Quote from "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E. Prentiss

"She says I shall now have one mouth more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music and drawing.

Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other.

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which dwells is worthy of all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other dear darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, wondrously blest!"

Friday, September 11, 2009

Canning and 'Maters

Nicholas came in today pretty excited that our slow moving tomatoes finally have ~100 green tomatoes looking like they are on the road to turning red soon. He's already planning and plotting our fall garden. We're thinking cabbage, lettuce, broccoli and carrots. I'm going to keep my eye out for someone's old window or glass door to turn it into a little greenhouse area when winter comes. We kept cabbage and lettuce going all winter once and it was great.

Tonight Praise and I are making pear oatmeal breakfast bars (already put together to bake in the morning), pear honey and pear butter. She'd also like to make her daddy a pear pie for when he comes home from work. If not, we're going to hunt some more pears tomorrow. I'd love to give these away for Christmas this year.

I found a great site today at http://www.homesteadoriginals.com. They are having a contest to win a canning dvd if anyone is interested. I haven't dug totally in and read everything yet because we're so busy today but it looks great.

This fall-like weather makes me want to free my weekends for sewing. We have a lot of unfinished projects we need to catch up on first but I'm hoping to wrap them up this weekend. The big summer to fall clothes swap needs to happen before I think about sewing so I can see what we really need. My aunt has inspired me by some incredibly cute aprons she's been making and selling. I'll have a picture soon on my etsy site. They are great and she's charging too little for all her work! I know they'll really bless some people.

Well that's all for now! I've got pears and an anxious daughter calling my name.

1 comment:

Susan said...

You are so incredibly talented. Save all your writings and put together a book for your children. What a treasure this would be. I am proud to be your mom.

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