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debtea2
True Blue Farmgirl

1793 Posts

deborah
nutley nj
USA
1793 Posts

Posted - Apr 09 2010 :  1:18:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hi ladies
well the weather has changed from 90 to 56 so much for opening the pool LOL
or planting yet but its a good day because the pollen is not as high and my sinuses are good today and nice and cool to bake so i made and orange cream cake with candied oranges
and a grand marnier buttercream frosting yummy i also made us some orange spiced hot tea.
it the perfect day for it and sitting here with you all.
hugs deb

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Julia
True Blue Farmgirl

1949 Posts

Julia
Shelton WA
USA
1949 Posts

Posted - Apr 09 2010 :  3:06:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yum, Deb!!! I feel the pounds going to my hips just reading your post!

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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Apr 09 2010 :  3:22:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yummy, Deb! That sounds delicious!
God's Blessings,
Megan aka Loretta Rae

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maggie14
True Blue Farmgirl

6784 Posts

Hannah
Washington
USA
6784 Posts

Posted - Apr 09 2010 :  7:14:02 PM  Show Profile  Send maggie14 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Everything sounds just wonderful ladies!! I need to sit down for a little while and listen to you ladies chat. lol It's been a busy day!
Hugs,
Channah

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Annika
True Blue Farmgirl

5602 Posts

Annika

USA
5602 Posts

Posted - Apr 09 2010 :  7:41:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Julie, I'd love a slice of tea brack with tea of course! How are you? You know if you didn't live so far away I'd ask you to my chapter's tea and goodies gathering =)

Channah dear, what breed of goats do you have? We have Nubian and Boar, lol! actually, they are my landlords, I just feed and love on them all the time! How is Esther? How are you sweetie?

Deb~ I'm glad that this is a no calorie porch!!!!!! Yummmers!

Annika
Farmgirl & sister #13
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natesgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1735 Posts

angela
martinsville indiana
USA
1735 Posts

Posted - Apr 09 2010 :  7:53:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I now have 28 jelly jars and 6 pint jars of light purple violet jelly cooling on my table tonight. My little martha has been dancing through the kitchen all night singing 'fower sham! fower sham!' and eating her weight in toast. It's been fun.

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wellswillow
True Blue Farmgirl

159 Posts

Marcie
Branchport New York
USA
159 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2010 :  06:08:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First off, have a great weekend!!! It is so nice here on the porch, with the sun streaming in. All the talk about violet jelly, I haven't made it in years, but think I will harvest enough for a batch when the yard turns purple. One year we also made candied violets, they were yummy and great to decorate a cake.

Enjoy your day! I brought some waffles with strawberry sauce topping.
Marcie

I enjoy chatting with my friends.

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LBP
True Blue Farmgirl

81 Posts

Linda
Goodview VA
USA
81 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2010 :  5:14:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Violet jelly! YUM!! I have some homemade biscuits that I will bring if you will share some of that jelly! I have never had violet jelly! I've worked in the greenhouse and gardens most of the day and I am bushed! Please don't mind me if I dose off. Oh wait, I can't sit on the porch yet! I am 10 teenagers building a bon fire down at the lake. Gotta go make s'more's!!!

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tea_lady_tammy
True Blue Farmgirl

1378 Posts

Tammy
NE
USA
1378 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2010 :  5:25:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been quilting this afternoon. So I am taking a rest here on the porch. Violet jelly on some scones might be a nice treat.

hugs
Tammy

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maggie14
True Blue Farmgirl

6784 Posts

Hannah
Washington
USA
6784 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2010 :  6:31:49 PM  Show Profile  Send maggie14 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Tammy! What colors are your quilt? I love making quilts!
Hugs,
Channah

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natesgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1735 Posts

angela
martinsville indiana
USA
1735 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2010 :  7:55:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am here to consider learning a new craft. I want to learn to make aprons. I have an idea for one for my gardening. Any suggestions on how to learn? Do I need a pattern? Where would I get one? I don't even know how to use a sewing machine. I'm gonna enjoy a whole wheat bagel with violet jelly and a cup of coffee and see if anyone here has any suggestions for me. Such a nice night for sittin on the porch.

