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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Jun 12 2012 :  8:46:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Lindsey & Rebecca! Glad you found us! Thanks for the yummy mocha cake and unsweetened tea is my favorite.What is simple syrup for tea? Not heard of that.
Janet, thanks to you for the Amish apple coffee cake. I love coffee cakes.
OK I want both cake recipes Gals! *giggle*
I am bringing some choc.chip/P.B.chip/peanut butter cookies that I made last night.They go well with GoodEarth Sweet&Spicey tea. We are having a cool spell too right now, so I thought I'd take advantage of it to bake some goodies. Besides I promised the neighbor boy,Robby,my Yard-Lad,some cookies because he's such a help to me with odd jobs AND he's the only boy in a family of 6 siblings. He just turned 13 and that's a tough age to feel(all alone)in the world.
Well, it's late so I'm off to collect my share of zzzz's before they're all gone. *giggle*
G'Nite Porchies!

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
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"Why couldn't I have been born Rich instead of So Good Looking?"
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6425 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6425 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2012 :  12:29:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Evenen Porchies...
WELCOME TO LINDSEY & REBECCA!
Pull up any step you want, or we have some fabulous Porch Swings, comfy rocking chairs and a bunch of big cushionie pillows.
Wow, you all came baring food gifts...wonderful! I felt like something sweet tonight myslef. I made some chocolate pudding ...and I'll share that. We can have a Dessert Potluck with lots of tea to drink. Sound great girls.

Well, our plate wasn't full enough...my husband had to be taken by ambulance to Emergency yesterday for the Vertigo. My son said his dad looked white as a sheet at work and felt like he was going to fall out of his chair. So, they got him on the floor and called 911. They were there in a minute and a half. They thought it could be heart related...as he has a history...so they took him to the Hospital...and we got to spend all afternoon there. It was just the positional vertigo. But he got some medication for it. Then the weirdest thing happened when we got home...because I had 3 small episodes of vertigo myself. I had slept with my neck kinked the night before and so it was really tight, but every time I turned to the right I would get dizzy. Still happening today. Good Grief...who ever heard of sharing Vertigo. LOL

Pam...that sounds like a huge time commitment on the course you bought. I hope it is good and that you really enjoy it. I took a Women's Christian Counseling Course like that about 12 years ago and I learned so much from it. Very worthwhile.
Sounds like your garden is doing great. Such a feeling of satisfaction, huh?

Nan...isn't it the pits to run out of pet food and have them whining and scolding you? My dog all of a sudden has decided that he no longer likes the pet food we have been buying for him. So, now I have to find him something else he likes.
Larry works in a Property Management Office. It is a very weird place because the Owner is so unstable. She makes it crazy and difficult.

Alyce...I hope the new place you found works out for you guys. Keep us posted. So many of us are on the move this summer huh?

Hi Ruth Ann...how is your packing going? Are you still down-sizing? When will you guys actually move?

Julie...the best way I have found to get the house in ship-shape is to move. LOL! I love setting up a new house! And cleaning out the old.

Janet...can I get your recipe for the Amish Apple Coffee Cake? Is it a real moist cake or on the dry side? I want it no matter which way...but was just curious.

Judy...alot of coffee shops and restaraunts use simple syrups for coffee and teas. Comes in a bottle with a pump usually.
That is so great that you have a neigbor boy to help in your yard. Oh the Poor kid...being the only male out of 6 siblings has got to be rough. The hand-me-downs alone would be awful! LOL

Well, I got one more room packed today...my bedroom. The only thing left in there to do is the closet...but that will have to be done at the last minute.
I hope to do my office and crafting space tomorrow.Big task!

OK...I am pooped and need to go visit dreamland. I don't want any of Pam's weird and strange dreams tho. ha ha!

Night My Lovelies...
peggy

Farmgirl #1326
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

When I was a lonely wallflower, Jesus asked me to dance. Then he asked me to be His!

