Monday, September 29, 2008

The tail end of September

This is Mr.Crane. While I was videoing him and
he caught a fish and ate it. It was really cool!
Here we are at the end of September, folks. I am somewhat regretful that I missed the annual family reunion. My daughter got the great idea of going camping on the Buffalo river in Arkansas this past weekend. Of course, there is NOTHING better to my husband than a trip to his old stompin' grounds so the plans were set! Well when it came time to pack and go daughter and her family backed out, plus Lulu and Ernie so hubby and I were the only ones who went. We took in a high school football game (again, another stompin' ground of hubby's) Friday night then camped out on the river bank in a tent. Next morning made one of those great outdoor camping breakfast's on the trusty Coleman stove and took in a little fishin'. Hubby caught a nice brown bass. Of course he can't really fish unless he gets right in the water with 'em. The water was pretty cold and he about froze to death. It was quite chilly Saturday night even with two good blankets but we survived! We had a pretty good time, all in all.
I am so excited about fall!!! I wish I could load the back of the pickup with pumpkins of every kind but they are so pricey! I was a disappointed to say the least about my poor pumpkin patch but I am determined that next year will be better!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Beginnings of Outdoor Fall Decorating

This is at my back porch. I can hardly wait for my mums to bloom!
I 've had this milk can for over 20 years and
finally painted it today. Talk about procrastination!
Here is my upside down scarecrow.
I will probably add a few mums and pumpkins around him later.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Orange Sunflowers My sunny Sunflower
Mexican Sunflower
Blue Morning Glory
Close-up of an Impatien

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Short and Simple Life of a Pie Pumpkin

My pumpkin patch should be named Pityful Pumpkin Patch this year. I planted too early for one thing and also had a problem fighting grass and squashbugs. Anyway, I managed to grow one nice pie pumpkin. Hopefully, next year I will do better in the pumpkin business. Live and Learn. I found this cute little sign at the Dollar Tree so I bought it and hung it near my "Pumpkin Patch".
Here she is! Pretty, huh?
I cut the pumpkin in half. Scrape the seeds and membrane out (membrane is such a gross sounding word to me). Then I baked the pumpkin for about an hour. Next I scraped all the good meat out of the pumpkin. Hence, the picture above. I pureed this in my food processor and followed the recipe for Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Bread.
One pie pumpkin equals two loaves of pumpkin bread and one 9" pumpkin pie. Yummmm!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Glamour Girls

As you already know I love to collect vintage jewelry boxes. I especially love the soft cream colored ones with the little red velvety lined drawers with dividers. You also know that I love changing things; making new things using old things. What better way to beautify this old vintage jewelry box than to use old pictures of some wonderful women that have influenced my life. These gorgeous women are some of my aunts, cousins, my grandmother, and my lovely mother. I love the way this one turned out.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

ROCK ON, Sarah!!!!

I just want to say that Sarah Palin ROCKS!!!! She will make a great Vice-President!