Thursday, August 28, 2008



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Tomato's any one???????  Oh come on  PLEASEEEEEEE some one take some of these....  I guess I am going to have to read about how to can these little red wonders...  darn it..... lol;    I love tomato's but this is going a bit too far, my plants went nuts this year, but it was my first veggie garden. So I should not be too up set. The only problem I had was with my pepper plants. The tomato plants got so big they chocked my peppers. So I know better now for next year.    { ha ha yea right}  

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This is the other bag I have three filled full with them.. Wait till you see my pears, oh my goodness......  I might get runs if I keep eating all this stuff. lol;  Sorry about that word.......  

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Now for my pears, I am going to learn how to can these babies, if it kills me ....   or someone else.   These are the sweetest pears I have ever tasted just love them.

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Hey look some more pears. how about that.   I still have lots on the tree too, I have been giving these to any one I can find, if some one walks by I will run up to them give them a bag of pears. Now I realize that is not a good thing to do, some people don't take kindly to that I guess. Not sure why so I stopped when I was about to take a ride in a cop car, and they did not want any pears either. I guess they just like the Donuts.  lol  So I am stuck with them, ,,,,,,,,,   I could mail some of them to any one who wants them!!!!!!!  Do you think they will last????????    Naaaaaaa your probably right they would rot and smell then get all mushy.

Now that is not a great way to make friends, I took a break from writing this post, to take by sweet neighbor Sharon and Don some pears, I was so happy when she said she would love to have some. I did a little dance all the way to pack them up.. yeeeeeehhhhaaaaa...    I also met our new neighbor across the street and her daughter and their new puppy Peatree. What a cute little puppy. Sharon had her doggy out her name is Peaches and I had Isobella, they had such a great time getting to know one another. I kept getting all tangled up with Peaches and Peatree's leaches. It was much fun watching our girls play.  I should have went and got my camera, shame on me her first play date and I did not get a Kodak moment. :{ 

Well our cooler day is gone now, it is hot again and it is going to be hot all weekend too.  So I will be wearing my sun hat when I go out to see all goings on. And I will make sure I have my camera with me. he he 

Oh I have one more photo to show you all, what I will be working on, it will take some time but in the end it will be worth it.  I hope.

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This is my fire place mantel we found about ten years ago at an antique mall. I just love it, the detail is so great, but he fake marbling is not very pretty and the inside is not much to look at either. So I am going to paint it an off white and then antique it, and do a mosaic for the surround and paint the inside black or gray and find a great looking stencil to put in the middle. Not sure what kind of stencil yet, so if any one has any suggestion's please pass them on I would love any ideas from you because every one of you are such great decorator's. Am I luck or what,,,,, to have such friends to turn to for great advise and ideas. I have always wanted to paint it but never seem to have the time, so I have decided to stop putting it off and jump in and go for it.  I  also have a  china cabinet that is the same color and I am going to paint that too, along with my deacons bench it has a padded seat and I am going to redo it with some shabby fabric. I am doing my dinning room in shabby chic look. I need a new dinning room table and chair set, but that is going to have to wait. So I will be taking photos along the way and do a post once in a while. Well gals I guess that is about it for now.  I want to thank every one for all your lovely comments you have made me feel so welcome in to you world, I love each and every one of you even the ones I have yet to meet. It is getting harder to visit everyone in one night, but I do try, and the one's I miss I visit the next day. So far it seems to work, so if you have not heard from me it is not because I don't visit because I would Never.... do that to any of my Sweet Friends.  I hope every one has a wonderful Friday.

God Bless;




Dawn said...

Wow, that is some harvest that you have there. I really wish I lived near you. I would take all of those pears off your hands :) I hope you are able to can them without any problems. This winter you will be happy that you did!!

I can't wait to see your mantle redone. YOu are ambitious!!!

Have a good one.

take care,

Smilingsal said...

I sure wish that I could help you and take some of those tomatoes and pears off of your hands! I love them.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a bounty you have! I am having my 300th post giveaway...stop by and enter!

Layla said...

Mmmmmm....I'm hungry for pears now!!!

The Lettered Cottage

kathy said...