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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2012 :  06:09:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, it was cold this morning!!! Got down to 32 degrees. I did not go out yet to see if my plants were affected. I live in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan, where it is winter 9 months out of the year!!! Yes, we have had snow in June before. Right now it is 53 and very breezy, so everyone I see outdoors has a hoody on and long pants.We warm up the end of July into August, then it is usually so humid.We don't get too many 80's or 90's, I think we had 2 80 degree days last year and no 90s. It still feels hot here though when it is humid.
I will dig out the recipe for the Amish cake tomorrow for you gals. It is a very moist cake and it makes a big batch in a 13x9 pan. It is good though, maybe too good.
More later, gotta get ready to go out for breakfast with my sister. Our Wednesday tradition for over 20 years. Have a great day,


Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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FarmDream
True Blue Farmgirl

1085 Posts

Julie
TX
USA
1085 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2012 :  06:41:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome to Lindsey! I love tea. And welcome Rebecca!

Goodness Peggy, hope y'all get to feeling better! Oh girl, I would love to put everything on the front lawn and then only bring in what I want to keep. I have heard it's a good way to really clean up a room, just moving everything outside the room (not in the yard). But if I could have a trailer or dumpster to have things hauled away, including furniture, I would do it. We are going to take everything out of the "playroom" and decide what we want that room to be and then only move back what fits with that idea. So it looks like I'll get some furniture in my yard, just in the backyard, though.

Yesterday, I didn't get anything on my list done. I was still working on the mowing part. I've got one more area to finish up and then I can call it done! DD and I spent the rest of the day making safety-pin bracelets. DH wants to work on the playroom today, we'll see. The lasagna turned out so good. I made it in the muffin pan. I cut out little circles of the lasagna noodles and then layered it all in each cup. Might have some chicken enchiladas tonight.

Well, hope you have a great day! I gotta get up and going to start my mower at 9 a.m. sharp! It gets too hot if I wait any longer.

~FarmDream is Farmgirl Sister #3069

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ruthie218
True Blue Farmgirl

1191 Posts

Ruthie Ann
Indiana
USA
1191 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2012 :  11:06:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi! All.
Im at my nanny job today. I just finished next weeks lesson plans now need to get the craft projects together and deliver on Friday. Yes something done.
Welcome Linsey and Rebecca
Peggy Ann-Praying everyone gets feeling better soon. Your getting ready to move. How is that going? As far as moving goes for us well that depends if I find a house for 125,000. Which in the area where were going is very easy to do. Im being very picky thou. If I don't find a house then we will break ground in March and then move in July. As far as down-sizing goes having alot of trouble and packing is easy once I have time. Not much time lately. Work Work.
Alyce-Keep us posted. Hope all goes well with the new house.
Janet-Amish coffee cake. Sounds yummy. I love Amish cooking. Maked a great Amish shrawberry shortbread recipe for Miss Katy's birthday.
Well have to go the kids are killing each other. Lol Just fighting like kids do.
Ruthie Ann

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Farmgirl sister#4072
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.Linz.
True Blue Farmgirl

118 Posts

Lindsey
Shippensburg Pennsylvania
USA
118 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2012 :  11:13:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's the link to the recipe for the pudding cake: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Saucy-Mocha-Pudding

Simple syrup is equal parts water and sugar, boiled until the sugar dissolves. I find it easier to add it to cold tea and lemonade since it's already liquid - sugar doesn't always dissolve that well.

"Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds." - Prov. 27:23
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2012 :  1:09:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey thanks...double thanks actually...for cake recipe and simple syrup recipe. We drink unsweetened sun tea all the time,but occasionally I crave a sweetened tea(just not as sweet as McDonald's sweet tea *gag*) and I can never get the sugar to disolve unless I heat it with a little tea in the micro. Then it needs a ton of ice to chill it again...yaddayaddayadda....I never thought of a simple syrup idea. Like Peg said, I knew there were flavored syrups, but not simple syrup. I will have a new staple in my house now. Thank you!
Peg, I am so sorry for all the drama that you are gong thru right now. You just don't need all that do you? BIG (((hugs)))Sis!
Well, I'm off to the library to take some stuff back for hubby. Catch ya later and chat more then.
Love Yuns!

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
I am not contained between my hat and my boots! -Walt Whitman-
"Why couldn't I have been born Rich instead of So Good Looking?"
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Sugar Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

108 Posts

Pamela Jean
Sugarloaf Ca
USA
108 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2012 :  3:50:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A porch swing with a cottage garden to look at.

