Summer is almost over!! Too sad. This has been an awesome summer! We've kept busy, and had fun too of course. :) If summer is winding down, the garden sure isn't. There are lots of ripening tomatoes on the vine, corn, and an abundance of cucumbers and zucchini. We'ce been making lots of tomato sauce and pickles. The canning shelves are getting full. Don't you love that feeling? Seeing lots of jars full of your labors sitting on a shelf all ready for winter? Oh, well, that's how I feel, I guess.
So things around here are pretty laid back, for the breif present. :) And they are about to get busy. We've enjoyed a leisurely summer break from the busyness of school, playing with our darling puppies that are growing fatter by the day, (for puppies that's good!) and spending time with our sweet friends the S. family horseback riding and more recently going to their beautiful camp and going swimming. In the middle of August we were blessed to see some other dear friends the A family whom we hadn't seen in quite a while. Then of course we've had the garden to keep us busy, and the boys have been getting practised up for the big deer hunts this fall with their bows.
Right now we are enjoying having Dad home with us for an extended vacation. This is an exciting time of year for us, actually, first week in September we usually spend in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. So of course everyone is very, very excited about that! Tomorrow (Monday) is a big packing and getting-ready day, so we're preparing for that. Then on Tuesday we'll be leaving! Coming home on Saturday afternoon. ;)
Oh, and I'm sure you noticed that the blog has had a makeover. :) One of the funnest things for me (if funnest is a word?) about having a blog is changing it around. Apologies.
Well, I've talked (or typed) long enough, and now I'm going to let you sit back and enjoy some long overdue pictures.
Some yummy garden things. :)
And growing puppies!
Recently some cute cousins came up from New York for a visit. They sorta live in the suburbs and love it out in the country.
The boys got out the John Deere and trailer so that the cousins could have a ride.
My sweet Mama and Dad :)
We went to some friends' home church for church today. It was such a wonderful time of sweet fellowship.
I had to take this cute one of you and Mary Grace. ;)
Thank you M family for inviting us!
Well, I think that will be the conclusion of this post. I have more tomato sauce waiting downstairs to be canned, packing to start, Flash to install, a bedroom to be cleaned, and probably more things that I don't know about yet. But hope y'all had a great August, and I promise to post more later when I'm not so computered out and I have a little more time.
One last thing. A link to a song I've been listening to a lot this week and really like~ hopefully you all will enjoy it too. :)
Have a wonderful evening!