Saturday, September 19, 2015

Yeah Deer Hunting Coming Up!

Yeah hubstead  will be ready for deer season.I love making venison stew and chili.I made a pot of chili today with beef but it's not the same as venison.I had stew before with venison my sister made and I got to figure out how she made the rich sauce it was cooked in,it was so good.But now that's out of the way,next is the winter clothes we got to buy.They say the south will be a bear this year.I keep thinking about buying a snow mobile lol.! I also made frybread to go with that chili.

There's nothing like having a freezer full of deer!

Well,my avocado tree died.How I have no idea.I think if I cut it back it may come back on it's own.It's still green in the stems and trunk.

I harvested the rest of my Basil and sage and rosemary,next is the rest of the parsley and I should be good to go on cooking herbs for awhile.

My poor dog has been sick for three days and finally he felt better today.Must have been a bug.He had the runs and I kept him in water and food.He could have gotten into the garbage which he knows better but no telling.Or he could have picked up something in the yard.As long as he is better and he's sleeping right now.

I get the grass cut on the first of the month.Maybe my gourds are alright.I haven't been able to get to them since the grass got so high.Oh well there is always next year.Also I'm planting luffas next year too I'm getting low on them around the house.I use them alot for different things.

Everything is getting done,still have to get tires for our truck and get the gas turned then winterizing the house.All before the end of the year.So far so good and it's still September.I am hoping we don't get a bad snow this year,it's so hard for us to get off this hill.We got snowed in last yer and year before last for week.If we lived further south we wouldn't have it so bad but because we live so close to Tennessee we get alot of bad weather here in North Alabama.And yes I have learned how to prepare for the snow in days!I always stock up on food and lamp oil and candles and such.We have stayed warm so far compared to our first winter here,we liked to of froze to death.But now we have gas heat and I cover the windows up real good and it helps keep in the heat.I can't believe it's getting close to being winter again.

Friday, September 11, 2015

So Much to Do

Well,it's getting close to the end of the year and still so much to get done.We got to get the gas turned back on,tires for the truck(mud and snow tires),don't look like the hubstead will get his rifle right now.He just told me that this morning.But I got to get some stuff planted for fall,cool weather is on it's way soon.I've been cleaning(yes cleaning again)this house and going through all the junk I collected over the past two years.It's funny how time goes by quick,it feels like we just moved here yesterday.It's been two years since we moved here.My peas are growing good no peas yet though.The rest of my plants are fixing to be harvested,mainly the herbs.I still have basil and sage and parsley left.I'll be bring them in this winter to grow,hopefully.

I have gourds but I don't know how many till I get the grass cut.Something else to do too.We are suppose to get some rain today,like we really need it.I want everything to dry out but that's not in the forecast.Things have been going fairly well around here.The bugs decided to come in and have been fighting them.Mainly fleas and mosquitoes. I didn't get the yard limed this year because of all the rain we've had. Got mosquitoes because of the tall grass I couldn't get cut.But soon.

All in all so far so good.The truck needs alittle work on it and the tires will help for this winter.We are still going to have a problem getting out especially if it turns into a bad winter.Which has been predicted this year,alot of snow for the south.Like I was really thrilled to hear(sarcasim) that but we'll see.We may end up with a mild one(fingers crossed).And we got to winterize the house again,We stayed nice and warm last year when we got the snow and it was great!I have the front door open right now and got a mild breeze coming in.I do miss Texas still.When everyone was cold we could have the front door open and it was still warm.And no hills to have to drive on,hubstead misses that alot.We've talked about that and maybe on down the road moving back there but it hasn't been decided.Some people can handle the cold,the older I get the less I can do it.These old bones hurt.

We are at 9/11 and today is a day to remember the WTC,so have a good one today and pray for the people who lost their lives on this day.

Friday, September 4, 2015

That time of the Year

Today I got my new glasses and I can see! I found someone to cut the grass and will be happy to be able to reach my gourds soon.I haven't checked on them in awhile and hopefully they are growing good.We haven't had no rain so far and the yard is finally drying out.The mosquitoes have been rough and keeping Orion from going out on the porch has been hard.It's so much cooler out there,sorry baby.I am loving this cooler weather and Fall feels like it's in the air here.All but the leaves changing. I used to like to see going up in Tennessee and seeing the trees there change colors.It's beautiful. I have had all the windows open and am airing the house out before it gets cold.I need to go buy some stuff to winterize the house again.I put up plastic on the windows to keep out the cold and put a heavy blanket on the double windows it seems to help alot.Next month we have to go get the heat on and get tires for the truck.All before the end of the year so many things have to be done.I may be off line for awhile shortly.Hubstead is getting a hunting rifle and we may have to give up the internet,you know how it goes.Getting meat in the freezer is more important than the net.He needs some hunting gear and stuff,we'll see how it goes.