Stand for What's Right!
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Squirt4312
Farmgirl in Training

25 Posts

Rebecca
Mount Vernon IL
USA
25 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2012 :  5:37:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the warm welcome. I brought a Blackberry pie made with blackberries I just picked on our farm (I can't believe they are ready), and fresh cream. The porch is my favorite place to be!
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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2012 :  6:49:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome ladies. Sun tea is welcome as night now there is no way it would work in AK. Way too cold
Peg, you most certainly can get vertigo from a kinked neck. The clue is that it only comes on in one direction. praying for your DH.
Busy, Busy but rained out again on the farmer's market drat it. There is no way I am going to take all that fiber stuff and sit in the rain with it. Getting all dry was difficult enough last time. I got the tent covering sprayed with water repellent but the way it just kept coming down I doubt that it would have stayed dry and not sure how I would get all from the truck to the tent and still have it stay dry so begged off this Wed.
The rhubarb could care less about the rain but it keeps trying to send up a seed stalk which I keep breaking off. I want rhubarb not seeds.
Blessings all

CMF
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2012 :  6:49:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Blackberry pie sounds so yummy. Can't beieve they are ready to pick either, at least there, here they just finished blossoming. Our berries are never ready until August. July is strawberries, yum yum.
It is nice to have new faces on the porch. All are welcome, it is a big porch and we all fit just fine.
Peggy, I recieved the book today, thank you so much. I don't think I will get to read it until late summer, but know that it looks like a good book and worht the read. Again, thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Thank you Linsey for the recipes. The simple syrup will be good for summer tea. Some here like it sweet, some not so much.Hope to try the cake soon too.
Well, off to get ready for bed. Have a great evening,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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tea_lady_tammy
True Blue Farmgirl

1459 Posts

Tammy
NE
USA
1459 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2012 :  6:59:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello porchies,
It looks like I made it just in time for all the goodies. I love calorie free goodies..hehehe

Welcome to all the new ladies. So nice to have you join us. We always have room for one more sister.

Peggy..goodness dear you just have had a time of it. I will continue to pray for you, your hubby and your granddaughter. How is that sweet little one doing?


It was so windy here and we are in need of rain. It would sure help the dust settle and be a good drink for the crops.

Please keep our house journey in prayer...we are moving closing to our dream. God is having us take baby steps right now. So please pray. I will keep you updated as I know more.

Already purchased some school supplies for my classroom of new little butterflies. Staples is so good to teachers and will possible things for our house I am starting way early with my classroom. I saved 10 dollars there today with coupons. Gotta love that.

well I am off to have some tea and spend some quiet time. Was to dr for my check up and apparently my blood pressure was a bit high. I was told to destress...so letting go of things and giving them to God.

Bible study was good last night. am loving my new little group. Amazing to me how different we all are and how God blends us together like a nice black tea.

Life is good
Love to you all
Tammy

Tea is like being in the stars with God.

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marlee
True Blue Farmgirl

1632 Posts

Marlene
DeRidder Louisiana
1632 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2012 :  8:23:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just typed alot of things and it dropped off. I want to scream. Marlee

God is the painter, he paints the picture. And his son builds it, for he is the Master Carpenter!
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6425 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6425 Posts

Posted - Jun 14 2012 :  12:15:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


This isn't all 127 squares but I am almost there!

Evening My Porchies...

Lindsey...thanks for the recipes.
We all love the Porch food and beverages around here.

Judy...I think things are starting to level out around here. Hubby is doing better today. We found out what was causing his Vertigo (it was a food supplement believe it or not). So he is off that and doing better.
He is scheduled to work for the next 2 or three wks starting Saturday...and I need him out making money so I can pack. LOL It is hard to pack around the man...he is always wanting me to fetch stuff for him or go somewhere with him. Which normally is all great...but not right now.

Thanks for your prayers my friend!

Welcome Pam...
(Sugar Girl), great to have you on the Porch. I should have called myself Chocolate Girl. LOL
Once you know me...you'll realize why. ha ha!

