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A Good Quote

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“Romance is not a science but an art, no less so than the art of eating well. And it takes cultivation and refinement if a relationship is to offer its fullest rewards.”
~Mireille Guiliano~
what a joyful art it is ! Next week Emery and I will celebrate 31 year of marriage, always mingled with romance and laughter.

Fall Garden Blessings

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This is what I picked from the garden this morning and what good tasting broccoli it is. Soon, some of the cabbage will be ready to pick and collard will be ready too. Beats and lettuce ready now too. Rain is gently falling as is the temperature about to do. A wintry day is on the way and that suits me just fine. Perfect for writing my Christmas letter to go out with my cards.Emery is busy stacking wood from a tree that lost large limbs in a storm this year at Melanie and Casi's house, it is a day of preparation around here, for the cold to come.

Quiet Sunday Morning

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The house is quiet, Emery is off gathering more boxes of Christmas decorations for me, stacking them in the living room. He always moves with such care and purpose that its a joy to watch him just do simple tasks. Love is like that I guess, it makes us notice such small things about the person that holds our heart in theirs. I love Christmas and everything that goes along with it, the baking, the decorating, the excitement over finding the perfect gift for someone, the Christmas lights, the music, the traditional colors of red and green. Even addressing Christmas cards is fun for me. Emery had not really celebrated Christmas much before he met me, matter of fact our first Christmas brought to him the first Christmas stocking he had ever had and he was 32 ! I simply refuse to adopt a single second of that bah humbug attitude that seems to fly around this time of the year when people start complaining about the cost of Christmas etc, because it should never be about money, its about joy…

More Craft Items

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Its hard to remember that these things are made by the children of the community, the quality of workmanship is amazing.

More Photos From Homestead, Pottery

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I collect the salt glaze with the wheat and blue trim. This year I bought just one small piece that I fell in love with, a small bowl. I also purchased a white glazed chamber candle stick that will add to my small collection of the same design.

Mei-Ling At Homestead Heritage Craft Fair

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Thought before I headed off to bed I would post a few more pictures from our day at Homestead Heritage Craft Fair. Tomorrow I will post a few more. We had such a wonderful time, enjoying the beauty of the day, the amazing craft items and of course the fantastic food.

Quilts from Homestead Heritage Craft Fair

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These quilts are all made by the young people from the community, some as young as 7 years old.

Homestead Heritage Craft Fair

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This will be our 17th year attending the Homestead Heritage Craft Fair. Here is a link that will give you a history of the fair. Its well worth watching. I look forward to the fair each year at Thanksgiving time
http://www.homesteadcraftfair.com/playvideo.html

Such Sweetness

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The sweetest little girls in Grammie and Grandpa's life. What profound joy, what reward for our older years in life ! Truly we are blessed.

Proverbs 17:6 Children's children are a crown to the aged.

Happy Thanksgiving From Our Home to Yours

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We all had a great laugh when we saw the expressions on every ones faces when I snapped the family photo. We look like a bunch of grouches : )
We had a wonderfully thankful day, happy to be together, happy to be healthy and thankful for a day to count our blessings. So much love in our family and although we miss not having Melissa and James here, it is only one more week until Melissa will be home for a whole week.On the menu today ... Turkey with stuffing butternut squash, baked, mashed with brown sugar and butter baked and mashed sweet potatoes Corn Mashed potatoes and gravy cranberry sauce pickles and olives baby corn Green bean casserole Vermont Maple Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Cream Pie with Meringue Apple Pie Apple cider to drink and we all ended up with full tummies ~ The kitchen is full of dirty dishes still needing to be washed, maybe I am half done, a labor of love. And my sweet husband is busy bringing in the Christmas decorations from the loft of his workshop so I can start deco…

Tea With Teddy

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Mei-Ling is having her own private Thanksgiving with Teddy today.

Perfect Pie Crust Recipe

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So many of you have emailed and asked for my pie crust recipe so here it is
Perfect Pie Crust Recipe

Twas The Day Before Thanksgiving ....

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and all through the house, the aroma of pumpkin and apple pie filled each room. The house was all decorated with colorful leaves and Indian corn. The oven heating the kitchen and steaming up windows, just right for little fingers to draw on. My apron dusted with flour and sugar, a right perfect look for such a busy day. The dining room table all set with anticipation for the hungry folks that will join us in thankfulness for all of life's blessing.
By dawns early light, the turkey will roast and gravy will be made and mashed potatoes will fill a very big bowl. To all my readers, Happy Thanksgiving to all !