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Written by Sue, Wednesday, August 8, 2012.....              cloudy, humid, temps. 89
If I told you all that we had been up to, it would fill a book, so here are some  highlights...

photo shoots..
mowing the lawn...
 More photo shoots, Yes, those are Miss M's real eyelashes, and she didn't inherit  them from her grandmother. lol
Picking and...

canning corn

I was on my way to the herb garden and who do you think was climbing over the herb garden fence. Yep! Peter Rabbit he not only likes Mr McGregor's garden he likes mine as well! "Naughty boy, Peter".

I preceded to the garden not knowing if he had left me anything. Well, it seems Peter has been well taught by his mother to not be so greedy. I gathered some lemon thyme, one of my favorite thyme's! smells so lemony.

Since Peter Rabbit left some herbs I will now willingly share with him. besides he left me something in exchange, free fertilizer  ~wink~

 I also gathered some sage, and 
sweet marjoram, they were then

washed and spun in the.. salad spinner
placed  on paper towels on the counter to finish drying. One of the most rewarding sites is to gather herbs, veggies, and fruits from your own little spot on this beautiful earth that God created for His children! I worship and adore my Creator for He alone provides for my every need. "Thank you heavenly Father for all of my blessings."

I then tied them in bundles,
and hung them to air dry for a few weeks.Do you see my cayenne peppers drying too?

We are now waiting  for these three little "darlings" to arrive tomorrow. It has been quite a while! Lots of plans have been made.

Hope you are enjoying, and 
"Savoring"  your summer days.
Blessings,
Sue
Psalm 90:12~ Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

32 comments:

Angela August 8, 2012 at 11:13 AM  

My favorite photo is the one of your husband and granddaughter picking corn:) You have been so busy -- that's a lot of corn! I like how you dry your herbs, too. May you have a happy rest-of-the-summer!

Vee August 8, 2012 at 11:32 AM  

Oh you are sure "raising" some lovely grandgirlies. Bet that you are so excited to have two more of them join you and a beautiful daughter, too. Have lots of happy times!

(Must tell you that John's first business was rabbit poo sales. He was just four years old. He had regular clients and a brisk business. LOL!)

Carol August 8, 2012 at 11:53 AM  

Your granddaughter is gorgeous! I'm jealous of those long lashes. : )

Yum, canned corn & fresh herbs! You'll enjoy the fruits of your labor all winter long.

Smiles,
Carol

NanaNor's August 8, 2012 at 12:02 PM  

Hi Sue, You've been one busy lady, but you always are! Loved seeing all that is happening, wish I had those lashes too. Enjoy your time with the rest of the family.
Hugs, Noreen

Patsy August 8, 2012 at 12:57 PM  

Your corn looks beautiful in their jars. Love the pictures and she is a lovely lady.

Farm Girl August 8, 2012 at 1:03 PM  

No wonder you don't have time to blog, you are surrounded by beauty. :) I am so glad your grand daughters will be there. It looks like lots and lots of fun. Your canned corn looks great.
I bet it is so nice to be having so much fun. Don't work to hard. :)

Lea also known as "CiCi" August 8, 2012 at 2:15 PM  

Oh, what a fun and refreshing post for me this afternoon as my heart is so heavy.

Thanks for your sweet words and we are hopeful she will deliver very soon and the healing can begin.

Happy Wednesday to you!

Unknown August 8, 2012 at 2:19 PM  

You are a busy woman! Beautiful family!!

Debbie August 8, 2012 at 2:47 PM  

Looks like you have been busy and having just a wonderful summer. Your grand daughter is soo pretty, and looks soo contented there with her grandparents. And a visit coming with your precious daughter and two more grands coming up! Your cup runneth over.

Thanks for all the prayers Sue, I so appreciate it! Have a wonderful day!

Terri Buster August 8, 2012 at 4:04 PM  

Looks like a bumper crop and fun times with the grands. Have a great visit with the three coming in!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter August 8, 2012 at 8:07 PM  

I can see you've been a busy lady! The herbs and canned corn look so nice and you will really enjoy them later.

Your grandaughter with the long lashes is a beauty! My daughter has long lashes like that but she didn't get them from me, either! (Darn it!) LOL!

I know you are looking forward to the visit from your other 3 lovely girls, too. Have lots of fun and enjoy your time with them!

Cheryl August 8, 2012 at 9:32 PM  

I know you've been enjoying this special time with your lovely granddaughter. (I can see some family resemblance too, Sue!) And to think that you are getting ready to have more beautiful ladies join you! Delightful!!

(I love the juxtaposition of your bunches of herbs lying in front of your herb tiles...such fun!)

Thanks so much for stopping in for a visit...now you get back and "savor the moment."

{{Hugs}},
Cheryl

Janette@Janette's Sage August 8, 2012 at 9:48 PM  

Oh how I would love to come learn from you. The pictures are just priceless...such a slice of heaven. Now Peter Rabbit...how can you not leave some behind

You are having the best summer...God has really redeemed those pesty things that have happened...and now more girls coming...enjoy, enjoy

Jenni August 9, 2012 at 12:23 AM  

Hello, sweet friend! Sounds like your Summer is full of the love and joy of grandchildren! How they must adore coming to visit y'all on the farm....... it's just wonderful how you bundled up those herbs and are drying them.... they will season everything up so nicely..... best wishes to all of y'all on the farm... even Peter Rabbit, teehee!

