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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Friday, August 30, 2019


As summer is winding down, it's time to make pickles. We have an overabundance of cucumbers again this year and so I made some pickles. What else is new?

Last Friday evening I went to check to see how my little pickling cucumbers were doing. To my surprise, I picked about a gallon. I asked George, how his cucumbers were doing at the farm. He said he hadn't seen any yet. I went to check and I picked two full boxes and had to come home because I  didn't bring enough boxes. There were so much more left in his garden.
That night, I scrubbed all the cucumbers and got all my ingredients ready and started to work on pickles all day, from Saturday morning till I went to bed at midnight. The house smelled like pickles and me too. I showered, said my prayers and fell asleep and I didn't move all night. I was so tired. Surprisingly I was well-rested in the morning.

 On Monday, I tackled digging my Irises. I had to tackle a hornet nest inside a hollow brick before continuing. It was hot and the sweat was pouring off my brow into my eyeglasses. I had to tie a bandana on my forehead.

I had to remove some bricks and the hornets were really mad. I had put on a winter coat with a hood, leather gloves and was well protected. I even had my face covered in case one would try to get to sting me in the face.

The Irises have been planted and I have put some in pots but I didn't take a picture of that. I dug another patch but I still have a few more patches to did up. Now I have to tidy these Daylilies. I have all the dead stalks removed.

I've finally moved the rest of the pile of soil by the road and reseeded that patch of lawn and done some more weeding as the weeds are going to seeds already. I used a lot of that excess soil in my Irises bed. No Photos.

On Wednesday morning I got the shocking news that my uncle had passed away. When I contacted my sister to tell her, she gave me the news that my sister in law had just lost two of her sisters a few days apart. I hope that it for a while.

Please keep the people of Florida in your thoughts and prayers. I have friends who live in Florida and I'm am concerned about them. I hope that Dorian loses strength as it hit land. Also if you are so inclined, please pray for a 4-year-old little girl named Abbey who is to undergo a 12 to 20-hour operation for brain cancer. I can't imagine what the parents are going through right now.

Stay safe wherever you are.
Thanks for your comments and prayers..
Hugs, Julia