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jollyquilter
True Blue Farmgirl

251 Posts


WV
USA
251 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2011 :  06:54:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning everyone! I got all the chores done this morning and it is a dreary one out there. Fingers are crossed we will see some sunshine today at some point. I skipped the walk this morning as the hip is still giving me fits. But this shall not keep me down!! I have ot much to do. I am working on things for a show in October and I need to start tying up some things.

Nancy..........thanks over the hip pain. I am not one to complain and try to look at pain as a reminder that I am still alive. But WOW, this is a darn bad pain indeed.

Kathleen.......my fingers are crossed that the contractors show up and are ready to work!

Patty.....I hope your show is extremely successful this weekend. With beautiful weather also.

Betty.....I love the Elm Creek Quilt series and I need to go back and see how many I have missed. I didn't know that she had another coming out so soon. Thanks. I also like reading Beverly Lewis. She just doesn't write fast enough to keep up with me!!......lol. I did not read much all summer and now that the gardens are winding down I am hoping to get back to it a bit.

Here you go ladies!

Zucchini Bread

3 eggs 3 cups of flour

2 cups sugar 1 tsp. salt

1 cup oil 1 tsp. salt

2 cups grated zucchini

3 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 cup nuts 3 tsp.cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350*

Mix all ingredients. Pour into 2 9x5x4" loaf pans, greased. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

***Instead of flouring your pan I love to sugar mine when making quick breads. And then sprinkle a bit on top before putting into over as well.

****I have also added chocolate chips or butterscotch chip to this. just what ever you have on hand.

www.StuffByKim.etsy.com
http://fiberandflea.blogspot.com

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Acelady02
True Blue Farmgirl

1266 Posts

Penny
Washington GA
USA
1266 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2011 :  08:08:45 AM  Show Profile  Send Acelady02 an AOL message  Send Acelady02 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Morning Ladies,

AJ. What kind of Wizard of Oz things does your daughter collect? I have loved that movie since I was a little girl. I am with you on the relationship with Mom's I was so blessed to have the one I did. I miss her everyday. She died in Feb/06. Left a big whole in my life. She also was my best friend. DH never knew her but he says he can tell how much an influence she had in my life. I also hate to hear that other's have such a strained relationship with their Moms. Sure hope things get better with your cat...lol Oh so happy you got the books, I'm saving my pennies too so hopefully I can get them one day.

Betty, hope you have a great trip. I bet your Supper out was wonderful with those sweet grands. That means your GD will be in GA with me.

Linda KS...thanks, I just want to make sure everyone can tell which one I am speaking too...lol

Judy, do you ever think you will get another Bunny? Sounds like they are so sweet.

Jolly, is your name Kim like on your etsy store? Just wondering, would like to call you by your name if that's ok? Thank you so much for the recipe...Last year I started putting up squash and zucchini raw in the freezer, It cooks up great but wonder if it would do the same in the bread? Might have to give it a try. I placed the recipe in my recipe box. I like your wordless Wednesday post...cute. I am now a follower..I really like your blog, thanks for sharing it. Sounds like you had a very busy day yesterday.Hope your hip is feeling better today.

Patty, sorry you couldn't sleep, hope you catch a quick nap sometime today. Sounds like you have just about got everything ready for the weekend. Hope it goes well for you...can't wait to hear about it when you get back.

Kathleen, it is rainy here today too...but so happy for the rain since it has been so long since we have had any. I sure hope you get back into your house soon.

Nancy, DH and I have two favorite songs..."At Last" by Etta James, and DH favorite is "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole.

I got the pillowcases for the Rescued Girls finished yesterday. Going to add a card and a little something else and try and get them in the mail tomorrow....I have never made pillowcases before but am very please with the way they turned out. Now going to start cutting out my hearts for the #4 Heart Shaped Yo Yo Swap...so much fun all the swaps and really love helping with the pillowcases.

Hope everyone has a great day.



(((((Hugs All)))))Penny

Farmgirl Sister #3343

God gives Miracles to those who Believe, Courage to those with Faith, Hope to those who Dream, Love to those who Accept, & Forgiveness to those who Ask...
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debra e
True Blue Farmgirl

261 Posts

Debra
Georgia
USA
261 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2011 :  08:38:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey y'all,
I usually get to look at the post on the weekend but I have a few quiet days to myself and I am going to take advantage of them and do some things that I like to do. I AM NOT GOING TO DO HOUSEWORK!!! I refuse. Usually on a day off I am cleaning and trying to get organized for the following day...Today is a ME day and I am sitting back with my feet propped up on the desk reading about us gals over 50. And yes I am on the 2nd mug of coffee.

It is cloudy here and I am hoping for rain. Penny you had rain? It missed us and we need it so bad. My bushes and trees are drouping and the water I give them is not enough. Penny push that rain over this way, could you?

Peggy, I saw the picture of your veggies. I am going to go out and gleen our garden today. I want to pull out the tomatoes and peppers. They are looking pretty rough but do have a few veggies on the plants.

Darlys, I am always looking for a good movie to watch. New in Town sounds like a good one.

