Thursday, August 18, 2022

Growing & Harvesting Okra


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Growing & Harvesting Okra

Many years ago (probably twenty years ago), we tried to grow okra and it was absolutely inedible because it was so tough - the sharpest of knives could not cut into that okra.  Well, this year we tried to grow it again and I learned that my mistake many years ago was that I harvested it way too late.  I thought that the stem had to turn brown before harvesting but actually, okra is cut while still green and tender.

Botanically speaking, okra is a fruit but it is most often referred to as a vegetable.

The okra plant is very pleasing to the eye: the blossoms are lovely, the leaves are very unique in shape and the actual vegetable resembles a shooting star (and then a regular star when sliced).
I will share recipes in future posts.

ENJOY the following pictures:

All photos were taken by me (Angie Ouellette-Tower) and the okra were all grown in my garden.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #486

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #486!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
Tomato Desperados

Checkout wonderful seeds at Mary's Heirloom Seeds 
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Good Morning and Welcome to another No Rules Party!


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We're your hosts & co-hosts 

Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Angie @ God's Growing Garden
Checkout my amazing "Featured" Pinterest Board

(click HERE to view & follow)
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. "Thursday Bible Study & Coffee" by Just East of Eden
2. "How To Make Lavender Ice Cube Stirrers" by masterPIECES of my Life
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

 (with proper link backs) in our features.   And now for the party!





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Monday, August 15, 2022

You're the STAR - Week#3 FAMILY (August 2022)

It's officially tomato season - first batch of tomato sauce canned and stored for the winter.
Thank you again for joining us!
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Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:

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Welcome to week#3 of the August 2022 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
August 2022 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Cohosts 

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This week is FAMILY feature week
Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs:
Michelle @ Moms Are Frugal
Kris @ Kris and Larry . com

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#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, health, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)

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(These features were chosen from the July 2022 "You're the STAR" blog hop)




If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:

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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 14, 2022

Chapter 8 Verse 14 - Today's Date in the Bible

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Chapter 8 Verse 14 - Today's Date in the Bible

Have you ever struggled with direction from God?  Maybe during prayer you just cried out to God and said: "Lord, please show me direction - when I open my Bible please allow my eyes to land on the verse that will show me your answer." I have done this many times and most of the time I received an answer, or at least guidance to His next step for my life.

In this series, we will be doing something similar in randomness to the "open-the-Bible-anywhere" that I spoke about above.  Recently I started thinking that there are areas of God's Word that I will probably never write about.  I might be missing so many parts of Scripture that might be able to touch someone's heart.  That's when I came up with this fun way to read parts of the Bible that we might never study. 

This is how it will work - we will have the month represent the Chapter in the Bible and the day will represent the verse. Today is the 14th of August, so we will focus on verse 14 of the eighth Chapter of each book in the Bible.  Obviously, this post would be extremely long if I included all of the 14th verses of every Chapter 8, so I am highlighting ten verses (sometimes I included a couple extra verses around the 14th for context).  This series will continue on the second or third Sunday of every month.

ENJOY! 


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"The fear of the Lord is to hate evil;
Pride and arrogance and the evil way
And the perverse mouth I hate.
Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom;
I am understanding, I have strength.”
Proverbs 8:13-14


"There is a vanity which occurs on earth, that there are just men to whom it happens according to the work of the wicked; again, there are wicked men to whom it happens according to the work of the righteous. I said that this also is vanity."
Ecclesiastes 8:14


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 "In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar a vision appeared to me—to me, Daniel—after the one that appeared to me the first time.  I saw in the vision, and it so happened while I was looking, that I was in Shushan, the citadel, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in the vision that I was by the River Ulai.  Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last.  I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.  And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.  Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power.  And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand.  Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven.  And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land.  And it grew up to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and some of the stars to the ground, and trampled them.  He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily sacrifices were taken away, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down.  Because of transgression, an army was given over to the horn to oppose the daily sacrifices; and he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered.  Then I heard a holy one speaking; and another holy one said to that certain one who was speaking, “How long will the vision be, concerning the daily sacrifices and the transgression of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled underfoot?”  And he said to me, “For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed."
Daniel 8:1-14


"For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”  In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
Hebrews 8:12-13

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"Now when Jesus had come into Peter’s house, He saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever.  So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them.  Many Healed in the Evening When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
“He Himself took our infirmities
And bore our sicknesses.”
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Matthew 8:14-17

"And He left them, and getting into the boat again, departed to the other side.  Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, and they did not have more than one loaf with them in the boat.  Then He charged them, saying, “Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."
Romans 8:13-15

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

22 Treasures - PRESERVING

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22 Treasures - PRESERVING

In February of this year there were two palindromic dates: 2/20/2022 & 2/22/22 (palindromic meaning it is the same from left to right or from right to left - 2202022 & 22222).  The number 2 is an interesting number.  There is no other number that I can think of that has the same result when it is added to itself and multiplied by itself [I am not a mathematician, so I could be wrong.  And, I am not including zero because zero is nothing (literally nothing 0 + 0 = 0 and 0 x 0 = 0)]:
2 + 2 = 4
2 x 2 = 4
Four is the same answer whether 2 is added or multiplied by itself.

With that being said, since 22 (2 and 2) are so unique, I thought I'd continue posting in this series during the year 2022 called:
22 Treasures
In this series I will pick a topic (like - PRESERVING) and I will feature 22 treasured blog posts from this blog about that topic.  And, that topic will be split into 4 different categories.

Today I am featuring PRESERVING in these 4 categories:
Canning
Drying
Freezing
RECIPES Using Preserved Food

(Please click on each title below to view the entire post - ENJOY!)


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