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craftbug
True Blue Farmgirl

476 Posts

Patsy
Clarkson Kentucky
USA
476 Posts

Posted - Aug 10 2012 :  08:24:10 AM  Show Profile  Send craftbug a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Well, we did get some rain and i was all excited about my 2 plastic rain barrels being full when i noticed one leaking at the bottom where the hose spigot hooks to the barrel.. I went to turn it on to fill up an empty barrel and the spigot came off in my hand! cheap plastic stuff! hubby is gonna fix both barrels somehow, cause the other is leaking too... meanwhile, i dipped with a bucket to get most of it into other barrels, have a total of 5 barrels, so filled 3..and wouldn't ya know it, it looks like rain today too, sigh, can't win.

got 12 more qts of green beans put in the freezer for a total of 50. very happy with that since i had 38 in there from last year. now i need to work on the roma tomatoes

Peggy, read your lil comment about the LOL and the favorite uncle to hubby and he just LOLd with me. funny, but not....*giggling*
So your hubby is a writer! neat! Hope you get that chair..
Loved the tractor whirlagig, hubby would love to do some metal art, but we have no welder. I've seen some wonderful pieces, so creative.

Diane, we're the same about carpet. I have 100% wood floors, walls n ceilings, loving it. throw rugs are my fav too.
I do the same with canned or fresh beans. cooking them a few hours slowly on top of the stove just makes them taste better. ;)

Pam, that's how my house is. rugs everywhere and on either side of the bed. ;l works for me.



Thomas Edison: "Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." :)
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Aug 10 2012 :  10:33:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Miranda, I feel your pain with regard to Train and the garden. I use to have Scooby. He was 142lbs of a mixture we think was great dane and what ever couldn't run fast enough. I once bought 9 foxglove plants and before I could get them planted he ate 6 of them, and then the other 3 the next day. Foxgloves are digitalis a drug used for heart patients. They didn't phase him at all. A person would have died. I couldn't have any plants where he could get to them. He was so big he could charge a fence and put a whole right through it. I finally used two layers of horse fencing and then put chicken wire on the bottom with slits to go around the fence posts. That way when he would dig, he would actually pull the fencing tighter against the posts and couldn't get underneath. It took a while to get smarter then the dog. Good luck! You'll figure it out.

Peggy, love the pictures! Your new bug is cute. I'm sure the gas mileage is better.

I'm having a hard time keeping up with everyone! So much going on.

Julie, you'll get the to gym in time. Don't give up. Sorry DD has so much energy on a day you need quiet. But someday when she drives away for the last time, you will miss days like that.

Angela, sorry you are having such terrible stuff happening. Too many things at once. I'll pray for a calming in your life.
I like the idea about the sign on the door for burglars. Maybe a big post out front for everyone's benefit. I hope it stops soon.

Not much going on here. Had a stressful day yesterday. Mom keeps saying when my stepdad dies she is going to lose her house. She will lose her SSI and only have his. Then the next day she says she has it all worked out. Then a month later she is at it again. She has alternatives I don't have as far as living arrangements. I just want to get my college out of the way and get out on my own. I had nightmares and woke up with a terrible headache from clenching my teeth all night. Sad thing is she is LDS and says they won't help her at all when the time comes. My sister lives in Utah and her church is paying her rent, car payment and cell phone bill. Maybe my mom should move to Utah when stepdad dies. He is in the VA home and not doing very well. She gives him a year, I'm hoping he hangs on a little longer. I told her it would probably take at least a year for the bank to evict her and foreclose anyway. Too stressful to deal with this again. Her glass is always more than half empty.

At least I have my sewing for now. I'm working on a few things I hope will bring me some income. My little bright quilts and some photo's I have been working on manipulating on my computer. I hope to sell them as art on my etsy site when I get this hammered down. Here is one of them...


Hope you all get the rain you need....


Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Aug 10 2012 :  4:15:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everybody, Man, what a busy place.
First off, welcome to the new Gals, Shellee&Rebecca. Always room for more on our porch!
Peg, loved the gorgeous flower pics. Very bright. DH and I play slugbug every time we go out. It's fun. And when I go out alone in my bug, I always see other people hitting each other and saying"Slug-bug." hahaha It's fun to see things from the receiving end of the game. *giggle* Cute story about LOL. For the longest time my Mama did that too. We had to tell her about it. But I bought a texting book not too long ago and it says it stands for both. Can't win. *sigh*
oooooooooooo....just saw your Beetle-Bug pic....do you have a sun/moon roof too?I can't tell by the pic.My Mom wants one of those 3 wheel bikes but I told her that with her bad eyesight and poor hearing, it probably wasn't a good idea. She lives in a rough/busy neighborhood.
Megan, congrats girlie on the drivers permit and on the wisdom teeth surgery going well for ya.
Glad you snapped back quickly. When I had mine out(they took all 4)I was woozy for 4 days. Couldn't walk a straight line for love nor money!hahahaha
Julie, I enjoyed that saying. Good one!My back and legs and right shoulder have been acting up something awful. Finally had to go see my Chiropractor Tuesday.
Miranda, "oh no", on the bad dog story. Yup, ya spoke toooo soon! *giggle*
Well we had rain this morning and sun/clouds all afternoon/77. Tonight is gonna be 55. Great for sleeping...I hope.Only if my back lets me rest well.Last night was rough.
Well have a great evening Gals!

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
"Hey...Don't Make Me Put My Hands On My Hips!"
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shanda
True Blue Farmgirl

522 Posts

Shanda
Broken Bow OK
USA
522 Posts

Posted - Aug 10 2012 :  5:01:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey ya'll! I just posted this on a swap thread, but it's so pretty I thought I'd share it here. This is waht my swap partner sent me in the dishcloth swap.





Shanda

Farmgirl #4233
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Aug 10 2012 :  6:16:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice swap, Shanda. Nice fall colors. It is fall here today, cold enough to wear jackets. I had to close the windows. It was only 69 and very windy today, been in the low 40s at night. Heard a flock of geese fly over the house this morning, that is a sign that autumn is in the air. Last week we were dying in the heat, now we need to put away our summer clothes and dig out the long pants. I really do not want to see summer end yet, but sure looks like it will be very soon.
Peggy, what a nice looking car you got there. And more great pictures.
Judy, hope your back feels better and you get a good night's sleep tonight.
Oh, I want to address everyone, but am so tired tonight. I worked today and it was so busy, made the day go by fast, but hard when I am on my feet all day. Hope to catch up with all of you this weekend.
Have a great evening,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Aug 10 2012 :  8:00:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all!
Janet, I actually am in the process of getting a job at one of the local grocery stores! Someone from the store is supposed to call me tomorrow to set up an interview, so fingers are crossed right now! Glad that your weather is getting cooler, we're getting cooler here now too! If only there were rain, then it'd be perfect.
Peggy, what great pictures! I always love when farmgirls share photography.
Miranda, you'll be in my prayers during the trial and testifying process.
Julie, once I get more comfortable with normal driving, I'd love to learn stick! And I'm glad you didn't run into skimpy clothing when shopping for your DD. Sometimes my Mom and I are walking through the stores and we can't believe some of the things that are meant for little girls!
Bunny, what a great picture!
Welcome to our new porchies! Definitely always enough room for more!
Today was definitely more productive than yesterday! Last night my friend and I had a sleepover, which is always fun! Probably the last one before school starts. Rugby starts on Tuesday, then a week and a day after school! Summer has gone too fast for my comfort:( But with school comes winter, and I like winter! I hope everyone has great Saturdays!
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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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6427 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6427 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2012 :  12:31:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My Porchies...we were all very gabby today...I LOVE The Porch when every one is on here sharing!!! So much fun!

I am really tired tonight...so I am going to comment like Judy does...with one line for each person. She is so good at it and I am so not...so let's see if I can make it work for me.

Dianne...had I bought the car off a lot...I would have gone for a Red one.

Miss Miranda...maybe you should call your dog Trainwreck. ha ha He seems to let his engine control his behaviour. Don't they all?

Patsy...I did get to go buy my chair today. It will be delivered tomorrow.
I am so excited!!!

Bunny...Wow, that picture is sooooo cool! Gosh girl you are talented!!! You should have no problem selling those.

Judy...Sorry girlie about your back! Yes, my Beattle Bug has a sun/moon roof. Love it!

Shanda...pretty fall colors! I know the orange color was due to the baby tiger at the zoo. I opted out this month due to my move...but I love doing that Swap.

Janet...I can't believe you are getting fall weather. We are going to have another week of 90's to 100's. But I have A/C so that's OK by me.

