Saturday, July 14, 2018

Days of July...

Hello everyone.. 
Welcome to the Blessed Hearth this lovely evening.. 

It is another weekend and the summer is lovely.. 
So much to love with this season of the year.. 
Here in Eastern Canada the winter can be long and dreary so we appreciate these long glorious days of summer.. 
Some times we have heat and lots of it and on others we cool down with thunder storms and rain... 

We were headed to the farm the other day and it was raining very hard!  Raining cats and dogs as we used to say.. 
Terry was filling up the truck with gas and there were so many doing the same.. 
The Tim's coffee always starts our little trip out there.. 

Charlie was watching all the busyness and trying to spy the cats.. grin.. 
Summer also brings our delicious crops of strawberries.. 
I dehydrated these this morning... 
I love them to put in pitchers or glasses of water.. 
So tasty but you can use them in granola, in desserts or to make an instant jam for your ice cream.. 
I also read in the preserving book that the stems make an excellent tea on a winter's day.. 
I did half a rack just to see.. smile.. 
I found this recipe on Instagram.. 
Pickled Strawberries.. 
They are different but good.. 
Are you on Instagram?  
I love it and enjoy my time there.. 
So much inspiration!
Just follow the ones that interest you.. 

Terry and I took last Sunday afternoon and did a nice little field trip.. 

We went to church and then bought a coffee and headed for Cambridge Narrows and the lakes area... 

Down around Wickham and Hampstead.. 

Beautiful old farms..
\They have their haying done and their wood cut... 

The flowers are everywhere and so beautiful...

We went to the Washademoak Lake where his brother has a cottage..
No one was home but we had our picnic alongside the lake..
I love our picnics.. 
Everything seems to taste better, eh?  

And we went through the Belleisle Bay area... 
Summer people everywhere.. 
Really enjoyed visiting a sweet antiques shop and had ice cream from an old general store in Wickham.. 
Terry visited a friend he had not seen for about twenty years.. 
Made his day... 

You can tell by the fields that summer is winding down.. 
Hurts my heart to think about it... 
So enthralled by the wild flowers.. 
Always have been.. 

We were also at the farm for a two or three days last week.. 

Last summer a young couple who live near us had a crop of potatoes in the spot above  where all the daisies are growing.. 
Isn't that neat? 
It all filled in perfectly with wild daisies this year.. 
As neat as can be.. 

We are enjoying the company of the cows once again.. 

They always greet us when we get there.. 
We still are not staying overnite a lot.. 
Must say I am enjoying being home this summer much more.. 
Once we get a few yard sales organized we will feel more like staying perhaps.. 
Trying not to let it stress me.. 
Terry says it will get done when it gets done.. smile.. 

Made some flatbreads this week.. 

They only take two ingredients and are fun to make and taste delicious.. 

There is also a recipe for the self rising flour. 
I make a container full and have it for when it is called for in a recipe.. 

This was breakfast one morning.
Monterrey Jack with Pimentos Cheese and lots of olives on top of a flat bread.. 
Grated the cheese, cut up some olives and put it in the microwave for a couple of minutes.. 
I am not a breakfast person and find it hard to enjoy eggs or cereal.. 
Would rather have soup.. grin.. 

Then I am drying roses and such for potpourries.. 

So pretty ....

Well dear hearts this is another post ...

The sun goes right around the house.. 
Begins here in the early morning and goes all the way around and ends up here again in the evening... 

Tomorrow is another Lord's Day.. 
He has been faithful this week as always.. 
I really can't imagine my life without the Lord.. 
Things come up where I wouldn't know where to turn if I didn't have Jesus... 
When we have a need or there is a problem then He is there.. 
In the nighttime hours when your mind is looking for answers then He is always there.. 
An old old chorus we used to sing at church says it all.. 

Standing somewhere in the shadows you will find Jesus.. 
He is the only one who cares and understands.. 
Standing somewhere in the shadows you will find Him 
And you will know Him by the nail scars in His hands...

Trusting you will have a great day tomorrow.. 
Putting Him first in our lives is what counts especially in the day we are living in... 

God bless sweet friends.. 


  1. Glad you are having a lovely summer. I am amazed how much you get done with all your preserving, etc! I love Instagram too!

  2. I just love your photos! They are so peaceful and beautiful... thank you for sharing them!

  3. Always a joy to read here, Faye. You have such a lovely way with words...and with putting the Lord first. Thank you for sharing your days with us.

  4. Love the photo of Charlie sitting in the drivers seat - he is so interested in what's going on outside. The landscape and lakes look so beautiful. We are also having wonderful weather and making the most of it by going to the beach and swimming in the sea- today we are going off again with our picnic too.
    Thank you for a beautiful post.

  5. Enjoyed your lovely post and especially "Standing in the Shadows". Each photo
    was beautiful and commentary so descriptive. Thank you!

  6. Always love looking at your beautiful country side.

  7. A joy to visit your blog and admire the beauty and the peace portrayed in your photos.

  8. I love the pictures and the recipe for the flatbread. I may have to give it a try. It sounds really good. God bless.

  9. Thank you for taking us along for the ride when you went for a drive, Faye. Such breathtaking scenery there. We are in the middle of winter here in Australia and having frosty mornings followed by sunny days and the temperature rises to 20c at times. So different from your long and cold winters. It is also a good time to get out in the garden without being burned to a cinder in a heatwave. LOL!

  10. Not trying to be a know it all but I studied herbs some years ago and was taught that the leaves and stems of the strawberry plant are toxic. I don’t want anyone to become ill. Here’s a source that confirms it

  11. I so loved reading your post and the lovely photos.

    The area where you live is just beautiful and so uplifting to look at.

  12. Summer winding down and then, that "tilt" in August when you can feel the sun changing. Beautiful thoughts, words, wishes and pictures, as always. You are a blessing.

  13. I love your blog so much...and your beautiful pictures. I remember singing that song at our church when I was a young girl. I haven't heard it in years. Thank you for posting.