I have 2 favorite movies...The Green Mile, with Tom Hanks and You Got Mail,again Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. I watch them any time they come on the tv. I like Tom Hanks. Do you remember him in the movie called Big? (about a little boy that wants to be big and gets his wish)Good one!

Patty, Our Walmart got rid of the craft & fabric department too.(a few years back) But the other day I went to shop there and the clerks were changing a section of the store around to make room for the bolts of fabric that had just come in. Someone told me that Walmart had so many complaints about them taking out the crafts/fabric dep. that they were going to put it back in. I saw that they had a small section of yarn already displayed. I am glad for that was the closest place for us to buy craft/fabric.

Jolly, I hope that your hip feels better. It is VERY ANNOYING to have something like that and have so much to do. Be careful with it.


Kathleen, Are you still thinking positive thoughts? Been there and done that with contractors. It is a scary thing to let someone come in and do work and not be sure how it is going to work out. I have had good contractors that work out well and then there have been some...Whew!...wouldn't call them back.

Well gals I am off to get some lunch. Thanks for letting me stop in. Y'all have a good day.

debra e

Farmgirl Sister
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prayin granny
True Blue Farmgirl

1874 Posts

Linda
Kansas
1874 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2011 :  09:44:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am so enjoying hearing about all that each of you are doing!! I often thought that doing craft fairs, etc would be challenging and a lot of fun!

We have a few seasonal farmers markets out here, usually from spring thru early Nov. They are kind of more craft and baked goods oriented than produce.

Maybe my daughter and I can get brave and busy thru the winter months and give it a shot next year!!

When I was in my house there always seemed there were things I should be at least attempting repairs, chores etc. So thru the years I just let sewing, needlwork, crafting go by the wayside. If I had the time, I felt the guilt that I should be doing 'more important' things around the house! Anyone relate?

Since the move? My farmgirl instincts have kicked in here more, and little by little I am trying to get back into things. I have enjoyed getting back into knitting the most, I think.

Even go some small cucumbers at the farmers mkt last year and canned 2 lg jars of refrigerator pickles! My DD and I want to make all kinds of bread this fall and winter, even sourdough. We may be in an apt? But want to work at being more self sufficient.

It is getting to be a very fun journey!!

Hope each of you have a great day and enjoy your weekend trips!!

Blessings,
Linda

www.scatteredlittleblessings.blogspot.com

When I was in my house, there was always things that got in the way



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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6424 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6424 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2011 :  10:58:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi girls...I am still just too warn-out to post after that long funeral trip to Spokane
and then helping my kids pack-up their house to move the last two nights. I teach my
Bible Study Group tonight and next thursday we head off to our Beach Retreat! Life is
rushing past me at a break-neck speed right now and I am
just weary. I am keeping up on your posts. Will hop on as I can. Love You All Dearly!

bless you,
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 joyous, to be passionate, and to Be His!

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craftbug
True Blue Farmgirl

475 Posts

Patsy
Clarkson Kentucky
USA
475 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2011 :  10:59:15 AM  Show Profile  Send craftbug a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Linda: welcome back! gonna be 59 next month myself. :) sounds like you live in a nice place. can't imagine an indoor mailbox, sounds great. my 5 kids are scattered, Ohio,CA,KY and Germany, so I'm a long distance g-ma.
"When I was in my house there always seemed there were things I should be at least attempting repairs, chores etc. So thru the years I just let sewing, needlework, crafting go by the wayside. If I had the time, I felt the guilt that I should be doing 'more important' things around the house! Anyone relate?"
*raises hand* when i was raising 5 kids, i had no time for "my" things or me and now i do and am loving it.

AJ: so sorry you didn't get the chance to enter your cross stitch in the fair. maybe next year..
I'm so excited for you about joining the sisterhood, congrats! (crossing fingers about the water bottle) teehee

Penny: My whole house is only about 800 sq.ft.! your hubby did good. I love walk in closets. :)

Peggy: So glad you had good things to help you through your wknd.Hope you could feel all the hugs I was sending...I love artichokes-you can grow them?? wish we could.

Kim: had to lol on the "squeeze of death".. sorry to hear about your hip, sure hope it heals fast. hubby had sciatic nerve trouble years ago and the best thing he took was ibuprofen. the doc said you can take 3-4 at a time if needed, with no side affects. he lived on those for quite a few months.

Patty: at least I now know how they raise money for the fair the following year.
I bet those people were thankful for every bite of that scrawny ol' leghorn chicken.

Nancy: had to look at the calendar in disbelief, but yup, there it was. Autumn on the 23rd! wow, where has this year gone?

Debra e: our walmart store is getting the frabics back too, making a lot of ladies happy. :)

Started out my day with a cup of cocoa with mini marshmellies and it had rained all night off n on, so mostly cloudy with sun peeking now and then. cut hubby's hair, remembering when I used to cut my 3 boys hair when they were home and my dad's n my BIL n other friends. now back down to 1.
LOVE tom hanks and meg ryan movies. BIG was a fun movie.

well, off to town. hubby has a chain saw in the shop and he's got his eye on this tiller that's a LOT bigger than my lil one, so if it's there, it's going to be ours. hey, I'm all for helping my garden along. maybe i can get him to stop at the goodwill to see if anything new is there. :)
take care and have a great day.


