Today, the factor was over 100 degree, so I thought it was a good time to get some bookwork done and pay the bills.
Amy, Kinsey and I worked in the garden at around 8:30. It was a nice time to work. Definitely not very humid, but it was still around 90 degree. Amy picked the few beans that were on and we watered the garden.
Tomorrow, I plant to wash clothes early and hang them out. That helps keep the house cool.
Well, that's about it for a hot, humid July day.
Have a great evening!
Brett had to run and try to find the big fat rabbit that was in our flower bed after we got here . The rabbit was just too fast.
This is my little disclosure in small print just like the big guys do. lol!
Lauryn, Brooklyn & I did our first garden planting yesterday morning. That is indoors, of course. I showed them how to plant tomato seeds.
We got out our little pots, soiless mix and seeds. I showed the girls how to fill the pot with soil, put in the seeds and water. They wanted to leave them at my house and come check on them every week. So that's the plan for now. Part of the fun is watching them peek through the soil and start to grow. After they are up and going, the girls are going to take them home. They were so excited!
It's quite an easy project and kids just love it! Next week, we're going to pick another vegetable to plant. The choices are almost endless...
I haven't mentioned this in a long time, but Gran's Farm Animals to the left of this blog is a fun activity for the young (and young at heart).
Isaiah & Sophia, two of my youngest grandchildren played and fed my animals for about 45 min to an hr. last evening. They loved them. I hope you and yours do to. That is the reason I leave them up.
1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
11And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
21And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Blessings to you today...
This may be the last time I can use the snow flakes for awhile. Friday, might have been the last big snow of the season. We'll see. Anyway, we know that Spring is just around the corner.
With all the snow & ice that we've had this year, our pond is back up. It really got low when it didn't rain very much last summer and fall. Good to see it up.
This morning I woke to the sounds of the ducks on the pond. That's when we really know Spring is close. The ducks and geese come back. I always look forward to seeing them.
The only downside to spring... MUD! Boy, do we have mud. That I can do without, but it is a part of it. We'll manage. We always do!
March 20, 2011 is the first day of Spring. I'm officially ready!!!
Have a great day... look at some garden catalogs & plan a garden even if it's only in a pot or planter.
It's winter again. We got a few glimpses of what spring would be like a few days ago. Here... where I live in Ohio, we got 6" of snow yesterday. We just got over having "thick" ice everywhere. Then a few nice days and back to snow. This is Ohio!
This week is the first that I've had a any desire to see spring. I've been looking over garden catalogs and starting to think about how I would like to design my new vegetable garden. Yes, let's get going...
To greet each day with reverence for the opportunities it contains.
To approach my work with a clean mind:
To hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things,
the Ultimate Purpose to which I am working.
To meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart;
To be gentle and kind, and courteous through all the hours;
To approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep
and the joy that comes from work well done-
This is how I desire to waste wisely my days.
If radio's slim fingers
can pluck a melody
from the night and toss it over
a continent or sea;
If the petaled white notes of a violin
are blown across a mountain
or a city's din;
If songs like crimson roses
are culled from thin blue air;
Why mortals should wonder
that God hears and answers prayer.
-Ethel Romig Fuller
Stay encouraged dear friends and, if you haven't, commit your life to Christ. He is the answer to all our problems and needs.
Blessings to you!
Here's a good one...
Be a faithful friend... everyone needs faithful friends that love and care for them. Friends that can be trusted. Life is too short to be a gossip or back biter. Besides,gossip is one of the seven things that God hates.
"16There are six things which the LORD hates; yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: 17haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, 19a false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers."
-Proverbs 6:16-19 (NASB)
The world would be a better place if we practiced what God's Word teaches.
Blessings for a Great New Year!
Sung by Three Irish Ten0rs