Saturday, September 24, 2011

Apple Time

Last week we picked the apples from our Wealthy apple tree.  This was the first year that it had enough apples to do anything with.  Made apple sauce one day and this morning an Apple Pie.

Made for one happy hubby and grandson.

This afternoon our neighbor brought us a box of Wolf River apples.  

They are huge!  Especially when you place one of our apples next to it.

Will make lots of apple pie filling.

Enjoying our lovely fall weekend!  
Have the grandsons here this weekend, going to church with us tomorrow so they can hear grandpa sing and all will be hear for Sunday dinner.  Love having family here!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A while ago I was asked by "My Memories Suite" to review their digital scrapbooking.  They sent me the My Memories Suite program.  I am having fun playing around with it and doing some of my pictures.  There are so many things this program can do.  This is the first time that I have ever done digital scrapbooking and am really liking it.  

The exciting part is that they have given me a "My Memories Suite" program to give away!

This week I will be working on putting some samples on my blog of what I have been doing and next week will be posting about the give away.  So check back for more information to come.

We are enjoying beautiful fall weather here in Central Wisconsin.  The trees are starting to turn colors and it just looks like fall.

Last night our grandsons where here for a few hours and we went to see "The Juggler With The Yellow Shoes" at the school.

They had seen him before at their church, where he did a great salvation message along with the juggling.  

I have been subbing in the Special Ed room last week and this week, so it has been busy.  Tonight my DH  made supper for us, oven fried chicken, potato wedges, and sweet corn.  He found a good recipe on line and used the same breading for the potato wedges.  Very good! Thanks Honey!!

Have a good evening and watch for posts about "My Memories Suite." 

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Ping ~ Ping ~ Ping
I like to hear that sound in my kitchen, it's a sign that the garden is producing and I am providing for the up coming months for my family.  
Putting up this time of year always makes me think of ....
Proverbs 31: 21a
She is not afraid of the snow for her household:
I am very thankful for all that the Lord has provided for us this year from the garden.

For the first time this year I have been canning the smaller potatoes as we dig them.  I have let so many potatoes go to waste over the past few years thinking that we would get the small ones used.  They always end up going bad on me, not any more thanks to other ladies who have blogged about canning their small potatoes.  We dug another row yesterday so I have a few more to can next week.

Also made a batch of salsa yesterday.


5 pounds ripe tomatoes
3 large onions
6 chili peppers seeded & chopped
3 large green peppers seeded & chopped
1 small zucchini grated
1 cup apple cider vinegar
3 1/2 tsp. salt
Peel, core, and chop tomatoes.   Put all of the ingredients in a large saucepan.  Bring to a boil, stir often.  Reduce heat and simmer 30 min. or to desired thickness.  Fill hot jars with salsa leaving 1/2" head space.
Place lids on jars and screw bands firmly.  Process in boiling hot water batch for 15 min.

This post is linked with Homestead Revival Preparedness Challenge #25.  Stop on over and check out all of the other great posts.