Busy & Blessed

What does okra have to do with a blessed life?
Because we are fed and prepared for the winter.

I cooked this along with some cornbread
so it would be ready when we
got in from working at the farm.
We sliced some tomatoes and cucumbers
out of the garden!

I had enough okra to put up in the freezer!
I love to have okra ready to fry in the winter.
"Sweet Hunter's" Granny taught me how to freeze okra.
So easy.
Cut up. Roll in cornmeal.
Put on cookie sheet and heat through until lightly brown.
Cool and put in freezer bags!

This is the field of sunflowers that I planted
behind my garden for "Sweet Hunter"!
Do you love it?
We do.

We go to the farm every night and clean up
what the carpenters have messed up!
It's so exciting seeing all the changes.
I will be blogging more about it but I hate to show you just the mess
and not the finished projects.
So when something gets completed, you will see it!
Awwww! Look at this sunflower!
We have sheds, campers & a trailer behind the house that, like everything else
at the farm, was full of stuff!!!
We have a guy cleaning it all up for us.
When he took down one of the campers, I noticed this cast iron bath tub.
I bet they don't put cast iron tubs in campers now! lol
Anyway, I thought to myself......
Wouldn't that be perfect to water my goats in!
Light bulb moment!
So we are keeping it!
While he is cleaning up, we are finding all kinds of stuff!
These jars are gold to me since I can  a lot in the summer!
This is a tool shed that was full.
It's a great place to put my jars that he is finding.
Some women love shoes & shopping!
I love jars and barns!!!

Remember my fence?
And my fence post driver?
Well I LOVE that thing!
I was able to finish putting up my fence posts and my fencing
for my sugar snap peas for my fall garden!

I replanted my yellow squash so we will have some in the fall!
It's looking great!

This is why we are so blessed!
Look at our girls!
3 are my daughters and 2 are my granddaughters!
LOVE them!
See the one in the middle?
Our newest grandson is due Sept. 4!
Please help us pray for Mommy & baby!
3 more weeks!!!!!
Sweet Hunter loves his sunflowers!
So do I!
We are busy but we are so blessed!
Thank you Lord!
God be Merciful unto us,
and Bless us;
and cause HIS face
to Shine upon us;


Susannah said…
Your place is turning into a real farm or ranch!!!! Love the sun flowers. Gorgeous. My son and his wife had our grandson last Wednesday....Cayden James (after my husband - Jim). 6lbs. 10 oz. Happy day it t'was!!!!

Blessings - Susannah
NanaNor's said…
Hi Val, So glad you stopped by my blog-because it brought me to you. I love what I'm seeing and haven't even got to your stitching blog yet. I'm your newest follower. Can't wait to get to know you. Love your heart for the Lord and for others, especially your family. Also, have to visit the gal who has the poem about granny's quilt.
Have a great afternoon and evening.
Hugs, Noreen
Kathy said…
Looks like things are coming along on the farm. I hope when you show us pictures of things finished, that there will also be a "before" shot. That would be awesome to see. And I must say, I don't think I have ever had okra but what you have in the frying pan does look yummy! Beautiful family too. Thanks for sharing.
What an exciting time for you! blessings, marlene
Karen said…
Blessings!!! Our Cabin Auction is coming Sept 12th!! Soon these snowbirds may fly south!!....will pray for your new grandable!! for a safe arrival for all!!!
Karen said…
Just thinking about the "birth"....want you to know I am praying....