Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A busy day

It is finally raining here on the homestead. We have been very dry for a few weeks and every thing in my garden was dying. We did pull some more corn. They are on the floor in the kitchen. I needed to have done it up yesterday, but I had to get Josh and Elizabeth off to Church Camp. We also lost our power yesterday evening and so I did not get any of it done then, but today is the day. It is just me and little man here today and being 5 and all boy he is not going to be of much help. This rain is really going to help my garden out. It is at a slow steady drizzle right now and the ground is just sucking it up. I am feeling a little better, but I still am coughing and have some congestion. My blood pressure was really low yesterday, but this morning it seems to be alright. Pray that I can get over this stuff! It is going to be very quiet here this week with out the other two kiddos. Well I better get off here and go clean the kitchen up so I can get started for the day.
God Bless Ya,

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lots to Do

Well I have finally finished the last of the corn today, but we have more to pick if it rains some more. The corn has lots of ears, they are just not filling out like they should. We need some rain. I guess we are just going to have to invest in a pump to put in the pond so we can water everything. I am going to try and pickle some peppers and make squash relish this evening. I have felt a little better today, but I have had to take a couple of naps. We are having fresh purple hull peas, new potatoes and grilled chicken for supper. I have had the peas and tators on since this morning in crockpots. There was not enough stove room for that and blanching corn. If anyone has a tip on how to keep horse flies off of you and animals please let us know. We have been taken over. You can't even go outside without getting eatin alive. One of our horses has lost her hair on her back because they are so bad. We keep put fly spray on, but they seem to think that is something to eat!!!

God Bless ya, Tara

sick of being sick

I am sick of being sick. I have been on my antibiotics for a couple of days now and I am still feeling yuchy! And now JC is sick with this stuff. He woke up this morning with swollen eyes and congestion. I had to go get him some meds today. We need to pick beans in the morning and do some serious weed patrol, but I just don't know if I am going to be able to get up and going. We picked corn yesterday and I got half of it up and I still have another tub to go. I was going to try and finish it tonight, but I just am to tired. Yesterday we pulled corn and picked some squash and peppers and I canned some tomatoes. We have had a wonderful supper the last two nights. Josh has grilled for us. He grilled some burgers and squash and fresh corn. It was really good. The grilled squash was really good. I think we will keep having it like that for a while. the grilling sure does help with the heat in the house and here lately I have had the stove tied up with canning. Pray for me tomorrow that we may get some things around here accomplished.

God Bless Ya, Tara

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Cold

I don't know if you have had a summer cold, but it is not fun!! We have so much work that needs to be done and the heat is making it worse. I did not mention it in my last post but Saturday the sinus infection had literally gone into my eyes. I went to the doctor today and she gave me some antibiotics and some antibiotic eye drops. My eyes feel like they are about to pop out of their sockets. Please say a prayer for me because I have tomatoes that should have been put up today, to do tomorrow and we are going to start pulling corn in the morning. My sister in law called and also wants to come over tomorrow and let me teach her how to make black berry jelly. That reminded me I had 16 qts of blackberries to do something with also.LOL

I do have to get on my soap box for a moment though. Today while I was at the doctors office the nurse was taking my blood pressure and there were some kids just running up and down the hall way and she made a comment that she could not understand why parents let their kids just run up and down the halls like they do. I was joking to her and said well let me see if they are mine and she was very sweet and said no my children were very well contained and sitting in the waiting room behaving themselves. I thanked her, but it got me to thinking about those kids and what kind of training they have had. Just recently a dear friend gave me several books by Michael and Debbie Pearl. I whished I had had those when my oldest were young. Every parent in this country needs to read these books. I have recently done some changes in our home concerning discipline and it has made a difference. Things are a long way from perfect but they are getting a little better. I have had to pray daily for the Lord to guide me. Everyone is almost asleep and I am going to take some more meds and go get under the humidifier
Lord Bless Ya, Tara

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Homestead Happenigns

We have been so busy, I have not had time to get on the computer lately. God has blessed us with an abundant garden this year. I have so far canned close to 50 qts of green beans and we have had squash, brocolli, and cabbage. The peppers and tomatoes are beginning to ripen and this afternoon we are going to check the corn. DH said I will probably get 1000 ears or more. We have added some new animals to the farm. We have a couple of pigs. They have been great to have so far. Just think all those garden scraps and extra stuff is going to the piggies. J.C got a new pony also. He named him Checkers. We also got another bull and heifer calf. We have been busy gardening, and taking care of animals. DH has been working a lot and Josh has been my garden man. He has learned how to use the tiller and he has been doing all of the plowing. He went and spent one week with my mom, and I appreciate him all the more since he got back. He does a lot around here. The Lord just continues to bless us even when we don't deserve it. We are trusting in Him to supply our needs and He always does. I hope you have that kind of trust with Him.

God Bless ya,