Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

July 30, 2012

"preserving " the bounty with my sister

First the "dilly beans". Then pears and cherries in the dehydrater, then a few jars of pickled beets, and finally finish today with 10 half pints of apricot pineapple jam.. Yummy!

July 26, 2012

It's time to preserve the fruit"

Well again I have neglected posting in a while.. Preparing today to drive to Wenatchee, Washington early tomorrow morning  to my sisters house.  We both love to can and make jam, so what better chance for sister time? Wenatchee is a great agriculture area for fruit trees.  Apples, cherries, peaches apricots, and pears. I have packed my jars, dehydrator, and jam making ingredients and will drive the 10 hour drive. My husband will stay home with Buster and the chickens and ducks.. We have a camping trip planned mid August so he will be preparing the boat and camper for that adventure.
I don't mind driving alone, I know the road and the weather is good. I plan to make a few stops along the way for the stretching of legs and (potty breaks). Stopping for a short coffee break with my daughter Pj and then on to my destination. My sister has dinner plans for us at 5:30 so I wont "dilly daddle.. put some music on and enjoy the scenery. ( hope to capture a picture or two as well.) So  come see the fruits of our labor in a few days as I will post from there too. So its off to slumber land right now cuz the sun will be shining soon.... and off I go.....

July 13, 2012

Girl time scheduled

Well here it is  mid July 2012. I have been busy, busy,busy. The "family" went home Monday and my house is almost back to normal. I love having company and the house was overflowing with kids, and laughter and meals outside. Its quiet now and as I pulled out my planner today I penciled in some "Me
Today, I had my hairdresser work some magic on a summer do.  I really like it. I feel recharged and like ,a new woman..
Next week starting with an eye exam Monday, Tuesday shopping and lunch with a friend and Wednesday a trip to Bend with another girl friend. Often people say to me "You are so busy". I sometimes appear more so than other times. Our retired scheduled life " is pretty much impromptu.  If Clay feels like jumping in the car to "Go". I am ready. I love that I can do this. We have had some great adventures in day trips and longer journeys.  Life is good and we must make every day count. My garden is coming along, the chickens are doing well, and the ducks are happy living on the pond.  I think my Sinus /Allergy situation is under control.  Another Camping trip is in the planning stage and a trip to Washington to visit my mom too...I guess I do want to do it all... and why  not?
So, I will be off next week playing, shopping, maybe taking a photo or two.
Do you have a planner to keep your schedules or do you just take what comes?  Sometimes I like to do both... depending on my mood.. Enjoy  these nice summer days whatever you do..and take time to do something special just for you....

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July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July

Chillin at Gramma & Papa's
 We're relaxing today, and gearing up for the Annual Fireworks display at Lake Euwana in Klamath Falls tonight. Mason is ready to test the fireworks that Papa Clay bought for him yesterday.
Today he made chocolate chip cookies and played games. His mom and his two brothers and his future sister in law will be back to get him come the weekend. The house will again be full of laughter and your basic Family noise. We are a noisy family for sure.
Everyone enjoy your  time with your family if you can. Be safe and enjoy the 4th of July activities where you live.