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Written by Sue, Wednesday, October 18, 2017       Sunny, cool, temps. 60,s beautiful fall day.

We are finally getting some much needed and wanted fall weather, I woke in the middle of the night slightly chilly, and remarked to Mr P, that I certainly would be adding more covers, today, so I snuggled closer to him, he is like a heater, me, I am an iceberg, cold feet and all!~smile~

Today, I will be picking my green beans, and canning them. It is 11:AM, and I have yet to pick them., as I am busy trying to write this post., and waiting for it to warm.



Other things today at the farm, Dh took some sheep to the market, always bitter sweet, the cash is good, but I know where most will end up, with some going to farmer's home.


I thought I would show you some of the prettiest hostess gifts, I received from friends at our Happy Fall Ya"ll get together.  I have the sweetest and nicest friends, always so thoughtful!

What type of hostess gifts do you give? Some times I dress my jams,and jellies in pretties,


I also give baked goodies, I might give some hand lotion or candle from BBW!Most of the time it is handmade.

My friend Trish, gave me this beautiful mum, with an angel tucked in, Mr Belvedere, the butler, says this is a little much for him. Don't worry Mr B, I just wanted you to hold it for my photo!


My friend, Vicky, gave me the very pretty sugar and creamer set, just love the colors, Mary Jo gave me some Mary Kay hand lotions, the pepper jelly from my friend Julie, the hand soap was from Susan.



UPDATE:
So what is on your counter this fine fall afternoon?

I did get the beans picked, snapped and canned, it took 2hrs from bush to counter!

I'm also dehydrating cayenne peppers! Should e ready tomorrow!
I have a baked herb chicken in the oven, steamed broccoli, green beans, of course, and a salad.

Hope your day was filled with many blessings!

Love from the farmhouse.
Sue

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The phrase "There's no place like home," is so true.



Written by Sue, Friday, October 13, 2017          much cooler today, temps. 70's

No matter where I go, I always love turning the key and hearing that clicking sound in the lock of our door . Even if I have only gone shopping, I am so happy to be home.

Foyer decorated for the season


Did you know that every home has its own scent, the first thing I do is sniff the air, and I offer a quiet prayer of thankfulness, and safety.


The scents I am smelling now are fall scents, i.e. pumpkin spice, cinnamon, autumn leaves, sweater weather, (love Bath and Bodyworks.)

My decorating style is my own, I decorate with the colors and treasures that are me. 

If I had to choose my favorite room it would be either my kitchen, or dining room, the dining room would probably edge the kitchen only slightly, It is a place where we nourish our bodies, and spirits as we linger over a meal.

The fall view of the foyer and dining room as I come down the stairs,
One of the things that I have enjoyed about blogging is the difference in how we all view the world, and our homes. Just like our Creator made each of us to be unique, we create our own unique styles and colors in our own homes. I have learned so much from you and enjoyed your homes so much, and have learned so much about you from your homes...

I truly believe that God wants us to have a safe haven to come home too, a place we can claim as our own,... just like us, homes come in all shapes and sizes, if love (family) is there, it is our home, if our things are there, it is our home,


When we add our own personal touches, it "becomes our home"
Even in our bedrooms and bathrooms, (after all we do spend time in there,) whether it's putting my makeup on or brushing my teeth, I enjoy reading scripture verses on plaques, and seasonal touches.
Home is a place we can go to when the storms of life are raging. I often listen to the wind and rain when it is coming down hard and am reminded of the safety of our sheltering home. It is the one place that we control what and who comes in, (well,most of the time. lol)

Sometimes late at night, when I am unable to sleep I will get up and as I am walking across the room, I hear the floor creek beneath my feet, I go, sit, and listen to other sounds that my home makes, a pop here and there in the wall, it is like the wall is talking to me. A home not only has its own scent, but it also has its own sound. I truly believe that a home takes on its own personality, US!!

So why this blog?....
I wanted a place that I could come, talk about, and share of how my day was spent here at the "farmhouse", and about the things that I do to make it a "home". Making a house a home is a lifetime endever,
 and I might add a joy. 

As my life is always changing, my style, which I call "Eclectic" remains the same. When I first started blogging I made the mistake of comparing my style, tried to change, but soon realized that was not me, and not pleasing to the Lord. Again we are all "Unique," and I truly believe this pleases God, after all ,He did create us!

Love from my home to yours,
Sue

 Psalm 139:14~ I will praise You, for I am fearfully 
and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works;
And that, my souls knows very well.














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Outdoor Wednesday


Written by Sue, October, 11, 2017            Very humid, temps. 80's.still looking for Autumn temps.

