Meet Mrs. Columbo! I think she and Columbo will get along just fine.
Columbo has officially declared himself a yard bunny. He broke loose and vowed to never go back again. He enjoys hanging out with the cats, goats, and Bernard. He is also fond of chasing chickens.
It’s been so long since I made a post. I am looking forward to fall and having time to sit down and catch up with you all. We are still busy with the garden. Right now we are making spaghetti sauce, salsa, grape juice, grape jelly, pumpkin puree for the freezer, roasted cabbage, and coleslaw all from our garden bounty. We are also enjoying fresh pears, apples, and watermelon as they ripen.
We just finished up our second full week of school. Madison started 11th, McKenzie 10th, and Quentin Jr. 9th. This is our first year using Switched-On Schoolhouse. My kids love it, and it really gives me a lot of free time since their school work is on the computer. Their daily work and tests are graded as they go, so I just have to peek at their grades to see how they’re doing.
Madison has had her learners for a week now. She passed her test the first time getting 100% of the questions right. I know, I’m bragging. :)
Our temps have been perfect with warm days and cool nights. Just perfect for sleeping. It really does feel like fall, and I have already been eating up pumpkin dishes.
I will share all the pictures I have taken for blog posts that I never got around to posting. I hope all is well and you are enjoying your summer.
I hope everyone is having a restful Sunday!
Our neighbor asked us over last night for dessert. Now, that’s my kind of gathering. :) I went easy and made this strawberry ice box cake. It was delicious! The longer it sits in the fridge, the better it gets.
Spread a thin layer of cool whip in a 9×13 pan just to coat the bottom. Layer 5 graham crackers across the center of pan, then 2 more breaking them as needed to fit around the top and bottom edges. Spread a thick layer of cool whip ( just use the remaining cool whip from the first step) over grahams and top with a hearty layer of sliced strawberries. Place graham crackers on top of strawberries, then cool whip, then strawberries. Repeat the layers 1 more time (3 times total) and you should reach the top of the pan. I used 3 layers of each + the first thin layer of cool whip. You will finish with a layer of sliced strawberries.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight until the graham crackers have softened completely. Serve chilled.
Have a great week!
It is very fall-like in our neck of the woods. We can’t get enough of it and have been picnicking-again! We picked up pizza after church yesterday, then Quentin took a 3 hour nap. He is on medicine to help him pass a kidney stone fragment so he can have surgery to remove a large stone that is in his left(or is it his right) kidney. As if the stones didn’t have him feeling bad enough, the medication makes him feel terrible! So a relaxing picnic at Rocky Knob and a lap around Mabry Mill was all he could handle. We stopped for ice cream on our way home which made the evening pretty much perfect. :)
Pandapas Pond is a great place to picnic. Yesterday, we went shopping, joined Quentin for a doctors appointment, and picnicked for lunch.