Megan...praying for your job opportunity. You will need that to help with everything not so fun about driving...gas, insurance, tires, repairs...etc. Keep us posted.

Tired again tonight.
My plans to go see my Grand-daughters for a week got changed tonight. My ex-husband decided he was going to fly in that same week from Chicago and he had already bought his ticket. My son teasingly said, "Well if you both come the same week, you will have to share the Futon." Funny child...I birthed! LOL

oops...see, Judy I'm NOT! ha ha! I am way too wordy!


good nite girls,
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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monicarose
True Blue Farmgirl

406 Posts

Monica
Florida
USA
406 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2012 :  06:24:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Goodmorning Ladies- just have a little free time before breakfast to say hello! I guess those storms had other agendas.....looks like they've gone elsewhere....hope those that needed rain have gotten some...loved going back and looking at pics and stories......

Miranda-my husband was mugged back in the 70's and they hit him over the head with a shotgun barrel, and when they saw he was still alive hit him again! He's in his 60's now and we're going through some counseling now....so it's good to get that out of the way, instead of waiting for 40 years! Dealing with it, going through the judicial process, counseling never hurts-even if you think you're fine, just talking to someone about the experience is healing....and it is a traumatic experience to have to go through and to work through it now instead of dealing with Post traumatic stress later is a great thing! Because you think, I'm fine, I don't need counseling but when another traumatic event takes place in your life all the bottled up trauma comes oozing out also! So be good to yourself, and work through it all now....and in the process others will be helped along the way also...and even the criminals themselves, may somewhere inside realize that their actions hurt someone! God has a way where there seems to be no way! you go girl!
Well, that's enough on that subject...enjoy this beautiful day! The sun is shining bright over our coastal land and I think we may need to take a little walk on the beach after breakfast! I'm leaving some breakfast tea and mango/pineapple scones here on the porch if anyone's interested!

Living for today! aka: Paper Rose (Farmgirl# 1780) whoohoo!
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monicarose
True Blue Farmgirl

406 Posts

Monica
Florida
USA
406 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2012 :  06:38:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pineapple mango Scone
mango, dried pineapple, and cream of coconut are the secret ingredients, if you use fresh pineapple or canned,just use less liquids below...
For a special treat, serve them with pineapple preserves,
guava jam, or lemon curd.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutesIngredients:
•2 - 2 1/4 cups flour
•1/4 cup light brown sugar
•1 tablespoon baking powder
•1 teaspoon salt
•6 tablespoons cold butter
•1/4 cup cream of coconut
•1/4 cup whipping cream
•1 egg
•1 teaspoon vanilla
•1/3 cup finely chopped dried sweetened pineapple
•1/3 cup mango
•1 tablespoon cream or milk
•2 tablespoons sweetened flaked coconut(you can omit this if you want)
•2 tablespoons brown sugar
•______
•For the Glaze:
•5 tablespoons passionfruit pulp/juice (or substitute orange-mango juice)
•1 tablespoons melted butter
•1 tablespoon lime juice
•1 cup powdered sugar
Preparation:

1.Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2.Whisk flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
3.Cut the butter into the flour mixture, using 2 knives or a pastry cutter, until the butter is in pea-size pieces.
4.Whisk together the egg, cream of coconut, cream, and vanilla, and gently stir into flour/butter mixture until just mixed.
5.Knead dough lightly in the bowl, until it just starts to come together. If it is very dry and shaggy, add another tablespoon of cream.
6.Turn dough out of the bowl, and knead two or three times until it is just mixed and holds together, while folding in the mangoes and the dried pineapple at the same time.
7.Pat dough into a circle or rectangle. Cut 8 scones (squares, triangles, wedges... whichever shape you prefer). Place scones on a baking sheet.
8.Mix the 2 tablespoons coconut with 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Brush tops of scones with cream, and sprinkle with the coconut/sugar mixture.
9.Place scones in the oven and lower temperature to 400. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until scones are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing them to a rack.
10.Make the glaze: Whisk all of the ingredients together. If icing is too runny, add more powdered sugar. If it is too stiff to drizzle over the scones, add more passionfruit juice.
11.Drizzle icing evenly over scones.
Makes 8 scones.



Living for today! aka: Paper Rose (Farmgirl# 1780) whoohoo!
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monicarose
True Blue Farmgirl

406 Posts

Monica
Florida
USA
406 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2012 :  06:45:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That recipe was a Marion Blazes recipe with a Monicarose tweak!


