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September 23, 2018

Silver Sunday


And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver... Psalm 12:6 NIV


I am thankful to the Lord, my God, for:

- cool mornings
- autumn, my favorite season
- apples from our trees
- a parking space
- a day at the state fair
Silver Sunday

“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, 
summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
Genesis 8:22 NIV


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September 20, 2018

Simple Homestead blog hop #174


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Welcome to the Simple Homestead blog hop!

September 18, 2018

A Slice of My Life




The wild sunflower season is drawing to a close.
I've been taking scads of photos of them, and noticing
sunflower patches in places I'd never looked before.
Then I started a new photo project: posting a daily sunflower 
picture on Instagram for as long as my photo inventory lasts,
because who doesn't need sunflower pictures in the winter?

You can follow along if you like, 
you'll find me at



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September 16, 2018

How to Save Tomato Seeds from Your Garden



I love a flavorful, red, ripe tomato from the garden. In fact tomatoes are the reason I began gardening in the first place.

Have you ever heard the saying "I never met a tomato I didn't like... until I went to the grocery store"? It's a sad fact that most tomatoes you'll buy at the market, especially in the winter time, are mealy and tasteless. Garden tomatoes are far superior.