Monday, September 3, 2012

2012 In a Nut Shell

Welcome to my Summer post of 2012,

 That's me, doing one of my favorite things... shopping for books!!!
9 were bought this summer....

Also a tin roosters is on the shopping list!
Seeing as how I can not have the real thing in the Village...

This summer there was a huge outdoor "flee" market...I went twice!
Mr.B also went and bought me this gorgeous bread box. 
Cool thing is, its identical to the one my mom had, many years ago....
                                     Mr.B also bought me this antique hand painted cup and saucer
                                                               from the flee market

A Fair Came To Town
Peek a Boo Bylla.

Went camping with the grand kids

                          Family Time, Camping At St Malo

Went camping in a Yurt with my sister

                        Camping With The Girls...In A Yurt!!!

                           A great place for children to eat and have lots of out door fun....
                                                      Elijah turned 3 this summer.... 

                                                              Our Village flooded....


"Italian" night at my house (above)
With my kids, enjoying Spaghetti Bolognese and Sangiovese wine.

French food also saw our table.

                                                      click:   Coq Au Vin Blanc
                                                          "Chicken in White Wine"
                    This recipe is originally made with red wine, but it looks a wee bit nicer with white.....

                                                                   Also this summer....
                                                                 I got an I phone 4!!!!


                        To take incriminating pictures....of my hubby, "pinching" the farmers corn!!!                                                       

                                                 What... he had lots to spare????
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                                Bought some proper corn on the cob at the farmers market,
                 and made a wonderful summer dinner, including fried chicken and herbed potatoes....

                              Also took pics of Mr.B. chasing wild Grouse off the highway!
                                                       He has a soft spot for animals...
                                                                 (Mmmmm, grouse stew ; Thanks Miss Homemade!)


                                                                   A Parade in town
 "grandpa and grandma" Stonybrook
 "old fashioned" Mennonite garb!
and a princess!
Oh Gamma!.... Did you see that?
A princess!!!!

Lu got glasses this summer...

above- Lu eagerly awaits,  the "throwing" of the sweets, with goody bag in hand.

                           Elijah enjoying a mouthful of candy, he also cut his own hair this summer!
An old steam tractor... to gather the harvest....
That's what this land is all about!
"Man can not live on bread alone"

Gamma Tracy and Timmy

Back at my house, under the almost empty apple tree....
Shmoo helps me gather the last of the apples....
to make
                                                                            Apple Jelly
                                    * I have my own recipe but I like this site it has allot of pictures!
                                          My son Jake and his girl Kayla and little Bradley

Of course every summer has a trip to the Heritage Mennonite Museum
(see my side bar for the erecting of this beautiful windmill in our village)

                     Here at the Museum there is an old street of what the Stony Brook Village
                                        would have looked like back in the 18oo's
Visitors can also purchase hand made items here as well
I bought
my favorite jam!

I purchased many flowers this summer to cheer up our back yard

                                                  Our cats appreciate the efforts as well
                                               Below Ivy enjoying our short summer sun
Lilly Pad snooping about the pots

  We  rescued a starving kitten, that we named Cahrlie B hes playing with Missy.

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                              This post is for you, my beautiful daughter best-est pal! 
                                                                        aka Shmoo.
                                                           and to my grandchildren
                                                             Gamma Tracy loves you.


  1. Wow,
    I just wanted to see what the corn looked like and she nailed me! What I do wrong?
    You do such a good job making this blog, ever think of going pro?

    Love You, Mr B.

  2. Looks like a classic summer (but the corn looked a bit measly). We ate our first and (probably) last today; it's been a bad year in France for corn!

    1. Hey Cro-
      The corn looks measly, because turns out its for feed for live!
      My hubby was disappointed....

  3. Bad brentt !!! lol
    im pretty sure all the corn out here is for cows, it you cooked it, it would go mushy.
    mom i love your blog. love the pics. its been a great summer. for me, new things are....
    all the above, plus, year year since dad passed away, sibylla starting school, kids learned ti tie shoes, and ride bikes with no training wheels.

  4. Ah Mr.B- my love...I did nail you...serves you right taking the farmers goods!!!

    Hey Cro- The corn is very measly, turns out its for feed for live!

    Hey Heather my girl- Ya its feed...he should have cooked it, and got that mushy surprise, lol...I had a great summer too my girl.

  5. HI TRACY!!
    WOW....what a BUSY summer for you!!! I hope your daughter is all better now...WOW, surgery with 3 kiddos to take care of...good thing she has you!!!The grands are all growing too fast too....we need to slow them down!!!!They are beautiful...all of them!!!!we are so afraid of the hair cutting thing........YOUR new camera is awesome....great job!!!
    Love your family meals......makes me want to start this up again.....also great looking food!!!
    WOW...that was alot of rain....we have gotten rain twice this week..lots....but not that much....
    and a the kids faces....are they the sweetest???
    Have a great week\

    1. Hi Jamie dear
      Yes, Heather has made a full recovery, thank the Lord! She runs a very busy house with 4 children. Unfortunately has no more time for blogging....

      Thanks for dropping by.

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