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paradiseplantation
True Blue Farmgirl

1277 Posts

julie
social springs community Louisiana
USA
1277 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2010 :  09:08:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Angela -- I found some cute free patterns on the internet. Just search for free apron patterns. I looked for vintage patterns and found a few. We must be on the same wave length -- I've been thinking about learning to make them, too. My sewing skills leave a LOT to be desired, but I really want to learn, so I figure aprons can't be too complicated. Keep me posted on how yours turns out. Oh! I got your jelly recipe today, and can NOT wait to try it! I'll be sending you a recipe or two on Tuesday, when I finally get back to a net connection. All you ladies on the porch -- I just want to let you know how much I enjoy sharing this porch with you, and couldn't make it without y'all! Thanks for all your goodies. Thank goodness y'all have removed all the calories and fat grams from each dish and preserved the delicious flavors. Otherwise, I wouldn't be able to work out in my garden this week, for not having a single ounce of energy!!!!!!!!

from the hearts of paradise...
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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2010 :  4:03:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Angela, it's okay, I don't know how to use a sewing machine, either!
God's Blessings,
Megan aka Loretta Rae

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1badmamawolf
True Blue Farmgirl

2199 Posts

Teresa
"Bent Fence Farms" Ca
USA
2199 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2010 :  4:19:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, no one would want to sit on my porch today. The wind is blowing 35-45 mph, with 60 +mph gusts. I have so much dirt on my porch, I could grow a bumper crop of potatos,lol. We are supposed to have rain sometime tonight and tomorrow, so please keep you fingers crossed we do, cause this dry wind is playing hell on my flowers, plus I'm looseing alot of blossoms off my fruit trees, sigh............

"Treat the earth well, it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children"
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natesgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1735 Posts

angela
martinsville indiana
USA
1735 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2010 :  4:27:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll be prayin you get rain. You pray I don't. I need to do some gardening tomorrow and I'm hopin it won't be muddy. I'm gonna sit here and read my sewin machine manual and eat more easter candy. Anybody want a rasberry 3 musketeers?

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6013 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6013 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2010 :  4:39:46 PM  Show Profile  Send LadyInRed a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I love sitting on my small patio which I call a Porch because
of it's size. TINY! But it is all the size this Farm Chic needs
to sit in my Red Rocking Chair put my feet up and breathe in the
scent of my pretty little purple flowers (that I can't remember
what they are called). Nothing easy like blue bells, or pansies
or flaux, or bachelor buttons. Oh well, they smell wonderful and
look so pretty. Have any of you ever made Lemon-Lavender Shortbread
Tea Cookies? I bought some at Easter and they were sooooooo good!
I would love a recipe for them if anyone has one. Thanks!
Nice visiting with you on the Porch!

Lady In Red
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debtea2
True Blue Farmgirl

1793 Posts

deborah
nutley nj
USA
1793 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2010 :  5:01:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
peggy ann
i've made lavender shortbreads and they are yummy
i can see the first signs of my wisteria getting ready to bloom
can't wait and my peonies are getting so big this will be the second year and i'm hoping for flowers .. i love the smell of them so sweet and beautiful blooms
its nice here today clouds coming and going no rain yet!!!
hugs deborah

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gypsy goat
True Blue Farmgirl

673 Posts

mary jo
michigan
673 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2010 :  5:14:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i love peonies too deborah i have a 35foot row of them that my great grandma planted they are pink and white and a very deep pinkish purple they are so beautiful and they smell so good. i'm sitting here awful late today- i cleaned the barn so i just need to put my feet up and rest-have a good evening

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wellswillow
True Blue Farmgirl

159 Posts

Marcie
Branchport New York
USA
159 Posts

Posted - Apr 12 2010 :  06:05:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just a few minutes to chat before I must go into town to the bank, getting ready for our trip to Virginia Beach later this week to visit with our son. We will be doing some gardening there, too.

