Pear tree lane Farmhouse

~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.


Yesterday it was 89 degrees with high humidity, today we were in the low 60's, what a difference a day makes. I worked getting the house cleaned and in order for the weekend. Days like today I like to have some comfort food.....

These are N.C. sweet potatoes, and they are just so yummy, and good for you too.
I pricked them with a fork, wrapped them in aluminum foil, and baked at 350 degrees until soft to touch. Sliced the potato, look at that rich color. Now you can eat it  just like this, 

Or you could dress it up a bit, a small pat of butter, a smidgen of brown sugar, and top it with cinnamon.  Now if you really want to taste something great put some miniature marshmallows on top and broil until brown, Oh! so yummy and good for you too.
The weatherman said we would be having our killing frost tonight, Now why can't they say  something nice like frost on the pumpkin? lol... so I went to the garden one more time, I saw a few okra and I decided to cut them and while out there I noticed that some other creatures like okra besides us.. I hate the thought of what the frost is going to do to this blossom.
Isn't this okra blossom beautiful?  the photo doesn't do it justice. 

The lady bugs were looking for their dinner too, not okra, they are our good bugs.

Look at this red wasp,he looks like he is laughing at me.

Even Mr Spider wanted to get in on the photo shoot

And what  would a walk in the garden be like without one of these, why it's Mr stink bug of course. I don't think there is anything they won't eat. My friend, Kim over at My field of dreams will appreciate this guy, as she has had a lot of them this year in her garden 

 I met Kim earlier this summer, and I been so blessed by her blog, she writes so beautifully of her days as a Christian wife, mother, and she is so gifted with her hands. You will enjoy  meeting, and getting to know  her. click (HERE)  to visit her. "Kim", if you read this post, I always remember your stink bug post, lol so funny. They really are pests and they do stink. Lol
I am always amazed at the intricate details that God took to create everything, (if you click on photos you will see what I mean) and I enjoy watching them so much. I am even more amazed at how He fashioned us , making us  in His image.
May your day be filled with many blessings.
Genesis 1:27~So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 

My Simple Pleasure this week is spending time with my dh gleaning the last of the veggies for this growing season. This included pumpkins,gourds okra,a few watermelons,butter beans and squash. To some this might seem like work, and if I was gathering by myself it would be. lol

We had so much fun, laughing and reminiscing of times when we did this with our children, and of how small our pumpkins were this year, due to the hot , dry summer. He even stole a kiss or two from me. 

   Most of the time he is out on the farm doing his chores and I am busy around the house, (unless we are on a major project like the porch, which is now finished.)Yea! However he is never to far away, one of the things I love about farming.

This is the last of the season's fruits and veggies. Not bad for a couple of hours work. Time spent together, whether working or playing is time well spent. A marriage is something that has to be worked on each and every day. I am so thankful for the simple pleasure of dh's company.
Song of Solomon 2:16~My beloved is mine, and I am his. He feeds his flock among the lilies.
I am linking up with Dayle for Simple Pleasures, please feel free to join and share or go and read more simple pleasures (HERE). or click on the icon.

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Simple Pleasures

If I wake during the night, and get up, I always go around and look outside my windows, (just a little quirk of mine). lol 

Sometimes there is a full moon, other times the sky will be filled with stars that sparkle like diamonds. And then there are times like last night, when the fog was so thick, you could slice it with a knife, or it was as thick as pea soup. I know you have heard these sayings before. ... And I knew it would be here for me to enjoy this morning and it was.....

At the back porch, I could see the fog dancing with the fruit trees in the orchard.

 This was taken out on the front porch, the cows were wandering through the fog,as if it was not there.

By these photos you can see it was not as thick as pea soup, the fog had lifted somewhat, and as the sun came up it burned the fog away. But what a simple pleasure it was to enjoy one of God's many gifts to us.
Please enjoy, and share your Simple Pleasures today,
I am linking up with Dayle for Simple Pleasures, please feel free to join and share or go and read more simple pleasures (HERE). or click on the icon.

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Did I ever tell you that I grow garlic? Of all the herbs I grow this has to be my favorite, I probably use it more too. It is not only great in cooking, but it truly has medicinal properties. If I feel a cold coming on or have a sore throat, I will squeeze the juice from a lemon, chop a clove of garlic, add a teaspoon of honey, pour a cup of boiling water, drink and chew the garlic. Helps every time. I am also told that it lowers blood pressure, and  lots of other good things.

Here is the garlic dh brought from the barn where I was drying it in small bunches.

I took the garlic cloves, and placed them in a nylon stocking, tying a knot after each one.  This makes it easy if you want just one, just cut below the knot, and there you have it.

