This is what my hubby and I have been spending part of our last two evenings finding...wild blackberries!!! Loads of them hang from vines along the edge of our property! We have picked three quarts in just a few minutes the past two evenings. They sure will make yummy cobblers and jams this winter!
I also froze two quarts of tomatoes and made two quarts of pickles this evening from some of our bounty! This stuff will taste like bottled sunshine this winter!!!
This is just a small bucket full! Amazing! Some of the tomatoes are huge!!!!
Today was another blessed and busy day in the shop. Lots of old friends in like Edna Sue, Joy, Kay, Anita, Tonya, Jessi, and Terry C just to name a few and so many more! Some new folks, some from as far as Elkview and some were first timers! What a great mix! And when our regulars find out that we have new shipments just arrived they really have a ball! What fun it is to anticipate what they will like and shop for it! Then watch their faces when they discover all the new items we have in stock! cant wait to start bringing in more Fall items for them to discover!
Gonna be another busy one tomorrow and my nephew Drew has volunteered to hang with me and help then! It will be a fun day for sure! My sis and brother in law are working on a wedding cake for a reception Sunday so sis will not be in the shop tomorrow.
On a serious note- Prayer requests and Prayers Answered-
JL and Lu are in Boston and JL received great news. No new tumors and the chemo seems to be working! Praise God for answers to prayers! Lets keep the prayers coming!
Put my sis Terry in your prayers also. She is having issues with her diabetes and she gets discouraged from time to time fighting the disease. Help me keep her spirits up!
Randy Pausch, the professor at Carnegie Mellon University who inspired countless students in the classroom and others worldwide through his highly acclaimed last lecture, died today of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 47.
Outside the classroom, he gained public fame for delivering what would come to be known as "The Last Lecture." On Sept. 18, 2007, only a month after doctors told him that he had three-to-six months to live following a recurrence of pancreatic cancer, he presented a lecture called "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" to a packed auditorium at Carnegie Mellon.The moving and often humorous talk recounted his efforts to achieve such childhood dreams as becoming a professional football player, experiencing zero gravity and developing Disney World attractions. In the process, he shared his insights on finding the good in other people, working hard to overcome obstacles and living generously."If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself," Pausch said. "The dreams will come to you."
Please remember his wife and small children in your prayers!
Food for thought ..."if you lead your life the right way ... your dreams will come to you." Sounds wonderful to me!
See you all soon!