As the flower beds are finishing their season, the fall vegetable garden is beginning to produce,here we see the green beans, and garlic beds.

There is kale, broccoli, english peas, and little snaps, planted in this bed.

Last week we had some  perfect fall days, Mr P decided it was time to trim most of the summer plants and perennials, and put them to bed for the winter!
BEFORE!

AFTER!
 Makes a big difference, doesn't it!



By this time each year, the flower beds have become somewhat overgrown,



He trimmed, I loaded, and put the straw out!


AFTER!


I also planted pansies, one of my favorite flowers, they will bloom from now till June of 2018! I love their fragrance, not to mention those sweet faces.



I was also  busy canning, this is my first try at fruit cocktail, I was so pleased at how it turned out, so much so that I opened a jar for dessert before it had cooled. It wasn't complicated at all.

There is always something to do around the farm!

Thank you for visiting,
Blessings,
Sue

Joining Susan at Outdoor Wednesday,Thank you for hosting!

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What to do when it rains on your parade?

Written by Sue, Monday, October 9, 2017        showers, very hot and humid, where oh where is Autumn?

Why you just carry on, we had such a wonderful time, Saturday night, 28 family and friends came, we also celebrated 6 birthdays!

We didn't get to go on the hayride, because of the rain, however the rain stopped long enough for us to have a campfire and sing-a-long! I was so busy, didn't get any photos.

My two friends, Julie and Trish,

 Living room ready for company!
 dining room buffet
Keeping it simple in the foyer, sorry the lampshade is crooked!
 Setting one of the tables. we had 28 family and friends!
 Apple cider that I had canned a few weeks ago.
 My friend Trish brought this  cream cheese ball, so delicious!
Here is the buffet, broccoli salad, potato salad, deviled eggs, green beans, squash casserole, creamed corn, ham,/ with special cranberry sauce, and baked chicken., and homemade biscuits.
 Tried a new squash casserole recipe, will be making it again!
 Potato salad, deviled eggs anyone?
 Made this broccoli salad, oh it was so yummy!
 Love fall decorating, and lights.
 One of the dessert tables, ginger snaps,  chocolate chip cookies, rice crispy treats,
 favors for guest to take home, homemade autumn chex mix.
 Lots more desserts, we celebrated 6 birthdays., Birthday cake, black midnight cake, pumpkin pie.
 Food and fellowship, nothing better!
 Men really love and enjoy home cooked meals, they were so complimentary.

 Lots of laughter!
Enjoying each others company after dinner

Friends catching up! Loved hearing all the voices as they flowed from one room to another!

 Susan and I stayed up until everything was back in order, such a great feeling!Clean-up only took 1 1/2 hours!

Jack is feeling like I am today, tired ( a good tired), over fed, and  too much late night!


 I am so thankful for family and friends, and special times like this, we are already planning one for November, maybe this time we can have the hayride. ~smile~

I am also thankful for you, my online friends, 
Thank you for visiting, 
Blessings,
Sue

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The farmer and his friends
Thank you so much for coming by, please come and visit anytime.

~Welcome home~

This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."

My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.

Sue~

The phrase "There's no place like home", is so true.

No matter where I go, I always love turning the key and hearing that clicking sound in the lock of our back door . Even if I have only gone shopping, I am so happy to be home.

Did you know that every home has its own scent, the first thing I do is sniff the air, and I offer a quiet prayer of thankfulness, and for safety.

My decorating style is my own, I decorate with the colors and treasures that are me. One of the things that I have enjoyed about blogging is the difference in how we all view the world, and our homes. Just like our Creator made each of us to be unique, we create our own unique styles and colors in our own homes. I have learned so much from you and enjoyed your homes so much, and have learned so much about you from your homes...

I truly believe that God wants us to have a safe haven to come home too, a place we can claim as our own,... just like us, homes come in all shapes and sizes if love is there it is our home.., if our things are there it is our home. When we add our own personal touches, it is our home

Home is a place we can go to when the storms of life are raging. I often listen to the wind and rain when it is coming down hard and am reminded of the safety of our sheltering home. It is the one place that we control what and who comes in, (well,most of the time. lol)

Sometimes late at night, when I am unable to sleep I will get up and as I am walking across the room, I hear the floor creek beneath my feet, I go, sit, and listen to other sounds that my home makes, a pop here and there in the wall, it is like the wall is talking to me. A home not only has its own scent, but it also has its own sound. I truly believe that a home takes on its own personality, US!!

So why this blog?....
I wanted a place that I could come, talk about, and share of how my day was spent here at the "farmhouse", and about the things that I do to make it a "home". Making a house a home is a lifetime endever, and I might add a joy, as our lives are always changing.

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