27 August 2011

A Visit To Farmland

Recently, Lime (see her link in my bloglist) posted gorgeous photos of a Norwegian farm and it got me in the mood to make a trip to see some farm country. Sure enough, this week I had to run some errands in one of Oregon's farming areas....I was excited!!

It has been a tough year for farmers in the PNW. Our winter was very, very wet. Our spring was more like winter and, well, summer just arrived recently. Farmers are very busy right now harvesting some of the crops that are finally ready.

Speaking of busy farmers...on one country road we found the longest stack of straw bales I 've ever seen.

On another road, we found one field where no one was busy. This corn should be much taller by now--I hope next season will be a better one for our farmers and I hope our autumn is dry and warm enough for all the crops to ripen.

Of course, in farm country one sees a lot of animals and I LOVE farm animals:) BTW, I am still working on my hubby to get some goats...

but I would be OK with a horse too! Perhaps a beautiful Norwegian fjord horse or an Arabian like my sibling had for many years or??? Of course, we would need an arena and barn for that...it is not fun to ride in the rain.

Besides all the beautiful natural art, we passed some manmade artwork too! I LOVE the quilt blocks on this rural barn--so pretty! I also love the red of the barn!

Speaking of quilts-the countryside looks like one at this time of year! And look, look at the color of the dahlias! LOVE it:)

Such a pretty area--orchards, field crops, vineyards, trees, hills, mountain views, animals! I LOVE the countryside! Do you?

Wishing you a blessed Saturday~ Blessings, Aimee

Only a few more days to go!

24 August 2011

The WORD on Wednesday: I'm thirsty

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek Thee: my soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth for Thee in a dry and thirsty land where no water is...
Psalms 63:1 KJV

Routinely I neglect to drink sufficient water and end up feeling faint, exhausted and just 'not quite right'. Lately, I've felt that I haven't been drinking enough of the "Living Water" with similar spiritual results. One cannot truly live fully that way I have found out.
So, in less then a week, I will again walk the path I first walked a few years ago ---there I will kneel before God, follow Him besides the 'still waters' and humbly and expectantly allow Him to refresh my dry soul. I am excited!


John 4:9-12
Psalms 23

PNW Peaches

Today a large box of these beauties arrived here thanks to a good friend who agreed to pick them up for me! These are wonderful PNW Red Haven peaches and they, along with Elberta peaches, are my favorite peach varieties!

Tomorrow I will be freezing a good portion of these--the last of the crop for this year. I've decided to try a method I found on the Internet that uses orange juice and sugar; we will see how it goes. And the remainder? Ahh! Those are for snacking on and maybe, just maybe, making a cobbler similar to one my friend made for me and others earlier this week with blueberries. Peaches in summer=yum:)

Are you freezing, drying or canning any peaches this year?

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