Good Evening my dears..
Here we are with another weekend almost over..
Summer is still here, though..
The temps still have not dipped very much but the nights are cool and we are getting some rain so all is well as far as the weather goes..
We had a lovely service at church this morning..
Another Lord's Day ...
A terrible tragedy has happened here in our little province of New Brunswick as I am sure many of you heard this past Friday...
Two of our police officers and two civilians were senselessly gunned down and killed by a gunman in the early hours of Friday morning..
As a country here in Canada we are not used to this type of crime..
And here in the Maritimes of Canada on the Eastern coast we are just down home people..
Yes, it happens but not often..
We are so blessed to live here!
But what a tremendous loss!
Children left without a parent, spouses, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers and friends and relatives all left striving to understand the lunacy of such an act...
We are praying for God's sweet peace and comfort to cover them...
To give them strength and to feel His presence..
In a world gone crazy it is so wonderful to know who holds your hand..
Life happens to everyone but when you can close your eyes and know that He is in the midst of the storm you are facing...
We can lean on Him and gain strength and a measure of peace.
He is a faithful God and today I am thankful to know Him..
Please pray for these dear people...
The God of hope...
This is going to be more of a picture post...
Hope you don't mind..
We took a day trip to St. Andrews by the Sea one of those hot days last week..
The air was so fresh and smelled of the sea..
We had supper at the Clam Digger...
It was as delicious as everyone says..
I love fish so Terry had more fries then he needed..
Next time I will only buy a one piece.. grin...
Then of course we are back and forth to the farm..
Aren't they lovely!
As you know they are not ours but we do enjoy them..
The farmer works some of our property and we look like we are a real farm.. smile..
The tansy is out as I think I have mentioned before..
I post on Instagram most days and I can see that I am going to forget what I said here or there.. grin..
Here is the link to my page in case you were wondering..
I don't think you need an account to check it out on google..
The tansy is lovely!
My sweet husband is always so kind to pick flowers for me so I don't break my neck (grin) and gathered a bunch for me before we stopped at the farm the other day..
Charlie was very patient waiting for him and wondering what he was doing..
As soon as we get to the farm and let Charlie out he does a big run to the brook and dashes in ...
It is a Spring so it is safe..
It cools him down and we laugh because he will take a drink then look back to make sure we are still there and then take another drink and so on until he has enough... smile..
I made some lunch and then decided to make a wreath..
It was not complicated at all..
Just kept wiring bunches on all the way around..
I think it will dry well but time will tell..
I hope to make another bunch of salve soon, too..
We had a rainy day and so I made a big batch of bread..
We are having some sweet company this coming weekend so I froze several loaves to have..
It is to be hot this week too so I hope I get a chance to do a bit of baking...
Here is the recipe for this bread.. It needs to be kneaded..
This is a few friends that live close to us...
Aren't they beautiful!
Terry stopped by the side of the road so I could take a pic..
They noticed me and both of them came to the fence..
They were so lovable..
I wished I had a couple of apples but perhaps one shouldn't do that..
I think they must have great owners for them to be so friendly..
Just thought you might enjoy seeing them..
I made a nice batch of Queen Anne's Lace jelly the other day, too..
I will show you a pic next time of the jellies as I have a new idea for dressing them up for gifts..
Found the idea on Instagram.. grin..
This afternoon we took another little drive as I had spotted these flowers growing in this old lot on a drive by earlier..
It took us an hour to find them as we both forgot where they were.. lol... Oh... honestly! Old age!!
We backtracked a couple of drives we had taken and both spotted them at the same time..
They dry beautifully and I want to make another wreath or two..
If they turn out well then I may make a few for gifts...
Do you know the name of them..
They remind me of Everlastings but they are not them..
I get a few every summer along a ditch and use them for potpourri, also...
For you sweet girls who asked me about the cake in the last post..
Here is the recipe..
1 cup of yogurt
1/2 cup of soft butter
1 cup of brown sugar
2 cups of self rising flour
1 tsp. of maple flavouring
Mix well and place in a greased 9 inch round pan..
350 degrees F.
I just made a butter icing with maple flavouring and added the walnuts..
For the Berry Shortcake you can substitute whatever berry you like or even fruit or a mixture of berries..
sorry for being so long getting back to you all..
Thanks for dropping by and I always so look forward to hearing from you all..
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