Make my words soft and tender, for I may have to eat them. :)

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desertwillow
True Blue Farmgirl

272 Posts

Betty
Inyokern California
USA
272 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2011 :  11:21:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, we're off in a few minutes. Hair is done, clothes packed and are being loaded as we speak. I bought 5 trees this morning and picked up chick scratch and quail food and hubby had his PT. All in four hours. I'm looking forward to the quiet drive to my daughters but we will make one stop in Bakersfield to drop off something a neighbor needs taking there and then off to JoAnn's when we get to Visalia before we meet up with my daughter. Busy! busy! busy! The weather forecast in San Francisco for the next four days is upper 60's to low 70's, what a change from here.

Bye everyone. see you Monday, Betty
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Acelady02
True Blue Farmgirl

1266 Posts

Penny
Washington GA
USA
1266 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2011 :  11:50:49 AM  Show Profile  Send Acelady02 an AOL message  Send Acelady02 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I don't remember who said they wished my pic of my family was not so dark so they could see everyone so I made it lighter...so here it is..

(((((Hugs All)))))Penny

Farmgirl Sister #3343

God gives Miracles to those who Believe, Courage to those with Faith, Hope to those who Dream, Love to those who Accept, & Forgiveness to those who Ask...
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jollyquilter
True Blue Farmgirl

251 Posts


WV
USA
251 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2011 :  12:19:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes my name is Kim and I believe I left the nuts out of that recipe. I add about a cup of what ever nut I have shelled. I take my zuchini and shred it 2cups in a ziplock bag and lay it flat and freeze. it does fine for this recipe that way.

The BBQ went fine and I am home now and woud love a nap. But no way to have time for that so I will push on.

www.StuffByKim.etsy.com
http://fiberandflea.blogspot.com
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darlystippie
True Blue Farmgirl

410 Posts

Darlys
Cupertino CA
USA
410 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2011 :  1:00:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Last weekend was great baking with GS Ryan. He is 23 yrs, about 6'4", a vegetarian, and has a very, very healthy appetite! I always stock up on fresh fruits and veggies when he comes, bake rolls and bread and stuff ... and still have to go grocery shopping again when he leaves! He is a sweetie and follows the "grandma rule" - always say please and thank you and always ask for seconds.

Kathleen, I am following your contractor adventures. Am praying it all goes well for you. I think we got lucky when we bought our townhouse about 8 years ago. We essentially gutted the place to the walls and started over. I had a plumber who recommended a contractor to remodel our master bathroom .... and to redo the patio (running plumbing and wiring under the slate for a hot tub) ... and to do other "stuff." Our son is a painting contractor and had a couple of connections with carpenters ... and I just pulled the electrician and the marble and granite people out of the phone book. And - like I said - I got lucky. Everybody worked together like they had been together forever. Got the whole shebang done in about 7 weeks. And we are still pleased with the outcome. Afterwards I heard horror story after horror story and couldn't believe I had no problems at all. I guess the Lord figured that I was so naive I needed a little divine intervention. My hubby just stood back and let me run the show.

Patty - Although I e-mailed you ... I just want everyone here to know that I LOVE my aporn. Girlfriends, I scored! I got the aporn with the heart pocket with the apple on it. I'm so happy! And the baked potato thingy works great! And the little "gifty" things tucked in with the aporn are delightful. Love the keyring and the hose-faucet soap in a bag. Patty has talent! And, Patty, I know you will make tons of $$ at the festival this weekend. Nobody could resist your handiwork. It's precious. And, yes, I hear you .... your feet are killing you! (Certain subjects will be with us for a long-long time!)

Betty, it looks like the SF weather is going to be gorgeous this weekend. You couldn't be there at a better time. Enjoy! BTW, I don't think there is anything less than great views from anyplace in the Fairmont - unless the Mark Hopkins gets in your way. It's right up there on top of Nob Hill. You'll have to let us know. I'm betting you will have a wonderful weekend.

Patsy, I think I congratulated you on your Fair Ribbons before you got them. That's because I have ESP. Yeah. I just knew you were going to top the charts. You're that kind of gal. But I'll say it again anyway. Good going, girlfriend! And that auction ... You are probably right about that being how they raise $ for next year's fair.

Linda in Kansas, Hi there, and so happy to have you chiming in. As you've figured out, we share it all -- the good, the bad, the ugly, the tears, the laughs, the recipes, our crafting, our sewing, our photos, our children, our grandchildren, our great grandchildren, our animals, our plants, our harvests, our enterprises, our aches, our pains, our remedies, and on and on and on. We especially love to laugh! And do we ever! So welcome - you will never find a more supportive and special bunch o' old hens anywhere else. I'm in Cupertino (and Oakhurst) California. Originally from Minnesota. On my third husband. This one's the keeper. Married him when I was 58 after knowing him for 20 years in church. He was still a bachelor, waiting for the right woman to come to her senses.

