Sunday, December 22, 2019

Shopping in the rain

The rain fell hard today. It's been years since we've had ponds in the field between the house and the barn but today, I think I could have sailed on the south 40.

We had a little gift shopping to do. Rather than put it off, we wrapped up and headed out. We had the places we shopped to ourselves for the most part. 

We were home by lunch. 

Jilda wrapped presents and I watched movies on keeping bees. I learned how to make mead from honey to make a propolis tincture, and how to make lip balm using the byproducts of the beehives.

This evening, as Jilda cooked a country supper of navy beans, baked sweet potatoes, collards, and mashed turnips, I baked a pone of my world-famous cornbread. Well, maybe not world-famous, but it sure tasted good with a dollop of butter. 

Jilda is off this coming week. I only have a few appointments. We plan to enjoy time with our friends, families, and our critters.

Since I didn't have a picture today, I went back today in Google Photo to June 2004. I had a business in San Francisco. Jilda and our niece Samantha went with me. It was her first time to fly. 

I took this picture on the coast highway I think it was near Pebble Beach, but I could be wrong. All I know is that it is a beautiful place.


  1. Interesting dinner, I don't speak Alabama so I'm not what much of it is.

  2. That is a glorious place.
    Enjoy your time with all your loved ones.

  3. The bees are happy and you are happy. All is right with the world.

  4. Sounds like your headed for a great week. We have had rain for three days. I think it suppose to clear up and warm up by Wednesday. Let me know if you ever want to sell a jar of that honey. I can’t find any fresh honey with comb in it around here.

  5. Nice you had the stores to yourselves but not so nice with all the rain. Yours is the 2nd mention of cornbread in my reading blogs this morning and now I've very hungry for it. Beans and cornbread are a favorite of mine. That is a beautiful picture today, I like to look at sunny warm days from the past when it is wet and chilly out.

  6. Had I known earlier we would have been there for supper! Sure sounded good. And I love pictures from that coast, there are some great views, that is for danged sure.
    Merry Christmas to your and your sweet wife.
    Sherry & jack


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