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Thursday, July 9, 2009

July is flying by.....

Well, we had a pretty good 4th. It was as good as could be expected without the love of my life here. My mother came down and my sister and her family. Our little version of Mayberry has a big Lena Day every 4th of July. We have politicians and speakers come and give their .02. My girls spent the day signing in participants for the antique car and tractor show. Then they moved on to making snow cones.

Last year my honey did the color guard. So this year in lieu of him being deployed they asked if my son could do the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag. It was great. He was so nervous but it was truly a treasured memory for us all. Here he is on stage.

There are all kinds of events for the kids. The big one is the turtle race. Kids decorate their turtles and then race them around a circle. My son did it last year and my nephew wanted to do it this year. Here he is with his turtle.

They won 3rd. place. Needless to say, my sister and family will be back next year.
It was a great day and a great way to take our mind off of the circumstances of our day to day.
Her"s one of my projects that I have somewhat completed.
Now keep in mind I did this myself and really could have used the expertise of my honey but I think it came out pretty good. I love Rue's new pantry and she was my inspiration. I love her wooden brackets and I think I will change mine out one by one. These shelves will be holding the majority of my canning. I have 19 jars of muscadine and pear preserves left out of the 75 I put up last year. If any of you would like for me to send you a jar leave me a link to your email. The harvest will be coming in again in Sept. and Oct. and I will be starting all over.LOL I would love to share our abundance.
~~ Indeed, the Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its produce.~~
Psalms 85:12
And here's some of the produce this week. I am putting up corn, tomatoes, and peas this week. All of this harvest is slowing down the process of my really big project but it is making the days go by faster. Most days I look up and it's 2:00 before I even get the day started good.
I pray that we put up enough that we can eat from the garden all winter. We will see.
Have a great week.....


Lady Katherine said...

Hi, Loved your son, what a honor for him! First time I have heard of the turtle race! lol We use to spend every fourth at Lena, when my girls were still at home. This year we did nothing, My family went over to Leesburg Baptist to the fireworks there. I sat at the top of my drive and watched the fireworks. Great post! I enjoyed it! Good to hear from you.

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

How wonderful your son did that! I know you and your husband are so proud of him. Your corn looks beautiful! And I love your shelves - all stocked with beautifully jars of food. You did a great job putting the shelves up.

HeathahLee said...

I know you were so proud of him! I'm glad he worked through his nervousness.

And you can count me in for some pear preserves, muscadine (and please say you pronounce that "muskeedine"!) preserves, and even some of that corn! : ) Email me (my email link is on my profile page) and let me know how much to send you for postage. And I know that the corn won't last through shipping. Weh. That's my favorite food of all time...homemade creamed corn!

The Real Me! said...

Your 4th sounded fun and your harvest looks wonderful. I would love to be able to grow things to put up all winter but it seems impossible to grow anything over here at the beach. Believe me we've tried.
And I hear you on the time flying by. It's crazy.
Big hugs.

Rue said...

Hi Trixi :)

Thank you for the mention! I'm so thrilled that I inspired you and it looks great!! I couldn't have done it myself, so you should be really proud :)

The 4th looked like a great day! What a brave son you have!!


Shannon said...

It looks like you have enough for the winter. That is awesome.

Thanks for the link for the chalkboard markers...those are so cool!

Lady Katherine said...

Hi, Been so busy, two funerals and out of town or rather the country! lol The big bobber is sitting by where you come into my driveway. Now a landmark, for people to know where we live. How are your chickens? I was taking a look back around your blog. I bought 18 new chickens. Suppose to lay the blue eggs, then next day she said they lay pink! But I have got 10 bannies. Now have blue eggs and bantams eggs under a hen, and will take some to incubate in the house. She has too many under her! Tired out from all the trips, and Birthday party yesterday. Just relaxing today. Need to be up and doing something!