Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pumpkins, Gourds, and Mums

We did some Fall Decor in preparation for Harvest Fest.. which was on Saturday. I wanted to get those pics up yesterday but you see.. It was my birthday.. and I was busy:) Having fun:) My friend woke me up at 7 AM and took me for breakfast then I went to the library and checked out a big stack of books!! Such a good day:) Although I really didn't accomplish anything. Anyhow, here are some pics of Fall decor at the store.. on the outside anyhow..






Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Labor Day

We went canoeing and kayaking on Labor Day with friends.. Even Miss Rosie went along:)

wet, dirty & tired


The river was perfect. Not too busy, warm and just deep enough that we didn't get stuck a lot. Yet not too deep that we couldn't tip canoes if we wanted to:):) For some reason I got tipped:) and splashed a lot:)


This lil girly was awake and happy most of the 7 mile trip but promptly crashed when we got back. She was exhausted.

We then wanted to go to the covered bridge area there in Mohican for a picnic but it was very full. So we found another picnic area. Ended up going home earlier cause we couldn't really go on a hike or play in the river.



Most of us took a nap after we got home before playing a couple games of Fist! A very fun lazy day!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Basket

See this basket?


Its been sitting under my desk for months! Filled with partially completed aprons, aprons I forgot to cut ties for, and aprons that need seams ripped, and I keep adding too it.. So, this week, my goal is to empty that basket!

Friday, August 29, 2014

New Business Cards

Oh, I love picking up new business cards at the printers!! Especially cute ones that my sis designed!!!




Saturday, August 23, 2014

Pie Filling, Apple Sauce & Sweet Corn

On Monday Moms family came for the day. See in our family Mondays are just grand!!! Uncle Waynes live on a farm, Uncle Roys own a Bulk food Store and Deli with full time employees and our shop is closed on Mondays. So we often get together on Mondays. This time we canned pineapple pie filling, applesauce and did 25 dozen sweet corn!!!

Just a warning, there are lots of pictures:)

Schnitzing Apples




Making Applesauce




The Finished Product


Boschting, Cleaning, and cutting corn of the cob,

Charity was such a big helper

She claimed her dress got hairy:)





Loretta creaming corn
Just some random pictures








Scrubbing Pots
In the afternoon when most of the work was done all us cousin girls except for Charity (who was taking a nap) went to the creek to cool off.. Much to the chagrin of the boys when they found out where we went:)



Uh Oh, Sharon is after Mary

Ready or Not...

GOTCHA!!!

Flip Flops!!!



Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gift Wrap, Cake & Smiles

 Here is a something I forgot to post almost a month ago:)

Miss Ks Birthday... No words needed!





Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Many Hands...

...make work light!

One of the things that most stands out to tourists when they come visit our community is how the Amish and Mennonites work together and help out where needed. I was just reminded of that last night when we helped my uncles family move the contents of their country store to a brand new facility next door. It seemed like people came out of the woodwork to help move, stock, organize and clean. Friends, family, church people...

Some discussed what they should be doing next..


Now where exactly was this product supposed to go?


This is just my size!!!






Dirty faces and toes..



Pony Rides.






Relaxing on the new porch.





Putting up the new sign.

And..they opened up today to the delight of their customers...