Saturday, August 26, 2017

Farm Journal 6 and such..

Hello there dear hearts... 
So glad you could drop by but even happier that I could!  grin.. 
We have not been at home long enough to post for a few weeks but here I am... smile.. 

Just another farm journal post about our days on the farm and such.. 
It has turned a bit busy with garden produce being brought into the kitchen daily.. 
So love this time of year.. 
I had made up in my mind not to do so much preserving this year but you know how it is with the best laid plans... 

Did a bit of  sewing... 

Just a a set of curtains to cover a closet door way.. 

Then made some Rose Petal Jelly.. 

It had a lovely colour and tastes like rose petals... 

Made two batches of current jelly.. 
I am hoping to mix the current jelly with my homemade chilli sauce for meatballs.. 
Have any of you tried that recipe.. 
It calls for grape jelly but I think this will work.. I will let you know.. 
Finished the chilli sauce the other night.. 

The plants are doing very well.. 
I think they like the lighting at the farm house... 

Been having some sweet company... 
A bit shy perhaps?  grin.. 

They can always find something to do there.. 
Love having grandsons visit!

A view of Terry's garden from the road.. 
It seems to grow more every day.. 

I think I showed you the Scarlet Runners before.. Sorry.. 

Enjoying our farm meals.. 
Green beans, new potatoes, cucumbers, swiss chard and such.. 

The cows keep us company at times.. 
They change from pasture to pasture so they are not always in sight.. 

Making all kinds of pickles.. 

Dills are the favourite one, I think.. 

Tomatoes are really growing.. 
Have to make some chow.. 

Pickling Salad.. 

Aunt Eva's old fashioned Golden Glow... 

Sunflowers are across the bottom of his garden.. 

We went for a day to Alma..

Love love the Bay of Fundy.. 

You all know this place... 

The old cottage in St. Martins.. 
We have been able to go more this summer then last.. 
Spend a night or two here and there.. 
Charlie seems to enjoy it there... 
So much cooler then here.. 

He enjoys his walks.. 
So does Terry.. smile.. 

Lots of cukes.. 

Tansy to dry ... 

After supper drives.. 


Summer is coming to a close.. 
So sorry to say.. 
But time does not stop for anyone and the season will be changing.. 

Planning on having a big yard sale at the shop in St. Martins Labour Day weekend.. 
The two places are full of stuff and needs to go.. 
If you are in the area please drop by.. 
It is right on Main Street... 

Thanks for visiting and sorry I am in a hurry but the laundry needs folded and supper made... 

Enjoy the Lord's Day tomorrow.. 

God bless... 
Chat soon... xoxo


  1. Glad to hear from you Faye. Wonderful pictures as usual and nice to catch up. Hope you sell out at your yard sale Labor Day weekend, would love to be able to come...dreaming :) Enjoy what's left of your time at the farm for this summer, fall will be here before we know it. Blessings to you and Terry.

  2. So lovely to see your day unfolding, with all the things you cook, make, and do. Your harvest is very good, so many different vegetables. I would love to know how you make rose petal jelly.

  3. I miss your kind words, warm hugs, and awesome little packages of delicious goodies! Folks like you make the most wonderful memories...Mark M

  4. Great post. All that homemaking taking care of those garden veggies and fruits are making me lonesome for a visit. You are a true homemaker. Luv ya. Pam

  5. Hi Faye....enjoying your farm journal posts so much! I particularly like the new picture of the farm itself, a different angle; garden looks great; I've been harvesting about every two-three days from my garden (not nearly as big a garden as yours) but I've been freezing some beans, broccoli, cauliflower, greens and have a few carrots/beets just for eating; tomatoes arent doing great this year. Your sale on the long weekend, is that the "shop" you used to have in St. Martins you're referring too? love the pic of your dining room in St. Martins. Looks like you're having a great time at the are so fortunate. Till your next posting.....take care

    Cheryl (Fton)

  6. Always so good to see your blog....always loves your farm pictures!!!!....beautiful garden!!

  7. Oh what a lovely post. I enjoy summer with fresh fruit and veggies. My mom used to made dill pickles and bread and butter pickles. I need to freeze wax beans soon. I enjoy your photos and glad you got to go to your cottage. Enjoying my cup of tea after folding two baskets of laundry. Have a blessed weekend!

  8. Oh you've had a busy time but so rewarding to see the fruits of your labour. Lovely pics of...everything :)


  9. Faye, you have been on my mind...been wondering how you been doing etc. smiles

  10. I'm glad you posted. I came here looking for you yesterday and wondered if you were okay. So much for not doing much preserving this year. It's hard to pass it by when there is so much good produce being grown. Love the photos. xx

  11. Not preserving? I think it is in our blood :0) so good to have you posting were missed :D mari

  12. so beautifull, I need to learn to pickle :)

  13. I love your pictures! I tried raising the scarlet runners here this year however mine did not do very well. They were beautiful blooming though. Made the garden look so pretty with their bright blooms. Our entire garden has not did very well this year. I think it has just been too dry here. I hope your yard sale does well. God bless

  14. Such a joy to visit and see your beautiful photos. Sadly we have not established a vegetable garden here as yet but we are looking forward to the process.

  15. A Beautiful Post as Aways . Love the Farm. Such a Beautiful Place to Live.God Beass

  16. As always a lovely post . I love all your home made things so wonderful to see in your pics of wonderful home keeper goodness and talent you have.
    Thanks for sharing , have a good week .