Rebecca...wow blackberries already.
Yummy...thanks for the pie! I love berry pies. Our blackberries don't come on here until August. Lucky You!

Cherime...thanks for confirming the vertigo coming from a kinked neck. That is the only reason I could account for me having it. Still there a little bit, but much better today.

Rhubarb sounds good too. I love making Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie.
One of my all time favorites.

Janet...I am glad that you got the book and hope you enjoy it.
Our Strawberries will be over this month. July is Cherries for us, in our neck of the woods. I always have Cherries on the 4 th of July.

Teacher Tammy...deep breathe girl and relax. We don't want any high blood pressure problems. Just keep turning everything over to God. He is so much better at dealing with it ALL than we are.
Also, do some crocheting everyday to help you relax and un-wind. That is why I knit or crochet every night...while we watch tv. It is so relaxing.
Last fall when my ex-MIL passed away, and I was at her house (everyone that came in for the memorial service was there) but one evening my ex-husband fell asleep while we were talking, but when he woke up he said, "Sorry, about that...but your knitting needles making that soft clacking sound just relaxed me and put me to sleep." So, there is a testimonial for you! LOL

Grand-baby is home, but still has to go into the Dr. once a week, for a month for Ekg's and shots. So, Please continue to pray for her. Her daddy says she is back to her old self, walking all around the furniture and tormenting the dogs.
Makes this grandmama's heart happy to hear that!

Marlee...I know that frustration of losing everything you've typed. Makes me pitch a hissy-fit everytime it happens to me. So, go ahead...kick something and scream!!! You'll feel better!
I do try to use my Sticky notes and then transfer it all into the posting box when I am done. It isn't a 100% sure fire cure but it is 95% easier that way.

Well my lovelies...Iam off to read and get some sleep. I have a gal coming to help me move boxes out to the garrage and do some more packing in the morning.

Love ya all!
peg

Farmgirl #1326
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

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Squirt4312
Farmgirl in Training

25 Posts

Rebecca
Mount Vernon IL
USA
25 Posts

Posted - Jun 14 2012 :  05:31:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Blackberries usually aren't ready here until July 4 but with the mixed up weather everything is a month early. I missed the strawberry season this year. I froze my Rhubarb to use in a pie but didn't get any strawberries to go with it. So I bought me some strawberry plants so I wont miss them next year. lol.

Marlee, that happened to me while I was typing last night to, that's why mine was so short.

Peggy- that is absolutley beautiful! I've tried to crochet and my simple stitch curves like crazy! My aunt tried teaching me how to crochet when I was younger but she gave up because I am left handed and she couldn't do it backward. lol

Tammy- I'm not a teacher but Staples is my favorite store!

Anyone have a good recipe for Blackberry jelly?
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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Jun 14 2012 :  05:47:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good idea Rebecca. Rhubarb and strawberries are well and truly married.
Peg, good news about the baby and yourself. Now for a good report on DH. Parying.
I remember when DH and I took our motor home on the ferrys around the San Juans. There was one ramp where we had to wait and the blackberries were just falling off the bushes. You know what we had for dessert that night.
TL Tammy praying for you as well. I think of my cares like a big helium balloon that I give to Him. I let it float away and be gone. Of course it is a good thing that I have lots of those balloons ;>)
Blessings all

CMF
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.Linz.
True Blue Farmgirl

118 Posts

Lindsey
Shippensburg Pennsylvania
USA
118 Posts

Posted - Jun 14 2012 :  06:44:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, that is going to be one lovely blanket!

Everything is coming in early this year - we have some wild black raspberry bushes and they're already ripe! Usually they don't come on until the first or second week of July.


"Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds." - Prov. 27:23
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FarmDream
True Blue Farmgirl

1085 Posts

Julie
TX
USA
1085 Posts

Posted - Jun 14 2012 :  06:47:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mmmm...blackberries. I love blackberry jam. I'm a cherry pie kinda girl.

Could use some prayers today. For DH's grandma, his cousin, him, me, and DD. His grandma was put in hospice, which is good, she really is done. Hoping she passes peacefully. His cousin is not taking it well as she was very close to grandma. DH is there to support his cousin but doesn't have a connection/bond with his grandma. The rest of the family doesn't care at all. DH said they were hanging up when they tried to call and tell them it was the end for grandma. None of this is surprising. They can't be bothered to drive across town, much less 3 hours to see grandma. DD and I need prayers because she's driving me CRAZY!! Ha ha. With her daddy gone to work or to see his grandma and cousin, we are on our own... alone... together... all.the.time.

