Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday Wives Tales

I used to do a lot of Wednesday posts about folklore because I enjoy the history of the mountain regions. I haven't done one in a while and thought I might today. 

When I woke this morning, there was fog. The first I have seen in August. Old timers say that you can know the number of snows in the winter to come by the number of fogs in August. I kept up with this a few years back and it held true. I thought I might do it again this year, so I marked it on my calendar.

I also read that the number of days the first snowfall of the season stays on the ground is an indicator of how many snows to expect during the season. Another indicator of the winter to come can be figured by this method. Count the number of sunny days from July 1 to September 1 and multiply x 2. That will give you the number of freezing cold days to expect the next winter.

I hope y'all enjoyed this bit of folklore. We are having a cooler than usual and wet August here in western Arkansas this year. I hope you are enjoying your summer, wherever you are!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Summertime Songs in the Yard!

I mentioned a couple of posts ago that our garden isn't so productive this year. But there are no complaints about how productive our chickies are! They are keeping us well supplied in eggs. We have twenty layers, as well as a few older birds that spend most of their time ridding the yard of ticks and other bugs. 

I know. . .a true farmer would have 'harvested' those old girls and had some yummy chicken and dumplings. But by the time they are that old, we are 'old' friends and we are content to let them live out their days here on the place.

Our girls supply us with enough eggs for ourselves, as well as family and a few friends. I love those sweet chickens and look forward to seeing them throughout the day, as they make their way around the place. They are one of the reasons I love living in the country. Their sweet voices singing whenever they lay an egg, as well as all the 'talking' they do when they find a juicy worm or extra special bug. Do you have chickens?

Happy Chickie Thursday to all of you!



Sunday, July 23, 2017

Have a Blessed Sunday!

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. I Corinthians 1:18 KJV

Have a wonderful day and remember how much God loves you! 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Happy Saturday!

Good morning, friends! It has been a good while since I came by here, and I'm starting to miss it. I hope all of  you have been doing well and are enjoying your summer. It is hot and humid here, and we are mostly trying our best to stay cool. We are supposed to get some rain on Monday (Yipee!) and we are looking forward to it.

I used to do something called Saturday Smile on my blog, and I was thinking about it this morning. I shared a sweet picture and told what it meant to me. The little canister in the picture above belonged to my grandmother. She kept it on the counter in her kitchen and kept bags of tea inside of it. I always think of her when I see it--and it brings a big smile to my face.

I have so many things to smile about! Sure, things don't always go smoothly and there are little (and sometimes big) 'bumps' along the way, but God is ALWAYS good and I thank Him for all my blessings.

My garden is not doing so well this year, but a lot of people have been giving us tomatoes and cucumbers, so we are able to have good, homegrown salads with our meals. I have a few extra tomatoes today, and I'm planning on freezing them to add to soups this winter. I always love a little 'taste' of summer in the wintertime!

Please do your best to stay cool and drop by and say 'howdy' when you can.