Living for today! aka: Paper Rose (Farmgirl# 1780) whoohoo!
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craftbug
True Blue Farmgirl

476 Posts

Patsy
Clarkson Kentucky
USA
476 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2012 :  10:11:24 AM  Show Profile  Send craftbug a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Oh Shanda, such pretty fallish orange. I likey, of course I'm all for earthy colors. :) is that a chocolate bar?? mmmmm

Just made my first BLT and it was so good and I did a whole pound of bacon, so I made ya'll some too, help yerselves...got some iced tea here to wash it down. :)

Well, hubby fixed my 2 rain barrels, but it hasn't rained to test them out. sigh..

Bunny: love that cat manip! very neat idea, yer good!

First school buses ran on Thursday, can't belive school started!

ok, back to the romas..later...hugs...prayers...smiles :)

Thomas Edison: "Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." :)

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Netty
True Blue Farmgirl

379 Posts

Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
379 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2012 :  11:57:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Afternoon girls,

I am suppose to be canning grape jelly, but you all are so much more interesting.

Two days ago I canned 43 and a half quartes of tomato juice, only 1 did not seal.
Yesterday I canned 12 quarts of pickles, one jar broke and one did not seal. That's ok, we will still eat them.

Girls, if you have not been on the- Over the Fence thread please go over there. I wrote some info. that you might be interested in and may help you or someone you care for.

I am so tired today from all of the canning. I just got to get myself going again to make the grape jelly. I am using just grape juice, no grapes. Yes I know it is the easy way, but that is how I roll here.

Miranda......about 27 years ago I witnessed a robbery right in front of my house. Two men had stolen a neighbors motorcycle and they were trying to load it up in a U Haul truck, I might add they were having a very hard time at it. Anyway I called the cops cause my husband at the time would not even get up to help me out. So up came Court day and I was so scared. I met the man they had stolen the bike from and he was very happy I had called the police, for that was his only way to work.
So they call me up to the stand and swear me in, all the while the one man that was on trial that day, just sat there and stared at me. As I sat there I thought, I am not the one on trial here, he is the one who got in trouble, so I held my head up and answered all the questions asked of me. I never seen or heard of those 2 men again.
I understand that you were in harms way and I will never know how you felt during the horror, but just remember you are not the one who done wrong and hold your head up. Let them know you are a suvivor.

Peggy....I just love your pictures of the flowers and that big ole bee on that one flower. Glad he didn't come after you!
Your bug (car) is so cute. My daughter wanted a lime green bug, but dark blue was the one that meet our price range. I asked her once if her and her friends have tried to see how many kids they can get in her car. She just looked at me kinda funny....

Julie....this is the most I have ever been on the comuter talking to all the girlies on here. I'm not into facebook and twitter. Just don't interest me. I guess if I want someone to know what is going on in my world I, well I just call them on my land line phone.

Better get off for now... Oh just about forgot the pickles Julie. Have a whole quart on me. Enjoy!!

Everyone have a great day. Hello to the newbies, boy are you in for a lot of fun, support, caring, understanding, garden help, sewing help, did I say fun!!!!!!!

Nettie
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22angel
True Blue Farmgirl

498 Posts

Pam
Manitoba
Canada
498 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2012 :  2:21:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I'm busy making cherry stuff today. First I had to wash them (which I did last night & just stuck them in the fridge), then pit the darn things. Not my idea of fun! lol I tried a few different ways then decided that the easiest way was just to cut them in half, then the side with the pit, I cut in half again. Probably more work, but it did work for me. Now I have a whole bunch of cherries to do something with...oh my. I think I'm going to have to buy more jars! And it's all going in the freezer (I don't have a canner, I don't have any shelf space or anywhere to store them, and I'm not attempting canning by myself lol). I've started the Spiced Cherry Jam, I'm going to try the
Black Cherry Espresso Jam, and maybe some cherry salsa. With all of the pits, I decided to try some cherry pit vinegar. I'm hoping they all turn out & actually work for me :). So that's been my day. Thankful I have the cherries all pitted now lol, that's the only bad part of it all . Will check back in later & let you all know how it went! lol


Life isn't about finding yourself. It's about creating yourself.