I got my fridge/freezer cleaned out yesterday! Maybe I will just concentrate on cleaning today. Yesterday I marked out a spot to start a new garden. That will be a long project since there's tons of rocks all over the place. I'll have to clear it a litte just to get the grass cut back. I'll be making a fence using cinder blocks, poles, and cement. After that it should be kind of a neat girl garden retreat. I was daydreaming about growing blackberries and fruit trees. I would plant peas and beans along all the fence walls so it could be covered in leaves. A little Secret Garden spot. But...I guess I have to get this house cleaned out first. A girl can dream, though.

Have a great day ladies!

~FarmDream is Farmgirl Sister #3069

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ruthie218
True Blue Farmgirl

1191 Posts

Ruthie Ann
Indiana
USA
1191 Posts

Posted - Jun 14 2012 :  08:06:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Morning Porchies,
Welcome to all the newbies here. So glad u joined us. Always room for more sisters on the porch. Miss Katy has come to visit me at my nanny job. We decided to pack up the boys and go to the park. Mustin forget the picnic. Then were going to look for a letterbox that's only a few miles from here. What a fun day this will be.
Well Im off . Leaving you all pulled pork sandwiches and icetea with strawberry shortcake for dessert. Enjoy!!!
Ruthie Ann

http://simpleindianagirl.blogspot.com/

Farmgirl sister#4072

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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Jun 14 2012 :  11:11:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Sugar-girl Pam from Sugarloaf!Always happy to share the porch swing with another fellow farmgal!*scooching my butt over*
Rebecca, Most of us just scream and give up after the puter eats our messages,good for you for coming back and putting something back on here. That shows how patient you are. Bless you Girl!
YUM, gorgeous,tasty blackberry pie. My fav! Don'cha just love all the fun, calorie-free treats we can share here. It's like playing house or tea-party with the big girls! *giggle* I just made a pot of Gevalia Strong roast coffee....who wants some with their pie?
Peg, I'm amazed at all the people I know, who have food related allergies. Isn't that crazy? awwwwwww, so glad to hear that the Grand-baby is doing better. Will keep the Prayers going up for her. Poor little ones don't understand shots&EKG's do they?/!
I love all the rich colors you used in that afghan. Very nice!
TLTammy, "I was told to destress...so letting go of things and giving them to God!"...isn't that beautiful, isn't that a real Blessing...for God to give us the privledge of unloading on HIM! Praise His name!
Julie, so sorry about all the heartache.
I love your "secret-garden-girl-retreat" idea. I'm there with ya. *giggle*
mmmmmm....who said cherry pie, Now I'm hungry. hahaha
Catch yuns later Gals. Doing laundry and hanging it outside in the gorgeous sunshine/80/breeze.
Make it a Great day Gals!


Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
I am not contained between my hat and my boots! -Walt Whitman-
"Why couldn't I have been born Rich instead of So Good Looking?"

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nanr42
True Blue Farmgirl

160 Posts

Nan
WALDPORT Oregon
USA
160 Posts

Posted - Jun 14 2012 :  11:20:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pam re porch swing, cottage garden, that's exactly what I want. Yes.

I'm seeing houses with yards that can be gardens, but it will be a lot of work, and I'm tired right now, so what I want is something mostly there, and then something to sit in.

Good Heavens, Rebecca, already? wow. Ours are just barely blooming, and that's the natives, not the Himalayas.

Marlee, scream away. We've all done that.

Wow, PeggyAnn. That's gorgeous. RE grandbaby, so glad she is better enough to torment the dogs.Praying for all. (even dogs, hee hee)

Cherime, I am going to use helium baloons from now on, thank you.

