Pressed reset this morning or last night rather when I forced myself to go to bed early instead of burning the midnight oil (again). Woke up earlier than normal and this day has been fantastic as a result.
Yesterday we played at the farm. I planted some tomatoes and green beans just in time for today’s rain. These little things like the salamander I unearthed center me and make me grateful for all I’ve been given.
Green smoothie recipe b/c it’s a main food group for us these days.
handful of spinach
1 frozen banana cut into pieces
1 handful frozen strawberries
1 cup coconut milk or more if needed
I also add some vitamin C powder and a powdered nutritional supplement for a boost
blend till smooth
*blessed weekend friends
Recently one of you left a beautifully encouraging note talking about “women of valor”. It disappeared before I had a chance to respond. Just wanted to say thank you to whoever sent that. It’s been on my mind since.
1/ good friendships 2/ good food + drink 3/ wheels to get around 4/ my favorite vintage shop 5/ peace
*everything about this weekend. Sheesh! So good.
**treat yourself (big or little) you deserve it.
*grateful for these mornings.
Two days left till departure and knowing the weather won’t be the same when I get back I’m trying to soak in every ounce of the fire colored trees and autumn breeze. Campfires, pie/cookie baking and fall festivals!
October. things I’m grateful for
*Bernheim Forest Color Fest
*Our front step and that little guy who’s growing up so fast
*Momma Chicken and her babies + the first of our Copper Maran Eggs. Variety is rewarding
*Cooler weather and our dock on the river
*Finished handmade (by me) Christmas quilts started last year. Ready for a colder winter this time.
3/4 c butter
1 c sugar
2 c all-purpose flour
2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 t ground cinnamon
1 t ground cloves
1 t ground ginger
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add eg and molasses; beat well. Sift together dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Chill dough. Roll into 1-1/4-in. balls and dip into sugar. Bake at 375 for about 10 mins. cool on wire rack. 4 dz
Project No Tomato Left Behind but seriously. All grown by me from seed. So far I’ve put up tomato sauce, ketchup and sun dried tomatoes. Feeling so blessed and slightly overwhelmed by the abundance but oh what a blessing they are.