We are in the first week of December, the final month of 2013. I went to town yesterday to take son Kevin to the dentist. Everywhere you see reminders that the Christmas holiday is approaching fast. It gets dark early so it was dark when we left town. Kevin enjoyed watching all the Christmas lights.
It is Friday and everyone is home today. Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day. My sister Emma, her husband Jacob, and children, sisters Verena and Susan and daughter Elizabeth’s friend Timothy all joined us for Thanksgiving dinner.
We had a few days of sunshine this week. The girls took advantage of it and raked up the rest of the leaves in our yard. We still have some here and there but most of them are picked up. What a relief before the weather gets much cooler.
It is 3:40 a.m. and my husband Joe is waiting on his ride to the factory. Daughter Elizabeth doesn’t have to work today. Her factory let the workers have off since shotgun season opens for the deer hunters today. Elizabeth will go hunting with Timothy, and Susan will accompany Mose. Joe will…
Editor’s Note: This is our annual Amish Thanksgiving recipe round-up. Lots of email requests for past recipes come in this time of year and these are the most requested Amish Cook Thanksgiving recipes over the past few weeks. Enjoy them on your table and Lovina will return will her regular f…
It’s Wednesday evening and it has really warmed up. I am finally having my garage sale on Friday and Saturday. Every time I wanted to have it all summer something else more important came up.
We awoke to a world full of snow flurries. The flakes were big and flaky but none of it stuck to the ground. It was enough to get the children excited about winter weather, especially sledding.
Today (Oct. 18) is Elizabeth’s friend Timothy’s birthday. Happy birthday wishes go out to him. We were going to take supper to Timothy’s house tonight but told him it’s easier if he would come here instead.
Since this is pumpkin season, the column is devoted to two reader favorite recipes involving this tasty autumn garden goodie. More about the happenings in the Eicher household next week!
Sunday morning turned out to be nice and sunny although a bit on the chilly side. Friends and family attended our church services at Jacob and Emma’s house, in honor of baptismal services being held for Mose, Susan and Elizabeth.
We feel blessed to have received some much needed rain tonight. It wasn’t that much but it will help. We haven’t had any rain in quite some time, so everything was dry.
We turned the calendar another page since my last column was written.
This is the last week the children will be home all day. School doors open Tuesday, Sept. 3. Where have all these summer months gone?
The garden is still producing lots of vegetables. Today we made 18 quarts of spaghetti sauce and another 11 quarts of tomato juice. While the girls cut up all the vegetables I sewed a dress and shirt. Still need to put button holes and buttons on the shirt.
This week my husband Joe and the boys have been busy in the evenings trimming the fence rows. We have the posts, gates, and fence wire here to fence in the hay field.
It is Thursday morning. Time is going by fast, but I need to take time to get this column in today’s mail. My plans are to go help sister Emma today. She is having a garage sale this weekend. With both her daughters de-tasseling corn I offered to help her organize everything.
It sure feels good to finally sit down and prop up my feet in front of a fan after a shower. It has been hot and humid this week.
Editor’s Note: Lovina’s column is on summer break this week. We'd like to wish her and her husband Joe a very happy, blessed anniversary this week (July 15). Meanwhile, it is the season of peaches and zucchini. Here are some favorite recipes from the Amish Cook archives.
It is July 3 and 2013 is half over already. We have been having lots of rain. Last week we had a total of 8 inches. Some report more, some less.
We are having thunderstorms most of the evening. Our rain gauge shows like we have over two inches of rain already. I do think we have more because the wind is blowing the rain so it might not be quite the accurate amount going in.
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