Sunday, June 26, 2016


Some old fashioned things
like sunshine and fresh air
are hard to beat.

~ Laura Ingalls Wilder 

I am enjoying these slow summer days,
are you?

There are trips several times a week
to the beaches [ I visit Hunting Island
and Edisto ]. The beach is my happy
place and with heat indexes in the 100's
and humidity that makes me melt I
am in the water as much as possible.

There is time in the gardens, weeding,
putting up all the fruits and vegetables
I can to be enjoyed during the winter

I made my favorite lacto-fermented
salsa that I eat with everything!
{recipe at the end of post}.
If you make it let me know what you

There is always knitting, knitting, knitting!
Did you know that as of yesterday
it are only 6 more months till Christmas?

I have been trying for over a year to get
my hands on the book, Slow Stitch
and Amazon finally was able to deliver.
The book is just as wonderful as I knew
it would be.

I finished watching Nurse Jackie and
have now moved on to Orange is the
Black, a show totally opposite of my
world, but maybe that's the hook?

I hope you enjoy the video of the waves,
it is one of my favorite sounds and I
wanted to share the calming sound with

Enjoy theses days.

Lacto Fermented Salsa

4-5 pounds tomatoes,
1 head garlic
1 large onion
2 large jalapenos
1 bunch cilantro
2 bell peppers

Chop all ingredients fine,

juice of 1 lemon
2 Tablespoons canning salt
1/2 cup whey [I get mine from
staining homemade yogurt]

Mix well and spoon into jars making
sure vegetables are covered with liquid.

I check my jars daily and if the salsa separate
I just give the jars a little shake .

Let sit in a warm place for three days and
then store in ice box.
Do not water bath! 

Sunday, June 19, 2016


This was a wonderful weekend.
I've never seen this one before.

 [Those ears!]

It's been a fabulous weekend here
and my heart is so happy.

Friday evening we had a terrible
storm.. rain, wind and even a bit
of hail, but my power only went
off for about 15 minutes and then
all was calm; others were not
as lucky, but now I think all is

Saturday I spent time doing
some house loving and then
spent had time at the local
thrift store browsing. [I found
a belt], got the food shopping
out of the way and picked up
sandwiches to eat at home.
I've been binge watching
Nurse Jackie and knitting away
on Christmas socks, staying up
way past my bedtime, but it's
summer time right? :)

Sunday we rode inland to
visit our son and his wife,
collect firewood and play
with the marsh tacky and
the donkey's. I had a blast
learning to drive the little cart,
and while I had decided not
to bring home anything
else I had to take care of I
really think I need a donkey
or two.

Another son and his wife came
for dinner and we celebrated
the man who makes our family
whole. Now I'm off to savor
the last of this weekend with
some more knitting and a little

Joining Karen

Sunday, June 12, 2016


Everything in life is art. What you do.
How you dress. The way you love
someone and how you talk. Your 
smile and your personality. The 
way you drink your tea. How you
decorate your home or party. Your
grocery list. The food you make.
How your writing looks. And the
way you feel.

~Helena Bonham Carter

Summer is in full swing and
while I can't wait for winter
I am enjoying all the fun that
comes with the warmer temperatures.
I've been spending quite a bit of
time harvesting food and then
putting it up. I made a blackberry cobbler
for my guys [I'm doing a cleanse
so none for me].

Next up was a batch of elderberry
flower cordial and trying out a
new salad dressing. I increased
the garlic and jalapeno, but it's
a keeper.

On my walk I discovered a
my patch of chantrelle mushrooms
was back, a treat from having
two tropical storms? A nice
surprise and they are being
enjoyed mixed with eggs.

Two of my son's and a daughter
in love surprised me last night
with a trip to Goodwill [I found
new throw pillows for the den]
and dinner out. THANK YOU!

There is always time for the beach
and cloud watching, especially when
the heat index is over 100 degrees F!
With all the humidity I have given
up trying to control my hair, even the
flat iron isn't helping, so poofy it is,
at least until cooler weather.

What is going on in your world?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


I believe in the ocean curing all bad moods.
I believe in the waves wiping away worries.
I believe in seashells bringing good luck.
I believe in toes in the sand grounding my soul.

~ happsters

Lots of sock knitting in my world
these days, some with chevron's
some with stripes, the perfect
summer knit, especially when
you're sitting on the beach wave
watching and soaking in a few
sun rays.

I down loaded The Border of Paradise
after seeing it on several blogs. It is
a story told from several character's
view all of which are haunting, dark,
and totally masterful!

Joining Ginny

Sunday, June 5, 2016


It is up to you to see the 
beauty of everyday things.

Well, once again I seem to have
left this space to gather dust, but
today I made a promise to myself
to come here more often and not
let the cobwebs gather.
I have been spending my early
hours of the day in the garden,
pulling weeds before the heat
and humidity keep me indoors.
 With the downpours of
rain we had last weekend
from Tropical Depression
Bonnie my garden hasn't
fared too well and I have
been harvesting what I
The blueberries are just
beginning to ripen,
and I think this will be the
best fig season I have ever

We have been getting the
usual summer thunderstorms
which I find quite beautiful,

A lot of my time is take up
with critter care and making
sure they are well fed and comfortable
in this hot weather.
And there is always the never
ending task of laundry.
My last baby [yes he is
MY baby so I can call
him that] graduated
from high school,
 and we have been out
of town to doctor's appointments,
[Things are looking fantastic!]
There is always knitting
in my day,
 and I seem to be on a bit
of a sock kick.
 I have been playing around
in my studio having fun
with paints,
and working on projects that have
been hanging around unfinished
for far too long.
It's hard for me to believe, but
this is my 1000 blog post! The
above photo is from my very
first post...

Life has changed in so many ways
since I opened this little space and
one of the most special changes
is the friendships I have developed
with you!  You all mean the
world to me and I thank God
for you each day.

Much love,