"When I grow up, I want to be dirt." seen on a box through construction in Wyoming 2010
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2012 :  2:40:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pam, sounds like some interesting recipes with cherries. I have wanted to go to Wisconsin and pick cherries, but then this year their crops were so small, so decided not to. Maybe next year. They cost too much in the store to but to can.
Nettie, Hope you found the time to get your grape jelly made. Seems so many of us are busy canning and making jams and jellies, etc. I have not done any canning yet, but will, along with dehydrating more and getting my shelves stocked for the winter. So much to do, not much energy to do it!! LOL!!!
Patsy, I am on my way to the kitchen to make me some tomato sandwiches. My very favorite. I love this time of the year when everything is so fresh!!!
Monica, the scone recipe sounds so delicious, but looks like alot of work.
Peggy, I hope you are enjoying your new red chair!!!!! You probably won't want to leave it now!!! Glad you are able to get out and do some walking. Good exercise.
Megan, Good luck on getting that job. That would be so good for you.
Well gals, I am hungry, so off to the kitchen for my tomato sandwiches!!!

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2012 :  7:20:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone!
Peggy, thanks for the prayers! Even after insurance and gas, I'd love to have some money to put away for college! And I'm sorry about your plans getting derailed. I got excited for a minute about maybe seeing pictures of your dear grandbabies! I hope you see them soon though.
Monica, hoping it's a good thing that those storms had other thoughts. I'd love some rain over here! We had some the other day, but not enough to get our grass back to normal.
Patsy, I can't believe school started near you already! Like I've said basically everyday, summer went by too fast!
Pam, looking forward to hearing how your day of cherries went!
Jan, thanks for the wish of luck! I would love having a job, and it'd be great experience!
Speaking of my job, I scheduled my interview today! I go in on Monday for a face-to-face interview, so hopefully that goes well. It'll be my very first interview! Today was just an all around productive day. I was able to go for a run, I got a bunch of crocheting done, and I got chores done that needed to be done. Just a great day! Hopefully tomorrow will equally as productive. Wishing everyone super Sundays!
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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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6427 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6427 Posts

Posted - Aug 12 2012 :  12:38:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Well my porchies...here is my New Red Cadillac of Recliners! I have been in it more than out of it
all day today!! It is a Manwah Recliner with a Life Time Warranty. The Leather is so soft and subble.
I even took a nap in it today.

Janet...you are so right, I probably won't ever want to get up and do any work. LOL

Pam...if you are just freezing your Cherries why are you using jars...just use Freezer Bags! Much Cheaper.
It does sound like you have some good recipes to try out with those cherries. Let us know how they turn
out.

Lynette...Like I said, I would have prefered Red For my Bug Color but hey with the deal my DIL made us
I would buy it if it was grunge orange. LOL

We got our other car broken into last night. Infact my husband heard them hit the horn (extremely sensitive horn) about 4:00 am. They were obviously just looking for money in the car or phones and laptops etc. Something to turn into quick cash for drugs most likely. Glad it was the old car instead
of the new one. The really strange thing was...that our son called us last night about midnight and
they had been over to a Restaurant in Portland and when they got back to the BMW (new) someone had
busted out his window and then either someone came along just then and they were frightened away or
the son and girlfriend were seen coming back. But he had his Iphone and checkbook in there (so not smart)
but luckily they didn't have time to get those things out of the car. So, today he got to take his car
in and get it fixed to the tune of $1,000...which his Insurance will cover but they will probably raise
his rates. It's times like that when I am happy we drive an older car. They (the car thieves) would
have done us a favor if they stole the entire car. LOL

Megan...praying you get the job! I bet even though summer went by fast you are already getting twitchy
for school to start, am I right? (+:

I hope our other gals who are moving like Nan and Teacher Tammy and RFM Tammy...are all busy as
beavers transitioning...and that's why we aren't hearing from them.

Monica...thanks for the Scones and the wonderful Scone Recipe. Sounds really yummy!

I journaled a conversation to my little sister again today. The really great thing about journaling to
her...is she can never argue with me about anything. LOL No, really it is helping me to journal to
her when I am missing her so much. Very theraputic!

Well, not much more going on in our lives. So, more chit chat tomorrow.

