Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saturday night Rundown..

Hello there dear hearts.. 
Thank you so much for dropping by the Blessed Hearth tonight.. 
It is Mother's Day weekend here.. 
The above pic is of my Mom when she was only about 16 or so I think.. 
Wasn't she sweet and so young.. 

I love this pic of her.. 

You can almost see her personality here.. 
Bright and cheery.. 
Very thankful for my Mom and so blessed to still have her in our lives.. 
She scares us a lot, though.. 
Today she had to go to emergency because she cut her leg on a chair and needed 6 stitches.. 
She is fine though.. 

Here is a little rundown of the last few days.. 
Spring time chores that we love.. 
Getting those towels out on the line and then smelling their sweet fragrance when we use them.. 

Trying something new that I was inspired by my friend, Anne to make.. 

Zuke Noodles.. 
With Chunky Tomato Sauce. 

These noodles were good but they are not pasta but a wonderful substitute if you are so prone to be healthy which I need to do much more often.. 
I have cut my pasta intake to only a couple of times a week but it is very difficult... 
Just sayin' !.. lol.. 

I took a pic of some books lying on my end table beside my chair.. 
Yes, I read every old Beatrix Potter book I come across.. 

Another favourite author is Louis L'Amour.. 
I had a huge stash of these that was in a big plastic bag and taken to the basement.. 
I can read some books a few times but do you think I could find them.. 
I thought I had lost them somehow by being thrown out by mistake by you know who ... grin.. 
Blamed him in my mind for a couple of years and then the other day I was looking through a big bookcase he had built in the basement a several years ago and lo and behold there they were..
Someone (probably me) took them out and I didn't know or remember.. Whatever.. But the lost is found..  
Thank you, Lord.. smile.. 
And then there is my Promise Book that I use so often.. 

This is what hubby loves to do.. 
News, news, news and more news.. 

The evenings are getting so much longer.. 
So happy about that.. 
Don't you love the Spring?  
Our house is filled with plants.. 
Did a big bucket of herbs for my Mom today for her gift along with a wreath.. 

On Friday we went to the farm for my first farm day this year.. 
I can't believe it has taken so long for me to actually get there and stay for the day.. It has been so damp but now it is lovely.. 
Terry worked at stuff and I started the cleaning.. 
Dishpans full of dishes and cupboards and counters and such all have to be washed.. 
We had a few winter borders but now they are kaput.. smile.. 

Later in the afternoon we visited some dear friends in Hillsborough.. 
I so love going there.. 
They own this adorable cat... 
We should have had him visit the farm this winter.. grin.. 
Oh well.. 
That is what you expect in an old country house.. So long as they are gone ... 

This is our friend's stairwell.. 
Isn't that beautiful! 
Love the bookcase and the staircase is gorgeous.. 
What a beautiful old home.. 

Here are some of their plants.. 
They have a Cactus that belonged to their grandmother.. 
Can you imagine!  
They are my age so it has been a few years.. 

Another little gathering on their buffet.. 
Such lovely antiques.. 
I am always in my glory when we visit.. 
Terry laughs and says that it makes me happy and it does.. 
Don't you love it when you visit kindred spirits.. 
Tea and homemade blueberry muffins and a visit to the piano room.. 
They have cows.. 

So nice!
Thank you Laura and Kathleen! 

Then this morning I headed for the farm as Terry wanted to go to an auction in Sussex.. 
I still have so much cleaning to do so away I went.. 
Picked up a Tim's coffee and went to work.. 
Accomplished quite a lot.. 
(still so much to do)  It took me 1 1/2 days just to clean the cupboards and everything in them.. I am so slow... 
We do not expect to move up for a few more weeks so hopefully I will be finished.. 
The dear man decides to come up too and walks in with a bag of these for my Mother's Day gift.. 

We sat down and ate them right away.. 

He also brought me a bag of Spring garlic that will be ready in the Fall.. 
He said I would like what was in the paper bag better then the lobster.. lol.. He was right!  
Love lobster but I was so disappointed that the garlic we planted in the Fall all froze.. 
We needed to cover them and I had not done my research.. 
But now I will have them anyway... 
Next time we will mulch or whatever one does.. 

