Autumn is just around the corner
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Moving right along to another project!
The interior of our new addition is freshly
painted in our favorite yellow...
Now onto the next project in the boxes.
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Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Quilting project is getting
closer to being done!!!
I've been sporadically working on this
quilt for a few months. It took me awhile
to figure out how I wanted to make all
the squares and then it took awhile to get my
behind in gear to complete all the squares.
After this photo was taken I
managed to sew them all together and now
it's at the quilters being quilted !
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Hot Air Balloons in the Sky!
This weekend the town of Montague California
celebrated it's annual Hot Air Balloon Fair.
We got up early and drove the 30 some miles
to see these wonderful balloons.
Lots of people here!
and lots of balloons!
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Our garage is also freshly painted!
Much nicer and fresher look.
The trim is the color of the house
and the house has a green as the trim color.
The stairs lead up to our guest apartment.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I mentioned in yesterdays blog that once we are
finished with our remodeling and adding onto our new home
that we would not know what to do with ourselves...
well perhaps we can go to Zihuatanejo and supervise
the rebuilding of palapas? Hmmm-sounds like a good plan to me!
Monday, September 17, 2012
Now that the exterior is almost completed
we're getting the sheetrocking done!
After this the interior painting will be done.
Then the vanity will be installed along with
sink,toilet and tub. Then Russell can tile
and put in the hardwood flooring.
Woo Hoo= in the home stretch!
We won't know what to do when it's all done.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The house is painted...ta dah!
Finally the house painting is finished.
Our friend Jeff did such a fabulous job!
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Saturday, September 15, 2012
Remember yesterday's peaches?
Well- they are today's pie!
And here's a super simple easy as pie crust recipe!
Ewana's Pie Crust
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup ice water
Cut shortening into flour
until it resembles coarse cornmeal
Quickly mix in cold water with fork.
Shape into a ball. Divide in half. Roll out.
Cut recipe in half for a single crust pie.
Bread and Butter Pickles
It's not rocket science to make these yummy pickles.
Not sure where I got the recipe as it's hand written
inside my cookbook. Enjoy!
Easy Bread and Butter Pickles
Makes 4 to 5 pints
12 mediumsize cucumbers cut into 1/4 " slices
1 1/2 # onions thinly sliced
1/2 cup salt
3 cups vinegar
3 cups sugar
1/4 cup mustard seed
1/2 tsp Tumeric
2 tsp celery seed
In a large glass or stainless steel bowl combine the sliced
cucmbers, onions and salt. Let stand for 3 hours, then pour
into a large colander to drain. Rinse well with water and drain again.
In a 10 quart stainless steel pan combine the vinegar, sugar,tumeric,
mustard seed, celery seed and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil and\
add the drained cucumbers and onions. Reduce the heat to low and simmer
for just 2 minutes. DO NOT BOIL as the pickles won't be crisp.
Pack pickles in hot sterile jars. Seal in cold water bath for 20 minutes
or if you are at an elevation of over 3000' to 6000'
process for 30 minutes. These can be eaten immediately.
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
These lovely peaches led to this:
What the heck? About to overflow!
Just me learning new ways to use the microwave:
Monday, September 10, 2012
Discovery of tomato worm means I cannot
blame the chipmunks any more. Nor the birds.
Nor the elf.
Nor the elf.
Two more months will most likely bring it some snow.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Home exterior windows masked for painting.
It's exciting to see our house transformed by paint.
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Friday, September 7, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Annual Mt Shasta Police Department Car Show
Four blocks were closed off to allow an
amazing amount of restored old cars.
I found the "Rat Rods" to be the most
interesting cars on display!
Quirky and quick.
Interior of a "Rat Rod" -
note the little fan on the dashboard
Not to mention the stylish '50's seats from the kitchen !
Exterior of another "Rat Rod"
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Labor Day Weekend
We had a super delicious Mexican dinner
Saturday night at Bill and Ewana's
Ewana has the most gorgeous flowers on the new deck
Our visiting friends brought their sweet Bichon named Scout.
He was a bit over whelmed!
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Saturday, September 1, 2012
"Meowrl....I smell a dog"
"Yep and look where I'm sitting....ha ha woof."
We have out of town friends visiting with their dog Scout.
Who is quite the character!
Especially when sitting in Russell's chair!