Mmmmmm nummy apricots! They are so sweet and juicy!
Hello sweet ladies,
The other day a friend called and said that she had so many apricots to pick and there was no way that she could use them all. She wondered if I would like some. She said I could have allllll that I wanted. Well, that was the evening that Alaska our horse died. She ended up coming over, remember with two buckets full of sweet nummy apricots for us? That night it was so sweet to be loved on like that! Well, she called the other night and said that we only had about 3 days left to pick. We all hopped in the little white truck around 8 last night and this is what we found. Absolute beauty. There were so many and I just knew that there was no way we could pick them all.
Some were so high, but we did our best! The chatter that goes on when you work together is priceless. You end up finding out lots of things, that you normally wouldn't if you didn't take the time to work together. We giggled and laughed so hard sometimes, because when you would pick one apricot another that was so ripe would fall on you. Yuk! I had apricots drop on my shoulders and then it would go down the front of my shirt, same with the girls. It was worth it though.We came home with a lot of produce. I will put them up in the freezer now and use them later. I took quart freezer bags, filled them and will later make jam. I just don't have the time right now, but I will in the winter months ahead. I will also share with a family that I know will want to do the same up. That is one of the most special times in the summer when the produce is plentiful, to make sure you share some of what you have been given with someone else.
Tonight the same family has given us permission to go pick Sandhill plums. I will take pictures and show you. The jam you make is the best in the world! No kidding, it is a "must" gift for our sons for Christmas. I make it in quart jars for them and have for years, when the plums are available. Sometimes we get a freeze and we don't have any plums. They grew up with their Grandma Jo making it for them and then she taught me. It is so good! I will share the recipe with you.
Kitties make kids so happy!
Thought this was the cutest picture! Look at the kitty on the right. He wants some attention too.
Forgot to share this little guy with you yesterday. Isn't he the tiniest little grasshopper? He is cute now, but he can be naughty in your garden when he gets bigger!
As my friend Rosa says, "the sweet potatoes are getting bossy!" They are growing really fast now with all the new rain. We can water and make sure the ground has moisture for the crops, but when the Lord comes along and does what He does so well, you really see the plants grow! We are so dependent upon the Lord, even if we don't realize it! I don't want to forget to be thankful for all He does.
I woke up at 4 this morning. I couldn't sleep. I have a two sons who drive real early in the morning. It was impressed on me to pray. I want to listen. The roosters are out a "cock o doodling". The world is waking up.
If you wouldn't mind praying for my Mr. Phil. When we worked on the fence a big post hole digger implement fell on him. I don't know if I mentioned it or not. Anyway, it was amazing that it didn't hurt as much as it should have. It still has a big 4" knot on the calf of his leg. Someone said we should have it looked at, because of a blood clot. We have an appointment today. Thank you so much ladies for those of you who pray for our family. You are loved bunches and I really mean that!
Almost forgot to tell you, we met the couple that wanted another fence built yesterday at their property. I had not met the wife before. She is a sweetie! I love her heart! We will be building another fence. Work! Thank you for praying and thank you Lord for blessing! He says He won't leave us. I believe Him! Sometimes I get scared about our future. I don't have to. Right?
I showed her their blackberry patch. She liked! After I got home I had a little deer tick on me. Creepy little bug!!!!!!
Blessings and hugs from the farm,