Sunday, July 30, 2017

Emptied Out and Moving On

We have been very busy getting our house ready, on the market, sold and closed.  We are finally done with that phase and are moving on to the next phase. Purchasing a new home and making it ours.  We made an offer and it was accepted! Part one.  Now for the inspections and those results.  While we are waiting and enjoying the wonderful hospitality of my brother and his family, I will try to figure out how to post pictures to this blog with my tablet.  Please be patient with me.



Not sure what I did to get these loaded finally but I am glad to show you our previous empty house.  I hope to show you our new to us empty house this week.  
We go down for the inspection this week and as long as we don't find termites, we're good.

Thanks to anyone who is still checking in on me.  I know how frustrating it is to try to follow someone who is lacking in posts.  I am hoping to it will change with the move.

God Bless,
Kate

Monday, May 8, 2017

Sorry for the delay in posts.  I am still working out how to use the new device.  I have some more pictures to share.  We have been photographing the fruit trees because they have all bloomed and it is early for this.  It is still pretty and we want to capture it, especially to make sure we have some nice pictures to share when we put the house on the market.  God willing it will be by the middle of May, at least that is my goal.
So enjoy some nice pictures of fruit trees.  I will try to label them so you know what a pear, peach, cherry and apple tree in bloom look like.
Larry and the boys have been diligently working on getting other work done around the home in preparation for selling it.  The boys helped put in the new back deck and a new counter top in the kitchen.  They are learning all types of useful skills. I apparently at this time cannot load pictures.  I will continue to figure that out.

Hope all is going well for everyone.

God Bless,
Kate

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Spring!

Sorry for the silence.  Recently purchased a tablet so that access to internet is a little easier.  MK and DH planted bulbs last fall and they are popping up all over.  It is really great!
These are only the ones I could get to upload for today.  Enjoy!  Hope to be back soon. I found a really good Lace knitting book that I want to share.

Thanks for stopping by!

God Bless,
Kate

Saturday, December 10, 2016

New Job and Internet silence

Happy Advent!

Sorry to have been so silent.  I changed jobs and have been internet less for quite some time.  I tried going to the local library but the branch library didn't have enough band width and I kept getting booted off.

So I am finally able to get back on and thought I would let you know that I am still around.

I hope that your advent is productive.  We are enjoying our move to St. Anne's in Livonia.  MK is in the choir and the youngest has already served twice.

The people are friendly and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Plus it's the whole enchilada.

I probably won't be here again for quite a while again.  I am hoping to have some time to post all my Christmas projects.  I have actually been quite prolific this year, but it still doesn't seem like enough.

Take care!

Your friend in Christ,
Kate

Friday, July 29, 2016

Some more {Happy & Pretty}

My dh has been really working hard on fixing up things around the house.  He power washed the back deck and then the front porch in preparation of re-staining and doing some painting too.







This is our front porch in process.  That greenery you see are some grape vines and bamboo.

Our peaches are doing well too. Can't wait to harvest them!

This next picture is a project that has been in the process for a while.  It is still not quite finished but it is really beautiful.  My dh made it from some oak we had.  It is really pretty.  He plans to put padding on the pre dieu and upholster it too.


Thanks for stopping by!  What are you up to this summer?

God Bless
Kate

Friday, July 8, 2016

Knit and Read

joining with small things

Catching up on my Church History and trying to finish a socks

So some of my children have read this books in their studies and I wanted to firm up my knowledge of church history and since I am a History major it is no hardship.  I am finding quite interesting.  I started a notebook to answer the questions because that is how I retain information.  The socks....they are another story.




So these are socks I started in January I think.  I got a great book for Christmas ~ A Sock Knitter's Guide to yarn.  It is really interesting and informative.  It also talks about using the yarn you have to make strong socks.  So I thought I would give it a try and then ran into some snags along the way so it was put down for quite some time.  I have picked it back up and pushing through.  I told my daughter these were going to be eclectic socks because I keep changing how I am knitting the leg.

I will try to remember to post and link up when they are finally done.  I am itching to move on to something else so I am using that as a motivator to get these done!

Have a wonderful weekend!  And thanks for stopping by.

God Bless,

Kate






Thursday, June 30, 2016

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real





{Pretty}

I have a daughter who loves to arrange flowers.  She is working on learning more about how to do this.  She maintains flowers on our Marian altar as well.  This is a mix of shasta daisys that grow wild here and tickseed which we planted from a purchased plant last year and seems to really love it here.

This is the tickseed in the raised garden bed we put in this year.  We are working on coming up with a different name for it as no one in the family really likes the word tick and what it congers up for us...nasty parasitic insect....but the flowers are pretty.

{Happy}


Homemade Strawerry jam!  We have not been able to do this in years!  It turned out great and I wish we could make more but it is not in the budget this year.  We will have to be stingy and make sure we are eating other jams too.  MK and I worked on this together last Saturday.  We make a pretty good team. We canned 9 pints and had one left over to eat right away.  It is almost gone!

{Funny}

No funnies that I could find this week to capture on "film".  We do enjoy much laughter in the evenings though.  With no television to entrance, we usually have time after praying the rosary to joke around, play cards or board games. It is really great to listen to your children develop a sense of humor.  Some of the jokes are real groaners...but some surprise and are spot on.  

{Real}

So I walked around the farm this week and snapped pictures on works in progress.  We are clearing out brush and things that did not produce what we had hoped.  This has been a LONG time coming.  DH has finally enough energy and good sized help to tackle this job and he is going at it with a vengence. So while you are not going to see before pictures, I wanted to post some after so as things progress I can see the changes.  Plus some pictures of our garden.
cleared fence and usable gate!

a view opened back up

from across the yard clear sailing!

Stubborn green ash tree ~ gone!

Teaching boys how to repair a hydrant...more easily watering the garden now

it is very dry here this year

garlic looking good!

peppers!

new hydrant in action watering garden

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