Saturday, September 22, 2018

Leaves Will Soon Be Falling

Leaves will soon be falling. It's that time of year. I'll be at the farmer's market today from 7 am to 1 pm. Thank you to all my loyal customers. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Huevos Rancheros

Remember when I made the sweet and spicy pepper relish? I decided to use the relish over eggs for my own rendition of huevos rancheros. Keep your yolks runny like the traditional Hispanic recipe, cracking open the yolks to blend with the sauce after serving. Yummy. Gary and I really enjoyed this hearty breakfast for a change. Believe it or not those hashbrowns are from one potato.
I gave a jar of the relish to one of my friends at the farmer's market and she said she was going to put the relish over cabbage. Good idea. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Face of Disaster

Each time a natural disaster occurs we see the devastation. This photo spoke to me. All living beings band together to survive. Folks are told to evacuate but many cannot. No car, no money, no place to go. Shelters are full. Evacuations take 12 hours, people have 4 hours of fuel in their cars. Fuel stations along the way are empty. Not everyone can evacuate even if they want to. FEMA, State, military, first responders and volunteers rush in to help. Thank goodness for all volunteers. Thank goodness for humanity helping every living being. We have been spared but others are not so lucky.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Cherokee Festival

Today there's a Cherokee Festival in Hayesville NC, not far from us. I'll be at the farmer's market till 1 pm but hope to catch the end of the festival. Above is a wall pocket with Cherokee rose flowers. I noticed mine growing at the bottom of the driveway has lost all it's leaves. I hope it isn't dead.

My grandmother told me her mother came from Georgia on the Trail of Tears. I hope to one day find some of my relatives in this area. Recently in my filing I rediscovered a family tree my father wrote back in the 1980s. That's about all I have of any information on relatives. One of my relative's last name is listed as Turnipseed. One day Gary and I drove by a location near Blue Ridge called Turnipseed.

Sadly, my mother and father never talked about their heritage to my siblings or me. They were both very secretive about much too much. My parents have long since passed and I am still left wondering.

My thoughts and prayers are with all the folks in the path of hurricane Florence. We expect to get our rain from the storm tomorrow. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.