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SPARK SOS- Getting frustrated & wanting to eat a quart of ice cream!!!
OK. I've been working on securing a $1500 grant request for Monroe County Historical Society (MCHS); The WV Humanities Council has actually approved the grant i submitted, but there were some conditions...
And like most govt related projec... Read more
New addition to family tree!
I can't believe July is here already! We've been busy w/farm projects (repair of septic leach field, new fencing, barn repairs, etc., etc.)
Also have a new Great Niece! My mom/Lydia is now a Great-Grandma. Harper was 10# 11oz!! Baby, mom ... Read more
Finished my taxes! How about you??
For the first time in over 30 years I have completed my taxes early (ie before April 15th). When I was younger I really enjoyed paying my taxes late, driving to the Post Office and seeing the 'blue cop lights flashing along the late night route ... Read more
What's your favorite SUV for farm living???
OK, my other SP-UPDATE:I totaled my 2005 Dodge Durango, during winter storm March 3rd... It was scary, I ended up in farmers pond around 10pm, in 20 degree snow conditions, hubby estimates elevation difference from road to pond is abtt 40-feet.... Read more
Hi all, sorry to be missing in action so long. Winter weather kept us busy w/variety of issues at our little bit of WV, mostly unsexy things like leaking new shed that houses our solar batteries/brains; then septic tank failure & search (we fina... Read more
Back home, but dealing w/dizzienss...
Hi all! I had wonderful time in Poconos PA, with a great group of folks for Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles. The worship music was fantastic! I'm hoping they will make CD of the special music & sermons we enjoyed all 8 days. Pocono area is a lot l... Read more
Observing YHWH's Appointed times this fall
As some of my Spark Peeps know, I observeYHWH's appointed times established in the book of Genesis and outlined & magnified in scripture, including the Fall Holy Days: Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets, Yom Kippur/Atonement, Sukkoth/Feast of Tabernac... Read more
Hubby's high school reunion was fun.
I just wanted to report that I survived my hubby's 40th high school reunion & all the shenanigans that went with it. He was a band geek, so he had great time w/all his fellow band mates, the majorettes, and even a few old cheerleaders, LOL! Unf... Read more
Been sick; apple cobbler w/walnuts & raisins a hit :-)
Hi all :-) I've been sick (sinus/eyes/chest yukky stuffy...) and on the road to Norfolk VA to visit my mom & sisters for Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets. I took a peach and apple cobbler with me to share with them over coffee. Both cobblers were ... Read more
Cleaning the pantry today
It rained early this morning, temperature in the 50's so you can feel fall coming on strong. Cleaned more apples & did apple cobbler with raisins & walnuts, so will see how that turns out this evening! Decided to also tackle the pantry when I we... Read more
YEAH! Down a pound!!!
I just so dread getting on the scale, but this morning I got on and saw that I was down a pound!!!
OK HAPPY DANCE!!!
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trying Whole wheat spaghetti -again...
My diabetic Spark peeps have really been encouraging me to get a better handle on the type and amount of carbs that I've been consuming. I love pasta, and have tried whole wheat pasta about 4-5 years ago and my hubby and I absolutely hated it. ... Read more
getting ready to pick more apples
We had some hard rains yesterday & last night & it pretty much knocked down the rest of the peaches on the ground - The BIG RIPE ones I was wanting to pick today for actuall eating MYSELFT!!! Ran out this morning to see if any big ones were sti... Read more
Peach work continues
Down to my last picked peaches to put up; going to have to get back out and pick the remainder off the trees today & tomorrow. Its funny how repetitive hand motions (like peeling, opening, stirring, etc tires out your hands! I've also had to br... Read more
Freezing more peaches
Hubby & I have been trying to catch up w/the peaches that we've picked so far. I've baked pans of peach cobbler to share w/neighbors & take to fellowship services on Shabbat. Friday I was able to freeze 6 quarts of peaches; and hope to get 6 or... Read more