Friday, August 7, 2020

Fun Fridays #42 - THE DAY I MET MY SISTER

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Fun Fridays #42 - THE DAY I MET MY SISTER
Happiness and laughter are so good for our health!
"A happy heart makes the face cheerful" Proverbs 15:13
(click HERE to read the health benefits of laughter)

This is a series called:  "Fun Fridays".  On the first Friday of every month I will share with you an old photo or something from the recent past that made me happy;  in hopes that it will at least make you smile 😊

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I had been told for months that I would soon have a sibling (this was before gestational ultrasounds), but at the age of almost 4 years old, I didn't truly understand what that meant.  It was a hot summer day when I first met my sister.  Now, decades after this picture was taken (and after much aging - haha) , she is still my precious little sister.
ENJOY!

Click to view other Fun Fridays:
#29 - Farm Cat Fun
#30 - Summertime Sisterly Stretching
#31 - Coffee & Cake on the Beach
#32 - September Sumac at Point Pelee
#33 - Non-Scary Happy Halloween
#34 - Fall Farm Dog
#35 - And Santa Said....
#36 - One Piece Snow Suit
#37 - Macrame Kitty-Cat Hanger
#38 - Crocheted Pillow Baby Props
#39 - Braided Beauty
#40 Garden Boy
#41 Beach Burying

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #380

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #380!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
Fruit Feature: BLUEBERRIES (Great RECIPES)
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Grow a COVID19 Victory Garden!  There are many wonderful seeds available at Mary's Heirloom Seeds (click picture below):


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We're your hosts & co-hosts 

Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Angie @ God's Growing Garden
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Features!
Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being featured. Be sure to check all of our blogs to see if you were featured! 
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My Features this Week are:


1. "Canning Party!" by The Farm Wife
2. "Berry Cherry Almond Tart" by Mille Fiori Favoriti
3. "Four Ingredient Ranch Pretzels" by A Sprinkle of Joy

If you've been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.

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The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Saturday at 11:59pm.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!

*Pictures should be your own* 

By linking up you give us permission to use these photos

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Monday, August 3, 2020

You're the STAR - Week#1 GARDEN (August 2020)

We got some much needed rain over the weekend - my garden is very happy.
Thank you again for joining us!
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Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
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Triple Berry Shortcake RECIPE

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WELCOME to the August 2020 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to GARDEN feature week of the August 2020 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your GARDEN week Hosts 
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#1 GARDEN - gardening, homesteading, recycling, outdoor activities &/or preserving (this can include any type of green living,  repurposed ideas, outdoor concerns, posts relating to farm animals etc all while remaining family friendly)



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(All features were chosen from the July 2020 "You're the Star" blog hop)
Ten Ways To Use Basil by Oak Hill Homestead
Ten ways to use basil.
My Vegetable Garden & Kitty Outdoor Play Area by Amy's Creative Pursuits



Joy in the Garden by Faith Family Health

Learn to quickly and easily turn garden cucumbers into crisp and delicious dill pickles! Refrigerator pickles are going to be your favorite!  #dillpickle #easypickle #quickpickle #dill #cucumber


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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )







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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #88

Welcome to the 88th Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing!

I miss the old hymns that I remember from my childhood - there were no drums, no electric guitar and no mind numbing beat. It was just voices and maybe a piano or an organ. The choir led the congregation in singing - and the words of these hymns are poetic. I realize that there is a need for the modern "seeker oriented" worship music - but it is also necessary to have deeper songs (no offense intended to anyone who prefers the newer church songs).

I decided to have an "Old Fashion Sunday Hymn Sing" once a month on this blog.
I personally do NOT have a great singing voice - I used to play the guitar & piano but my voice is NOT an instrument. That's the great thing about this digital hymn sing, you can warble along without being embarrassed or without offending anyone else.

The hymns that we will be studying are taken from an old hymnal from a Baptist church that is no longer in existence - "The North American Hymnal" published in 1956 by "THE ROGER WILLIAMS PRESS"

I will also try to find a version of the featured hymn on "YouTube" to share with you each month.


Today's featured hymn is "From Every Stormy Wind That Blows" written by Hugh Stowell (1799-1865) composed by Thomas Hastings (1784-1872)   
Today's featured author graduated from Oxford and then immediately went on to work in the church.  He held many different positions in his church.  He edited and published many volumes of hymns.

    "Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."
Hebrews 4:16

I have included 2 versions of this lovely hymn (below the lyrics).  The second is A Cappella.  Enjoy!


Turn with me to number 401 in your hymnals and let's sing:

From Every Stormy Wind That Blows
written by Hugh Stowell (1799-1865) & composed by Thomas Hastings (1784-1872)

1. From every stormy wind that blows, From every swelling tide of woes, There is a calm, a sure retreat;  'Tis found beneath the mercy seat.

2.   There is a place where Jesus sheds The oil of gladness on our heads;  A place of all on earth most sweet:  It is the blood-bought mercy seat.

3.   There is a spot where spirits blend, Where friend holds fellowship with friend;  Tho' sundered far, by faith they meet Around one common mercy seat.

4.   O may my hand forget her skill, My tongue be silent, cold and still.  This bounding heart forget to beat, If I forget the mercy seat.




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Friday, July 31, 2020

TWENTY Top 20 - PRESERVING

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TWENTY Top 20 - PRESERVING

This is the twelfth post in my blog series called "TWENTY Top 20".  We are celebrating 2020 (and celebrating this unique decade) with this series.  In this series there will be a total of twenty different categories featuring the top 20 previously published posts on that topic.  Once or twice a month I will feature a new category.  
Growing your own food means preserving your produce to last until next gardening season.  Today these twenty posts focus on canning, freezing and dehydrating.
ENJOY!

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Rosehip Applesauce
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Never Use Cheap Lids!
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Sandwich Sliced Dill Pickles
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Use Your Pear Peelings In Your Syrup
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Mulberry Syrup
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Strawberry Syrup

Making Cherry Jam From Frozen Fruit

Canning Tomato Sauce

Canning Your Own Grape Juice

Peeling Peaches for Preserving
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Freezing Garden Fresh Green Beans
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Freezing Garden Fresh Peaches
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Freezing Blueberries
Freezing Blueberries, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com
Freezing Goji Berries
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Freezing Shredded Zucchini


Woven Lavender Bundles

Drying Stevia for a Natural Tea Sweetener
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Dehydrating Blueberries
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Preserving Mint for Tea
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Other TWENTY Top 20 posts:
WINTER
CHOCOLATE
LOVE
GREEN
SPRING
FORGIVENESS
FLOWERS
HERBS
BERRIES
VEGGIES
SUMMER


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