And, oh yes, Linda, I do relate to the "tasks" calling my name and those pleasant pastimes like sewing, quilting, needlepoint, and such going by the wayside. I raise my hand along with Patsy. But, even now, I carry my 'stuff' back and forth to Oakhurst in the h-o-p-e-s of getting at it.

Ginny, looks like you've been on the farm for a while - welcome to the chronologically gifted gals (with attitude) thread. You'll have a good time here, for sure.

AJ, your cat "tales" are delightful. They are providing so much entertainment - I can say that as I don't have a cat. I just enjoy yours. Now, Judy, and Peggy and I (and others, too, I bet) are all waiting to find out if you got that water bottle. You must be brutally honest. Glad you joined the sisterhood - even if only to get that bottle!

Judy, my sweet, I'm so happy that you are here to appreciate 'New In Town' with me. I've probably watched 5 or 6 times now, have given it as gifts to friends and relatives ... and I laugh 'til I get tears in my eyes every single time. 'When Harry Met Sally' is another favorite - and I adored Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in 'Sleepless in Seattle.' I do remember 'Big' but vaguely.

Kim, I've read several books by Jennifer Chiaverini and have Aloha Quilt on my bed-table in Oakhurst right now. Say, I had my mammo early this week and while at the obgyn - she told me that women over 65 don't need a pap anymore. Cervical cancer is apparently the only cancer where the risk actually decreases significantly to little or none as we age. The hip problem doesn't sound good. I do hope you get some relief and right now! Keep us appraised of what's going on with that, m'dear. Oh, and thank you for the z-bread recipe. I actually have several and I'll try yours next. Sounds good. I actually have some butterscotch chips that I got by mistake and need to use.

Penny, it sounds like you are feeling so much better. I'm so glad. You keep on keeping on, GF. Love hearing about all you do. And, btw, that was me who wanted to see a clearer picture of your family. This does the trick! What a good time y'all are having there!

Nancy, you are right! Autumn officially starts tomorrow! Well, our weather flipped from high 70's and low to mid 80's cause some front moved in and sent us into Indian Summer ... mid 90s. It's just as hot here as in Oakhurst. But it's supposed to cool off next week. You've got me wracking my leetle gray cells trying to think of a "favorite" song. There are so many ... but off the top of my head, in my head, I hear Rosalind Russell and crew singing "We need a little Christmas - right this very minute - we need a little Christmas now!" And then - Louie Armstrong singing - "Hello, Dolly!" and Barbra Streisand's "Favorite Things" - and "Secondhand Rose" and Elvis jumps in, then Frank Sinatra and the list goes on and on and on ....

Debra, it would be hard not to love 'New In Town.' Let us know what you think when you get a chance to see it. Two very special words here: "tapioca pudding." Judy, you are laughing already! Anyway, Debra, I am in awe. You really are not doing ANY housework today? WoooHooo! I wish I could join you but I have to get stuff pulled together as we are going to go to Oakhurst tonight and take a long weekend up there. Ordinarily, we wouldn't head up until Friday night. But, we were going to have company and thought we'd be going into Yosemite Park tomorrow. But my friend got really sick with an inner ear thing and had to postpone the visit. We are going early anyway. Besides, I can hear the weeds having a wild party up there. They need to be disciplined.

Peggy, m'lovely, I hope you are resting up and anticipating your Girlfriend Getaway. I know you are reading everything ... and my post will probably take up most of a page - hopefully not most of your day. But, I was under the weather a bit during the week - a summer cold finally broke ... and when I was feeling better I had to get caught up with "life" so I just read our thread and didn't say a whole lot ... til now. And, by now, you know me. I have an affliction when it comes to brevity. But power when it comes to levity. The good Lord graced me with a king-sized funny bone. Gotta give thanks for that and for every blessing. Finally figured out how to make the !

After while crocodile...Judy!

Sister #3284 - on her Tippie Toes - oxox, Darlys

That is the best ... to laugh with someone because you both think the same things are funny.
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Oggie
True Blue Farmgirl

526 Posts

Ginny
Machias Maine
USA
526 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2011 :  5:02:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Evening Ladies! I feel silly saying that because I see most of you are on here in the morning! I can barely get up, feed everyone (animals too), and to work on time, let alone be on my computer. Besides I've always been a night person so I'll be the odd gal here. You'd think living in the Sunrise County I'd be up at 4 am like most folks around here but I'm not. Our house is probably the only one with lights on at night, lol!

It's rained here all day, very hard rain most of the day and frankly I'd love to give it to some of you other gals. Penny I will be happy to send it to you as we are suppose to have it for about 3-4 days. I need sunshine!

Speaking of gardens, I planted popcorn and black beans this year (and other stuff). I have never grown either but they both look amazing! I did learn, to late, that you don't plant corn next to popcorn as they cross pollinate. So I have no corn, but lots of popcorn!

A.J. & Kim - Talking about cornstalks - They put cornstalks in our town around the street lights for fall. But whoever did it didn't bother to take the corn off! I am so tempted to walk through town with my bushel basket and pluck them all off, lol!

