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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Friday, September 17, 2010

IT'S NOT WHAT I INTENDED TO DO TODAY...


When I got back from the barn this morning around 10ish, it was pouring rain. Since I had my rain coat and my rubber boots on ( with steel toes , mind you because calves that weigh more than me sometimes, step on my toes,)  I decided that I better pick up some tomatoes from the garden.

I remembered that I had just purchased a  metal mesh basket  (at Value Village  for $3.99) for the garden because I can hose it down. So I went to fetch it and started to pick tomatoes and since I know that it's getting cold I kept picking and picking and then my husband showed up and took pity on me I guess.  He brought out the crates and we filled  one with green tomatoes and the other one with red ones.  As I speak, the green tomatoes are going to the church for chow chow pickles for their spring supper.  AMEN. Half of the red tomatoes went to my daughter and my son said that he would want some too. The rest will be frozen for soup.

We cleaned the garden of zucchinis and cucumbers too. I didn't took any photos of the cucumbers though.

I took a very bad photo of my husband helping me in the rain and my glasses were all wet, but I'm keeping it in here.
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Today we cleaned out the garden of zucchinis, cucumbers, tomatoes and all that is left is Jalapenos and sweet green  basil an parsley.  Everything is cleaned out. Since a good deed deserves another I went back to the farm to help him pick squash for our church supper. He picked the giant Hubbard squash and I picked the buttercup squash. What was he THINKING??? We picked a truck load and there are still another three truck loads in the field. We could feed an army. I'm thinking of other church's supper, the soup kitchen, food bank, even the friggin army. The seeds were all the same size... but God was so generous in his abundance.  I'm going to have nightmares about this, I know...
                                                    


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Then to celebrate he mixed me a drink and I swear I don't know how much scotch he put in there but I was all finished my blog and I hit the close button instead of posting it........ Not amused... I lost the whole post,  my head was spinning... lol... so I had to retype  everything, nothing was saved... Oh well worst has happened, get a grip girl... Sorry my post is so late.



I'm cool...
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Now going back to last evening, I was getting the designer's block and YOU WERE ALL SO SWEET WITH YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT, well I went on Goggle and uploaded some images of things I couldn't visualize and voila.. I drew some pictures for my childhood memories rug and although I couldn't get them all I got  fair amount and they will need tweaking, I know.

very rough sketching
Fun things I remember
Remember Dick and Jane?
primitive living

My favorite things to pick and eat
Apologies for the lateness of this blog.  That's the equivalent of two blogs in one night.  JB

10 comments:

  1. Oh Julia - very neat drawings! Be sure to keep the clothesline; cotton fields and clotheslines, for some unknown reason, are two of my favorite things in the world! One of my first watercolors was of a lady hanging out clothes; that was one I gave to my brother which he framed and it has a special place in his house.
    With all that picking veges in the rain you needed some medicinal beverages, and rest. I have some sinus pain, the room I work in is 70-90% humidity and chilly all the time and I'm pretty sure that's what causes it. Have a good weekend. I love chow-chow and pinto beans with homemade biscuits!!
    /Deb

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  2. Also - Dick and Jane, as well as the house with the chimney! How big is the rug going to be?

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  3. It's going to be awesome. I especially love clothes lines too. I think that sketch is my fav. I've lost posts before - so frustrating.

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  4. Oh, and Holy Squash Batman!!!!

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  5. I. can't believe it. , you girls hung in there for me. I'm so slow typing with two fingers. You girls are awsome. Love, Julia

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  6. Hi Julia - WOW what a harvest of squash. Enough to feed the whole world! The sketches for your rug are wonderful. I can't wait to see the design on backing and it begun. Hope you have a great weekend,

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  7. Thanks Deb, Kim and Doris. My burlap is 45 x 27 inches and I'm not sure yet of the finish size. Hope your sinus clears up Deb. I can't wait to get started on hooking. This weekend is our church annual fall supper and I'll be busy helping with this. Have a blessed weekend. JB

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  8. What a big, beautiful bounty! I love making zucchini cakes! YUM!

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  9. Love your rug drawings. Can't wait to watch it grow.

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  10. Thanks Tammy and April for checking up on me. JB

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