12/27/2012 Kids think work is… Final Farm post

It is never too early to develop the love of the land.  Kids think “work” is fun when they are this age.  Emily loved helping in her GrandDad’s cabbage patch. Now that she’s a big girl… I pray everyday that she will keep her feet on the ground, her hands close to the soil and her heart on GOD!   Only 4 post to go!

Cabbage Patch

12/21/2012 We had a feast! Final recipe post….

We had a feast…. remembered a wonderful day on the river and fantasized about next year’s adventure.  This gorgeous sockeye or his cousin was prepared perfectly.  I say take  a “recipe” and make it your own.  Trust me the writer of this “recipe” did the same thing.

ALWAYS start with wild caught  salmon (my preference is Lower Kenai River sockeye caught in August).  Portion  each filet to about 4-6  oz, place on a square of tin foil 12 inches or so.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Slice a sweet Vidalia onion and place a generous amount of onion on each filet. (Is there any other kind of onion?)  Sprinkle with Garlic salt, cracked pepper and if you are of the nature a little red-hot chili pepper.  Place a small pat of butter and 2 tablespoons of Meyers lemon juice (fresh squeezed from your own tree if possible.)  Close the package up leaving air space at the top… Cook for about 30 minutes.  Serve each person their own package so they can enjoy the delicious liquid created during the cooking process.

This is so easy to fix, so easy to clean up and is so YUMMY!!   Only 10 post to go!

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11/12/2012 Thankfully God is more generous with us.

 Daylily… the name given to this species of flower which typically last no more than 24 hours. Most flowers open in early morning and wither during the following night. Thankfully God is more generous with us.

11/2/2012… when we weren’t even looking.

This past summer our youngest son’s wife asked him to water her herb plants while she was gone.  He said that watering and caring for them gave him a peaceful feeling.  Since then he has grown tomatoes, peppers, zinnias, zucchini and this beautiful dahlia.  We have had numerous conversations about the how to… (I love it).  He has bought books and done research and loves the Johnny’s Seed Catalog that we sent him.  He already is planning how and what he is going to plant next Spring.  Sometime something comes along that grabs us when we weren’t even looking.

10/27/2012 …toss on the compost pile.

For years I have waited on this camellia plant.  We have moved it, pruned it, watered and fertilized it.  This year from a very scrawny bush comes forth this beautiful bloom.  Not much in the aroma department but with water droplet jewelery, it is drop down gorgeous.  Nature has its own time-table and we sometimes just have to wait.  I am really glad that I didn’t dig it up and toss on the compost pile.

10/20/2012 Friends & Family

I had a wonderful day…. friends came out and I took family pictures.  I have a bit more work to do before I share the pictures with them…  BUT I could not resist posting Miss Gracie’s picture.  It is such a joy to be part of a large extended family from our church.  Friends & Family are truly a blessing.