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Monday, June 15, 2015

Busy Days...

Hello everyone.. 
Hope you are all having a good Monday... 
Such a busy time of year, eh? 

We are finally heading to the cottage for a few days to get it ready for us for the next few months.. 
We have had phone calls from St. Martins wondering where we are..smile.. 
Folks have even mentioned that they had stopped by but could tell we had not arrived yet..
(the grass is probably sky high and the place probably looks pretty sad)  ... 
This year as you know we have been able to visit the farm and stay several times and with the late Spring we are very slow in getting there.. 
But all in good time.. smile.. 

Today I packed and got ready to go and spent over an hour talking to the phone company trying to get our phone and internet hooked up.. 

Terry wanted to finish a garden job at the church and a few other things so I was left in charge of packing .. 
Fresh bedding, food, summer clothes and so many little things that one needs.. 
Extra phones, books, plants for inside and out plus other stuff.. 

Sometimes I wonder if it is worth it when we are in transition but come the first hot day and as I feel the cool breezes off the Bay then I know that it is.. grin.. 

Anyway... 
We had our last farm stay so this will be my last post on the old place I expect till Fall... 
So.. 
Here are a few pics from our stay..
Photos from a little evening drive.. 






We had my Mom and Step-Father over for supper one night so I made a bit of bread.. 

Marinated Chicken Breasts, Potato Salad and Caesar Salad... 

I can only eat half a piece of chicken.. 
I am not a meat eater...

This is a photo taken from our kitchen window early one morning.. 

The fog lifted in an hour or so.. 

Such a peaceful place and I look forward to spending time there again when we come home in the Fall.. 

The lilacs smelled heavenly.. 


They are such a beautiful flower and look as lovely on this old farmhouse table as they do in an elegant parlour.. 

Well, dear hearts this is a very busy week for us..

We attended a wonderful Graduation Baccalaureate Service last night with our grandson.. 

We are going to the cottage but need to be back by Thursday evening for his graduation and the whole family gathers at Trevor's for a party on the weekend... 

I will get back to you all soon.. 
But in the meantime take care.. 

Thanks so much for your sweet visit and I love your comments.. 

I am including my Banana Bread recipe as requested last post.. 
I hope you enjoy.. 

Banana Bread... 
3 ripe bananas... The riper the better.. 
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups of flour.. I like whole wheat best.. 
1 1/2 cups of sugar.. I use half sugar and half Splenda
1/2 cup of vegetable oil 
1/4 cup of milk 
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tp. vanilla 
1/2 tsp. of cinnamon 
1/3 cup of chopped walnuts and / or raisins .. 
Mix wet ingredients and add whisked dry ingredients.. 
Mix. well.. 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Pour into greased and parchment lined pans.. 
This will make 2  regular loaves or 3 smaller ones..  
Bake for at least an hour and probably another 20 minutes.. 


God bless my friends.. 


28 comments:

  1. Hi Faye! I saw your comment on Melanie's Cosyliving blog. What a lovely blog you have! I can't wait to see pictures of the cottage.😊

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  2. Dear Faye, Have a lovely summer and enjoy every moment of it! You are such a breath of fresh air and warmth! I thank God for women who love and share home, family and their hearth!
    And Banana Bread Recipe's (smile)
    Hugs, Roxy

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  3. Faye....another wonderful post! Love, love all your pictures, especially of the country roads and my favorite...the one taken in the morning from your kitchen window - breathtaking!! I dont think I could leave the kitchen with that view :) Enjoy your summer at your cottage.
    Cheryl from F'ton

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  4. It's cottage time again!! I know how you love the cool breezes off the water down there Faye and can feel the excitement in your words about going down. Let's hope it's a hot summer so you can be cool. :) Love the photos of your drive and those sad old barns. Have a great week on the Bay and enjoy the celebrations with your grandson and family. Hugs. Pam

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  5. Enjoy your summer at the cottage! Thanks for this delicious sounding recipe!