When we get back from town, have to finish up some gardening here. I want to get some pansies in later today.

I'll just share a cup of morning coffee with you. Have a great day.
Marcie

I enjoy chatting with my friends.

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debtea2
True Blue Farmgirl

1793 Posts

deborah
nutley nj
USA
1793 Posts

Posted - Apr 12 2010 :  2:58:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
oh mary jo they sound wonderful
i don't know what color these are they came from a friend
just can't wait to see them. my lilacs are a big dissapointment
for five years no blooms today i quess i should be gratefull but
i got two i have five bushes?? not sure whats wrong with them
they a super healthy full foliage big but no blooms no really
any suggestions ?? i love the way they smell and go on a hunt for them
in a wooded area that no one owes and pick them but last fall they cleared the land
so i'm out of luck any way i'll have some tea and sit and watch the sunset with of you girls
deborah

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6013 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6013 Posts

Posted - Apr 12 2010 :  3:52:14 PM  Show Profile  Send LadyInRed a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I have just come in from my porch...I re-potted some plants. Scattered some bachelor buttons out in the flower bed off the porch and wanted to just sit down and relax in my new Red Rocking Chair. BUT my dog Bella decided that she didn't like the new neighbor being on her porch or her dog Zenna either. My dog was so obnoxious (sp) that I ended up cleaning up my stuff and bringing my Novel and my dog back in the Apartment. Does anyone have a suggestion for getting a yappy dog to quit barking so much???? If I don't do something soon...it will be a long and lonely summer on the back porch. I'm now worn out from my dog...I think I will go take a nap and hope everything seems cheerier and quieter when I wake up.

Peggy

Lady In Red
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natesgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1735 Posts

angela
martinsville indiana
USA
1735 Posts

Posted - Apr 13 2010 :  12:50:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am sitting here in the middle of the night frustrated. My attempt at sewing is resulting in a lot of seam ripping. I'm here to take a break and try to relax. I think I'm in need of some tea.

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barefootmama
True Blue Farmgirl

133 Posts

Jennifer
Orangeville PA
USA
133 Posts

Posted - Apr 13 2010 :  03:03:23 AM  Show Profile  Send barefootmama a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Seam rippers untie!!lol I know the feeling Angela!! I was an ammature years ago (like girl scouts and home ec ago lol) But I am so inspired to sew again thanks to all of these talented women I have met over the past few months that i'm jumping in as soon as I find time..What are you making? I'm sure it will be beautiful and well worth it in the long run....especially the pride in knowing you did it with your own hands..keep up the good work and as soon as I'm brave enough ,and can find a spare minute I'll join you....but for this second I will enjoy the company of the porch and relax..it's a little chilly here so i'll make some hot lemon grass tea with some honey and share it with you all

Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves,for they shall never cease to be amused:)
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natesgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1735 Posts

angela
martinsville indiana
USA
1735 Posts

Posted - Apr 13 2010 :  03:29:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well. I have finished my first project. It was a very ambitous project. I made an all-in-one diaper. It looks funny and the seams are showing, but I think it will work. I'm gonna try it on the baby as soon as she wakes up. For now I'm gonna relax and have a cup of coffee. I think I will review over some of my sewing books agian.

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wellswillow
True Blue Farmgirl

159 Posts

Marcie
Branchport New York
USA
159 Posts

Posted - Apr 13 2010 :  10:15:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just put a few bunches of grapes in a nicee depression bowl to share here on the porch. It is a little cool, so how about some chamomile tea.
I'm getting packed and looking forward to our trip.
We will be gone for a week.
Marcie

I enjoy chatting with my friends.

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