Hugs,
Jenni

travelintoadventure@gmail.com August 9, 2012 at 2:26 AM  

O my goodness - you have indeed been totally a busy lady..Can't say it any plainer - "you make me home sick for my own little farm" -wink!You can see in your granddaughter eye she loves you!
What a blessing..and gift to have such a place for you and your grandchildren to enjoy..
Hugs

Lois Christensen August 9, 2012 at 3:10 PM  

I loved the photos! Your granddaughter is beautiful! Love the shot of picking corn! Looks like you're having a grate summer!

Trish August 9, 2012 at 9:26 PM  

I knew you two girls would have lots of fun together!
Maybe your G-Daughter didn't get your eyelashes Sue, but she has inherited your beauty none-the-less!
I really love the photo of your herbs drying on the kitchen bench.
How satisfying it must be, to see all that lovely home-grown goodness waiting to be used!
God is so very good ..and so generous :-)
Enjoy your other lovely girls and have a great week, my friend.
blessings..Trish xx
ps. Your header is BEAUTIFUL!!

Elena August 9, 2012 at 10:43 PM  

Your granddaughters are all such beauties! I loved seeing all the herbs. So pretty! We just have chives in our garden this year but we have really enjoying that :) Thank you Sue for your sweet and loving comments on my blog posts. You are such a joy to have as an internet friend!

Sunny August 11, 2012 at 8:23 PM  

Beautiful pictures Sue, with your beautiful family. I used to hang and dry my herbs like that too, but My new plants here are just getting going. Maybe next year.... As for bunnies, well, my yard is full of them! but the fencing i put up around my garden seems to be keeping them out so far :)

Carol August 12, 2012 at 6:25 PM  

Sue,
I've been drying herbs too. And canning. Tomatoes, mostly.
And freezing beans, zucchini, cabbage, cauliflower.
Miss M is beautiful. Glorious hair!
And your mom (previous post) is just beautiful.

Debbie August 13, 2012 at 7:37 AM  

Well first of all, your granddaughter is absolutely stunning to me. I agree that her eyes and eyelashes are amazing! I assume her dad has a big stick to keep "them" away...

I actually have herbs to dry this year too! Not as many as you do, but some nonetheless.

Paula August 13, 2012 at 10:34 PM  

I enjoyed all your pictures, Sue! Especially your granddaughter ridin' that mower! *haha*
It looks like you are having quite a summer... and getting to spend some wonderful time with your family as well. I'm always grateful when God lets things grow before our very eyes, too... I think every garden is a miracle, big or small!
Don't work too hard, Sweetie!

Lynn August 16, 2012 at 5:00 PM  

Love all those herbs! You are doing something right, girl!

Southern Lady August 17, 2012 at 6:28 AM  

What a glorious summer you all are having, Sue. I know you are truly "in your glory," having your beautiful granddaughters and daughter there with you. What happy memories you are making!

Susan B August 18, 2012 at 5:42 PM  

Hi Sue, You have been one busy lady!! Thank you for sharing all of your lovely photos. You have a beautiful family. Enjoy your time with them, and the rest of the summer! God bless. :)

Farmgirl Cyn August 19, 2012 at 7:26 AM  

Oh, my word, Sue! These are beautiful photos! Each and every one of 'em! You are truly seizing the day! (the herbs looks gorgeous!)

Christine August 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM  

You must be having so much fun with your family. What a cute bunch.
Speaking of bunch, those herbs are beautiful. I'm taking notes so next year I can try a little drying of my own.

(I thought I left a comment earlier but looks like I didn't)

Barb August 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM  

Hi Sue!

What darling pictures of your granddaughter - I'm so jealous of the eye lashes!! She is just gorgeous!

I love to garden, although mine has not done very good this year . . . too much heat! But I look forward every year to my garden and herbs. I love lemon thyme too, and peppermint!

Have fun with your daughter and your cute grands!!

Hugs,
Barb

Trish September 25, 2012 at 5:59 PM  

Hi Sue, I'm just wondering if you are okay?
I know you are a very busy lady.. but it's been about a month since we last heard from you and I really miss you!
I hope you are well, my dear friend.
Love and blessings in our dear Lord Jesus...Trish xoxo

Cheryl September 26, 2012 at 12:23 AM  

Hi, Sue...just popping in here tonight to say "hi" and to let you know that I am thinking of you! (I wasn't able to make a comment on your most recent post.)

Hope that all is well with you and your family, and that your absence in Blogland is only due to your busyness and "savoring"! Are all your remodeling projects completed? I just know that you had a great end-of-summer with all of your sweet visitors! (I am wondering why your youngest granddaughters look so much older...while Susan is looking younger?! Soooo unfair! ~grin~)

Blessings and {{hugs}} on this autumn evening...

The Quintessential Magpie September 29, 2012 at 9:48 PM  

I have missed you so, Sue, and I loved seeing all the pictures from this post and the one before it. What a beautiful family!

Love you much. You're still my inspiration.

XO,

Sheila

Trish November 16, 2012 at 4:37 PM  

Hi there Sue!!!
Thanks so much for visiting me - I've really missed you, my friend!
I've been worried about you and praying that you and your family are okay.
I was so glad to see your smiling face in my comment box today!
Hope life is good in your little corner of the woods.
You are probably busy getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas now.
I pray you have a wonderful holiday season wth all your loved ones.. and maybe find a few moments to tell us about it :-)
Keep well, dear lady.
Blessings and lots of love to you in Jesus our Lord!
Trish xox

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