"Wisdom has built her House, she has hewn out her Seven Pillars" Proverbs 9:1
I look forward to having you come join me as we work to turn our houses into homes.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Autumn at the Cottage

It's Autumn weather here now and so it's a time to get busy with all the garden chores......... which is why I've been kept busy!
I need edging along the front fence line to help keep the grass out
 Seems my spare time of late has been either working out in the garden fighting all the weeds and grass that keep going into the garden beds, or in the kitchen doing up produce to last us till next year........ jams and relish mostly, with some bottled fruit. 

Unfortunately our summer garden did not do at all well,  I'm hopeful our winter garden will do better.  I've dug up half the vegie garden and have some seedlings planted: red onions, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, turnips and brussel sprouts.

For those of you who have been following along with the home challenge, no matter what part of the world you are in, it hopefully will be a time when you can see to your garden areas, verandas and porches tidied up, and the outside of the house washed down. 

The crochet work has slowed down while the garden is needing sooooooo  very much of my attention!  Once the colder weather hits, the garden will slow and the time for crochet will increase.  Did I show you the stripey afghan I started on? 

Work on the little cabin continues at a much slower pace now that Hubbie is back at work.  I want to thank all of you for your patience with me having limited posts over the past few weeks.  My DH was diagnosed with prostate cancer a few weeks back, and we have been busy following up with tests etc etc.  He will be going for more biopsies in a few weeks and we will know more then.  We are thankful that routine blood tests picked it up, and this means we have caught it early.  The biopsies will let us know if both tumours are slow or aggressive types which will give us an indication of what needs to be done. 

Thankyou to those who hold us up in prayer.  May each one who visits this blog be blessed.
Hugs Sharm


The Homestead Lady said...

Love your pictures and I will be praying for your husband...It is just now beginning gardening season here and I am so ready for it!

Mrs. Doug said...

First of all I want you to know I've been praying for your sweet hubbie. Catching up around here with the cleaning means raking and waiting for the rest of the snow to melt. Mr D and I put the little greenhouse back together which needed to be dismantled to make way for plowing. As soon as the snow has melted out of it, we'll do some planting in pots. Our planting day is May 26. I like to start many plants in the green house as early as possible, but we are expecting snow later this week. I was able to tap some maples this year and boil down some maple syrup. For 2 gallons of sap we got one 16 oz jar of syrup and I didn't boil it to dark amber which it what I normally purchase. It tastes wonderful though. I'm taking out the taps tonight if I can make it through the mud. Your garden looks lovely and as soon as the snow is gone off ours, I'll get started cleaning up ours for the spring planting :)
Have a wonderful day.

wendy said...

Sending the biggest of healing hugs your way......