Night Girlies,
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 - Aug 12 2012 :  06:08:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, that was a great idea to journal to your sister. I am sure it is a good feeling to do when you are missing her. Your chair is so nice looking. Looks very comfortable. Enjoy your leisure time in it. Glad it was the older car that got broken into. We have so much of that going on here, even in broad daylight. People are so desperate for drug money, they will do anything to get a fix. Very sad.
Our state fair starts tomorrow evening. It is in our town here. I do not enter anything, but do like looking at all the exhibits. We probably won't go until the weekend, if we go at all. We will see what the weather is like.
Been cold at night, hitting record lows. What a change in weather from last week!!!!! It does feel good though, to be cooler, except all the wasps that are flying around. Not only yellow and black ones, but there are white and black ones that are huge!!! I have never seen those kind before. Our lawn is full of acorns. The squirrels better get busy and get them beofre I decide to rake them up!!! LOL!!!
Have a great day,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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craftbug
True Blue Farmgirl

476 Posts

Patsy
Clarkson Kentucky
USA
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Posted - Aug 12 2012 :  09:12:15 AM  Show Profile  Send craftbug a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
internet keeps going out so don't know if i can get this posted or not. no storms, bright sun, go figure.
got a total of 13 pints of romas bagged and in the freezer yesterday, so was productive day for me too.

Megan: sure hope your interview goes well. rooting for ya, gal.

Peggy: that has to be the most comfiest (is that a word?) looking chair! I'd take a nap too. :)

Janet: I'm with you on the scone recipe, a lot of work. I slept so good last night since the temp went down to 57, soooo nice!
I hate bees, esp. since I've noticed these really big yellow/black ones with orange heads, asian hornets and they fly around at night! hubby used a whole can of hornet/wasp spray and they are still there! they just tore out the part of the paper nest he got wet and rebuilt! really w e i r d. think i will have to get hold of a honey bee guy near us and see if he can get them exterminated cause they decapitate honey bees and use their larvae to feed their own larvae!

well, gonna go get another BLT, tasted pretty good yesterday, enjoy your day! hugs..prayers..smiles :)



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LadyInRed
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PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
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Posted - Aug 12 2012 :  11:07:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Patsy...OK, girl bring some BLT's to The Porch...you are making my mouth water. I want one so
badly I am salavating all over my 'puter (as your sister calls it). LOL

Janet and Patsy...I do not like yellow jackets at all and these other bee life sound even worse.
NOT something I want to see around here. So, don't share!

I got up and took Snickers for his morning walk...he actually woke me up to remind me it
was time to go. He is such a character! I think he really just wants to go chase the silly
Squirrels. I am surprised that either one of my arms are still in their sockets...he pulls
so hard every time he sees one. LOL

It is suppose to be a warm day...didn't go to Church this morning...because my DH doesn't
like to hear guest speakers...he just really likes our Pastor, and it drives me pretty nuts
because he can't just sit and enjoy some one new...he has to compare them all the time. It
just doesn't make it pleasant for me. What is it with old people that we just get so set in
our ways?????

Youngest Son and Fiance are going to come take me to The Old Grist Mill with them today. That
will be fun. It is so pretty there. I usually go every Fall so we are a bit early but should
be enjoyable non the less.

More Later Girls...have a Lovely Day!

blessings and hugs,
peggy

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Bunny
The Dalles OR
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Posted - Aug 12 2012 :  11:12:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, what is about men leaving stuff like that in the car. My son does that too. He needs a man purse. I bought my youngest a military style messenger bad for just that reason. He was forever losing his things. Plus his butt would call me all the time.

Enjoy your new chair. Looks wonderful. I can't have leather with all my kitties.



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Netty
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Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
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Posted - Aug 12 2012 :  3:51:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Meagan.....I sure hope your interview goes well and you get the job. I remember my first interview. I was so nervous, but I got the job. So will keep you in my prayers that all goes your way.


I put some info. on the Across the Fence thread, please all of you go over and read it. It is about getting your annual physical for Maybe FREE.

You all will understand when you read the post. So please read.

Well I did not get my jelly made, had to go help my second daughter, Tiffany, move home. Today I am doing nothing but resting. Tomorrow back to canning.