Wow love those pears -- so yummy - as for the tomatoes --love to salt and eat them like an apple .
Thanks for visiting the site -- am determined to finish the craft room -- soon - I hope -- worked at the church today , so no craft
organizing -- it was a calgon take me away day -- ya know the organizing -pulling stuff out of every nook and cranny , and getting like things in a pile -then making the piles of stuff fit somewhere lol . So a much needed break .
Girl be brave - bring that hat box beauty out from under the craft table lol !! Blessings _ KATHY - GA ♥

Vanessa Greenway said...

I love pears! My mamma has a great way to make desserts with pears. She usually makes for Christmas... oh I miss her... anyway I just posted about the goodie box! Hope everybody can join us! Hugs and special thanks! Vanessa

Shelia said...

Evening, Alaura! Oh, my! You've got tomatoes. Maybe you could make lots of veggie soup and just freeze it. I love pears and I haven't had a sweet juicy one in so long! I would take a few off your hands if I could. I love the look of your mantle - can't wait to see it all gussied up!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jan and Tom's Place said...

WOW...LOADs of Goodies!!!

Thanks for the visit and kind words!!!


judicreations said...

Oh I would gladly take some of those cherry tomatoes and pears from you. I was almost chuckling to myself thinking about all those coolers and bags with fruit in them..and more on the tree!!!
I love a warm, sunkissed tomato from the vine.yum...

I canned pears one time and didn't find it too much like work from what I recall. They were very delicous. I hope you are able to do that.

I like your fireplace mantal. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Stop by my blog for Trivia Friday...and good luck!

Have a fruitfilled weekend

This Country Girl said...


Wow...that's alot of tomatoes and pears! We're were like that with squash... Enjoy!

Suzanne said...

Two words for you.......

Pear butter

A friend gave me a huge bag of pears a couple of years ago and I made pear butter. It was absolutely delicious. No need to can it in the normal way, just put the jars in the fridge because they'll eat it all before it can go bad.

My family ate the pear butter on EVERYTHING. They're still begging for more.

Instead of mailing off the pears, make the pear butter and do a giveaway for one of the jars!

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Wow! Wish I lived close enough to share your wonderful tomatoes and pears! We have a pear tree too and it does great, bt our pears look different than your's. I give away a lot of them every year too, but this year I am going to try to can them.

Kim's Treasures said...

Your trees and plants sure were plentiful! I have been giving tomatoes away to neighbors myself! All of sudden there are way more than I can eat and I don't can and don't want to! So my neighbors are happy to take them off my hands.

Have a great long weekend!

Carrie said...

Now that is alot of pears I can't wait to see what you do with them.

aunties said...

I wish I lived close to your home! I would love to can pears this year. yummy pear butter... I will be doing tomatoes and salsa next month.
You have been blessed with a wonderful harvest. I wish I could help you can them for yourself and family...
Hugs, Beth

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I like all your new fall decorations, makes me want to take a trip to the Dollar Tree! It's 30 minutes from here, but I love going there.


Katie said...

Hi and thanks for your visit to my blog. I take tomatoes, plop them into ziplock freezer bags and freeze them. Just wash them, remove the stems. Now, these are great for making sauce in the winter, or adding them whole to stews and soups. They look all wrinkly when you put them in and they break apart while cooking, they are delicious and while canning is of course an option, you will now need a pressure canner to safely can tomatoes. The old water bath method is not recommended anymore unless you add acid, as many of the modern tomatoes do not have enough acid in them to be water bath canned safely.

Well, that was a long comment wasn't it? The pears can be frozen too!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hey, how did your fireplace turn out? I bet that is tough painting it? Don't know if I could do it.. it's so beautiful but I can well imagine it a creamy white too! (Glad it's you and not me who has to do this! the first stroke of white paint is gonna be HARD! lol
PLEASE SHARE what you did with the pears. I have pears off my angel Mothers tree I should do something with.. preserves maybe? What did you do with all yours? Please share... I'm kinda overwhelmed by the thought of it!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I'll take some of your tomatoes, never have been known to pass those up. Please ship to Texas ASAP!!