Here is my new farm journal... 
Found it at the Thrift store.. 

Terry had to take all of the leftover wood on the stoop back to the wood pile.. 
Several loads.. Poor guy.. 
The boards there are for my hen houses and such.. 

Well my friends this is all for this evening.. 

Spring has arrived and our lawn is green again!  
Dandelion jelly, Rhubarb Jam and Fiddleheads in the works for next week... 

Do you make any of these?  

So glad to chat with you again! 
As always, I love your notes... 
Have a blessed lovely Mother's Day!  

God bless.

Psalms 139:13
For you created my inmost being,
you knit me together in my mother's womb.. 


  1. I read that we have a few more things in common . . . a love for lobster and Louis L'Amour books! �� I love green plants, too, I just have not been able to keep any alive so I busy have fake ones now. Lol. I thought it was neat to read that you are friends with my dad's first cousins, too! Small world, I say!

  2. My Momma loved her Louie La'mour books, and Zane Grey.
    One of my brothers has a love of him, and all westerns too.
    Loved seeing this post.
    Having a cookout tomorrow at my SILs house for the Moms.
    I made strawberry short cake tonight to take.
    Cleaned out the strawberries from the freezer to make it.
    Had a wonderful little visit to the store garden center.
    Only bought a few plants, boys howdy! They are expensive!
    Busted the budget on a big potted hybrid tomato plant.
    It said it will bear in 54 days, all the others were much later.
    Also got some water melon, yellow squash, and zuchinni.
    Planted two garden beds all in seeds earlier in the week.
    Hoping to get an early harvest from the plants until the seed plants bear.
    Sure enjoyed seeing your Mom, a lovely lady.
    Sorry she needed stitches!
    Hope she heals quickly.
    Happy Mother's Day, dear Faye!

  3. A very Happy Mothers Day to you, sweet friend. smiles

  4. Love your blog!!! Happy Mother's Day!🌹🌺🌸

  5. My father in law loved Louis L'Amour books... he read them over and over! So glad your mom is okay... they do give us scares! Have a great week!

  6. Hi Faye: Happy Spring Indeed!
    No. 1: Love the pic of your towels fluttering on the line!
    No. 2: I really like the fabric of your curtain behind the lamp-glow
    No. 3: Lobster! You're lucky! In middle America, not so cheap
    No. 4: Your happiness about Springtime is plain palpable!
    No. 5: I am big reader but never tried L.L. -- assumed for men only *-D
    No. 6: Can't wait to hear all about your farm life and garden doin's
    No. 7: What kind of spiraling machine do you recommend?
    No. 8: Happy Mother's Day!
    Thank you for delightful posts. I don't comment often but enjoy every one.

    1. Hi Lori.. Loved your comment... The machine I wish I had is by Westmark..It is called a spiral cutter.. Mine is fine but I think this one would work better as I have to cut my zucchinis in half.. The cheaper models are fine but if you can get the more expensive one I think it is better and will do potatoes and such.. Thanks ... xo

  7. I can't wait to hang laundry on the clothes line but I have to wait until pollen season is pretty well over as hubby has terrible spring allergies. It's another cold rainy day here Faye but Saturday was spectacular. I hope we get some nicer days this week so we can enjoy the longer evenings outside don't you? The lobster is very appealing to me. I've loved it since a was a child and we'd have family suppers at The Shediac Inn or dad would buy some at the wharf there and we'd have a picnic of it. Yummy! Have a great week Faye! Pam

  8. Lovely post and photos, Faye. Thank you! :-)

  9. Faye, just one more thing if I may?
    I haven't made dandelion jelly but if you will substitute clover blossoms (both white and red mix) or honeysuckle blossoms, you will get a wonderful jelly. I saw the clover jelly 1-2 wks ago on one of the homemaker weekly link ups. Tried it and I love it. I think you will, too!

    1. So happy you shared this with me, Lori.. I will give it a try with the clover, I hope... thank you so much.. xoox