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Friday, September 16, 2011

Woolen Socks Provide

Way back when my man was of teen age~
his Mama knit him gray woolen socks with red stripes.
To keep him warm on his run to school~
and his annual fall hunts for deer & squirrel~
But most important to him,
his socks warmed his toes while he cared for the
hundreds of rabbits he raised and sold to the local IGA~
His way to help keep his family's bellies from growling.
He wears those very same socks still~
On every fall hunt for deer and partridge,
to feed his family to keep our bellies from growling.

The socks wore holes in the heels once again~
So finally, using matching yarn,
I knit patches and carefully placed them where~
the holes once wore the wool thin.
My Man now has warm socks for this fall's hunt
and not a knot will he feel.
The yarn is wound throughout the patch in
such a way that finding the beginning and
the end of it, is virtually impossible.
This, for My Man the Provider!

From the vines of dear Uncle Bob,
came multiple clumps of Concord grapes that needed attention.
With many grapes,
Make Jelly!
And, Oh it is delicious~
That's all folks~
I'll be back after a restful weekend
catching up with the adventures of
school-age Grandloves.

Have a very merry time yourselves.
Take time to enjoy the fall colors if they have reached your area.
If not, take a northern drive.

We have been having one frosty night after another so the leaves
are already turning brilliant shades of red, yellow and orange.
Bring on the fall. Breathe the damp air, the wet leaves as you shuffle your hikers through the forest trails.

Watch out for the deer as you drive,
as they already are being seen more often crossing roads.

Stop at a farmer's market and enjoy their organic produce~
Buy a pumpkin!
Bake a pie~
~Thank God for Providing~



Mike said...

I could do without Fall and Winter but, I reckon it's Nature's way of starting anew come Spring. I can tough it out a couple months.

Jill said...

My mom used to knit wool socks too. Nothing better for warm feet.

Oh my....those grapes and the jelly leave be longing for a taste.

Enjoy your weekend!

The White Farmhouse said...

Lovely post! I didn't know that socks could hold such sentiment! The grapes look so good! I am seeing all these posts about canning and really miss it this year. I should of done some! Next year is starting to turn into my mantra. Enjoy your weekend with the grandloves!

Sunny said...

Your socks certainly got my attention, LOL! and I could almost taste those grapes! Used to have our own in PA.... awesome jam. It is good therapy to for me to be visiting blogs again. Thanks for your post.... very refreshing!

jack69 said...

You are one of a kind. I know Bill is so thrilled and satisfied with your ability to keep a tradition alive. You are one talented lady. And the Grapes? Love grapes. I remember when I first tasted wine, I thought, what a waste of good grapes. hahaha!
Hang in there girl, you got it.
Love from Florida, 'tis hot here,
Sherry & Jack

Paula said...

Bet your provider appreciates those socks.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Your sock story is charming!

imac said...

Tootsie warmers - great shots

Cher' Shots said...

So besides our guys marrying us sisters; they have another brother-in-law thing in common - sentimental socks! Thom still has a couple of pair his GRANDMA made for him. They are such good ones that they wear forever 'almost.' Grapes are a sour subject over here. lol
'love & hugs from afar'

Fred Alton said...

Dar, your skills amaze me. I'm sure Bill is VERY pleased to have his socks repaired like this. There is nothing more important than keeping those feet warm and dry when out on a hunt.

LivingInAurora.ca said...

My mom used knit socks for us, and when we got holes in them, she patch them up and we wore them until outgrown. Those were the days when we did not have much clothes and we used to take of them, and repair them. Those were the good old days.

Oh and I finished some of my jars too, not much variety this year just tomato sauces. Probably will do some apple sauce, as my freezer is now almost full.

Great post!
Anna :)

~mel said...

2 funny about Bill and his socks, then Thom and his socks ... guess what? Slim has socks too that his G'ma knitted him and some that his Aunt Jen made for him too. You just can't buy socks like that ~ and they need to be taken care of :)

Lucy said...

Have not been able to post but somehow I figured out what to change on my settings. You are still one busy lady. I made one jar of jelly in my life and did not know how without a recipie. My kids still give me grief about my jelly that a knife would stand up straight in it. They ate it like candy when they could get the knife out. We have had the furnace on for 2 days.

Anonymous said...

My mother made me a pair of wool sock 20+ years ago for deer hunting and I still wear them today, you can't beat them.