Hello dear hearts!
Happy Mother's Day to you!
Welcome to the Blessed Hearth!
Just a little farm post for you on this day...
This was our first day there this year..
Terry has been each week mostly all winter but I have not been..
We had a few warm days and he went up the day ahead with Trevor.. They were planting apple trees..
He kept the stove pumping to get rid of dampness...
You know me and my old bones..
He worries about them more then I do but I am thankful for that..
It was a lovely day..
I couldn't get over the empty baked bean cans! grin..
They must have been convenient lunches for him..
No wonder he never wanted me to pack his lunch except for a banana or such.. smile..
I started the morning with turning on some music and getting my incense burning..
I love Sandalwood!
Freshens the house right up after a long closed up winter..
Then I did some dishes and cleaned the kitchen..
The table was covered with his stuff..
Seeds and tools and such..
Then I started getting lunch ready..
While it was cooking I started on the fridge..
I detest that job even if there is not much food in there..
But it got done.. Takes so long! 😐
Loved digging out some new placemats that I found at a thrift store..
I think they are handwoven..
Some homemade dill pickles brought from home..
And a Shepherds Pie was put in the old oven..
Love love that old stove!
I made the topping with mostly turnips and only one potato, I think..
Trying to cut back on carbs.. smile..
Our own home canned peas and hamburger, onions and such..
I asked Terry to bring up a jar of our green beans but he thought I said peas.. Didn't matter..
We just have a lot more beans left yet then peas...
I have not canned peas until last Fall..
We loved them and hopefully he will plant many more so I can get a lot more jars done up for this coming Winter..
I think this is Shonda's recipe..
It was a nice change from my regular one..
After a nice cup of tea and a banana, I read a bit and he had a nap..
He went back outside to work on the raised beds..
And fill the truck with wood to take home..
I did some more cleaning and puttering..
A new book I picked up at Chapters..
My grandson will love it.. smile..
I bought a box of pansies to put on the table here and at the farm..
Such sweet little cheery faces...
I wanted to include the recipe for you of the cake Shonda made at Easter.
Aunt Mary's White cake...
1 1/2 cups white sugar plus 1 tablespoon
Shortening the size of an egg
1 cup of milk
2 cups flour scant
1 tsp of soda scant
2 tsp of cream of tartar
1/2 tsp of salt
2 eggs last
I use a 9 inch round deep round pan or 9x12
Shonda used a Bundt pan
350 degrees F.
This recipe us how she told it to me!! ❤
I have been wanting to make the cake all week but we were too busy, I guess..
So I took a pic of one I had posted on Instagram awhile ago..
I have been doing a photo challenge on Instagram for a cozy living posts..
Each day has a different theme .
This is the pic for a cozy corner...
A corner of the Living Room..
I still have a lot to do in that room..
Just takes time as my dear husband keeps telling me when I get a bit overwhelmed.. smile..
All in all it was a great day and I am excited to get back and get into some real work..
Like painting the cupboard in the pantry and the china cabinet in the livingroom..
You know what I mean, eh?
Fun stuff... lol..
And so we headed for home..
Twas a good day!
Some words in a journal I have up there...
But forever true!
He shall be as the light of the morning
A cloudless sunrise
When the tender grass
Springs forth upon the earth;
As sunshine after rain..
Last year 2020 with the virus doing it's thing we didn't stay at the farm..
Just went a few days a week and back home..
Hopefully, this year it will be better and we will be there for the summer..
We are ordering our chickens..
Terry has plants growing and I am planning.. smile..
God bless you dear girls ...
Love your homes..
Love your families and love the Lord..
My first Mother's Day without my precious Mom..
Miss her everyday...
Love her forever..
Hugs from New Brunswick...