Wednesday, August 22, 2012

| homemaker in training. |

"Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.  .  . She riseth while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.  .  .Strength and honor are her clothing, and she shall rejoice in time to come.  .  .She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness."
 Proverbs 31:10,15,25,27


Monday, August 13, 2012

| homemade reese's squares. |

   A delicious recipe I tried out today that reminded me of Butterfinger candy bars. ;)

 ~Three cups crushed graham crackers
 ~ 11/2 cups powdered sugar
 ~1 cup plus 2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
 ~ 1 teaspoon vanilla
 ~ 4 tbsp. melted butter
 ~2 cups milk chocolate chips
 Combine all ingredients except for chocolate chips and 2 tbsp. peanut butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Pat mixture into a greased 9x13 pan and chill for one hour.
 Melt chips and peanut butter in double boiler over medium heat. Pour over peanut butter mixture and chill for another hour.

Friday, August 10, 2012

| field days 2012. |

Summer pies anyone?

Blueberry and cherry are family favorites. ;)

I was working in the garden this week and couldn't pass up a shot of two helpful little Monarch butterfly caterpillars demolishing a milkweed.

Picking peas in the shade of the corn. ;) Natural cover! Although I did get a shower of corn dust-- definitely not so pleasant.




 A summer evening.

Fair and Field Days 2012!

 This was the first year we had done the Midway (or parts of it) in a while.

Some of the boys tried out the helicopters.

Can you believe this little lady went in the fire trucks by herself? (And loved it!)

Petting Stormy.

Checking out the 18 wheeler they had on exhibit.

I liked this enormous tractor on exhibit =).  The wheels were a foot taller than I am.

The empty Demo. Derby feild. We got to see the cars arriving. ;)

Looking at some antique buggies.

Some beautiful exhibits in the Home and Garden department. We didn't contribute this year; hopefully next year we will be able to.

yes Emily, I found yours and Pamela's beautiful quilts!

Friends checking out little Miss Riley. ;)

Well, that's enough for now. Hope you all have a wonderful evening everyone, and God bless you!



Friday, August 3, 2012

| first week of august. |

August!!! The last month of summer... : ( I'm trying to enjoy this sweet time of leisurely summer as once we get into the middle of September, which is a hectic month for us in its own right, (family vacation, four birthdays, school starts, getting the garden and apples in, exct.) I'm going to start my senior year. Yikes! No, just joking, it's not that bad. But I am not good in math and you seniors know 12th grade math is tough. My mathematician dad is gearing up. =) He'll be my patient teacher.
But then this June....graduation! It sounds so nice! And then. . . I don't know. We'll see where the Lord leads.
 Back to the present.  .   . Dad is away this weekend, so we are making do without him. To be more specific, he is in Minnesota with my grandparents and his younger brother visiting our Grandpa H who has not been doing so well lately. He flew out early this morning, and should be back late Monday night. So if you think about it please pray that he would have safe travels back Monday night.
These pictures are from the past two weeks. If you do not like rambly photography then this post is not for you. Sorry! I'll do better next time. ;)
   Swiftly developing 2012 vegetable garden. Canning season is coming! I'll be busy in the kitchen then. ;)

Beautiful Belted Galloways in the pasture next to ours. We call them the 'Oreo Cookie' cows.

This poor lonely guy wishes he could go hang out with them. You have to admit, he's cute! He was kinda posing here. But I am partial to cows. Especially this friendly boy.

Whenever I come down to the cow pasture he gallops over to the apple tree and waits. =) He knows what's coming! I love feeding him apples. He's so cute, neatly taking them off my hand one at a time and lowing if I don't go get him more fast enough.

Late summer beauties.

My old tree fort I built when I was thirteen. My carpentry skills weren't (and still aren't) very good. I had built one about twenty-five feet up in the tree that had to be taken down by Dad after being disapproved by the FBMA. (Federal Bureau of Mom's Approval) Poor Mama was glad when I gave up fortbuilding in trees.

Summer in the country!

For some reason I was taking shots of flags too.

On July 27th Kammy had her fourth litter of puppies. Five this time. Three girls and two boys. All of them seem to be doing well.


Yummy blackberries turning ripe!

 A "relatively large" pile of kale waiting to be blanched on Friday. No, this wasn't all of it.

A beautiful farm we drove past this evening. We went out for ice cream, a fun family thing to do.
Although, one we don't do very often. =)

Do you think they're having fun? I do.

Being a little girl again. =)

 Last week we went to a surprise anniversary party for friends of ours that their children put on for them. It was really a neat time and the kids did a wonderful job of surprising their parents and setting everything up. It was their 30th anniversary. It was also really nice for us too as it was an opportunity to see a lot of friends from the other side of the state that we don't see so often any more.
 Mr. and Mrs M and Brian

 Sweet little girls =)

The "courtin' couple" and family

The hay feild behind the house.

Well, I think I've given you a little (or big!) update on everything that's happened lately. =) It's getting really late here and I am getting tired, and everyone else is watching an interesting movie, so I think I will go join them.

This dog has an attitude of entitlement. Every night when I go to bed I find him looking like this~ and yes, that's my pillow! I'm sure he's there right now. He usually waits till I actually have gone to bed and then comes and jumps up and sleeps next to me. (welcome to the life of Hannah) Well, good night everyone, have a wonderful weekend, and remember to keep rejoicing in the Lord!


"O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy, yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, oh LORD my God.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God."

~Psalm 43: 3~5