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Rainy day “drops”

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After a dry summer, the rains finally came.  And it rained–maybe 10 minutes before the sun came out again.

We drove over to Monte Vist today.  Stopped by our favorite farm to buy tomatoes.  I don’t know what kind of tomatoes they grow but they are so good, so sweet.

Then we stopped at this little antique store.  My big purchase was one cute little basket.  We drove on for a ways up toward South Fork.  There was a makeshift Farmer’s Market…one man, one truck.  He did have some beautiful peaches…I bought a little paper sack of them…..$11.00.  I thought that was high.  But they were fresh from Pallisade, Colorado.  I know they will be delicious. Would have been more fun to pick them ourselves, which is what we plan to do for apples.  Soon as they are ready we plan a trip to New Mexico orchards.  There we can pick our own apples.

That’s about the size of things for today.  We came home tired and and hungry…That peach pie is going to be so good with a big daub of ice cream.  For now,  got to get cooking.

Colorado Peach Pie

          3/4 cup sugar          3 T flour          1/4 tsp. nutmeg

          5 cups fresh Colorado Peaches

          2 T butter

Combine dry ingredience.  Mix lightly with peaches.

     Put in unbaked pie shell.  Dot with butter.

     Add top crust.  Bake at 4oo degrees for 40 or 45 minutes.

So good served warm with ice cream. 

She provides food
for her family.


Where’s Waldo

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As the newspeople say….”It’s a slow newsday.”  Here anyway.”

I’ve been busy making cabbage burgers today.  I tried something new and I think it turned out pretty good.  I put canned chopped chili pepper in with the cabbage & vegeburger (we’re vegetarians) others use ground beef.

Cabbage Burgers  (the easy way)

      l box hot roll mix

      l# ground beef ( in my case 1/2 can vegeburger)  

     1/2  head cabbage          l onion, chopped

      Saute onion and cabbage.  Brown meat. Mix together . Let cool.

Roll out dough.  Cut into squares, bun size.  Put cabbage mixture in center.  Fold like a bun.  Put on parchment paper on pan.  Let buns rise.  Bake.  (for a different idea add a small can of chopped green chilies to your cabbage mixture.  You could call it a Mexican Cabbage Burger.  Just a thought.  We enjoyed the variety.

Thinking about getting out our fall clothes.  Might be early.  But I’m only thinking about it.

Want to show you a picture of my two girls.  They are little chihuahuas, Emily and Sara.  Emily is the smallest and the boss. Here they are in a picture that might be called “Where’s Waldo.”

The last days of summer

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There is so much going on in todays world….By the time I get around to reading about it ,   it’s old news. 

But today Hurricane Irene is pounding the east coast.  And as a nation we have to care about and pray for our fellow citizens.

Here in the valley and mountains where I live, it has been a very dry summer.  Our vegetation is green, but I’m glad I didn’t plant a garden this year.

It has been a very busy summer.  Had a lot of company.  The valley and mountains seem to attract a lot of visitors in the summer.


Such a beautiful day.  This is a picture from my back patio.


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We love having our grandkids with us….all 8 of them.  And they keep us busy keeping them busy.   Today as I was fixing lunch,  grandpa and the kids were freezing ice cream, the old fashion way.  All the while some were running through the sprinkler, playing in the little pool and splashing water over everyone. 

I put blankets down and they play games, they argue, they jump up and run around.  Oh if summer and childhood would last forever.

How great is the love the Father has for us.
That we should be called the children of God.
1st John 3:1

Bountiful Harvest

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Russell and I were never gardeners…but over the years we have improved.  When we were first married, Russell planted our first garden.  He planted two long row of radishes.  Novices that we were, we didn’t realize they would all mature at the same time.  We got a lot of teasing about our haystacks of radishes that Russell pulled up and stacked in piles.

Now I wouldn’t call him a Master Gardener, but he’s doing okay.  Our gardens produce a pretty good crop.  Here is a picture of his tomato plants.  They really produced.  Then he planted the marigolds around our garden to keep out the insects…I don’t know what kind, but it worked..anyway no insects.


Build houses and settle down. 
Plant gardens and
eat what they produce. 
Jerimiah 29:5

The Compromise

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Nothing is so much fun as grandkids, and we have been blessed with eight. Jamey or (James as he wants to be called)  is our oldest and Tyler is the youngest.

Today I have promised to take them swimming.  We have a problem.  Erin and Tyler hadn’t brought their swimming suits.  So, I go looking through my material scraps.  Found just what I thought would be perfect.  Hurriedly I stitched a bathing suit for Erin.  Then some trunks for Tyler.  I made a big mistake….both suits out of the same material.   Tyler he’s not going to wear a pair of trunks that are the same material as Erin’s.  After a lot of arguing and fussing…..the decision was, one would go to one end of the pool and the other would go to the other.  Peace again.  That’s about how our summers go.  We learn to compromise.

Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam…
so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.      
Proverbs 17:14

Family Football party

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We have to hurry this morning.  It’s Bronco day and we are going over to Linda’s to watch the “game.”    All our men are over the top Bronco fans.  Probably the first words out of Jason and Jeremy’s mouth were “football”.  They haven’t  lost any of their enthusiasm as the years have gone by.  So we live and die with the Broncos..  If they win….good umpires…If they lose …well there’s next week, next year. 

It’s still a good family time and we love it.  Russell is holding one of the biggest fans.  Her name is Coco Bonito.

May God be gracious to us,
and bless us,
and make his face shine upon us. 
Psalm 67:1