Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday Words

It is easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
By Jessamyn West

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Today We Have Corn

From the (BOOK) It is harvest time of the corn ears. We all know how good that is with hot butter. Now do not throw out the cob.
Uses for the corncobs are many. They make nice playthings for the children--building logs and such. When added to the fireplace they make a bright light. They can be used for smoking hams and bacon. They have a traditional use as toilet "paper" for the outhouse. Now don't laugh I can remember that down on my grandfathers farm. Not that I used one or that I remember if I did. But we are going to make something good with the cob. (Corncob Jelly.) Break 12 corn cobs into small pieces. Boil in 3 pt. water for 30 minutes. Then strain. To 3 cups corn juice, add the juice of 1 lemon and a box of commercial pectin. Bring to a boil. Add 3 c. sugar and boil 3 minutes longer. Pour into jars and seal.

Now just look at that mm mm, yes we can.

I do remember my Big Daddy made his pipe's out of corn cobs and after supper he would sit out on the porch and smoke.

Monday, September 28, 2009

It's Harvest Time

Flax seed is ready to harvest:
Now the book will help us living in the country to be health wise so we can work at living simply.

This is Flax seed lemonade, the pioneers kept a coffeepot of this on the back of the stove so they could drink it as often as they took a notion to.

This is a old-time home remedy that's soothing for colds. Be careful not to crush the seeds, as their oil will make the drink nauseating. Pour 1 qt. boiling water over 4 T. flax seed . Steep 3 hours. Strain, sweeten to taste, and add the juice of 2 lemons. If too thick, add more water. Another way to make lemonade is to boil 3 T. seed in 6 c. water until reduced to 3 c. Then add lemon and sugar, strain, and serve.

If you do not grow your Flax seed you can buy it at the health food store. You know as I write this I am thinking it may be a good thing for winter I may try it.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Happy Birthday

My little brother is 61 years old.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cardinal Flower

This is the flower I took on our Trout fishing trip at the Little Red River in Arkansas.
The cardinal flower favors wet, wild places to grow. It is the brightest of red-flowered wild- flowers.

Native perennial growing 3-4 feet tall producing blooms in late summer and fall.
Introduced to Europe by English plant collector John Tradescant 1626. The plant is named for
the scarlet vestments worn by high-ranking officials of the Catholic Church.

Friday, September 25, 2009

I am Ready

To move back to the land: Frank and Cloody came for a visit with their daughter. Frank was bearing a gift.
This book

I know how to choose and buy land. Why I was looking for love in all the wrong places. To live simply and give birth by myself. To care for my dead.

How to quilt and do Dutch-oven baking, and candlestick making. Oh yes after I birth how to do mothering when it gets very cold.

After I read this I called Frank and told him he got this book to me 50 years to late. I love that guy.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I found only one

Out of ten I can see this one
All of the others are well hidden.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday Words

Autumn is Here Again The leaves are falling from the trees, releasing their hold from overhead. Seeking their winter, earthly bed.

Insects go in hiding from the birds and the grasshopper fails to leap. The redhead pecks a hole in a tree, to store food for his winter keep.

The harvest is over and safely housed and the open fields are quite bare, except for weeds and dry grasses making homes for the little hare.
By Sense and Nonsense in Poetry, Willis L. Tackette
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Autumnal Equinox

Tuesday 22 of September the Autumnal Equinox signals the end of the summer months and the beginning of winter. At this time of year days have been shortening since the Summer Solstice. The Equinox is the point where nights reach the same length as days. After this point the Sun will shine lower and lower in the horizon.

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Sunday, September 20, 2009


the Monarch that came for a visit ? Just look what it left on the butterfly weed. They have just about eaten all of the leaves at the top of one . It will grow back and it is getting seed pods on one. This is the first time I have had so many on just two plants. I counted ten .


A good deed is never lost. He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship; He who plants kindness, gathers love.
By St. Basil

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Well ! What do you Think?

After watching so much news I had anger and was very worried but it's like The Bennie said
God has a plan and our future is secure in Him.

Friday, September 18, 2009

This came in the mail

7 month old Nicolas Alexander T from Texas my great grand son.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Rain ,rain go away so the butterfly can fly and play.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday Words

The little house is not too small to shelter friends who come to call. Though low the roof and small its space it holds the Lord's abounding grace, and every simple room may be endowed with happy memory.
By Edgar A. Guest from Friendship
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Lemon Dishes

Have you seen my lemon dishes they are also called lemon servers.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Lord, may we have a servant's heart in all we say and do by placing others' needs above what we want to pursue.

By Sper in Our Daily Bread

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I Have A Name

The local name is Common Elder and it likes low wet areas and it is a Elderberry plant.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009


In the edge of the woods are these wild flowers and the honey bees love it. Can anyone tell me what it is. (It's not Queen Anne's Lace.) I just love the surprise of native plants.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Darla's Butterfly's

Came up to Arkansas for a visit.
These were to go with my Wednesdays Words but something was wrong with google and I could not upload photos. Thank you google for getting it fixed.

Wednesday Words

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Everything that is mine, even to my life,
I may give to one I love, but the secret
of my friend is not mine to give.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The lowly Moth

They are night flying insects and some are very colorful. They are busy laying eggs in the garden.

This butterfly came by as I was taking pictures of the moth.