Betty have a great trip! If you get a chance, eat a meal in Chinatown!

LindaKS - I too can relate! I sit here right now in a mess of various projects I'd like to do but never get done because I think I should be doing something else like chores, cleaning, etc... It was all I could do today to finish reading three magazines, two of which I started over a month ago and one my new MJF which I got a couple of weeks ago!

Patsy - had to laugh at the mini marshmellies! This summer my great-nephew insisted we always have the huge ones for our s'more's. Wouldn't he be upset if I gave him mini ones!

Judy - nothing better than those bunnies! Our cat Arty, who we just had to put to sleep a month ago after 15 years, would sit on Oggie's carpet trails (he won't walk on the wood or tile floors so we have little trails through out the house of carpet for him) trying to get him to stay in "his room" he hated him so much. But Oggie would run up to him and stare at him, then jump right over him. It was hilarious! And when he did it, Arty would start whining for Mom! Our other cat Pewter and Oggie get along quite well. They will even sleep next to each other and I find Pewter in Oggies "tunnels" sleeping all the time. We put those cardboard cement forms behind chairs and the couch for Oggie to hide in. Those are his "tunnels".

Time to join my DH who is bed ridden still and watch The Big Bang Theory. I so do like "Sheldon" on that show.

Have a great weekend all of you!

Ginny

Favorite movies is a hard one as I have many. I love any movie Pixar makes, especially Monsters Inc. They are so creative there! I also love Harvey with Jimmy Stewart (again, bunnies) and just about any other movie he is in. I loved The Notebook and of course It's a Wonderful Life we watch every Christmas season along with George C.Scott's Christmas Story. For years my favorite was Dr. Zhivago. My favorite song is easy though - What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. So simple yet so elegant and inspiring.

Ginny
Farmgirl #2343
www.thedewhopinn.com

"I always have a wonderful time, wherever I am, whomever I'm with."
"Well, I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it." Both by Elwood P. Dowd (Jimmy Stewart) in the Movie Harvey
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debra e
True Blue Farmgirl

261 Posts

Debra
Georgia
USA
261 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2011 :  5:46:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi ladies,
Well, I did it! I did NO HOUSEWORK today! I said that this was my DAY OFF and I took it. I do have to say that I feel a little guilty. So I cleaned up the kitchen and took out the trash. My Hubby is in Ohio again (Judy) in fact I talked to him a little while ago and he was eating pizza from Pizza Oven. (Judy and Hubby are in same area)
I didn't know that you could plant popcorn. (See, you are never to old to learn something new.) And that you can't plant it by corn. Cross pollination. I never would of thought that.
Linda KS, I too have many projects going. In fact there is one year we had a small group of ladies that would get together once a month and we had to bring the projects that we wanted to get done. It was so fun. Of course there was food and lot's of chatting and laughter. Maybe I need to get that going again.
I always feel guilty if I am not productive during the day. It is harder for me to be still than it is to sit and do nothing. I have a young friend in her 20's and I hear her say that she is bored...I am never bored...I say I need to rest I am so busy. But I am in a different generation. And if I am bored I make things for me to be busy. I am sure you ladies are about the same. I do feel the difference in my body though now that I am getting on in years. (I will be 58) I can work really hard one day and the next feel like a Mac Truck ran me over. (especially during garden time) Ol well, I am still kicken and Happy & Thankful about that. Amen!
My favorite song is "Fly Me To The Moon" by Steve and Eadie Gormet`! I teach a Senior Fitness Class at our community center and everytime I play that I let them know it is my favorite. Now they tell me when it comes on. I think that Frank Sinatra sings it too.
Well ladies, another day gone and glad to be with y'all! Have a good night and rest peaceful.

Farmgirl Sister
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darlystippie
True Blue Farmgirl

410 Posts

Darlys
Cupertino CA
USA
410 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2011 :  6:11:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Goodnight Ladies ... Goodnight Ladies .... Goodnight Ladieeees .... It's time to say goodnight .... as we get on the road. Just in case I don't see y'all b/4 Monday .... have a fabulous weekend.

oxoxox,

Sister #3284 - on her Tippie Toes - oxox, Darlys

That is the best ... to laugh with someone because you both think the same things are funny.
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jollyquilter
True Blue Farmgirl

251 Posts


WV
USA
251 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2011 :  8:14:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am just dropping in to say good night! Hoping sleep will come inspite of this hip hurting. We shall see. Tomorrow is a kennel day so I may not get in here early, but I will be home at noon. I have to admit that I am not a tv person. Have not even sat and watched a movie in several years. Just seems to not be enough time. But with all this talk about "New in Town" I have put it on my list to look for.

Ginny.....is your popcorn those small ears or the larger ones? Reason I am asking. Several years ago I bought several small ears and put together gift baskets for christmas gfifts and those small ears can be popped in a paperbag right on the ear. it is fun and added nicely to the baskets.

Everyone is talking about their hubs well I just might add here that we have been married for 32 years this past July and he is the love of my life, my soul mate. We enjoy so much together. We both love to hunt and fish and garden and I can come up with any idea and he can make it happen. He can sew as well as I can. He upholsters and we love to camp and hike and the list goes on and on. I am not a shopper but if we go to Amish country or somewhere like that he will just say take your time and all the other men are hollering "hurry up". He is a keeper!!

