Monday 25 October 2021

Homemaking Mondays: Still Holding On


Fall is still holding on this year. 
The temps are just above freezing 
and surprisingly there is some lemon balm 
that is still alive and so I'm snitching more. 

My daughter has a horse and I went to visit.
I blew in his nose to say hello
and he asked for a kiss on his nose. 
Some disprove of this...but how can I resist 
such a sweet request.

Note to self...don't forget the greenhouse roof!
I got to where I had stopped checking on the greenhouse
after I'd cleaned it out. 
Then we got more rain and it pooled on the plastic 
creating some huge ice cubes when things froze again.
My husband and kids helped to get it off the roof
without the plastic getting damaged. 
A lady we know gave us some of her old eaves trough
and we brought it home.
Some will go on the greenhouse and some I was thinking 
might be interesting to grow strawberries in. 
Have any of you done this before?

I've started knitting more socks again.
Need to keep the toesies warm this winter.
I have socks that need darning as well...and need to get on that.
Sadly I'm more a person to create things then mend them.

The morning sunrise was so beautiful although pictures can never 
truly capture what the eye does. 

Praying you have a beautiful day! 

Love and Prayers,

Monday 18 October 2021

Homemaking Mondays: Delicious Smells and Flavours


Fall is starting to turn into winter. 
The ice on the lake is starting to form and thicken. 
The temps are dropping lower and summer birds are 
almost all gone. Just the last of the swans seem to be flying by.

We went frisbee golfing one more time at our 
community centre. Soon there will be snow that stays.
It's getting much darker at night and now we can see the stars well.

I have started to tidy up our shed 
where all my gardening things are kept,
along with other recreational things like snowshoes.
Things just got tossed in there and it needed to be addressed.
SO....most is organized now although there is a large pile of 
squirrel stuff in the floor that will need a shovel to clear it out.
We do enjoy our squirrel friend who lives in the shed...but she does
make a bit of a mess.  

Today I decided to make some apple tarts
and the whole house smells delicious.
Then of course there were some happy tummies to. 

There hasn't been that much sunshine as of late.
So the moments where the sun pops through the clouds it's
something to give me pause. 
Below I just had to pull over and take a picture of the light on the mountains. 

It's a lovely time for tea as well.
I bought some lovely Ivan's Tea. 
(which is a fireweed tea that is like green tea)
It has lots of benefits and is very tasty.
I added some wild rose petals to it 
and it makes a lovely cup of tea.

OH...and with the roasted tomato soup.
To roast the tomatoes it's super easy.  
Just take out the stem part and cut an X in the other end.
Lay the tomatoes out on a cookie sheet and bake for 
about 1/2 hour on 350F. 
Then the skins come off easily and you can blend up the 
rest for a nice soup...adding whatever seasonings you like.
When canning add a TBS of lemon juice to a quart jar.

Praying you all have a beautiful day! 

Love and Prayers,