Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Some very candid photos from the last couple days~

What a busy day it was once again... It's amazing what can all be done when a family works together--especially when there is incentive to get things done by a certain time!

First, I thought I'd share a couple of pictures from yesterdays' projects... Mother snapped this one of me while I was adding spice to the pickles:

These are the Sweet Banana peppers that I picked and froze. There are a LOT more in the garden yet, but they still need to ripen.
This morning, it was so calm out that we decided to burn garbage... Once the guys got the fire started, we all started looking for garbage to burn and it didn't take too long for us to head down to our basement--which was a disaster!!! Boxes of every shape and size were everywhere down there, and some had gotten wet and were getting moldy, so we burned a lot of boxes. Then, Mom got to cleaning off the shelves down there (that have empty jars on them), and making room for more jars that were sitting around in boxes yet from when we moved here! The guys took the old water-heater out so we have even more room and it's SO nice... Not that the room is very nice, as it's basically just a hole in the ground, but it's nice to have more room down there now to store things. :)

After lunch, my brothers and I started digging potatoes in the garden. We got about a third of them dug, before our muscles were sore and we decided to work on other projects...

Jacob primed the new board on the teeter-totter...
...and I worked on painting the handles on the merry-go-round, as we've never painted them in the years that we've had it, and they really needed some help!!! The boys came over and helped me later on, as they wanted to get to supper, but the painting had to be finished first. :) We hope to get the floor of the merry-go-round painted too sometime soon...
Mother painted the trim around the front door and some of our flower-pots, but as she was the one with the camera, we don't have any pictures of her. :(

My dad finished baling the hay around our place once it dried down enough to! YAY! We may be done with haying now, unless the alfalfa has grown enough on our other land to make it worth the time and expense to put it up...
After night chores were finished, we all swung on the swings for a few minutes, as it was still just so lovely out.
So, those were the highlights of our day.
Now I'll leave you with this quote (from my daily flip-calendar) by Fanny Crosby:
"In His arms He carries me all day long."
Isn't that beautiful?


Dawn said...

Dearest Cora,
A million thanks for all of your work around here as we prepare for the shoot. I hope that LOTS of people will come and enjoy our efforts!
Most of all thanks for dealing with last years beets in the basement. ):
Love always,

Kimberly said...

That sounds like a lot of work! It's a good feeling when it is finished, isn't it? The pickles and peppers look delicious.

Hannah said...

Sounds like when we clean our basement! Our basement is what people in MI call a "Michigan basement" and it's basically like you said, "a hole in the ground" and it has cement walls.

Maggie said...

Sounds like you had a busy day! My youth group hada service day and it was alot of fun, but when we were done after a couple hours we were really sore! lol :)