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{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ Sept. 30, 2012

LOTS of {happy} this week!


We had a solid frost late last week that sealed the doom of our garden.  By the end of the day, everything had died.  So man of the house pulled everything out of five of the beds and harvested anything that was worth saving.  Later in the week, I cleared out the tomato bed.  The only thing left to do is cut back the strawberry plants and mulch them.  Overall, we were very pleased with our gardening efforts this year, but we are just a little bit {happy} that it's over for now.  It was a lot of work keeping up with it and then preserving our produce but so worth it!

Man of the House loves his truck!
Girl of the House is studying biology this year, which is greatly enhanced with a mircroscope.  I put out some feelers to buy, rent, or borrow a microscope, but guess what!  We were given a microscope by another homeschooling family!  Here is Girl 2 looking at microscopic creepy crawlies and being very {happy} about it!
Not very long after I took this picture, the UPS man~that harbinger of good things to come~ left a package on our porch.  Our new sewing machine had arrived!  Girl Out of the House had previously laid claim to her sewing machine, which was given to her after all, so Girl 2 and I had no alternative but to buy a new one.  Wasn't that just too bad? ;-) 
Girl 2 had it up and running that afternoon and has spent most of her weekend quilting.  That makes us all {happy}!  (I wonder when I'll get my turn? lol)
The sum total of our sweet potato harvest~
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  1. I got a Janome a year ago - I love mine. Enjoy!

  2. I love all the happy things this week--they would make me happy, too, especially the sewing machine and the sweet potatoes. We don't have sweet potatoes in the market yet, but hopefully soon. And I know what you mean about the time it takes to process produce. Mine is purchased rather than grown, but when I find the deal, I need to stop everything and process the jam/syrup/salsa, etc. The fruit waits for no man! Speaking of which, I have about 12lbs of plums that I need to process today.


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