Wednesday, September 02, 2009

September begins...

Canning::
This week the tomatoes have been keeping me busy. They are not lasting well on the vine, so I picked as many as I could and have been canning some each day {plus we've been eating a lot of tomato, basil, & mozzarella salads :) }

Sewing::
I've been working with this wonderful thick nubby cotton that I found this summer at a yard sale ~ soon to be a zipper pouch and a tea cosy, but neither finished yet.

Treasure hunting::
This small vintage globe bank found for very little $ at a yard sale.


Baking::
More Paula Deen zucchini bread ~ this time with chocolate chips...also excellent. Recipe found here.

Blooming::
Sunflowers, zinnias, and cosmos!


Growing::
Birdhouse gourds are growing up the chicken yard fence and providing a nice little bit of shade. Sadly the gourds are yet so tiny that I don't know if they will ever get big enough.

Crowing::
Yes, it's been determined, finally, that our little punk rocker is a rooster...


...so now we have two!


I know some of you are patiently waiting for answers to your questions--I have lots of flagged e-mails and will do my best.
Thanks for taking time out to stop by!

46 comments:

  1. I LOVE your posts! A bit of this, and a bit of that!
    We also had an abundance of roosters...2 of which met their maker yesterday. Still uncertain about #3...depends on how mean he is/gets!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great Update. As always, I love your posts and feel SO INSPIRED by you... nice header on the blog too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I really like your new header. It is new, right?

    ReplyDelete
  4. I want to learn how to can!!! Our chickens just laid their first egg!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I really enjoy reading your blog. I wish my tomatoes produced, but when it rained for almost two months straight, I knew harvest wasn't going to be good. I almost miss canning. I definitely miss eating my canned goods.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great update as usual. I love that nubbly cotton and great place to find it as well! I can't wait to see the finished products.

    Soon the garden will be harvested and the cool weather will turn to cold and snow and then we will be thinking about Christmas once again! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I also LOVE your posts and I always feel that we as women are so fortunate to have the ability to make a home, and just enjoy our day to day lives. We are just into spring here in Australia!

    ReplyDelete
  8. It looks like life is good! I love your newest rooster--he's a looker! :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your garden is keeping you busy I see. I still have lots of tomatoes to can/freeze as well. Got to get started soon.

    God bless.

    ReplyDelete
  10. It is such a delight to visit with you. The cake looks scrumptious! It is all lovely and homey.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thank you ever so much for sharing a bit of yourself here.

    ReplyDelete
  12. thanks for sharing with us

    love seeing the view from around your home!

    ReplyDelete
  13. So many lovely things - it all looks so green and productive and industrious - a wonderful example to aim for!

    Pomona x

    ReplyDelete
  14. I would love to keep a rooster but I don't think my neighbors would like it too much. I enjoyed this post.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love your September!! It's looking quite promising : ). Thanks for sharing your world with us.

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a blessing having such an abundance of tomatoes. That will be so nice come Winter time. Can't wait to see your projects. The chickens are too cute! I cannot wait for my Sunflowers to blossom, things are late in our neck of the woods!

    Have a great day deb and thanks for sharing :)

    Sharon

    ReplyDelete
  17. Just found your beautiful blog. I was really hoping to can some tomatoes this year, but my canning tomatoes just didn't do anything. Maybe next year.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Nice birdhouse gourd vines! I have some, and also snake gourds but they are tiny compared to those. The pumpkins are also small and later this year. Everything is late really, the beeksteak tomatoes are still green! I've made a little green house tent for them for the cooler nights. Have been enjoying the smaller varieties, though.
    It's interesting to see the progress from different areas around me, especially with the mere 10 days of summer we had.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Debbie9:45 AM

    Dear Debbie:
    I wonder if you season the tomatoes before you can them or are they just crushed and packed into jars?

    ReplyDelete
  20. Those photos make me feel so in the mood for fall weather. And I love the new blog header.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I so need to do tomato's but time seems to be passing me by! Love all the pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  22. It's like a vacation looking at your blog. Everything looks so lush and healthy, yummy food, interesting things to see. Well, and I don't have to do any of the work either. LOL!

    Love your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Your blog is so warm & welcoming, and thanks so much for the dishcloth pattern links!
    I've been on a real dishcloth making binge lately - must be nesting for fall/winter ;-)?
    Blessings,
    G

    ReplyDelete
  24. welcome september!
    looks like it has started off well.
    enjoy your new blooms.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I really enjoy your blog! Your sewing always looks so clean and neat!

    ReplyDelete
  26. That nubby cotton is wonderful, I love it.
    Happy September to you.
    love
    Alison
    x

    ReplyDelete
  27. Enjoy that amazing garden xoxox Clarice

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love your blog and have been reading it for a while-you're on my list of favorites. I,also sew alot of my own clothes and ordered the dress pattern you used awhile back. Haven't sewn it yet,but it is top on my Fall 'to do' list. Debra

    ReplyDelete
  29. Lovely post. September certainly has begun. Ususally I love this time of year but this time, we have had precious little sun to build us up for another hard winter, and I really don't feel ready for it ! Thank you for sharing your lovely blog with us

    ReplyDelete
  30. I feel inspired to preserve something now! LOL
    Jackie from Meadowsweet

    ReplyDelete
  31. I really enjoy reading your blog, it's really down-to-earth and not pretentious at all! I live in a rural area also (minus the horses and chickens) and love the country life!
    Regards,
    sushikaydesigns@blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  32. Deb, my tomatoes are slowly but surely ripening and I hope I can keep up with them.

    Love that nubby material!

    God bless.

    ReplyDelete
  33. What a wonderful welcome to September you've shared. Each month has its own special delights and I love reading about the ways other folks embrace each new month.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Wonderful pictures on your blog.

    Question: what brand paint was used on the white floors?

    ReplyDelete
  35. Gorgeous pictures. I love that nubby cotton fabric. I purchased some when our local Walmart was clearing out their fabric.

    Ruth

    ReplyDelete
  36. Love the rooster! Does his personality match his hairdo?
    We grew cherry tomatoes this year but the nights were to cold to produce like they usually do. I'm just getting to read your past entries and I love your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  37. It's a busy time of year, isn't it? I've been in canning mode for a couple weeks and tomorrow I start on my tomatoes. I'm really ready for a big chunk of zuke bread. Yours looks delish!

    Jody

    ReplyDelete
  38. As we come into Spring here in Aussie..there are many surprises on their way. Your garden view from the back porch reminds me of some of the things to come. happy day :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Just found your blog tonight....it's so lovely! I'll put it on my bloglist if you don't mind. It was just like popping in on you for a little visit!

    ReplyDelete
  40. I just found your blog it's wonderful and I'm having fun brousing thru the archieves! I love your laundry room... I can see why you don't mind spending time in there! Where ever did you find that wonderful basket on wheels? I like your list of all things that bring "bliss" Your pictures are great!

    Darlene
    A new fan in PEI, Canada

    ReplyDelete
  41. Veggies are slowly going away here, and the chickens are getting slower too. Your punk rock rooster reminds me of one we had a long time ago. We called it the hippie chicken!!!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love the photos in the post. Your sunflowers are beautiful and I adore your chickens.
    Smiles,
    June

    ReplyDelete
  43. I love seeing what you've been up to! You've been very busy indeed!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Anonymous7:17 PM

    A friend in MT suggested your blog. I'm enjoying the Farm Life posts...and your roosters. Is Walter a Silver Polish then? We have Buff Laced Polish and love them. It looks like you have a Buttercup Rooster, too. We have 2--both surprises. Curious what yours is like. Nice to "meet" you.

    Jen in MI

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails