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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Just another day.....

Hello... How are you all this evening?  We have had the most beautiful day here in New Brunswick... As you know that is in Canada... Our temperature today was 17 degrees .. I don't know what that would be in American degrees.  But it was lovely!  We didn't even need a sweater...
I woke up so early this morning... I often congratulate myself if I can sleep in until at least eight o'clock... I guess it was 6 am... Oh well, like I said it was worth waking up for...God just seems more real early in the morning, eh?  I went out on the back patio and looked toward the East...  
We live right in the middle of a little village here... But we have a big field all around us with an old apple orchard right out behind our house...
As you can see they are very old trees... I think there are at least 30 of them....
They still mostly have apples on them.. Which reminds me I need to do the jelly thing... Also, they dry lovely for the potpourries that I like to make for gifts...
I thought I would just show you what I did with the rest of my day...
Hope you are a wee bit interested...lol...
Anyway, I brought these back from the cottage...
A box of herbs... 3 rosemary and 2 lavender plants to replant and take inside for the winter.. I left a couple of the lavenders there and am praying they will survive the winter.. Lavender does much better in St. Martins near the sea.. It dies here every winter but it comes back every time down there.  These ones are Spanish Lavender and the garden guy said they might need to come in.. Time will tell....
Also, there are some cut herbs to dry and put away..
So.. I accomplished that...
Thank you, Lord..
Then I am organizing and cleaning my sewing room  and needed to paint my worktable black...
There it is all painted and brought back in the house...
Sorry about the dark pic...  
And there are the plants all done and in their new pots.. (which I picked up over at Mardens in Calais for five dollars each..)

Oh.. I was so excited... When we were at the cottage I was cooking with some gingerroot and decided to take a little hunk of it and stick it in a little herb bed that we had in an old wheel barrel.. (I think there is a pic on my other blog).. Well, it grew up kind of like a piece of grass .. Then when we were down last weekend  I dug it up... It had grown into quite a size... 
And did it smell lovely... so strong.. 
Well, to make a long story short... I used it tonight... 
To make one of Terry's favorites...
Stir Fry with rice..
The ginger was wonderful in it and I still have a large piece left..
I read up about it and they said to harvest it and then throw a piece of it back into a large pot..  Which I did...I hope it grows over the winter...
Don't you love doing stuff like that...

Well, this has been a long post and not very much info in it for you but I told you from the beginning that it would just be about
the day for this old Keeper of the Home..lol..
Thank you so much for stopping by and I want to welcome the new followers.. 

Have a lovely week and keep the home fires burning...
Praying for you..
Faye

Oh, I am going to put a little bulletin up on the sidebar about next Keepers meeting in Sussex next week... ok?




8 comments:

  1. I loved the view to the east, Faye! To live in the middle of an apple orchard would be so lovely!
    Blessings to you, a faithful keeper of the home!
    A lovely visit again!
    Christine

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  2. My word Faye your going to have to travel to get to Sussex :-)Midhurst.. Brighton...Worthing..Hove..Hastings... Battle (of Hastings) ?
    Ha ha you know I tease you.
    Lovely to see your sunrise. We are in your EAST... although you are braver than I am for getting up at such an hour :-)xxxx
    I miss half of the best time of the day... xxxx

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  3. Hi Faye; It seems to me that you had a very full day. Good for you. Thanks for reminding me about Flylady .love your choice of music. God bless you .Pat

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  4. I wish,wish,wish,I could get rosemary to live! I buy a plant and somehow I kill it. Everytime.Have a good weekend!

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  5. Hi Faye- I made your air freshener recipe this morning- a trial run for Christmas! It smells good in here. I'll let you know if it smells as good once it's cooled down... but for now...mmmmmm- oh yes- the kids helped me!

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  6. Oh Faye, you cease to amaze me...lovely post and interesting. Emma made a lovely centerpiece for the table yesterday, she picked some leaves off the lawn and put them in a cup she did it all by herself, when I got off work I seen them on the table. She is too cute.

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  7. Oh, that sounds so cold. Lovely pictures, Faye

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  8. Faye, thanks for visiting my cottage:-) Your herbs look so lovely potted that way.

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