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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Farm Diary # 7...


Hello there everyone.. 
So nice to be able to make a little post here tonight.. 
It has been a while... 
As you know we are doing the farm thing this summer and it is passing very quickly.. 
Already, the mornings are cool and when we go for our drives we noticed leaves exchanging their green for some brighter shades.. 
It makes me feel a bit sad as I love the Summer and do not look forward to the Winter months as much.. 
Everyone is saying we are in for quite the Winter ... 
Lots of blackberries and high wasps nests seem to be the main reason for the forecast but only time will tell.. 
Meanwhile, we are enjoying our days... 
They are busy ... just like yours... smile.. 
Looking out the pantry window this morning before we left for church... 


I have enjoyed my swing in the old apple tree.. 
Especially on really windy days.. 
You know me and my love for the wind and rain.. 

Here is my bunting that I had posted about last time.. 
My sister wanted to see a pic of it.. 
Just a little something to watch blowing in the wind while I swing away.. grin.. 

Sometimes, I have some lovely company while I am out on the swing... 
Some are awake and....

Some may not be... grin.. 

We love it when some of the family come by...

We put them to work out in the blueberry patch... 
Lots of blueberry jam and jellies... 


Finishing up the lids for some for the Apple Blossom Cafe in Hillsborough... 

Our chickens grew and grew... 
Until they were ready for the freezers... 
Terry and Trev were giving some lessons to the younger generation on how to put up your chickens.. grin.. 


They decided they would rather donate fish for the table.. 



Love this time of year when the harvest is ready and enjoy putting it up for the Winter... 

Oven dried tomatoes... 

I love how they turned out and will be so nice in soups, sauces and such... 


Pickles... Bread and Butter and Ginger slices... 
My friend came up one day and brought her steamer juicer and helped me do up lots of blueberries and blackberries already to make jelly.. 
So appreciated her help and had a fun day... 

One of my three herb beds.. 
I have never had so many herbs to do up.. 
Pesto, dried parsley in the microwave, rosemary salts, vinegars, 
soap balls, candles and more...

Also.. 
Note the large plant to the right.. 
That is a castor bean plant and I didn't even plant it.. 
I don't know where it came from but I love it and will save seeds for next year... 

Drying herbs all over the house.. 


I did up some mixed bunches just to see how they will turn out... 

And then of course we go to visit the dear Bay of Fundy.. 

All these pics are from Riverside-Albert in Albert County, of course... 



We were late getting in this little garden but it is coming right along.. 

Hope the frost delays until it gives us some green beans and tomatoes.. 
My first year at growing leeks.. 
Hope they get a bigger... 

A sweet friend, Becca gave me the quail eggs and such.. 
I put the colored ones in my egg basket as they are so pretty... 

  I pickled the quail eggs using Jamie Oliver's recipe and they are tasty... 

Well, dear hearts this is all for tonight.. 
God has been good to us and we are having a good time.. 
Thank you so much for all of your sweet emails and such.. 
We are slowly going to be moving back home here and I look forward to that, too.. 
Lots of projects to do and plan on.. 

We lost a dear friend this past week and it so reminds us that life is short and temporal. . 
As much as we love our lives with our homes and families we really are just passing through.. 
Whatever we do influences our tomorrows and what they may bring and it will be the bigger picture.. 
Eternity... 
Keeping my hand in His... 

God bless you sweet friends and thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet notes... 
Faye..

PS... I almost forgot to mention that we have Keepers of the Home meeting this Saturday and it will be so good.. 
All about putting up the harvest.. 
Pickling, canning, herbs and much more.. 

We are being hosted by my friend in her log house.. 
If you would like to come just call me or leave me a message and I will try to get back to you... 
xo