I've been looking for and at houses (from the street). There was one possible, but the people decided not to move. There's another in a semi-industrial (well, that's overstating it) area south of the bridge. It is a house and what used to be the old post office long ago, both put together into one house. It could be neat, but I havent seen the inside yet. It's ok. My heart doesn't sink when I see it. But it doesn't rise either. It would be really neat to turn it into a beautiful urban farm, but I'm so tired, I dunno if I have the energy. And do I really want to live in that part of town? maybe not. No garage, either.

But I'm trusting God to show me my house. I just keep looking.

School is done with our two concerts on Tuesday. I worked three days this week and am pooped.
WOrk is much better, and I can see a direct connection between praying and improvements. It's really interesting.

Could use prayer for strength, the house, and me packing.
Carry on Porchies! We're certainly well set up with pulled pork sandwiches and blackberry pie.
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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Jun 14 2012 :  5:26:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh my goodness, it's been way tooooooo long since I've been on here! I've missied you all so much, but now that school's over and I'm into my summer groove now, so I will hopefully be on here more now! I hope that everyone is having fabulous summers!
God's and Farmgirl's Blessings,
Megan

At heart, I am both a sassy city girl and a down-home country gal.

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
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marlee
True Blue Farmgirl

1632 Posts

Marlene
DeRidder Louisiana
1632 Posts

Posted - Jun 14 2012 :  6:29:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everybody, I am going to try it again, Last night I typed alot of things and just before I was to submit it dropped off I was upset.
My farm sisters , PeggyAnn and Rebecca told me to kick and scream since they have had it happen to them. So I did , it didnt bring it back but it made me feel better.LOL.
Severral of you were talking about Blackberries. When I was young we picked, picked, picked Blackberries. My momma made the best jelly, she made
cobbler and dumplings, what I would give to taste them again.

I am praying for all my Porchies that need prayer and praising for the ones that were answered.

I love sitting on the Porch and I noticed we have quiet a few more new farmsisters, whoohoo. This is so wonderful.
OHHHH, has anyone got a good split pea soup recipe. I really love it but I want to make it from scratch , not out of the can!

You all are making me hungry with all the food that is mentioned. It all sounds so good. Well now I got to go get me something to eat.

Ok for right now I'm going to get off here, so when I hit submit it better do it right. Love you all! Marlee



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Posted - Jun 14 2012 :  6:32:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Nan , yes I screamed away. But I made it this time. Whoohoo.LOL Marlee

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Posted - Jun 14 2012 :  6:39:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You ladies with the berries are making me jealous! lol I'm just excited that I have flowers on my strawberry plants & I'm hoping they produce this year! I have no idea, since the only one who grew strawberries was my Grandma, and mine are in a container. So I don't know. But I'm hoping! And the rhubarb! If I could grow it in a container, I would try! haha I'm thinking of getting a plant & putting it out at my cousin's with the rest of the real garden. We'll see what she thinks :p. She's not a fan of rhubarb, but I'd like it, and then whenever I get my own place/yard/garden, I could move it there.

FarmDream Julie - sending good vibes & prayers your way. And hugs too!

Ruthie Anne - those sandwiches & strawberry shortcake sound delicious! Hope it wasn't too messy to eat at the park!

Hey there Megan! Glad to see you back! You're finished school & I'm going to be starting it! Haha.

Well, I finally got a start on my cleaning schedule. I've had it, but being busy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday nights from September until June doesn't leave much time for getting stuff done. It could, but I also like to be able to relax for a bit, and by the time I get home from work, have supper & do my stuff, it's generally after 9 by the time I'm in (sometimes earlier, sometimes later). So my cleaning has been awfully neglected! But today was my day to do the dishes, and thankfully they are all done except for the crockpot. I also went & bought a few groceries tonight, so I had to "record" all of that. I want to keep track of things just to see where I'm spending & what I can change. I never seem to have any money, but after figuring out what needs to come out on each paycheque, it's no wonder I have hardly any money left! From the 1st to the 14th, I have $908.80 going out (which includes rent) & from the 15th - 31st, it's $615. So I'm trying to make it easier on myself by tracking everything.

My beans are coming up good . I'm so excited about them lol. The rest of them seem to have stopped growing (I know they are, but you can't really see it, and it's been cooler & cloudy this week....so you have to use your imagination!). I'll figure out how to post some pictures to show all of ya!

Night all!


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