Sunday, July 31, 2011


I am in limbo right now. I have so many things to tell you all about but my mind just cannot settle to write. I am very busy gtting ready for my granddaughters arrival and all the things that go along with that. I am working on settling down and will be back on here regularly then. see you soon. xoxoxoxox

Blessings, Sue... Please dont give up on me I will be back soon!!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Still here

Hi everyone, sorry about the sporadic posting. My lap top died. Luckily I still have the home computer but even so, I haven't really made the time to get on here. This picture is from July 2007. I found it in the picture file on here. Kinda cool looking back at all the pictures we have on here.

I've been busy getting ready for my trip to Georgia. Got my new glasses today, and I'm hoping to be able to get a new lap top to take with me.
I still have a bit of sewing to do and other things that are secret for now. (sorry took) hee hee.

I'm still taking picture and as soon as I can I will get them on here.

Stay cool, drink lots of water and enjoy your days!!!!

Blessings, Sue P.S. The tea in the picture is Celestial Seasoning True Blueberry. I still drink it almost every day! No caffeine. Sometimes I mix it with green tea or Ceylon black tea for a kick. I highly recommend. YUMMY STUFF

Monday, July 11, 2011

I'm on my way

"Oh My ears and whiskers, how late it's getting." Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland

No worries... I just bought my plane ticket and we're "locked and loaded". I've got about a million things to do. As usual. I am one excited Grama!!!!!
Must go, my sewing machine has finally stopped smoken' hahahahahahahahhahhahahhhahaha

Blessings, Sue

Saturday, July 9, 2011

You found me.... Yayyyy

We have been very busy with Seth home for a week. What a great time we had. During the actual weather we had here the other evening this is what we were blessed with. A double rainbow. After a huge dinner of bbq we made our way to the backyard to check on the peaches and make sure everyone out there had water.

Our first harvest. An entire bowl full of the juiciest, sweetest peaches I have ever eaten.

As you know if you have been reading long, last year our harvest was a handful. This year I have been watching as our little tree bore up under the weight of peach after peach. I have enjoyed every minute of watching them ripen. Its a miracle to me.

While picking ripe fruit we again checked on our little Gala apple tree and were surprised and elated to find 3 baby apples growing snug down amongst the leaves. There are still a few blossoms as well, so we may get a couple more.

Of course, we had to sample them and a few ended up sliced in my evening wine!!! YUMMMM

This is a sample of the BBQ we had. Along with this steak we had fresh green beans and rice. I'm telling you it wasn't while we were full from this meal that we decided the first bowl of peaches would be made into a pie.

This is my little pie bird. She has been waiting in the cupboard just for this occasion and she did a mighty fine job keeping everything in the pie, even though I filled it way to full with filling. But I quote " You can never have to much filling" guess who........?

Oh My Gosh... Peach pie has always been my favorite, but this was the best durn pie EVER!!!

We had a piece every single night with ice cream and we even had it for breakfast.

Daddy is back at work.... My stomach needs the rest!!!! I'll be sipping ice tea all day today.. I'm still full. hahahahahaahha

This is bowl # 2. I have my jars already and I'll be making jam with these. There is at least one more bowl on the tree which I want to make plain canned peaches. but you can guess what Daddy wants.... ANOTHER PIE.. I'll make sure we have help eating this one. :)

Blessings, Sue

Saturday, July 2, 2011

This is the first year I have gotten plums off this tree. and I was hoping to have enough to make some plum jam, but after eating a few I ended up with only 2 pounds. I needed 4. so I bought 2 more lbs. at the store and jumped in. This being my first plum jam, I had a few new techniques to use. Although I have done this with tomatoes and peaches I had never used this method on plums. Simply dip the plums a few at a time into boiling water, then quickly plunge them into ice water and the skins just slip away!!! Here they are hot tubbin'.

They are like precious little jewels. So sweet and juicy. The colors were gorgeous, like a summer sunrise.

I was searching for a recipe and contemplating several, but most of the ones I found used other fruits and the purist in me couldn't handle that right now. hahahahaha I mean I was already substituting 1/2 with store bought. I have to thank Lisa, for encouraging me to go ahead and make it. She told me she used the recipe right off the sure gel box and I highly recommend it! This is the BEST!!! Pretty darn sweet, cause it uses a heck of a lot of sugar. but it jam for heaven's sake, You only use a teaspoon on your toast, right? :) hee hee.

I got 4 pints and a bit in another jar to put in the fridge to consume IMMEDIATELY!! I love the color so much I'm going to try to duplicate it in some yarn. Wouldn't that be the cutest little Emmaline mittens!!

So encouraged was I, that I whipped up some blueberry jam as well last night. Its just as delicious, though not homegrown. I love anything blueberry. In Georgia they have pick your own blueberry patches open to the public during June. Guess what we will all be doing soon, girls? wink, wink grandbaby in tow!!!!!

Check out this adorable plant I found. I thought it was a lambs ear and was so excited.. but when I read the label its called an African Felt Plant. Even cooler since Iv'e never seen one before.

This is pretty much how I feel right now having walked past.....

THIS....Why yes, yes it is , my candy dish... Is it??? why yes it is.... still COMPLETELY FULL after an entire WEEK. Oh My Gosh....... I have no words... I'm amazed... this just does not happen in this house... Whats the world coming too. hahahahahahahahahahhahaahah

I'm glad I got all the jam made in the last few days. I went out last night and am happy to say...

My little peach tree has out done herself this year. I got a grand total of 6 peaches last year which were hastily consumed... but this year I'm gonna get some jam!!!! YAY!!!!!

Aren't they amazing!

Blessings, Sue