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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

God has been good. Blessings from Above. The Lord of the Harvest!

 We were blessed with a good garden this year with broccoli...
 and squash, despite Mark battling with the Squash bugs everyday...
 Fresh farm eggs from our neighbors...
Lots of wonderful heirloom tomatoes!
And green too!
Peppers of various colors and sizes!
 A nice batch of yummy raw apple cider that me and Alan S. pressed ourselves with his ingenious homemade press!
 Mixed apples for sure!
 JalapeƱos, onions and yellow "Alan S. tomatoes"
 A boatload of green beans that just kept coming-from a lowly 2 rows of beans. They just keep coming and we keep picking!
 A gift of sweet corn from our friends that we got to freeze and mainly can!

 "Gringo/Gringette" hanging around the cosmos bush. It just kept staying around, eating bugs and "praying".
 We were happy to see the egg sack she put out this October- aka "ootheca" she put out with her babies that will hatch out in the spring.

 God cares for even the little praying mantis.
We ended up finding several on our property, as we never really noticed them before. They are beneficial bugs!

And last but not least, a gift from friends of a market a baby ornamental squash from last year I gave mom...She saved seeds and planted and got a very large vine growing with several white squash. She ate some and now saving some for seeds for next year. The gift that just keeps giving. As our father's love, kindness, and never ending care. Thank you, Lord for all of your gifts from above, for they are all gifts from You!
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Silver Creek Orchard-Apple Butter Makin' Festival 2016

I sold my Kombucha, Canned Goods, Veggie Wraps, Baked goods and more.
The good: I sold a good amount of KT and was able to interact with the customers, seeing reactions and meeting them. Sold nearly all of my subs and a few salads. Sold some canned goods. The bad, it was in a different location, behind the building, where you couldn't see it from the road like in past years. I had always done the best at this festival, and always sold out of my baked goods. This year, more food competition, different location, just all around a different animal. I could hardly sell my baked goods, and didn't make as much as a always do...Is it worth it? Do I continue in the future? We will have to see. Thanks to all my new customers! For more pics of festival, click here.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Enjoy today!

Enjoy each day while you have it.

We aren't guaranteed another day.

God is so merciful to us each moment and we see Him.

In the Sun, The Moon, stars and flowers and along life's way.

Let us rejoice together as we tread this pilgrim way.

He only wants good things for us, so we look to His great care.

We prayed along the Skyline Drive for a blessing to see a little Bear.

And we did, in fact, see not one, not two, but three!

Oh, so sweet were they, a cute as could be.

Along the road we saw a mother and her cub.

Then another down the road a piece, behind a stone wall eating some grub. 

Then within a week or so we get to see yet another bear in the not so distant road.

This one was large, the biggest I've seen and crossed the road when we were driving.

"Oh my!," said Megan.  We were in awe.  As soon as we saw it it was going in the nearby forest.

Then to end the great story, we got to see a nice rainbow.

God is still good, Amen!


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A native of Amherst Co.,Va. grew up the eldest of 2. I have one brother and 2 wonderful neices and 3 dear nephews. I spent most of my adult life in Lynchburg, VA and currently reside in Amherst Co. again with my wonderful husband Mark, and two sweet kitties, Snowball and Graylin. I love being creative and love nature and God's creatures. My mother has been very instrumental in influencing me in being crafty, creative, having a love of gardening and working around the house. I love animals, crafting, organizing, decluttering, cooking, decorating, hospitality, exercising, reading the bible and enjoying God's creation.

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