I then hung them in the pantry, they need to be in a cool, dry, and dark place.

We have now planted the new garlic bed, and it is growing just fine.  It will be harvested next summer. We still have to put the straw down. I am also thinking  about next years garden lol  Just can't start to soon. lol

We have been busy this week bedding our perennials for the winter, and adding some  finishing touches on our porch.  Yesterday was so sunny, a beautiful fall day,today it is sprinkling rain and cool, just a great day to make some comfort food. I  made my version of baked spaghetti  tonight. Sooo yummy.

Hope you  had a great day today, and are enjoying beautiful autumn weather. We found out that this little one, is a girl, and we named her Jennie, isn't she adorable and growing like a weed.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit, and taking the time to say hi. 
Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
To be able to just do nothing today, was shall I say "Wonderful".  We had an extra busy week on the farm this week. I can happily say that we finished the porch this weekend. 

 While scraping paint off glass, and cleaning them I had this encounter with a friend."Don't even think about going in there" says me.

I am a country girl through and through, The only critters I am afraid of here on the farm are snakes, and mice. lol  
 After I told him he couldn't go inside, he then decided to go to the next lamp post. I think we were playing what you would call "a cat and mouse game". I had so much fun, having fun while working always makes time pass more quickly. lol

He dug his heels in and decided I was not going to run him away from his new found home. I continued to scrape paint and I know it must have been annoying to him, but to my surprise he stayed.

We have also finished picking and freezing our beans, for the season. These are green butter beans, hummm so good

So thankful for my seal-a-matic!
These are speckled butter beans, they turn almost purple when cooked, and have a stronger flavor, also very delicious. 

Our temps. here have been up and down this week, but I think we have seen our last 90 degree until next year. I am really enjoying the fall foliage as it changes it almost seems daily.
Thank you for coming by and saying hi, I look forward to getting to know you.
Matthew 11:28~"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

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Thankful Thursday ....
I give thanks today for  this guy, we have been best friends for a very long time. He is the one that God chose for me to live my life with. The highlight of my day is when I hear the back door open and he says Hey!  I'm home.

I once heard someone say that one  true test of your love is ... when you are apart you are thinking about that person, and long to be together again,and that is the way I feel about this guy..... Just as I long to be in the presence of my Lord, and to look in His face and tell him "Thank You for all you did for me".

My guy has such a gentle and loving heart, he loves me just as I am, never tries to change me.
Ephesians 6:22~ Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.~For the husband is head of the wife,as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 

I took this photo yesterday as we were working on an on going  house project. He has been so patient and encouraging as we have been at it for a while. It was very warm hot as he was on this 12 ft. ladder. 
I am also thankful,that we are almost at the end of this project.  Hope to share real soon.
I am thankful for all of the many projects we have worked on together,through out our marriage, when you live and work this close together, your lives become so intwined, even to finishing each others sentences. lol

I Corinthians 13:13~ And now abide faith, hope, love, these three, but the greatest of these is Love.

This year I have really tried to put forth more of an effort to be more thankful  for all my blessing, and there are many! God is so gracious to us. 

Enjoy your day!

Our new baby~
Written by Sue....

I don't really know how to start this post, it has been a while since I posted. When  I started this blog my desire was to try and post daily, like a journal. But it hasn't been that way, much to my chagrin, as this year will soon be over. But as Scarlet said " I will think about that tomorrow".

 For you ladies who keep a daily online  journal, I applaud you . I have enjoyed reading all of  your journals so much,and have been blessed beyond words.

Thank you so much for your concerns and prayers, my hand has healed very nicely, it has a noticeable scar, but quite frankly I really thought it would look worse, thanks be to God!

As you can see I have once again tried to work on this blog design, and  lost a lot of stuff, in order for me to go back to the old blogger layout, I had to delete some widgets, I didn't save them, so back to square one.

I will not make this an extremely long post tonight, but wanted to share  a photo of our new baby...he or she is the cutest thing you could see. We haven't been able to tell if it is a ginny or jack so no name yet....

These are not the best pics. I took them late afternoon today. We have been waiting for its arrival for almost two years, not that she was expecting that long, but we are so thankful that she had no trouble. My! she is a wonderful mother, so protective.

Look at that cute face!! I guess only farmers get this excited about animals being born on their farm. lol I love living on a working farm, and give thanks to my heavenly father every day, to have this privilege. Lots of work, but the rewards out weigh the long hrs. and days.

Thank you for coming by and for taking the time to leave such sweet and encouraging comments, I so appreciate it so much. 
Much love,
Ecclesiastes 3:3~ To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven,~ A time to be born, and a time to die, A time to plant,And a time to pluck what is planted;

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