I am going to go and try out the bed now so I will see ya'll in the morning!

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camiesmommy
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Anne Jeannette
Stagecoach NV
USA
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Posted - Sep 22 2011 :  8:23:44 PM  Show Profile  Send camiesmommy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Good evening girls (age is a frame of mind and I'm just not feeling old today).

Patty, my daughter collects just about anything Wizard of Oz. Although I think she likes the witch the best. You ask about squash in bread. I just bought "Grits Guide to homemade bread and there is a receipe in it. It's as follows: 3 cups whole wheat flour (or 1 1/2 cups white flour and 1 1/2 cups whole wheat for a lighter bread), 1tsp salt, 1tsp baking soda, 1tsp baking powder, 3 1/2tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground nutmeg, 3 eggs, 1 cup vegetable oil, 3 tsp vanilla, 2 1/3 cups sugar, 3 cups gratted pattypan squash and 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans. Heat oven to 325. Grease and flour two 8x4 inch pans. In large bowl combine flour, salt baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sift. In second bowl beat eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar. Add sifted ingrediants and mix well. Stir in squash and pecans until thoroughly combined. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 50 - 70 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove loaves from pan and cool completely.

I don't see why you couldn't try other squashes too. Butternut with maple syrup instead of vanilla sounds like an interesting combo.

Patsy, I will be cutting DH's hair tomorrow. He's starting to grow wings lol.

Kim, hope your hip starts feeling better. It just makes it hard to do anything when that happens. I pulled mine one year wrapping Christmas presents on the floor. Slept ina chair for weeks, because I couldn't lay down.

Darlys, I promise I will keep you posted about the water botter. Received an e-mail yesterday saying my order had been mailed. Don't know if that's everything or just the books.

As for cat tails - she is currently racing through the house, stopping at times to chase her foot. Not her tail, her foot. I'm not sure she's playing with a full deck!

Ginny, as I sit here typing, my DH is watching the Big Bang. He too likes Sheldon.

Debra, good for you not doing any housework, and don't feel guilty. Sometimes we need to do something for ourselves. As for the younger generation being bored...they just aren't happy unless they're being entertained. Most of these kids have no imagination or crafting skills, because the spent too much time in front of either the tv, computer or playing video games. I think it's really sad, because they'll never know what they missed out on

Hubbys off for the next 3 days. Don't know how much free time I'll have. We plan on going to Placerville on Sunday to what's called Apple Hill. All the apple farms open up, sell their fruit, have crafters, specialty foods. It's a great time. Ever had apple pizza? Anyway, we plan on purchasing apples so I can put up applesauce, apple butter (a first for me) and apples for pie (I freeze these). The kids would never forgive me if I didn't dehydrate for them.

So just in case, have a great weekend, and happy autumn

A.J.

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NixKat
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Kathleen
CT
USA
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Posted - Sep 23 2011 :  07:19:49 AM  Show Profile  Send NixKat a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Good morning all! Is this really the first day of Autumn? Where did summer go? All I remember is rain.

Darlys - You were so fortunate that everything went smoothly for your town-house. I had been hoping it would be the same for us. Yesterday was Day 1:
Contractor shows up 1/2 late and left an hour early.
He hand to run to Lowe's for a few supplies and took his helper with him leaving the side of the house completely open - NO WALL!!!! When I went round to check on them I was faced with 10 feet of open wall along the side of the house.
He built up the new wall without coating the concrete slab with a moisture blocking agent.
He put up the black paper, then the vinyl siding - no foam board insulation or tyvec house wrap.

Today is DAY 2: Arrived 40 minutes (had to stop and get supplies for the job)
Went over the checklist of issues from yesterday. Needless to say they are all being corrected at this moment.
The dumpster was supposed to be delivered yesterday, it still isn't here.
The plumber is also supposed to begin work today. No sign of him yet either.

Am I being too critical? Well, Nick will be dealing with being the overseer on Monday while I get to spend the day at the doctor.

uh oh.... the squirrels are have a broo-ha (?) out side my door. the little red squirrels are accosting the big gray squirrels for trying to take the walnuts. It is so funny to watch. One little guy scaring off a couple of big guys. I never knew they could make so much noise.

I love the idea of putting together a gift bag with those little ears of corn for popping. I think I'll look for some of that corn around here.

As for planting things not thought of.... I remember one year my grandmother decided to see if anything would happen if she tossed a couple of peanuts into a plant-pot. She like to eat fresh un-roasted peanuts from the shell. One time she tossed a few of them into the pot which held her snake-plant. The pot stood in a corner near her fridge, never getting much sunlight or fresh air, but one day, there they were, two or three peanut plants growing tall and they produced nuts! She got such a kick out of that.

Kim, I hope you are feeling better. I think of all the aches and pains, the hip has got to be the worst. At least we can put a hot pack, or get a message on the other joints. That darn hip joint just hides out to annoy us.

