Monday, July 07, 2008

Count Your Blessings Monday

Here is an opportunity for you to give thanks unto the Lord for a blessing in your life. If you have a blog, please sign Mr. Linky below and post on your blog. Please link back to this blog and you may use the picture above. If you do not have a blog, leave a comment on this post telling us what you are thankful for and what you are counting as a blessing today. This is a way that we can encourage one another. Many of our blessings we will have pictures of and we can share those as well. I think that many times we forget that it is a blessing to be able to breath, to get out of bed, to hold a baby... Share your blessings with us. They encourage others. We can share so many other things.... special gifts, recipes, let's take the time to share how God has blessed us!!

Today I am thankful that I got a 3 day weekend with my sweet Michael. We enjoyed each other's company and we got a lot of things done. Also, the quilt I won came in the mail!!
I won this quilt over at Farmhouse Primitives. She asked for people to share a recipe with her. For each recipe you gave her, she entered your name. I was so thrilled I cried. It is much bigger than I thought. In this picture it is spread the whole length of my loveseat.

We got some more work done in the garden. I have been harvesting the garlic in bunches and hanging it to dry. I still have quite a bit to do, but I am running out of places to hang it, or at least places I can reach.

We picked some black raspberries from around the property. I hope to get enough to make some jam.

This corner flower bed FINALLY got weeded. My dear sweetheart did the weeding. We put down newspaper thickly and then covered with mulch. We did plant a few things as well. It could use more, but for now it looks 500% better than it did.

We got the grass cut and a bunch of bush hogging that needed done is now finished.

Michael cut all around our fruit trees and our grapes. There are lots of grapes on the vines right now. I hope the animals don't eat them.
He added mulch around many of the trees and bushes.
Here is my 2 echinacea. I bought them at the same time and they were the same size. Every year, the one on the right is always bigger with more blooms. I have no idea why.

It was just nice to be with each other and working together. Thank you Lord for a wonderful husband. We have had 29 good years together.


Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my new great nephew who was born on the 4th of July. Baby and Mother are doing well!

Theresa said...

What a lovely quilt you won! :o) The black raspberries look so yummy! Congratulations on 29 years together!

Sharri said...

Your place looks great! I know you are so happy to have accomplished so much! Yahoo!

Those raspberries look yummy! I've never had the black ones, ours are red. :0)

Your quilt is gorggeeeeoouuuuussss! I'm glad you won!

Mary said...


I'm glad you got time to spend with your hubby and it looks like you got a lot done. Your yard is beautiful.

Hubby and I worked on the apartment renovations on Saturday and the grandsons also helped. On Sunday we took a break and went to the lake for a foot long hotdog.

Enjoyed my visit, as always. I haven't been visiting much because of all the work we're doing. I certainly miss getting around to my friends.

Have a great week.

Peggy said...

What beautiful blessings you have today. Have a blessed week TN said...

Hi Marci, the quilt is beautiful and your yard looks so good. Mine is kinda pitiful right now. Maybe I will be able to work in it more next year.
Congratulations on 29 years together!

Jthemilker said...

ooo la la over those berries!!! My mouth is watering. I must go pick some of my own!

Looks like you did have a very productive weekend there. Thanks for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

Among my blessings today, I count having found your blog, you have a beautiful farm and faith...I'll be visiting you again :) and always, the fresh mercies I received this morning (and every morning) our farm, my family and our friends.