Hello sweet friends..
When I was pondering the title for this post all I could think about was that it is really September!
The summer fairly flew and now we are on the brink of Fall..
A lovely time of year for sure and many people's favourite but I sadly bid adieu to the loveliest of seasons of Summer..
That is how it is... smile..
How have you all been?
Thank you so much for stopping by and all of your dear comments last post..
It is so gratifying to hear from so many and some of your sweet words really touched my heart..
I am blessed with this blog and hopefully as summer gives way to fall I will do a bit better job at keeping in contact..
Such a busy time of year, eh?
Here are a few things we have been doing..
Preserving of course is the main activity at the moment for me and for Terry it is the garden harvest and getting wood in the basement for winter..
Peaches are lovely this year..
These ones were grown in Ontario which is a province here in Canada...
Our weather is not conducive to growing peaches here in New Brunswick..
I think I only did up 18 jars but then I froze a few also..
So delicious on yogurt and a few nuts added for good measure..
But in between picking and pickling we have been trying to get a few day trips in..
of course this is one of the places close to my heart..
St. Martins, New Brunswick..
Where we had a dear cottage and shop for over twenty years..
The beautiful Bay of Fundy..
I have had a love affair going on with it since I was a child and we would go and visit my Gram and my sweet cousins several times a year..
It was wonderful to visit again and I feel good that I do not regret the sale of it all..
It was time..
My Mom of course grew up there and she so loves to visit there every so often..
On this trip I went with my Mom and Step father and a sweet friend Cindy...
Terry went to the races with our grandson so I was fancy free and there was no where I would rather spend an afternoon..
This was one of our meals lately..
Our once a week pasta dish..
Oh how I love thee.. grin..
chicken breasts browned in garlic and onions..
then simmered in homemade spaghetti sauce and topped with mozza cheese and a little side of fresh homemade pesto...
I do know that pasta is not really that good for you but it is the food I love best..
I tried substituting it with spaghetti squash but .... no....
Once a week will be the real deal.. lol..
On another day we headed to Buctouche, N.B.
A beautiful seaside town with parks and dunes..
Such a lovely day..
And we bought some of my favourite greens..
Grown on the marshes..
Organic food at it's best..
Salty and delicious..
Sorry to be talking so much about food..
I have been harvesting my straw flowers at the farm..
I can see a wreath in my future.. smile.
this was a gorgeous day trip a couple of weeks ago..
Minister's Island here in New Brunswick..
You have to go with the tide of the Bay of Fundy...
When it is low tide this road appears and you can literally drive on the ocean floor to the island..
But you can only stay a few hours and you have to leave or be stranded there for 12 hours, I believe..
When the tide is in that road there is covered with 15 feet of sea water..
This island contains the Van Horne estate which is amazing..
They were obviously very rich people and lived accordingly..
So much to see..
I couldn't begin to show you all there is to see but here are a few pics..
This is such a long post that I didn't want to bore you silly but perhaps I will do more another time as I have scads of pics..
The house and barn and bath house are glorious..
You could google it though and see ...
Back home we go...
Before the tide! smile..
Here is a lovely treat that is so good..
I just made a regular dill dip..
Low fat sour cream and low fat mayo...
add herbs and garlic..
I loved these but they were not anything Terry wanted to try.. smile..
Canning more stuff..
These are just regular tomatoes ...
And four batches of Salsa...
Have you been preserving?
I love this time of year preparing for the winter months..
Our sweet daughter had a birthday..
This was a pic taken when she was a wee thing over on Prince Edward Island..
We used to go camping there every summer..
The kids loved it and still do..
And this is her now taken a few weeks ago in Boston..
Forty nine years old now!
Where has the time gone..
So love and am so proud of our only daughter..
Thankful that the Lord has kept her and she has chosen to allow Him to direct her life and home..
And just one more food pic... grin..
Two ingredient foraccia bread..
Well dear hearts this is it for another time..
So glad we could get together
I look forward to hearing from you again..
Love your notes..
Next post I will try to do a farm one..
I have been busy here at home doing my canning..
I didn't want to use my old stove at the farm as it is precious to me..
It is hard on a stove doing all the canning so I am home mostly..
But I still hope to get out there for several days yet..
I still have a lot of harvesting herbs and such..
I love this verse, don't you?
God bless and sending you hugs..
As I read over this post I find it rather haphazard and sketchy..
I guess I am feeling a bit tired but it will do for now I guess..
Also in answer to a couple of question last post..
As far as the Wild Medicine sites that I use..
I use quite a few different ones..
Farmer's Almanac is one I trust..
Also the Milkweed is not anything I am sure of yet..
Just learning about it..
All I read is quite promising for me to try next year ..
It is more of a food source though then a medicine, I think..
I really hope to study up on apothecary recipes and such this winter..
a project shall we say..
For now I have quite a bit thus far..
Red clovers, Horsetail, Nettles, Jewelweed, Yarrow, Violet, Tansy..
That are a few I have dried and such..