Guess I will get a cup of tea, and start working on ideas for Christmas cards, etc.

{{{hugs}}}






Kathleen...... Farmgirl Sister #3447
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camiesmommy
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Anne Jeannette
Stagecoach NV
USA
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Posted - Sep 23 2011 :  2:47:40 PM  Show Profile  Send camiesmommy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Good morning, good morning, good morning to you.

My two favorite things. Sending a good morning catch up text to my three children and you ladies.

Penny thanks so much for the offer, but then I realized, (what was I thinking), she lives just over the boarder in Alabama. Her husband is actually stationed at Fort Benning. He's in Texas undergoing more medical training. She lives in Phoenix. Bad mommy

Nancy, I love your doll. Had a doll collection growing up, she would have fit in most wonderfully.

Patty, it will probably be tonight before you see this, so hope you do well. I've done a few period shows at living history events and they can be a crap shoot.

Looks like the dump will have to wait till tomorrow, so guess I'll do some baking. Zucchini, zucchini, zucchini.. does it ever end? The cats back under the deck, well actuall she found a way under the house. Who knows what she does under there. If she's catching mice, she can stay there. About time she started earning her keep. Hubby has to work today and tomorrow. Drives a fuel truck and his days off are based on his available driving hours. He's home most everynight so that's good. And, since I no longer work, doesn't matter really what days off he has. Sort of hard to get in a routine though.

Have a great day ladies.

A.J.

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Acelady02
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Penny
Washington GA
USA
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Posted - Sep 23 2011 :  4:51:59 PM  Show Profile  Send Acelady02 an AOL message  Send Acelady02 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi All,

Debra, glad to see you stuck to your plan and didn't do any housework....good for you. Oh we looked at the rain gauge this morning and had a little over 5 in. in 2 days...hope you got some of it too.

Linda, glad you are still being a farmgirl even in the Apt. you go girl..

Peggy, hope you are feeling some better today.

Patsy, Thank you he did do good. The rest of the cabin is about the size of my BR...so we have some space but still know where to put anything... Oh did you get your tiller?

Kim, thanks I will be sure to write in the nuts...I'm glad to know I can use the zuc. in the freezer. I sure hope your hip gets to feeling better soon. I have problems with my joints and even with the meds it is still tough at times...but like you said, don't have time to hurt....got to keep on keeping on. Congrats on the long marriage...that is wonderful...I admire anyone that has one. I love hearing about your DH...he does sound like a keeper

AJ, the butternut squash does sound like a good subst. in bread...I really love butternut...I fixed it for my youngest son David this summer and when we went to visit him after that, he had just bought one to fix...I can't believe I had never had it before last year...I really like them alot in the oven roasted. Have fun with the apple fest. this weekend. I just told DH we needed to take a trip to the mountain for apples next weekend, this weekend is taken up with the pears from our trees.

Kathleen, I am so sorry you are having to go thru that with the contractors, it shouldn't be that way...why can't people just do thinks the right way? I hope DH gets them good on Monday. I love the story of your grandmother...

I need a new book to read, any suggestions....

I will check in later, have a great evening ladies



(((((Hugs All)))))Penny

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God gives Miracles to those who Believe, Courage to those with Faith, Hope to those who Dream, Love to those who Accept, & Forgiveness to those who Ask...

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jollyquilter
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WV
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Posted - Sep 23 2011 :  7:57:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Had a long da and I just got home from the HoeDown. It was fun, they had it in an old barn and things looked so nice and they had a band that was real good. Our drinks were served in pint jars with the lids on them and our dinner was served in pie tins. We had cloth napkins and they were bandanas. I am pooped and my hip really needs some rest. It is not in the joint but more to the back and now it is radiating up to my waist. I am going to warm a corn bag and go to bed soon I believe.

Hope everyone has a great weekend ahead. What do you have planned?

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debra e
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Debra
Georgia
USA
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Posted - Sep 23 2011 :  8:32:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hey Gals,
I am about to go to bed and thought I would check on you all.
Penny you must of sent some rain this way for last night about 1 a.m. I had to go around and shut all the windows. It was RAINING. We had about 3 inches. It was so good to see everything (trees, bushes, and plants) standing tall and watered this morning.
Kim, the Hoe Down sounded fun. What a great idea serving drinks in a jar and napkins out of hankies. I am sorry that you are having hip/back pain. Would ice help you with that? I know that ice can keep swelling and inflamation down. Hope you rest well tonight.
I read a great book and it is called "Saving Cee Cee Honeycut" A quick read and based in Savannah.
There is also "the Ladies of Covington send their Love" by Joan Medlicott. It is a series and everyone of them are good reads. It is about 3 ladies over 50 that have bonded as friends. Right up our alley.
Y'all have a good night and sleep tight.
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Oggie
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Ginny
Machias Maine
USA
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Posted - Sep 23 2011 :  9:06:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Debra - I could be wrong but I think Andy Williams sings Fly Me to the Moon also.

