DGD had a hoot of a time This was her first trip to an amusement park and she made the most of it I should have worn a pedometer to keep track of how far she made us walk Her mom called at 10 30 last night to say that she was talking non stop about her day and telling them all sorts of stories Precious memories Marla I have never had watermelon pickles Are they a sweet pickle Maybe we should invite our DHs to the porch for an evening of conversation about why we do what we do My DH also wonders why I invest so much of my limited time in gardening and preserving naturally grown nourishing foods when I can get food at the grocery store My reasons are the same as yours He is also mystified about why I make quilts from old clothing buy out of print theology books have a gazillion different spices herbs and prefer old cast iron cooking pans over newer stuff Angela If your new baking center includes whole wheat rye graham flours you should consider storing them in the freezer or fridge while it is so hot They can go rancid quickly in this weather Will you please pass me one of your butternut squash muffin We have many great farmer s markets here There is a large one with over 100 farmer s represented near downtown Rochester as well as several smaller ones in local communities The large downtown one is open year round and the vendors bring portable heaters to heat their tents and selling space in the winter Saturday I saw some ladies selling their homemade soaps but I didn t have enough time to chat with them I ll catch up with them next trip Megan you have great goals and a wonderful attitude about education Your uniform sounds adorable My youngest DD is going into 10th grade and she will be going to a new school this fall they have a dress code but no uniform What type of writing do you do Peggy What did you stay up late reading I love to read Lin What was your crockpot dinner It has been too hot here to cook anything even in the corckpot Today is a little cooler so I will put ribs in the crockpot for the family I have to work this evening so I won t be home to eat with them Pam What is a low country southern shrimp boil Is it a regional recipe Thank you for bringing some to share with us Monica What page can I find Peggy s Dancing with Jesus story Is it a porch tale Sounds like you had a great day Your country club lunch sounds delish and your friend s new kitchen sounds admirable I get a magazine called Country Woman News and one of its regular features is a country kitchen makeover I would love to design a new kitchen but I am very satisfied with the one I have Peggy We have quite a pet cemetery in our back yard pet rabbits a pet rat pet mice guinnea pigs hamsters and a much loved cat The kids

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