All take care I need to go for now,

Netty
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Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
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Posted - Aug 12 2012 :  10:00:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Shanda, beautiful dish cloth, nice and bright!....and chocolate too....wow! *giggle*
We had cool winds yesterday too with a high of 65. Amazing after all that heat. I slept great last night. I think the walk I took around the neighborhood helped my back too. Sometimes a little exercise is just what the Dr. ordered. hahaha Today was up to 80, but was breezy so not too bad. It feels a little humid tonight though. Last night I didn't need a fan. Tonight I do. Go figure. *sigh*
Pam, love the jam recipes you posted. Spiced cherry and cherry expresso sound super. And whodathunk of using the pits to make a vinegar. Gotta love that. No waste at all!
Peg, What's going on up there? People breaking into cars left&right....very strange!
Loved your chair pics. Looks so ~squishy~ and snuggly.I'm a big (red) fan too. My last 2 vehicles were red. Such a cheery color.But the silver doesn't show much dirt at all and when it's waxed it really glows. *giggle*
Hey Megan, you go girl, go get that job. hahaha
Well, it's late, got a chiro. appt. in the morning....better get some shut-eye.
Nite Gals! *yawn*

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LadyInRed
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PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
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Posted - Aug 13 2012 :  12:06:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


This is the 1876 Grist Mill the kids and I visited today (Sadie had never been there
before but Shane and I have many times)



This is an Old Covered Bridge at the Mill



This is my youngest son Shane and Fiance' Sadie. Shane was going to get a hair cut when we
finished at the Mill...so he probably wouldn't like me showing this picture...but they still
look cute together.

We were very fortunate that we hit the mill at the exact time that they were grinding white and
wheat flour and also cornmeal. We each got a bag of each for free. They just ask for a donation
when you leave. It was a hot day today...but under all the trees and the waterfalls by the
Mill it was really pretty and comfortable. We had a lovely time.

Bunny...I like your man purse idea. Don't know if my son would use one or not...but he needs one. LOL

Netty...how come Tiffany had to move back home? I think I had each one of my sons come home for a couple
months each (at different times) when they needed temporary digs while looking for new roommates and
that sort of thing. Always glad it was just for a short time. Once they got on their own...I liked the
friendship we developed...when they moved back home...it seemed like parent/child all over again.

Judy...we were in the high 90's today and all this week is suppose to be hot. Thurs. and Friday
suppose to be back up in the triple digits. I will probably stay in my A/C Appartment and not
venture out too much. I don't even bother putting make-up on when it gets that hot...as it just
feels like it is sliding off my face. LOL
Car prowlers are very everyday up here and when people get arrested for it...they spend one night in
jail, get a slap on the hands and they are back out on the streets repeating their offense. It is
really frustrating...police won't even come investigate. And you can't call 911 because it isn't
considered an emergency and they scold you for calling IF you do. It is crazy...but we have a high
meth and heroin problem up here and they will steel the fillings out of your teeth if they think
they can get money for them. LOl Very sad and bad!

Well, I am off to read for a bit. I watched the closing ceremonies of the Olympics. It wasn't the
best I have ever seen but it was OK.

More chitter chatter tomorrow girlies...
peggy




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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!

Edited by - LadyInRed on Aug 13 2012 12:12:58 AM
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April
New Prague MN
USA
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Posted - Aug 13 2012 :  04:57:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Morning Ladies!

We've had a busy weekend with my FIL's surprise 75th birthday party, a farmgirl meeting and going to an Il Volo concert last night. I'm pretty wiped out this morning, but my dumb nose was so stuffed I had to get up to breathe!

We have county fair this week and I have to help my kiddos with the last minute preparations for their entries. This is their first year in 4-H. It's been fun so far and I'm reliving all my memories from when I was in it during all the different events we go to.

My parents are coming up to visit this week, so I'll be getting the guest room/craft room all gussied up for them in the next couple of days.

Lots to do. I won't be canning anything this week. Maybe some tomatoes next week.

Have a great day girlies!

~Hugs,
April

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Netty
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Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
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Posted - Aug 13 2012 :  09:24:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello girls,

I got almost 5 pints of grape jelly this morning and hoping on getting 5 more this afernoon. First time to make jelly so hope all comes out good.

I bet going to the mill is so interesting. Sorry to say I didn't even realize mills were still going these days, just thought factories did the work now. Learn something new everyday!

Peggy.....my oldest daughter Mel moved about forty miles away from Tiffany and that left Tiff by herself among people she did not really know. Besides the job was not all it cracked up to be for her. So she moved back here and got her old jog back with a raise. Can't beat that! Also she moved in with friends so she did not move back in with us. I know what you mean about them moving back in with you, does not work very well sometimes.

I just noticed that I need to be getting dinner ready, guys will be home soon for some food and if it is not ready on time I get one of these

All take care and talk at you all later

Netty
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