Kim - When my siatica is bothering me I lay on the floor and put my feet on an exercise ball and move my legs as though I am swimming and doing "the frog". Does that make sense? Wish I could show you. Bring your knees up to your chest, then as you roll the ball back down so your legs are straight have your legs go wide apart. I learned it doing pilates and it really helps me.

My popcorn is big ears but I have seen the smaller ones you can buy and put in bags. I bought one for my Dad one year for Christmas, he loved it! He started a tradition before we were even born that every Sunday night is popcorn night. He eats his popcorn in a big glass with milk over it sometimes. I guess way back when they did this as a cereal and he's done it since. I try and grow one or two things that I have never grown every year, especially things that we eat a lot of. I also grew bitter mellon but it isn't doing anything.

Have a great weekend and stay dry!
Ginny

Ginny
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yarnmamma
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Linda
Clarks Summit PA
USA
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Posted - Sep 24 2011 :  05:04:47 AM  Show Profile  Send yarnmamma a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi sisters! Midge got me up early to go potty outside (doggy). Since it is Sat I am going back to bed.
I am 61 now and don't plan to hit 122 yrs old so I think I am well past middle age. LOL
I still feel like a teenager though my body doesn't.
My friends and I are still having picnics in the park so next one is tomorrow. That makes for a wonderful weekend.
Have a great day, hugs, Linda in PA

Linda in Scranton, PA
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annielaurel
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nancy
fernandina beach florida
USA
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Posted - Sep 24 2011 :  05:11:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning,

Clear day so far this morning. There were huge rains yesterday. Our cat cowered by the sliding door everytime he went out. Then came right back in. The only time I don't care for the rain are the days I remember as a teacher when I had to leave my class and run to the bathroom or when I was delivering mail in the rain. That was hard. Delivering mail was especially bad until the rain water got into my shoes and warmed up. Then at least my feet were warm although wet. My only goal all day was to keep that mail dry. The pay was good and I was young, strong and naive. I was 22 with 2 kids and married to "Mr. Charmer."

I grew 2 bitter mellon this year, Ginny. They were kind of small though. I am happy anything was able to grow in this ground around here. I only got one carrot and it was really puny. I think I will try to grow some popcorn. I did before and it was good. I love popcorn when watching my old classic movies. I am a real Fred Astaire fan and also other musicals. I love Show Boast and Calamity Jane with Doris Day. I like the newer movies, too. I love movies but not the ones with cussing or too much violent action. I've had to walk out on a couple of recent movies because of the violence. It was so gory I was sitting there with my eyes closed like a little kid.

Did you ever go to a movie with someone and you didn't like the movie but you sat there because you thought they were enjoying it? Then at the end you found out they were just staying because they thought you were enjoying it but they didn't like it?

Kim, I hope your back is feeling a little better. Keep resting and not straining it any further. I have a hand problem that I have been hoping would go away. My middle finger has a tendon problem. I think I will have to go to the doctor and see what he thinks is wrong with it and what can be done. Maybe there is a brace I can wear that will keep it still. At least one where it doesn't look like I am givin everyone the finger. My DH said for me to wear the one that fits over my finger to hold it stiff. I told him everyone will think I am giving them the finger. LOL
I might have to have a whole hand brace for a while to keep my finger from bending all the way.

I'll be working on my ATC's today for a while then I will start a quilt for my queen sized bed. I've been wanting to make this very, very simple quilt of big squares for a while. It is just made of 8" squares so it is easy to make. I have had the fabrics for a long time just haven't gotten to it.

All the Halloween things in the stores are out. More creative every year. It is getting so that Halloween decorations are almost as abundant as Christmas. I even saw a blowup Halloween boat that I imagine goes on the roof of the house at Lowe's. Also, some big moving spider. Walmart has aisles and aisles of stuff. Trick or Treat!

I'm going to have my morning cup of coffee and check up on some other things on this computer before taking out the Suggles for her walk with my DH.

Ta-Ta

Hugs,

Nancy #2301

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prayin granny
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Linda
Kansas
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Posted - Sep 24 2011 :  05:20:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning ladies! Once again, thanks to all for the warm welcomes! I will do a longer posting later today. Was out all day yesterday with Dr. appt then errands for Rx, etc. Hope everyone has a great weekend! Linda (Pa), how are you?? We emailed back and forth last year a few times thru Mjf. Hope you are doing well! Glad to reconnect! Well, time for AM tea out on the balcony! Chat some more later on today. Have a great morning everyone! Blessings, linda www.scatteredlittleblessings.blogspot.com

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jollyquilter
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WV
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Posted - Sep 24 2011 :  07:23:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks to you all for the well wishes on my hip. I slept better last night. And the hip is better this morning. Now if I could just rest it all day...yea right..like thats going to happen. I took a little longer as the outside chores this morning so as not to mess with it to much. Not sure what today holds but I am sure I will get into something that I shouldn't......lol.

Oggie......Thanks so much, I will try that out and see if this old body can figure out the move. No cameras please!!

Linda(PA).....that picnic sounds like fun.

Nancy....that finger sounds like a bummer. Who cares what people think, just do what ever you got to to make it better.

Linda(KS)......enjoy your tea!

See ya'll later on!

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