Life Marches on

It has been an eventful year. We did have a small garden this year. We have had such hot weather during the spring and summer. It was difficult to keep it alive. We had very little rain. Our well went dry again. We used lake water to get us through the dry spell. Thank God for electric pumps and a kind landlord.

We had a hard time keeping our garden watered.  We had rain water in the barrels and then we had a water tank. We planted everything in June direct into the garden. Some crops never had time to mature. We knew that was a real possibility, but we thought we would try none the less.  We definitely  reaffirmed our belief that it is necessary to plant early in the house and poly-tunnel

We have to  Our cucumbers gave us a small harvest I was only able to pickle small batch of 6 small jars. Hubby and I were fighting over the pickles. They turned out so good. I can’t wait for this years garden. I plan to can a lot of pickles this year. We need to restock our shelves.

I was operated on in May. We could see Dixie, Our thirteen year old dog, was fading fast. We were hoping that we would have one more summer with her. When we left for the hospital, I asked her to wait to go until I came home. She held on for a month more. Coco woke us in a panic leading me into the living room. Dixie had a stroke in the night and was paralyzed on one side of her body….. We had to put her down. She will be missed. Today is her birthday.


We picked up this little bundle of joy yesterday. Hubby named her Lucy after Lucille Ball on sight. She has reddish brown hair and green eyes. Her name fits her personality. I heard Hubby telling her this morning,” You have some xplainin to do Lucy”. She had messed on the floor. I laughed. He did a pretty good imitation of Desi Arnez.

I need to up date My blog. I have to relearn WordPress because they have made so many changes on the site. I just wanted to up date you. I wish everyone a Happy New Year. I have been experimenting on making Sour dough starter. I have copied a lot of sour dough recipes from Pinterest.  I have been experimenting on different recipes. I have been determined to learn the art of making bread.  Hubby has been tickled pink with my progress. I will start to post some recipes soon.




Posted on January 10, 2018, in Everyday Life. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Happy New Year, Honey. I hope you will do well in the garden and get lots of cucumbers to pickle.

  2. And welcome to Lucy. My sister’s dog is called Lucy, too 😊

  3. Happy and healthy new year 🐶🐕🕊🤶🏻🦉💐 lovely puppy

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