Thursday, August 31, 2017


Here are some pictures of the hospital I will be in today having my operation, today.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Tomorrow is my big day - I go to the hospital and have my operation.  The doctor said I would be in six days.  I said others were only in three days.  He said he would rather tell me six days and let me go at three that to tell me three days and come in to tell me I have to stay four days longer.  So when I get out - I get out.

This time, I am trying to have posts on as many days as I can set up before I go in.  That way you will have something to see while I am in the hospital and home recovering.  Rigt now I don't now how well I will make.  I am writing this almost a week before it will be on, so I may change this a couple of times before I go.

Thank you for all the prayers you have given me and thank you for the prayers you will give me.  I really appreciate them from the bottom of my heart and the top, too.

Oh, Pierre is being taken care of.  A friend of mine, Fran, is taking him.  She has her dog Luckie.  Pierre and Luckie are buddies.  She took care of Pierre last time I was in the hospital and will take him this time.

Just want to let you know how things are going.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017


1. Pans of strawberries ready to freeze.
2. Our red current bushes.
3. Quarts of berries just picked.
4. Small blueberry bush.  These bushes are over my head now.
5. Blueberries
6. More strawberries.  I love how they look in the big blue bowl.

The blueberries are GREAT producers.  We get about 10 gallons of blueberries each year off our bushes.  I am always looking for new blueberry recipes.  Bonnie

Thank you Bonnie for your great berry pictures.  Does anyone have blueberry recipes that Bonnie would like?

Monday, August 28, 2017


Tom, The Backroads Traveller, had told me where Buffalo were located on a farm.  Many times, I have tried to find the place, but couldn't.  Recently I was driving down the road and saw Buffalo.  I snapped these pictures.  Thank you, Tom, for telling me where they were.

Saturday, August 26, 2017


National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and was founded in 2004.

National Dog Days celebrates all dogs, mixed breeds and pure.  The mission is to help the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort.  Dogs put their lvies on the line every day to personal protection, for law enforcement, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage, now they are detecting cancer and seizures...things even humans can not do.

Dogs are the Partners of our souls.

Friday, August 25, 2017


These are the vegetables and flowers at the Wayne County Fair last week.  My Africian Violets didn't make it because they didn't bloom on time.  Enjoyed seeing the flowers others had.  Looking forward to next year.

There is another post on tomorrow.

Thursday, August 24, 2017


Being ill, I haven't been able to keep track of my Osprey birds that come near my home like I have done previous years.  The top two are of the male and female.  In the nest (picture 3) is their baby. In picture 4, is the male osprey.  Pictures 5, 6, and 7 are recent pictures of the baby osprey.  The last picture is of the father osprey. So far the baby osprey hasn't flown.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017



3 c Zucchini
2 lg. onions, chopped fine
3 eggs
1 1/2 c. Bisquick
2 tsp oregano
1/2 c. fresh parsley or 3 tbsp dried
1/4 c. fresh basil or 2 tbsp dried
3/4 grated Parmesan

Mix all ingredients together.  If too thick add a little water.  Drop into hot skilleet.  Make them about 2" to 3".  Brown on both sides.  Serve with jelly, applesauce, or syrup.

A recipe that is not shared with others will soon be forgotten - but when it is shared, it will be enjoyed by future generations.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


These barns I took pictures of while driving around.  Some are Mennonite and some are Englishers.

Monday, August 21, 2017


Found out in church last Sunay that we are going to have a wedding in our church next week.  It was kind of a shock.  We had no idea.

Most of the Amish weddings are in October, November, and December after harvest time.  Sometimes, if it is a senior couple, they have it at church, anytime of year.  So the fact that a senior couple was getting married next week did not surprise us.  But, when Bishop Eli said it was Anna's Father and a widow lady we knew, I thought Anna and her sister Hannah, were going into shock and I was about to join them.  Church will be at Bishop Eli's next Sunday and a dinner will follow the church service.

It got me that Bishop Eli didn't tell me or at least give me a hint.  He said church business is church business and he doesn't tell until published on Sunday - unless he thinks there is a possible problem with their marriage - and he doesn't with this one.

Anna's Dad was sitting with his lady in the living room at Hannah's when we got there.  They had these big grins on their face.  We were happy and suprised.  Also, we wondered why they hadn't told us.  Anna's Dad said he didn't think we would approve so soon after her Mother's death, but her Mother passed away over a year ago.  We all approved.

Anna's Dad is marrying a very nice lady.  She is a widow.  They knew each other back in school days.  When her husband passed several of the people had helped keep up the work on her farm until she sold it - Anna's Father and myself included.  Now she has a small house on the land of one of her children - not too far from our house- and that is where they will live.

What got us is that none of us suspected.  We knew he still went to her house to help, when needed, but so did others. One thing we have to admit is his atitude has changed.  Before he would frown, crummble, speak to us shortly, but that all has changed.  He has his smile back again.  He speaks with a happier tone.  Anna and I hadn't seen him have this atitude in years.

Hannah is making him the suit for the wedding.  Anna says Hannah is much better at sewing than hers, but both of their sewing looks fine to me - which Anna said "men".  Bishop Eli won't let us help on the dinner.  He said that is all taken care of.

We are all so happy for Anna's Father and his, soon to be, wife.

Trust God's Wisdom,