Monday, August 10, 2020

The Best Bubbles Ever!!!

We love our bubbles!!!

 So we teach our grandchildren how to make them!!!

The bigger the better!!!!

and this is the recipe we used this time!!!

 have fun!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Zucchini Blossoms

These are so beautiful peeking out from underneath the leaves of the huge plant. and it means more zucchini for us!!!

The Rhubarb looks awesome too!!

And how lovely are these hops?????? Soon they will be ready to pick, dry, and freeze for some beer making in the future. These are Willamette Hops and grow so easily here in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.

So what is growing in your garden these days???

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

How to peel an egg easily!!

Actually it should read, How to Cook an Egg so you can Peel it EASILY!!! 

Fresh farm eggs can be difficult if not impossible to peel. Seriously!!!
But there is a solution!!!


This is what I used to steam the eggs in. I filled the big pot with about 2-3 inches of water and placed the shallow steamer basket inside. It resides at the top of the pot.

Turn the heat on high and once it starts to boil, put the lid on and let the eggs steam for 20-22 minutes.

Once done, put them in a bowl of cold water to cool.

And Peel the easiest eggs ever!!!!!!!!!!

So Awesome!!!

And a shout out to Michelle who gave me and Janell fresh farm eggs from their chickens today. This is what's for dinner tonight, piled on a huge salad!

OK, that is it!!!
See ya!!


Monday, May 18, 2020

Garden/Vegie time!!!

 A little corner in the back yard!! One fabulous Sum and Substance Hosta and a very cute bird bath!
 Going to try and grow these ground cherries!! Tiny seeds so I am really hoping they grow.
 My garden "bed" of seedling pots. We have tons of slugs and snails who would love to devour the seedling as soon as they emerge from the soil. I am hoping that by starting them in pots I may be able to control the feasting!!!
 I have a new planting area in the back of the yard so giant sunflowers it is!!!
 Four O'clocks and morning glory-so fun!
The vegetable garden!!
 Here are most of the tomatos and peppers. I make salsa at the end of summer so hoping we have enough tomato plants and pepper plants to do that. This year I am planning on feeding them more so increase the crop. Let's hope it works.

I will post photos of the garden through the summer months!! Take care and enjoy the earth! Martha

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Sweet Red Barn

I had a week off the beginning of March so got to work outside cleaning up the backyard. My husband bought an old huge mailbox which has been sitting in the backyard for several years now, and I had an idea.

Why not turn it into a red barn for the garden??? I let the grandkids help me paint it and make fences from popcicle sticks which they also got to spray paint.

I found a cute horse in the kids toys and now I am on the lookout for a few pigs and an old tractor for our little scene!!!

Now when I am looking out the window from the kitchen I can see my little farm!!! 
I think I am going to start buying up some old Lincoln Logs and have the kids build some log cabins to put out here too!!!

Enjoy the earth my friends and I pray that our Dear Lord protects you and sheds His Mercy and Love upon you and keeps you safe from the scourge that has invaded our land.



Sunday, March 8, 2020

Live*Love*Life 40 Days of Lent~Keeping up with current news


There are many groups advocating for our unborn children.

They keep up on current issues that are going on around the country and the world, organize rally's, pray in front of abortion clinics, and so so so much more.

This is one way to keep yourself informed.

Here are a several I follow:

How awesome is this? The Democrats we see in the runnings and the ones who are making the most noise are the ones using the lives of our children as pawns in this race for power. But there is a group of Democrats who are for life. Sweetness.

Don't let the name confuse you.They are a nonprofit organization that exists to help abortion clinic workers leave the abortion industry. They are Prolife.

Please take time to check them out and see the work they are doing.
We are truly blessed to have so many passionate people fighting for our unborn children.

Together we can make changes.

Keep informed!!!

Join a local Prolife organization in your area.

Many churches have a Prolife team in their congregation.
Check them out and see what they are doing locally.

And do not be fearful.

Our mission to save these children and the pain and suffering of their mothers is vital.

Take care friends and see you tomorrow.

If you know of more Prolife organizations, please send me an email and I will update this list!!!