Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Well, here I am playing with this new fangled equipment we got in the recent updates.  Things have been interesting around here to say the least.  We've been putting up peppers and making Bread and Butter pickles.  Right now the garden is giving us potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow squash, zucinni squash, eggplant and a variety of peppers.  Okra is just starting.  Will cook the first cutting tonight.

Emmy horse still doesn't have colt.  I've said it before and I'll say it again:  her name is Immaculate Conception but I believe it should be Perpetually Pregnant. 

There has been a steady flow of kids of all ages.  Coming to visit.  Coming to fix trucks.  Coming to swim.  Put to work in the yard or garden.  Fed at the table.

Pete's latest idea of leaving off all sugar and caffeine hasn't really done him any good.  Still suffering.  Planning to make another trip to the doctor.  Thinking of trying a chiropractor.  Any prayers are very welcome. 

A lady who is much the local history buff and a gentleman friend of hers from Beaumont were out in the woods Monday near our home marking the old wagon trail that used to run through there.  Somewhere along the way they got turned around and mixed up.  They decided to split up and each try to find the road or pipeline.  She made it out.  He didn't. 

Park rangers and locals, including Bubba and his friend Brandon.  Made sweeps through the area to no avail Monday evening.  A helicopter search was made just before dark.  Nothing.  Poor man, over 60, in those woods with the mosquitoes, various snakes and muggy weather.  Next day, a more organized search by what looked to be about 30 ranger types was conducted.  Word is they found him okay, but worn.  Took to be checked out at the hospital. 

At workyesterday, we sat for three hours with no electricity because someone ran headlong into a pole that shut of the power and killed several stop lights in the area.  As far as I know there were no injuries.  And thankfully for us the electricity was back on before things got too hot. 

I haven't waxed very contemplative lately.  Been in a soak up the moment and enjoy myself mode.  But you know me; never can tell what will get me pondering, reflecting and posting.

21 comments:

  1. Oh but your garden must be awesome. Just reading this entry made me hungry. lol. I love Bread and Butter pickles, and everything else you mentioned too.
    Will continue praying for Pete. At the moment I'm doing what you're doing: soaking up the moment. It's the best way.
    Hugs, love and prayers, hon.
    Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK
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  2. Sounds like y'all have been busy!  Glad to hear that the man made it out ok.  what a scary situation!
    Traci

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  3. wow Barbara...your garden sounds awesome.....we only put in tomatoes and cucumbers....not much room for much of anything else around here after putting in the pool etc....LOL...and those bread and butter pickles...hummmm good....!!!!!  and glad you are in the "laid back" mode.....kinda nice huh????  God Bless and hugs from KY....Ora

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  4. Barbara you can go back to the classic way of putting your pictures in. After you get them in the AOL thingy there is a drop down menu to do the classic or the new way. That is if you want to. That is great about you now having veggies. I hope Pete soon gets better, prayers going up for him. I am glad they found the lost man. Helen

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  5. Your garden sounds bountiful.  Will pray for Pete,  good thing they found that guy.  Should never of split up to start.  Linda

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  6. Oh I am so glad that they found the old gentleman before it was too late!!!  Sounds like you are getting all kinds of good vegetables from your garden!!! DO you have a good bread and butter pickle recipe you would want to share??? :-)
    Wish I were coming to your house for some of that good okra tonight!!! lol
    love ya,
    carlene

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  7. Gonna be some good eatin' at your house and you earned it with God's help. Glad they found the man okay and pray Pete will feel better soon. Paula

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  8. Glad they found the gentlemen!  I wish I loved vegetables.  I mean I love the way they look, so colorful, but I never acquired a taste for them - much, lol.  I'm improving with age, so maybe there is still hope for me.  

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  9. Your garden sounds absolutely wonderful!!!!!  You sound busy and surrounded by family and friends!!  Always a good thing!  Give up caffeine????????  Ouch!
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  10. Sounds like you've got your hands full in a good way Barbara!  The garden sounds wonderful- I wish I could get a crop in like thta, but will let it lie from the fire this year.  Next year things should be more fertile.  I'll keep Pete in my prayers for sure, and hope he feels better soon.  I'm glad they found the lost man- that can happen around here too, although never heard of it happen yet.  Can't wait until Perpetual gives birth soon lol!  Have a wonderful rest of the week!  Love Carolyn :)  http://journals.aol.com/lifesabench6/Noappologies-Biblicalperspect/  PS- you know someone from the south lives on a farm when they say "puttin' up the peppers!  My in laws say that a lot too!  ()'s

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  11. butterflies4me04June 14, 2007 at 4:39 PM

    I wish I had my own garden!! :( I am glad they found that man and he was okay, and that there was no one injured in that car crash!

