Friday, June 20, 2014

Not Keeping Up

I really intended to post a blog a day for the month of June. I failed. Grandson Harvey has been spending some time with us. We take him home tomorrow and we also attend his daddy's memorial service. Have tried to spend a little more time and give a little extra love to Harvey. More for me than him I think. He talks about his daddy being a angel now and that breaks my heart. Life will go on but his life would have been better if his daddy were a part of it.

Things around the homestead are busy as usual.  We finally got rain and though it will make the humidity worse the gardens are happy and looking good. I made the cowboy candy and will try to post the recipe and photos tomorrow evening. Right now its time to play with a certain little young man in my life. Have a blessed one.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


So proud to have another grand graduating. Congratulations Hope!

I haven't forgotten the cowboy candy recipe. I am getting ready to make more and will do a step by step post.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day

Sure do miss my daddy. I was daddy's little girl. The only time he ever spanked me was when we were going home from Franklin to Brevard one foggy evening through Highlands. My sister and I were arguing in the back seat. Mother and daddy both ask us to stop but we didn't.  Daddy stopped right in the road and leaned over the front seat, picked me up popped my behind and did same with my sister. I was crying more because my dad spanked me then because it hurt. He taught me how to drive a stick shift,  how to change a tire, how to change the oil, and check water, etc on a car. He always called me punkin and if he used my name I knew I was in trouble. I am blessed to be loved by my family but there is just something special about a daddy's love. I love and miss you so much daddy. Everytime I see a white butterfly I am remibded you are watching over me.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Green Beans

I pick the first mess of green beans this morning. From the looks of all the blooms  there will be plenty more to pick. I also got another pan full of peppers. Pepper plants are really producing this year.

Looking forward to making pickled peppers and cowboy candy again this year. Have tiny squash plants and lots of cucumber blooms. Plenty of green tomatoes that hopefully will ripen. Need rain so I  don't have to water so often but at least Things are growing!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I Miss Winter

Summer brings heat, humidity, longer hours, and more work. I hate being hot and sweaty. Most people that say they love summer spend most of it inside their air condition house,car, and office. I spend 90% outside even in the heat of the day. We do morning chores and head out to do the jobs for the day on our Handyman business list. It has really filled up this summer making us behind before we even started. Somewhere in the day I have to water gardens and flower beds. Summer means very little rain here. I have to get evening chores, dinner, and laundry in there somewhere. Winter mesns less daylight, less chores, less work, no heat, no humidity, no sweat, and no rushing but still staying behind. There are time for books, relaxing by the fire, drinking hot chocolate and hot tea. Old man winter is a good friend of mine. Love when he brings snow, ice, winds, and freezing temps. Summer your days are numbered!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Bella had puppies! 3 boys and 3 girls! She had first one under back porch steps so she is dirty in this picture. But after a nice sponge bath when all was over she and puppies are clean resting and happy.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Hope Graduating

Though granddaughter Hope finished high school in Dec she walks across the stage at graduation ceremony the 17th. Another grand grown up on me. I am missing the days they use to spend summers at grandmas. Jobs and life has them in other directions.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

R I P Ken

I didnt post yesterday because my stepdaughters husband passed away early this morning. Hard to believe a 29 yr old  dad and husband is gone. He didn't want to have to lay and suffer and he didn't. He also made sure he had all the final arrangements taken care of so Lisa just had to pass that information on to the funeral home. He did everything possible to make sure his family was taken care of and said all his goodbyes. He may have left this world way too early but he took the time to enjoy life. See you on the other side Ken.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Its that time of year again. Rabbits are demanding and enjoying their frozen water bottles. I become their cabana girl till summer is over.

Monday, June 2, 2014

cancer sucks

This is my stepdaughter and her family. Her husband Ken is dying from colon cancer. Please say a prayer for this family.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Post A Day For The Month Of June

I am going to try and jump on the band wagon for posting every day for the month of June. Busy around the homestead and my stepdaughters husband is dying from colon cancer. I just got back from helping with her boys while she stayed at hospice with him. Her mother is there now. He is only 29 so please keep their family in your prayers.

Gardens are doing great. Already picking peppers. Beans are blooming and still getting lettuce.

Grandson Skyler caught his first fish last week. He turns 2 next month so his mom had his hair cut. He no longer looks like a baby. He looks like a 4 yr old. Makes me sad to see him growing up.