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  6. What a beautiful peaceful farm you have ! Enjoy your summer at the cottage.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  7. Beautiful view from the farm kitchen window, no wonder you love it so. Have a great Summer at the cottage.

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  8. Your photos are so lovely....I enjoy the country and so glad we are so close to it here, right around the corner, literally. Have a safe drive to your cottage by the bay. Enjoy it while you can! I wouldn't mind having a small house on the coast here but it is only in my wildest dreams. But that's what dreams are for....dreaming!! God bless!

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  9. I hope that you have a wonderful time! xx

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  10. Wonderful photos and post ! YUMMY ! I love banana bread . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  11. Beautiful photos...ohhhhhhhhhh do take me with. (smiles and laughter) Blessings

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  12. I love the photos of the land around your farm, just beautiful.
    Thank you for the recipe for banana bread, I will write it down.
    Fondly Michelle

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  13. Looks so peaceful, love those scernry pictures Faye. Such a wonderful place to live, blessings Francine.

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  14. Such a beautiful countryside you have, thank you for sharing the lovely photos. It is so nice to look at the lovely landscape in your area as our is so desert like.

    Your bread looks divine...yum, yum!

    Thank you for sharing the banana bread recipe too, I will add it to my list of must tries :)

    xTania

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  15. Definitely a busy time of the year, my friend :) It's always a pleasure to visit with you....it was a delight to look at your lovely pictures.

    Thank you so much for the banana bread recipe - it sounds delicious! And thank you for joining Rose of Inspiration. Hugs to you, sweet Faye!

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  16. One day I hope to see your beautiful bay. We got as far north as Maine this year.

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  17. Oh Faye...what joy to have different places to visit during the seasons. It makes for a nice change of pace :0) mari

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  18. Hi Faye! You are such a wonderful photographer! I am an artist and I plan on doing some paintings of your old farm and the surrounding area. I am from NY BUT MY SISTER IN LAW LIVES IN MONCTON...oops, sorry.....we will visit your shop the next time we visit her.
    Blessings to you.....Patti

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  19. Such lovely photos once again, Faye. Thanks for sharing your life with us. We are in winter here in Australia and it has been foggy here too the last few days. Still the sunshine will be back tomorrow.

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  20. I love your homes and the photos of them. Very comfortable and welcoming! The food shots and list of what you make is an inspiration! Lucky people who eat at your table! Safe trip to the Bay..it's on my bucket list!

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  21. Beautiful!
    Best to you as you travel. I am so excited to see your cottage :-)
    Best wishes,
    Carla

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  22. Y'all are always on the go, it sounds like a wonderful summer coming up for you!
    Loved the photos! Blessings!

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  23. So enjoy seeing all your lovely pictures, from your travels.
    Seems this is a busy time of year for all, but I am happy that you had a few minutes to share such beautiful pictures, and a yummy recipe with us.
    Congrats to your Grand! Best wishes to him in his future adventures.
    Safe travels, dear friend.

    ~K.

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  24. I am sure it is hard to leave each place when you have enjoyed yourself but there is nothing like being at the water during the summer, enjoy the family time at your grandsons graduation events!!

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  25. Oh, such lovely photos. I hope you have a wonderful summer, fun and cool and relaxed.
    Amalia
    xo

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  26. Beautiful pictures! Your area reminds me a lot of where we live.

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  27. Goodness Faye...that's going to be some pack up and go trip! Sounds exciting though, thinking St.Martins may feature a little on a documentary we watched on Netflix...perhaps I'll have another look! Up very early before work this morning as a certain D O G...wanted me to make the most of cuddle/playtime before I go! She can't tell the time...LOL. Take care on your travels and don't forget us while you're away!! Jackie.oxo

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  28. Hi Faye! I made your no knead bread.....IT IS FABULOUS! We love it! So quick and easy to make and stays so moist! I'm trying the cinnomon raisin bread next. Thank you so much for all the cooking inspiration you have given me. I was in a slump there for awhile and it seemed Like I was making the same old stuff everyday. You opened up a new door for me with your terrific recipes! Bless your sweet heart!

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