Tuesday, September 11, 2012

late summer life






It's been a whirlwind around here as summer
winds down...
From the garden:  I've been canning and dehydrating tomatoes and freezing string beans, zucchini, and corn
  • the potatoes were dug but many have gone bad...not sure what went wrong this year
  • there are lots of peppers--bells, bananas, & jalepenos--still to be picked and frozen
  • the eggplant did not do well--nothing edible this year
  • onions are still waiting to be pulled
  • there's watermelon yet to be cut into and the squash looks good
  • I'm cutting collards for our green smoothies
We took a week off for a stay-at-home type vacation
and hit a few yard sales and flea markets.
My best find was a primitive cupboard for $10...it's really rough--and that's after I removed the plywood doors with 1950's era handles which had been added to it at some point.
It needs a bit of restoration, but I have high hopes for it...

I've been concocting some more homemade 'stuff'--a new moisturizer recipe that I love and toothpaste!  I'm really happy with both and will share more on them soon.

On a sad note, the vet was called out for Miss Jessica...30+ years is a long life for a pony...though she was in good spirits, her body was worn out, and so we said our sad good-byes.  The good memories of happier days will live on,

Deb

29 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about Miss Jessica. My condolences.

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  2. Pammie8:12 PM

    thank you for the post, Deb -

    so sorry to hear about Jessica -

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  3. Hi Deb, I am very sorry to hear about Miss Jessica. It is so sad when the time comes.... With best wishes

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  4. thank you for the gift of visiting your life. my heart is with you today.

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    1. Your kind words are always most appreciated...Deb

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  5. 30 years! So many memories, cyber hugs.

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    1. Rose, thanks so much!....Deb

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  6. So sorry to hear about your pony. She was beautiful. And so are your pictures. The first of the flowers is just stunning.

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    1. Thank you Kelly, glad you stopped by...Deb

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  7. awwww..that IS an incredible long time for a pony. She is lucky to have known a good home and people to care for her! wow...(tear in eye).

    Tell me about these green smoothies? did I miss a blog posting on it?

    oh my...I LOVE those stay-at-home vacations!!! it's like stolen time....you forgive yourself on not doing anything and do all the things you wouldn't normally do without guilt!!! and the money saving...my kind of vaca!

    Christine

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    1. Thanks Christine!
      The green smoothies...well, I throw some yogurt, a frozen banana, an apple, whatever other fruit I can find--frozen or otherwise{blueberries are great}, some collard greens or kale, some pumpkin seeds, some flax seeds or wheat germ, and a bit of honey in the Vitamix and blend it up for delicious and healthy smoothie. I haven't posted on it, but I maybe I will get around to it sometime :)
      Best wishes, Deb

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  8. Lovely photos of your late summer activities. Sorry about your pony, they do take a little piece of your heart when they go, don't they? We had two ponies for my children growing up and they also lived into their 30's. We let them pass together after many loving years.

    I can't wait to see what you do with your cupboard - a wonderful find!. xx

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    1. Thanks Karen, glad you stopped by!...Deb

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  9. Truly lovely photos! I'd love to hear more about your new concoctions :) I am sorry about Miss Jessica. I am sure she will be missed.

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  10. Beautiful Zinnias! So sorry about your pony, I'm sure you will miss her.

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  11. Great pictures! Cant wait to hear more on this cupboard, moisturizer and toothpaste. Miss Jessica was very pretty and smiles on you from green pastures above.

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    1. Thank you! I promise to be back with more on all those projects...Deb

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  12. I love the cupboard, right up my alley. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  13. The love the cupboard. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  14. It's never easy to say goodbye to a family animal. I'm sure sbe was very loved. Your cupboard is wonderful-can't wait to see what you do with it. Love all your photos. Mary Lea

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  15. Can't wait to see what you do with that cupboard! Thinking of you and your sweet pony.

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  16. Thirty years of love and memories. . .I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye to Miss Jessica. She was a beauty and I know she'll be missed. I'll be thinking about you and your family. . .

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