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    The Best Baked Beans!

    With the Fourth Of July right around the corner, I wanted to share this recipe for The Best Baked Beans.  My family just loves them, and they make the perfect side dish for any barbeque. Whether you are hosting a barbeque yourself, or taking a dish to someone’s shin-dig, I promise this dish will be a hit. The Best Baked Beans 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp. dry mustard 1/2 cup vinegar 1 lb. bacon, dut into sm. pieces Simmer the above ingredients for 20 minutes. 1 can green lima beans, drained. 1 can kidney beans, drained 1 can butter beans, drained 1can pork and beans, undrained Add beans to…

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    Our New Pool

    Seems like yesterday, I was complaining about the cold.  Now, the temperatures are staying in the upper 90’s and low 100’s.  Those temps plus constant wind, are making me just a tad bit “testy”. When you open the door, it’s like being hit in the face with a blast furnace.  Friends,  remind me of this when I’m complaining about the cold this coming winter. So, in order to lighten up everyone’s spirits, my husband bought a swimming pool!  Actually, he’s been wanting one for several years…me, not so much. I was afraid of the pool maintainance issues.  In the country, we have wind, dirt, bugs…and did I mention dirt storms? …

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    Another Hummingbird Story

    I love hummingbirds.  Unfortunately, we don’t have very many of them show up around here.  As far as I can tell, we have had two this summer. However, it’s a totally different story when we head to the mountains. Back at home these little guys are few and far between. Our most recent visitor, decided to check out our waterfall.  This is something I have never seen.   Then he decided to try out the flowers…these flowers look pretty bad, but he didn’t seem to mind. He visited each and every basket and flower pot on the porch. I’m pretty sure he got his little belly full!

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    The Last Few Weeks

    The last few weeks we have been on the run! First we headed to the mountains. And took a few FFA kids camping.  There was an amazing amount of cooking.  We would get one meal cleaned up, then it was time to start preparing for the next!  There was plenty of fishin’. And plenty of hummingbirds.  Fortunately, there was only one of these…at least I only saw one!   Once we arrived home, we cleaned up the camper, did laundry, went back to work for two days and then….                                          …