Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Making Bread


I made bread, something I rarely do and I really have no idea why I don't do it more on my days off!! It is so yummy and really so easy.

I followed the recipe in my very old Betty Crocker cookbook. This was a gift when we got married many moons ago.

Well, the bread was a hit with the husband and the grandchildren. They all loved it!! So one loaf stayed here and the other went home with the grands.

I need to bake more!!!!




Happy Baking and enjoy this world we're in!! martha

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Overwintering Geraniums


This is a huge geranium, actually, it's several plants. I've been wintering two pots like this in my greenhouse for the last 6-7 years now, so haven't had to buy any new geraniums!!! So cool.


I give them a really hard "hair cut" and clean out any dead debris and look for snails and slugs. It is impossible to get them all, so I put sluggo pellets in the pot on the surface of the soil.


And here is the green house. You can see the geranium planters on the white boards which holds them above the gravel.

The greenhouse is heated and I have a sprinkler system that comes on once a day now that it is colder out and not as much sun.


I have some orchids and some succulents also in the greenhouse which is why I am using the sluggo as those critters love to eat the orchids!!!

I love being in the greenhouse in the fall and winter, it's so fun repotting and watering when its cold out.

Have a lovely October!!!! Martha

Monday, August 12, 2019

It's that time of year!!!


It's canning time!!!!!!
So far I've made and canned: Dill Pickles, Hot Dill Pickles, Plum Juice, and Blackberry Jam!!!


The cucumbers came from our garden, the plums from our son's garden and the blackberrys from the neighbors in the back who refuse to prune and remove the blackberry briars.




Hopefully there will be many more jars of pickles. I only have 3 vines, so not a big producer but should be enough for us.

Take care and enjoy this beautiful earth God gave us!!! Martha

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Girls With Curls

 I did not know that dippity-do was still manufactued. I used this stuff when I was like in Junior High!! And that was a LONG TIME AGO!!!

Well they do and I love it.

I am working on growing this hair out and learning how to work with my curly hair instead of fighting it. So with the dippity-do, I first put the gellee on and then follow with the mousse. I like the results a lot.


Another product I found online is the Briogeo gel. It works nicely also!!!

I am amazed at all the really fabulous products that are being made with curlies in mind!! Where were they when I was growing up and straight hair was the thing???????!!!!


 This photo was taken on June 22nd. I have not cut it but do need a little trim to just shape my hair. I hope to do that sometime in August.

I will keep you up on my curly hair journey if you are at all interested!!!

Enjoy the earth my friends, Marthađź’–

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Paint Night

 I went to a paint night with my daughter in law
 The money raised went to a local dance team for their trip to Disneyland
 It was fun!! I am def not a painter
 but that's OK!!!
 Here we are with our creations!!!
There were actually around 50 people at this paint night!!! They raised a lot of money for the girls trip. Glad I went and it was fun spending the evening with Jessica.

Love family time!!!

Enjoy the earth!
Martha

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Live Love Life


Dehumanizing the child in the womb

Does not change the fact

That the child in the womb is a human being
A gift from God

God's gifts are many


So WHY are we unaware of these gifts

WHY are we confused?

And WHY do we condemn these children to death?

Human beings were made in the image of GOD
All life is sacred in the eyes of GOD

We humans have a life-cycle

It begins at conception and continues through to old age-elderly

All levels of this cycle are important as the next

PLEASE STOP ABORTION

ALL LIFE IS SACRED INCLUDING THE UNBORN CHILDREN

One of the biggest organizations who murder our children daily are:

It's time to stop the insanity!!!

Those who are trying to save the lives of our children are:

Please pray for those touched by Abortion
I will be praying also.
Martha

Monday, June 17, 2019

Dove of Peace


We went to our youngest son and wife's home for an early Father's Day dinner and as we were driving home down their driveway there was this.

Sometimes God shows us signs that he is here with us, we just need to pay attention.