Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Wow, is that the sun I see peeking out this morning ????
After chores and breakfast I started my baking, I baked 6 caramel, 4 pound, 1 blackberry wine, 1 apple spice, and 1 pumpkin spice.
I watched the sun struggled to share it's warmth through the openings in the clouds all morning and the temperature got up to the mid 70's for the first pretty nice dry day in a while. These  pretty purple astors were soaking in the sunshine and made me smile as I walked by.

Hubbie came in from work and started work on the threatening limb hanging over our driveway. With the long pole saw he was able to cut the large branch that was holding the dead limb and they both dropped in the drive.

He also sawed up the whole mess and we got quite a bit of oak firewood out of it.

We had an entire crew of supervisors as we worked to get things cleaned up and the ditch opened back up.

 Thankfully we got all this finished as about 6pm the distant thunder warned of an upcoming rain storm that dropped  a little over 1 inch of rain in less than an hour. We were on the edge of this storm as some areas of the county got over 3 inches in the same amount of time.
I got the evening feeding done ahead of the rain thankfully and retired to my office to do the weekly paperwork and pay bills while listening to the storm pass.
I spent the rest of the evening icing cakes while I watched Survivor on tv and then got things ready for market.  Too late for any blogging tonight I'll take the laptop to the market tomorrow as I'm sure I will have plenty of down time in the predicted rain.
As this September 2015 comes to an end I am humbly thankful for the blessing of a new grand daughter born the 8th of the month. I am graciously thankful for g-son who continues to do well in his 3rd grade year in school and for his acceptance of his little sister with such love only a big brother could give.
This month has had some downs as our community and church lost one of our precious mentors,Mrs. Betty Jones, and a scary day at the high school sent daughter and her class into hiding in a small closet in her classroom while police cleared the campus of a gun wielding x-wife of a middle school teacher.
Market has been slow as expected after labor day, giving me time to have my ovens worked on.
I have only been able to get to one of daughter's volleyball games this season so far but she is having a good year with only a couple losses.
To end the month also I wanted to get the Persimmon seed winter weather prediction on here. There is a perfect knife in every seed we have cut open this year so we are in for a very cold winter.
This is the choices of what shapes could be in these seeds.

The weather started the month out bone dry causing much worry over falling dry leaves and a couple woods fires already as the yearly deficit of rainfall climbed to almost 9 inches. But the last week the rains began and haven't stopped as we are expecting flooding to begin October.
With the collision of the rainy front that is here from the west and a strong hurricane that keeps gaining strength, to a cat. 4 , with many forecasters having it coming into our mountains as a major rain maker we are battoning down the hatches and praying for the best as the weekend approaches.

With this scenario shaping up to bring maybe more than a foot more of rain over the weekend that is going to be devastating to some areas that have already seen a record amount of rain in the last few days.

Praying that God has different plans for Joaquin than our earthly weathermen and he stays out to sea.
Thankful for the blessings of this month and the grace that our Heavenly Father graciously gives each and every day as I go through this life.
God Bless


Gail said...

May we be Protected in His Arms.

So knife means cold, fork and spoon? We were talking about this the other day but weren't sure what each piece meant.

Have a blessed week and weekend and may the rain level out.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Isn't it amazing how nature tells us what to expect and how to prepare. God is good like that.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

This is why old wives tales are still listened to...because most have a ring of truth to them. I still don't know what the spoon means, but that is what I am seeing on everyone's blog.