Drying up...

This *was* our pond.  This hot dry summer has taken it's tole on us, the animals and our surroundings.

 I am standing inside the dry pond.  You can see where the water level usually stays.



This is the deepest part of the pond.  It may be three feet deep now.  Two large white cranes that usually fish here flew in this morning, looked around and left. Lord...We need rain, please!

It must be September - First Day of Autumn!

Thank you Lord!
September ushers in a wonderful supply of pears waiting to be made into delicious pear preserves. Making pear preserves is an annual event in our household. It is time consuming but worth the effort.

The supplies are gathered. Wide mouth pint canning jars.

Aren't these just the cutest half pint squatty canning jars? I can see them filled with all kinds of goodies other than food. Beads and buttons come to mind.

To see more of my canning adventure, please visit me at Edna At Home...

Prayer Request!

I have a prayer request . . .

There's a lady I've known forever. She's very sick. On top of that, she's being abused by those to whom she has given everything. Lies about her abound, and seem to come from all sides. Just breaks my heart. Seems there's nothing I can do alone. But maybe, if we join in and lift her up together we can heal her. She's well over 200 years old, but way too young to die. Her name is AMERICA . . . and I love her.