Friday, September 22, 2017


Bonnie sent these photos of vegetables from her garden.  I thought they would make a beautiful opening for Autumn.  Thank you Bonnie for your photos.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Autumn Leaves are starting to show

Took some pictures of local leaves to show.  Slowly they are starting to change for autumn.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


I thank Yoder's Restaurant in Sarasota, Florida for allowing me to put this recipe on here.  It is so very kind of them.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


I haven't had Silo's on here for a long time, so when driving around I got some to put on.  Hope you enjoy them.

Monday, September 18, 2017


Last weekend was Palmyra Canaltown Weekend.  This was our  50th Canaltown Day weekend.  I got around to see and take pictures of some things, but it was wearing me out so I didn't get to see some things like the big parade.  I did get to see the Horse Parade on Sunday afternoon and here are the pictures.  I will have pictures of other things I have seen on here in coming posts.

Friday, September 15, 2017


Bonnie Says: picture one is of, just plain canned tomatoes. Two are red tomatoes for tomato sauce and green tomatoes for green tomatoe mincemeat...the flavor of FALL.  Picture three is turning tomatoes into salsa.   Four just a photo of sunrise on my canned tomatoes.  Five is just another day of more tomatoes to can.  Picture six is just one of her cupboards filled with canned goodies.  I have more shelves that  are filled and ready for WINTER.

I can't remember exactly but I usually try to have 100 quarts of tomatoes canned each year.  They are also excellent when I dump a quart into the blender and make hot tomatoe juice to sip on during the winter months.

I, again, thank Bonnie for givings us such great pictues and information on canning.  If anyone else has something they would like to share, please let know.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Well Anna and I found out that the place we bought from Bishop Eli at Pinecraft is not full of water and is still on the map.  There is a tree down in our yard, several brances and leaves.  Someone who lives there that we do not know is cleaning up our yard and Bishop Eli's parents yard.  They will let us know if they find any damage.

It is nice, that people who don't even know you will take care of your property for you.  We didn't call them and ask them - they just saw work and are doing it.  Ours are not the only ones they are working on. They are helping other people, also.

Anna and I will take a good look at the cottage when we get there next year.  We will decide if we will remodel the cottage or tear it down and build a new one.  Will get a contractor out there to see what he thinks.  When Bishop Eli bought the one he originally did, it was less expensive to tear down the old one and build a new one than it was to remodel it.  Anna and I were thinking that it might be nice to have a two story - until Anna reminded me what I think of walking up and down those stairs every day.

The Mennonites and Amish are planning on sending missions down there to help. In fact, I believe some of the Mennonite trucks are down there or on the way with supplies for people.  This has been a hard time on people in several states especially Texas and Florida.  We must remember them in our prayers.

Well Anna's Father and step-Mother are settled in their home.  Us men moved the furniture around, in, out,  - whatever they wanted.  When the women came in - we got out.  They did all the cleaning, organizing, etc. Anything furniture they didn't want or aren't using is up in the attic of one of step-Mother's sons.  We want them to save everything for a while.  If they don't use by next spring, they said they would give it to family members or sell it.

Hardly seems that summer is coming to an end and fall is coming.  Getting the last of the harvest done.  Soon will be starting time to get ready for that white stuff.

Trust God's Wisdom,