We have been blessed at our new property with an abundance of raspberries! Been freezing them as much as I can to see us through the winter and also sharing with our neighbors and other visitors we have had.
We've found a few peppers and tomatoes growing in the garden as well. Always a treat to see what is pooping up out there! :-)
Pretty sure these are heirloom tomatoes as we've seen a few yellow and red ones on the ground. And I've asked around... ;-)
Banana pepper?! We think so!
Kathleen has really enjoyed having a big yard to move around her fairy houses. Love seeing her imagination at work. She thinks everything out and plans where she wants to put everything.... ahhh the magical moments of fairies....
Our pear tree is also in abundance and the other day we decided to make pear sauce!
I love doing these things as a family and teaching the girls new things. Nothing fresher than straight from your backyard!
We got this great press at Lehman's and we love it so far, great for all kinds of sauces, etc.
We put it in the fridge to firm up a bit but it was so delicious...just added some sugar and cinnamon a few ingredients for taste and success!
In other news.........
Kathleen made a sweet card for her bus driver the other day. She said her bus driver kept thanking her, that it really made her day.
Our animals are still quite spoiled..... when Kathleen comes home Elvis spreads himself out over her papers, lol.
Then we had to put a pillow in the corner of the landing upstairs so he can watch everything and nap when he wants to. :-)
In the background at the bottom you can see his chair is still by the window (sidelights) so he has a comfortable spot to see what's going on outside.
Then there is our old Cooper, who is just happy being by our side... follows us everywhere we go...including the bathroom!
And then we have Hayley, our comedian.....always goofing off and making us laugh...a nice way to wrap up pictures for this post....with a big smile! We do have something to smile about... my friend's daughter who had the brain surgery is doing well and was released today! Thank you all for your prayers. She has a long recovery, but is making great progress!
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence"
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty" ----Winston Churchhill
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world" ----Harriet Tubman