Summertime on the Farm!

My summer has been filled to date with travel and gardening….and that’s about it!  My what a busy time of year it is!  As I’m fairly new to gardening, I’m still learning lots about the processing of nature’s bounty.

Here’s a little bit of what has been accomplished with these tomatoes…..

Tomatoes & Okra

We’ve also canned or frozen squash, 3 kinds of peas, okra and made pickles and preserves….Yum!

Pickles & Preserves

Strawberry fig preserves – delicious!

I’ve also traveled several times with another trip upcoming later this week.

First, I joined my youngest son in celebrating his 23rd birthday with a trip to New Orleans accompanied by one of his brothers and his sister.  Our primary destination was the aquarium.  This is my favorite picture from the day….

I love our Creator’s imagination! This stingray looks like Casper the friendly ghost to me….

I also attended a once-every-three-years family reunion.  I missed the last one so it’s been quite a while since I’ve seen most of the family.  Here’s a photo of part of the group on the Ole Miss campus in front of the “Leavell” building.

I’m heading to Cedar Rapids, Iowa this week for a conference with Francis Frangipane.  You may recall he has been my teacher in the online class I took in the first 6 months of this year.  I’ve never been to Iowa that I recall and I’m definitely looking forward to the conference and the trip!

And for a little summertime beauty, check this out!  These are called “Four O’Clocks” and they bloom each day at–yes, you’ve got it–around 4:00 pm.  I’ve enjoyed watching them this summer and continue to stand amazed at God’s creativity!

 I’ll be back soon.  Until then, enjoy your summer and this beautiful summertime sunset!

Alabama sunset

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2 Responses to Summertime on the Farm!

  1. Jackie Luckie says:

    Everything beautiful! I’m still trying not to be jealous. God is truly blessing you as you are faithfully walking with Him. I thank God for you and for all that HE is doing through you. Yes, He is working here also and the blessings continue to flow! More later. Love you, Jackie

  2. Hilda says:

    Hey
    Enjoyed that! Love and Miss you.
    Hey what font is this? I LOVE it.

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