Hello there my dears..
So glad you dropped by the Blessed Hearth today..
Here we are mid-August already..
The Summer has certainly flown by.. I think it is one of the quickest Summers on record..
Perhaps it is just the fact that this old gal is getting older and time just seems to be going at a faster rate then normal..
August will soon be past and then September and home we will be going..
This past Friday Terry and I made a quick overnite trip home, actually..
We got up early and stopped by the annual Giant Flea Market in Sussex for just a couple of hours..
Just enough time to spend my quota.. grin..
Then we were on our way home..
Driving up Terry says he thinks he will load the lawn mower as soon as we get home and go up and mow the lawns at the old farm..
I was so excited to go to the old place even for just a few hours..
So, as soon as we unloaded the laundry and such I packed up a few things for dinner and away we went..
Such a beautiful drive up through the hills to the old place..
Following the brook and then coming upon our old barn..
The pasture beside it was full of cattle..
(Not ours, though) smile..
The old barn was framed in golden rod..
And the old house was still standing while the flag flapped away in the breezes..
I know it is not much to look at but for some reason Terry and I feel so contented to spend the day there..
He unlocked the doors and we were so surprised to find everything so tip top..
Our youngest son's family spent a few nights there and did a bit of uncluttering for us..
It looked wonderfull
Thank you, sweeties..
I especially appreciated it and I won't tell Dad where all of his stuff went to.. lol...
Anyway, he got busy mowing and all I had to do was set the table..
And cook a bit of food.. smile..
A frugal way to cook steak is to cut it up into thin slices..
Season it well and brown it along with some onion and then add a can of mushrooms with the juice..
When all is cooked add a can of cream of mushroom soup and simmer away until ready..
One steak will stretch much further and you have a lovely tasty gravy..
We like it anyway once in awhile..
One steak does us very well as I only need a couple of slices as I prefer veggies..
Don't the new beans and tomatoes taste awesome?
Here are a few pics I took of around the old farm house..
I usually don't get a chance to see these old farm flowers blooming as we are always at the cottage and only Terry gets to go home and mow the lawns...
I was pleased to see them..
My Aunt Eva planted them many years ago...
When we left for the cottage I think the blossoms had just left...
By the time we get home they will be ready..
It was a short visit..
Just dinner and dishes done..
But it did our hearts good.. smile..
Then we had to go home and I had to get ready for a little test
at the hospital...
When I came out from the test there were some special people waiting for me.. grin..
So we all went out for ice cream... Yeahhhhh...
I think the ice cream was so good their dimples glowed..
Aren't they darling?
I think I may sound a bit like a grandma... grin..
This is all for tonight..
Thank you dear Cathy-Jo for the sweet phone message..
You dear American friends are so kind.
And thank you dear girls from the area for stopping by for a visit..
Love meeting you girls who read this ..
I have not been great at blogging this Summer..
I seem to be busy or something but you still let me know you appreciate it and I thank you...
May God bless you and keep you smiling all week..
Looking forward to hearing from you..