Archive | August 2014

What in the world?

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It’s been a while since our last post.  Traveling and travelers got our blogging rhythm out of whack.  You’ve probably been wondering what in the world we’ve been up to…or to what we’ve been up…or…well, sometimes a sentence just screams out to be completed with a preposition.  🙂  Anyway, we’ve been “up to” a lot as you will see in our Summer Summary below!

The Official Ephemeral Photographer of Fifty Shades of Green Acres came for a visit…

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She captured some beautiful shots…

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and she also served in the capacity of Chief Assistant on Highly Sensitive Projects…

Our first try at a custard based homemade vanilla ice cream

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We absolutely loved it – but, really – what’s not to love with whipping cream, half & half, sugar, eggs and vanilla.  One satisfied visitor declared, “It tastes just like Christmas.”  (P.S.  Thank you, Doris, for this fantastic recipe).  Plus, it makes a wonderful partner to this birthday cake…(and a tip of the hat to  Pioneer Woman for this decadent dessert idea).

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Picnic Table Construction

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Picnic Table Completion Celebration – they look very level headed and the table is level, too!



Flimsy Bench Reconstruction

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Someone was mighty worried that Mr. & Mrs. Fifty Shades might fall on their big…well, someone was concerned about our backsides meeting the ground if we plopped down too firmly on this bench.  So, all the slats were removed and…

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..Voila!  We now have a bench sturdy enough for the punishment we give it most everyday.

Tomato Parade

The growing season is drawing to a close for many crops, but we are still harvesting tomatoes.  Here is a look at the current tomato inventory from our garden the last few days.

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We’ve used our tomatoes plus some we’ve gotten from a local farm to can tomatoes, tomato soup, and tomato sauce.

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We loved seeing family up here, some for the first time and we hope not the last…

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Scout & Company

Scout decided his favorite place to sit is right here…

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Nutmeg continues to be our favorite Spice Girl,

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…the chicks are still laying eggs like crazy and the bees are buzzing all around.

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

Until next time…

Fifty Shades of Green Acres