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Friday, September 14, 2012

This week.....


Hello my friends.. 
A little Friday posting of mostly pics for you tonight.. 

We have had a week of coming and going and doing.. 
So... 
Come along and I will show you.. smile.. 
First of all on Monday Terry took me for a little day trip to Calais, Maine... 

As we passed by St. John we saw that there were 2 cruise ships in the harbour... 

We had a fun day and I noticed these seagulls as Terry was filling the tank with some cheaper gas.. 

They were all looking across the St. Croix River to Canada.. 
I guess Immigration was a bit slow that day.. grin.. 

Then on Tuesday we needed to go home again for the night.. 

The choke cherries are out in full force.. 
The Summer went so fast.. 

We also stopped at a veggie stand and picked up some basil that was all blossomed.. 
I had not seen it sold that way before.. 



Drying it out in the dehydrator... 
I think I will put the flowers in a potpourri.. 
What do you think?  

A pasture scene taken on the way back to the cottage.. 

I told you that I thought Terry should find me a nice one, eh?  
grin... 

Anyway... 


A beautiful day when we arrived back here.. 

Each evening we usually go for a little spin (as we call it)...


The wild rose hips are wonderful this year.. 
Everywhere you look on the side of the road they are growing.. 
Pretty.... 

Decided to make some lovely spiced..... 


Crab Apples... 


Oh my.. They are so good.. 
Although, they kind of burst a bit... 
Oh well.. They taste great and look lovely and red..

My fave Julia Child's recipe... 


Terry loves it too.. 

The most simple recipe but so much flavor.. 
A definite keeper and so nice to serve guests... 

Potato and Leek Soup... 
Find the recipe HERE


Gathering some wild cucumbers to dry for some potpourri.. 

AND... 


Getting ready for my End of Season Closing Sale 
 Friday and Saturday... 
Sept. 21 and 22.. 10 am - 5 pm...

If you live nearby please drop in.. 
There are preserves galore, homemade salves, potpourris, and such.. 

Also.. 
20 % off of all crafts and olde stuff... 

We are located on Main Street in St. Martins, N. B. 

Well, sweet ladies.. 
This is  about all for tonight.. 

Terry and I have already gone for our little drive and bought a little treat at the Caves and  then we came home and made BBQ.. 
Another Date Night.. 

Summer at the cottage is almost over.. 
Another week and we will be heading home.. 

My poor man had a bad day yesterday.. 

I kept singing to him and for some reason he didn't seem to be enjoying it.. grin.. 
Don't you love that old song ... 

I Just Want to Go Home.. 

Have you all heard it? ?

You can find it on YouTube HERE... smile.. 

After the tenth time he asked me to give it up.. grin.. 
My friend told me she felt sorry for him for once.. 
LOL... 

You girls who have been following the blog for a bit know how I am...    eh? 
When it is time to go home ... sigh..
It is time to go home.. 

Have an awesome weekend my dears.. 
Chat with you all later... 

I know.. 
You are so glad you all don't live with me.. 
xoxo

16 comments:

  1. I love the photo in your header. Is that at Kings Landing? It kind of looks like at the Hagerman House (I think). I can't believe you are almost finished for the summer in St. Martins. It went fast and I never got down there. I hope you have a good weekend. Blessings, Pamela

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  2. Hi Faye, wonderful pictures, enjoyed very much. Would love to visit one day, such pretty country. Really love your new Fall header picture to and the pumpkin wreath on the fence, charmimg. Great oldie, I`ll sing along with you, tee hee. Blessings Francine.

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  3. I could spend most of the summer with you, Faye! I'd learn so many things. Have a wonderful weekend and a good sale. xo

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  4. Faye, My Dear......I rarely take Terry's side but ya know....maybe you should get some cheap singing lessons. Anything to make the MAN happy!

    There is so much in this post that I want to comment on but it would be too much. I love the lighthouse and the cruise ships at St John. Also, the crabapples......are those to make jam or juice? Thanks for reminding me about the rose hips. We have them in the hedgeerow down in our field. Will have to go get some. We have just spent a week here at our daughter's on Keuka Lake (one of the Finger Lakes of NY)and will be heading home tomorrow so I know what that song means to you. Take care and be good! God bless you , Terry and your family.

    PS- Seems like you just arrived at the cottage. Time flies!

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  5. Would you share how you make spiced crab apples. My husband uses crab apple trees as pollinators in our orchards. I would love to try making some. Most of them go to waste.
    Thanks for your wonderful posts. I really enjoy them!!

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  6. I agree with everyone else, your summer went too fast, and how we love hearing what you are doing! Love all the photos! My boy says I am so annoying when I sing like that, must be a guy thing not to appreciate repetition! Love seeing your posts! Blessings on your weekend!!

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  7. Thanks for taking us along on your little trip . I enjoyed it very much . Fantastic photos ! And Terry , just suck it up buttercup , I sing at Papa here to lol ! Have a wonderful weekend both of you !

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  8. love your new header as well. It would be hard to leave your cabin. I bet you enjoy it a lot. This weekend is busy with a funeral tomorrow of a friend's son who died too early..leaving a wife and two children. Myrna used to work where I do as the book keeper til she retired. So sad but thankful for promise of heaven...then to see my mom in nursing home then get some groceries. sunday...eating at Oktoberfest after church. Never a dull moment around here and I wonder why I can't get anything done. Well, I did a couple laundry loads of blankets from what I took to women's retreat last week. Made dinner with included a potato salad. it was so good! And...ok, no more. Jugs and blessings to you!

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  9. Faye, I love hearing about your days. I do wish I lived closer so I could pop in for your sale!

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  10. Faye you have a great sense of humor! Poor Terry!!
    You two are just a pair of lovebirds, I'm sure!
    The views along the way are lovely and I've never seen such red crab apples!
    Have a blessed weekend!
    Christine

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  11. Good Morning Faye,
    It's always so nice to come here for a visit :)
    Thanks for the lovely pictures, recipe, and song!
    Terry certainly loves you! I can tell :)

    Wish I lived closer, I would come and visit you, and enjoy the sale at the Shoppe.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  12. Your pictures are beautiful! I have never seen rose hips before and never heard of wild cucumber. I learn so much from you. Thanks for sharing. God bless.

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  13. I love your sense of humour and your gorgeous photos, particularly of the sea. You must be glad to be going home in a few days time. I'm glad you've had a good summer. I'd sure love to pop in on your closing out sale, it sound mighty good!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  14. I wish we lived there so we could visit your shop (and you of course) Faye! What lovely photos, I'm looking forward to seeing these pot pourris you are going to make, they sound wonderful. Hope you have a lovely week! Carly xx

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  15. Beautiful pictures, Faye... thanks for taking me along for the ride. And I didn't even have to listen ... I mean, I'm so sorry I missed your song! :)
    Poor Terry, I'll bet he just wanted to leave you at the gas station on rendition #9....
    I sure wished I lived close to the shop... I would love to have a look around...

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  16. Dear Faye,
    I think the basil would be lovely in potpurri! I would love to live with you fir a bit, I would learn so much... Won't be long now and you will be going home. Love Ya, Char

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