Thursday, September 25, 2008

Meme thanks to Mammas Heart And Hearth: Meme on Thursday

Feel free to do as well!

Aprons–y/n If y, what does your fave look like? Yes, my fav is one from the UK that has pictures, names and the verse of all the plants mentioned in the Bible
Baking–Bread, yummy warm bread! um and scones
Clothes line? Supposed to be putting one in, in the spring
Donuts–never made them, the frying part scares me!
Everyday–One homemaking thing you do every day? dishes & laundry
Freezer–Do you have a separate deep freeze?yep, got it for $10! so instead of canning we freeze everything
Garbage Disposer?No
Handbook–What is your favorite homemaking resource? my grandmother and mother in law
Ironing–Love it or Hate it? Hate it!!
Junk Drawer–y/n? Where is it?This is embarresing....2 in the kitchen, 1 in the study, 4 in the dining room...oh my!
Kitchen–color and decorating scheme.chocolate brown oak cupboards, a basket, a fruit bowl, sorta plain
Love–what is your favorite part of homemaking?Being at home with the Goons. Baking, Cooking, Gardening!
Mop–y/n?nope, we get down on our hands and knees with the scrub brush!
Nylons, machine or hand wash?refruse to wear them, even in the bitter cold of winter!
Oven–do you use the window or open the oven to check?Open, and usually therefore forget that it is yorkshire puddings or something simular and they all sink!
Pizza–What do you put on yours?whatever is in the fridge
Quiet–What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?okay, you have obviously never been in my home! sometimes I get a cuppa, that is nice!
Recipe Card Box–y/n? What does it look like?i was given books, don't like them and am trying to find a nice plain box
Style of house–What style is your house?simple country, with pictures of Israel all over the walls, sorta an odd combination but I think it works
Tablecloths or Placemats? Tableclothe on Sunday usually or a special dinner, placemats for everyday
Under the kitchen sink–organized or toxic wasteland? Used to be Organized, now toxic dump
Vacuum–How many times per week? 2, once on Monday and once friday
Wash–How many loads of laundry do you do per week?5, 1 per weekday
Do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off? yes, though it doesn't all get done
Yard–y/n? Who does what?yep, I do the veggie patch & flower beds, Hubby mows (I mow when he is away though)
ZZZ’s–what is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed? tidy up the kitchen

Friday, September 19, 2008

Ike Rains

Well yesterday we finally got out to do a proper inspection of the damage done as Ike travelled up here and dumped nearly 20 cm of rain in 2 days. The corn was just forming lovely full ears, but Ike desided he didn't like corn and so pushed it down to the ground. As of yesterday the corn has picked itself up a bit and we are "hoping" that it can still grow in this sorry shape. This has never happened to us before so do any of you know what it'll do? It was 6 ft high before!

Our tomatoes have been ripped off of their support poles but are still turning red so today they will be re-tied.

In happier news the Monarchs are migrating and yesterday we had at least a dozen in our front flower beds. Probiblly more, but they were not willing to sit still to be counted! The Goons and I chased them from flower to flower to take pictures! Hope you enjoy them!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Fall is Here

Hip Hip Horray!

But my what a busy time it is! Missy and I have been busy this morning shelling beans

Hubby had been away for nearly a week (coming home for the weekend) so the children and I made apple sauce thanks to a wonderful recipe from a very dear friend! Of course I forgot to turn the stove down before hopping into the shower and came out the the heady aroma of burnt sauce! The bottom of the pot was thick with a layer of burnt on stuff and I thought it ruined but throwing in a great deal of baking powder and letting it sit for a week has done wonders in lifting it all off and it saved our pot!

Mum B has an amazing contraption from England she calls a "mully" and it helped in the completion of the entire bushel of apples.

You cook the apples WITH the skins on

Then with some turns of the crank the sauce is separated from the skins

and voila yummy apple sauce!

Oh how I adore Fall!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Wow, it seems like yesterday I was holding a wee one in my hands and now he is grown up and off to school today. Poor Missy was lost without Magoo to follow after, and Mummy missed him too!
Tired Mummy is off to bed so here are some pictures instead: