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Within the confines of this blog, you will find bits and pieces of the life and times of myself, my family and friend dear and near., far and wide, few and far between. You will find bits and pieces of my world, tho small to some, but huge to me. You will find everything from 'soup to nuts',; recipes, hobbies,crafts, gardenings,loves of my life, GrandLoves-a-Plenty, and even my pets... Sooo, if you can handle family life, enjoy the tour of my 'Stuffings'.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011



I find comfort in many things
during harvest season~
right here in our own country corner.
Who doesn't find comfort in food~
Hearty food, like venison stew. Everything
coming directly out of our gardens~
directly from the toil of our soil~
our backs and hands ~
even the meat already tenderized from the
garden it grazed on late last fall.
In the slow cooker it goes.
The best part of this meal was sharing it~
with two of our boys~
Comfort food from God of Heaven.
Chocolate Zuchinni Cake bakes in the oven~
providing scents throughout the house.
Comfort of no other kind~
The last of the tomatoes have been picked~
ripening in boxes
awaiting sauces, stewing, canning and salsas.
A few more jars have been filled~
hearing the ' ping ' of their seals assuring
they hold the freshness of the hour they were preserved!

Finally, the perfect neck rest,
back support, good book,
Aww, Comfort!

We cannot forget what awaits----
the Grandloves were eyeing up these lil fellas~
in anticipation of Oct. fun.
Be still, my heart!
They find 'comfort' here.

It's all the little things!

Now, there is still so much fall work to do around the place so
now I must get ' uncomfortable ' and put my back into more lifting and planting. More cooking and cleaning.
More organizing and filing.
More~until I can relax in my easy chair with that good book
after the sun sets once again.

Find your comfort zone, what ever that may be.
I'd love to read all about it.
Until then,


Jill said...

Thanks to you, I found comfort here today, in your blog. =)

TexWisGirl said...

the stew pot looks great (except for the venison part - i prefer beef). :) and the canning jars remind me of my mother...

Suz said...

ah yes....my son cam in from California...and I had potraost ready for him!
great minds....yes, I am going to invite winter to the dance....
and my little grandkids...the best like yours....dear sister in spirit
wish i could have learned to can like you...or anyone !

Fred Alton said...

What wonderful works of your hands are here displayed for the relaxation and dreaming of all of us, you readers. You do a wonderful job with this blog. After all the gardening and harvesting I cannot see how you have time left for blogging! (But I'm glad you do!!!)

imac said...

Real nice post my friend.

Clint said...

Oh, how you know how to live, my friend. Toil o' the soil, an appreciation for God's bounty and fresh vittles. Aaahhhhhhh.

Jean said...

You making me hungry with all that good food, I look forward to seeing your pictures, thanks for sharing them with us.Jean

A Quiet Corner said...

OMG! I thought I was the only one in the world who LOVES Chocolate Zuc Cake!...:)JP

Susan said...

Hello Dar, it was a lovely surprise to see you pop up on my blog.
I've just been having a very enjoyable look through yours. What a productive kitchen you keep. The beautifully prepared food - a comfort to all the family.
Those tomatoes look great too.
I also like something comfortable tucked into my back on my favourite chair, so I guess you could say that's my comfort zone!
Cheerio for now, Susan :D)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Bless you--you mentioned the PING of canning! Love that sound!

Cher' Shots said...

We sisters think alike, as you could tell from my blog. Canning season is coming to a halt at my house ~ or so I 'think.' Your stew is making me drool.
'love & hugs from afar'

T.O. Geezer aka ~Ron said...

Chocolate Zuchinni Cake fits well in my comfort zone :-)

Have a nice day Dar :-)

And by the way, thanks for your recent comment on my Bounty Hunters post.


jack69 said...

I just had to stop by and say Hello. As I have just told you Sister. I have been eating for a week, and should not want another bite, but that Venison stew and cake looks out of thie world good and even full, I get hungry.

Love you girl great entry, going back and reading the entries and catching up.
Take care.
Sherry & jack