Monday 27 September 2021

Homemaking Mondays: Changing Seasons


How are you today? 
The temperatures are dropping and the frosts have 
been coming on full strength. 
Today we had the first real snow start...and it's still
coming down.  
Sometimes hard and fast 
and sometimes soft and fluffy.  
My one daughter and I took a canoe ride in the snow. 
It wasn't too cold and it was so beautiful to be out in the open 
watching the snow fall.

With the colder temps arriving
it seems like bone broth is now more needed.
I found this cute herb heart in the bone broth in the fridge. 

We've been having more soup.
Roasted cream of tomato soup with grilled cheese 
is a family favourite.

Then with the arrival of the MacIntosh apples in the orchard 
bins at the grocery store there has been more baking.
My daughter has made delicious apple pie, (picture by her)

dehydrated apples, and this scrumptious cranberry apple coffee cake.
On the first picture are some sweet little apples 
that we've just been eating.  They were grown by some friends of ours.
The mug is a sweet new mug that I purchased at the final harvest market 
and it is lovely to use for hot chocolate. 

It's been time to pull out the mittens and warmer coats...
although dressing in layers is most important right now. 
The changing seasons bring new delights,
old favourite things, and a soft peace. 
Through it all the comfort that as things change around is in the world
and in nature that the Lord Jesus is never changing. 
He is that steadfast rock that we can always stand on and find comfort.

Isaiah 26:3
" Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, 
whose mind is stayed on thee: 
because he trusteth in thee."

Thank you for dropping by! 
Thank you all for your comments...and yes I think it's a comma butterfly. 

Love and Prayers,

Monday 20 September 2021

Homemaking Mondays: What Remains


I'd love to share with you some of what remains from 
The heavy frosts have come back and the snow is starting
to touch the mountain tops again.
The leaves are starting to fall and at times
the gusts of wind bring a huge shower of them 
and it's beautiful!

The last of the garden has been harvested 
although there are still calendula 
blossoms that keep coming. 

The colours are beautiful and the air crisp.
It's a wonderful time to walk in the forest.
We've been out low bush cranberry picking.
Some have been made into jam and some frozen
and some just eaten fresh...before getting to the buckets. 
There is just one more harvest market at our community centre
where I sell some jam and relish. 

I have finished the scarf I shared with you last time. 
I don't think it'll be long before I need to be using it. 
Almost time to pull out the woolies and warm coats.
The darkness is coming back as well. 
It's beautiful at night to see the stars again. 

So what remains where you are? 
What is happening in your lives right now?
I hope you are enjoying a lovely fall time and what remains 
of your summers. 
For me it amazes me how the Lord has created the seasons.
How things seem to flow into one another.
Love and Prayers,

Monday 13 September 2021

Homemaking Mondays: And Now It's Fall


Summer was lovely....
and now it's fall. 
It's been so beautiful out even with the 
frequent rainy days. 
The colours are changing and the smells in the forest
have a new heavy scent as the leaves fall
and the berries ripen. 

My family has been enjoying some time with 
family visiting.
Also spending time with friends out at their cabin. 
This is a "road" we enjoyed 
navigating to get there. 
They gave me the chance to try kayaking 
for the very first time. 
As we paddled across the lake I thought of my 
friend Ingrid and how delighted she'd 
be that I finally gave it a try. 

We had a lovely bbq and ate out at our picnic table
even though it was quite cool. 
Of course the hot coals were perfect for 
roasting marshmallows. 

I'd made potato salad and it is still 
one of my favourite dishes for picnics. 

The colours have changed and the leaves are falling. 
I love the red/orange colours the scrub birch changes to.
It follows the shoreline around our little lake. 

We enjoyed some great canoeing in the evenings. 
The lake this one night was so calm and serene. 

I've also begun a new scarf for the winter. 
It is coming along nicely and will be welcome with the 
chill that is now in the air. 

The garden is about finished..just some kale hanging on. 
I've been slowly moving things to the compost pile. 
The freezer is bursting from the garden storage and it's a great feeling.

I hope your fall has been full of treasures as well. 

Love and Prayers,