    Theresa

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  12. Listening to you write about your Garden makes me wish I had put in a veg. garden this year as well. Unfortunately my hands have been full dealing with everything else around me, there wouldn't of been time for one. Thankfully I have mostly perennials in the Flower garden or I fear that wouldn't of came to be this year either. Will keep Pete in my prayers on the smoke! Sorry to hear about the gentleman you was lost near you. Thankfully they found him unharmed. (Hugs) Indigo

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  13. The garden sounds wonderful!!
    Glad they found the man in the woods and how inconvenient to run into the pole....
    Have a blessed weekend!
    Linda :)

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  14. Garden vegetables, yum! I love bread and butter pickles. One of my neighbors makes me a jar every year. Your homeplace is busy with family stuff... what a great place to be. I would love to be your neighbor and stop in for a spell. I hope whatever is ailing Pete, he is able to find comfort and peace. Hope the chiropractor works. Will keep him in my prayers, Barb. You don't have to be contemplative every day. Sometimes you have to just sit back and observe, and be in the moment. Thanks for visiting me lately and leaving comments. Now that school is out, I will be more availabe for posting and visiting myself. bea

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  15. hello friend so glad to hear from you all the food sounds so good wish i was closer lol wish we had a backyard to plant in i do miss that working in the yard and around doing proijects in the house i think my hubby does too bread and butter pickles yummm my fave sounds like you are alll keeping busy there and i will keep hubby in my prayers have a grea week God bless kelley

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  16. Wow, sounds like a great garden and great place to live, I love the country.  Simple yet very hard work.  I love all those things you are growing, had them all in my garden when my children were young.  Nothing touches fried okra, rolled in corn meal and fried in bacon grease.  Those were the days.
    I'm glad that the man was found.  Thank you for sharing your little part of the world with us.  Got to love that country living.  God bless.

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  17. BARBARA,
                    WHEN READING AND THINKING OF BREAD AND BUTTER PICKLES, FRIED OKRA, SQUASH (HOWEVER COOKED), SO HUNGRY NOW.
         REALLY MISS HAVING A GARDEN.
    IT'S ENOUGH TO MAKE AN OLD FARM BOY CRY TO SEE TOMATOS ONE DOLLAR EACH. OTHER COMPARABLE PRICES. HOW I LOVED TURNIPS, PULL ONE AND SIT IN THE SHADE AND EAT IT WHILE GIVING THE MULES A REST.
          AT LUNCH TIME GO IN AND SMELL THAT WONDERFUL AROMA OF MOTHER'S KITCHEN.
         IN OUR STORM CELLAR WERE SHELVES WITH DOZENS OF GLASS CANNING JARS OF VEGETABLES AND FRUIT. CANNED CHICKEN MEAT AND PORK TOO.
         NO ELECTRICITY SO NO DEEP FREEZER SO WE CANNED THE MEAT WITH THE HUGE PRESSURE COOKER.
          DAD CLAIMED FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES HIS KEGS OF WINE WERE NECESSARY AND ALSO STORED IN THE STORM CELLAR.
         I WONDER IF YOU USE THE SAME RECEIPE FOR BREAD AND BUTTER PICKLES AS BACK WHEN MOTHER PREPARED SO MANY JARS OF THEM ?
        I HAD BEEN KNOWN TO EAT A JAR OF THOSE PICKLES AT ONE 'SETTING'.
                                                                                                   sam

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  18. I'm not keen on gardening, but i do appreciate the fresh produce.
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/acoward15/andy-the-bastard

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  19. I have truly enjoyed reading your journal. I'm Roz and I'm new - few days now. I too am a born again believer and love Jesus Chrsit. I also lived in Texas not far from where I think you might be. Joebaby (hubby) and I lived in Baytown - NE of Houston. For a while I worked downtown Houston at the Pennzoil Bldg as a Legal Secretary. Texas is awesome - but I do not miss the skeeters. (mosquitos). We now live in Oklahoma (just moved here in Nov 2001)  Please stop by my journal anytime - you might really enjoy todays and yesterdays entries. BTW - I sell Avon too and Real Estate - but do real estate as referral basis only right now. I have a website www.youravon.com/rnaber if your interested in visiting. I appreciate you. Have a blessed day! Roz  rznaber@aol.com http:/journals.aol.com/rznaber/your-naber-blog/

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  20. I have truly enjoyed reading your journal. I'm Roz and I'm new - few days now. I too am a born again believer and love Jesus Chrsit. I also lived in Texas not far from where I think you might be. Joebaby (hubby) and I lived in Baytown - NE of Houston. For a while I worked downtown Houston at the Pennzoil Bldg as a Legal Secretary. Texas is awesome - but I do not miss the skeeters. (mosquitos). We now live in Oklahoma (just moved here in Nov 2001)  Please stop by my journal anytime - you might really enjoy todays and yesterdays entries. BTW - I sell Avon too and Real Estate - but do real estate as referral basis only right now. I have a website www.youravon.com/rnaber if your interested in visiting. I appreciate you. Have a blessed day! Roz  rznaber@aol.com http:/journals.aol.com/rznaber/your-naber-blog/

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  21. Darling Pie Barbara,
    Of course I will pray for Pete. Any idea what is ailing him?
    He could try Yerba Mate...
    your vegetables sound so wonderful!
    do you guys take vitamins in large doses? sometimes that helps .
    It sounds like you are veryvyer buys Barb! thanks for visiting my blog! it always feels warmer after you've been by!
    love ya,nat

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