Monday, 4 November 2013

After The Chore Was Completed....Hot Soup!!!

The new roof is already covered in leaves!!

Love Lissa's boots!!♥

I must get me a pair of these!!!


Daughter Lissa...Anna{my son's gal}...Me!

The boys are hard at work in the sunporch!

 Taking out the summer screens...and adding the winter shutters...

The view from inside the kitchen....

We leave the middle screen up...until we shut the water off...gives more light into the kitchen...and a wonderful view!!


It was very cold inside...you can see all the steam coming off the chicken soup!!!

My daughter brought Hummus and Chips...the perfect accompaniment to the Gluten-free chicken soup I made...

The soup was good.....enjoyed by all...except for my vegetarian son...:o(



Perfectly Yellow Hostas  in an old bucket!!
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Hope you are all having a great day...

Wee bit of yard work for me....

Got the Bamboo and Plume Poppies cut down...

Pea Soup bubbling in the slow cooker....

Miss V here for the afternoon....

Her and I visited our friend Leslie...who had an extraordinary Noah's Ark that she had hand painted....for Miss V to play with....very talented lady!!

Then...over to my favorite grocery store...for some fresh buns and roasted Turkey...

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Brought in the rest of my "ourdoor/indoor" plants today...

Four very large Dracenas...aka "Spikes"....they are 3-4 years old...nice and big!

Lost my Dragonwing Begonias and Mona Lavender, with the frost last night...:o(

Oh well.....there is always next summer....

My Geraniums are loving it inside...♥

Do you bring any plants in to over-winter???

Have you been successful??? 

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On the menu this fine Monday night...

         Homemade Split-Pea and Ham soup...

              Roast Turkey, Tomato and Avacado on crusty buns....


Enjoy the rest of your day...

                                        Cheers!  :o)
                                            linda

29 comments:

  1. Looks like a good days work and lots of fun! Nice to have everyone together to get a job done. Your hosta is an amazing colour Linda. Your house must be stuffed full of plants by now! xx

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    1. Almost Amy....almost!
      I will take a few pics...once they acclimatize, that is!

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  2. Wonderful photos ! Looks like all were very busy . Soup sound delish . Tonight we are having tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches YUM !! I bring in some of my Geraniums the others I just cut right back and cover for the winter still in the gardens ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

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    1. I can't believe you leave Geraniums out all winter!!! Amazing, Elaine!!

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  3. Made cream of cauliflower soup. Might cook up some chicken , rice and broccoli with cream of mushroom soup. The only plant that I brought in this year was my huge boston fern. You would love my rain boots.
    Leopard print.

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    1. I sure would love those, Linda!!!
      I am getting a pair this week.....for sure!

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  4. Nice the family came out helped put up the shutters. The soup looks delish. Just the right thing when the days get cold and wet.
    I brought in a begonia to see how she overwinters inside. So far, so good. haha

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    1. Is your Begonia sitting close to your Christmas Cactus??? I told you it would bloom!!!!
      Keep me posted on the Begonia....I have not had great luck with those...:o(

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  5. Geraniums that were given to us by my late mother-in-law and late aunt ... one a beautiful pink we call "Mom" and the other a vibrant coral that we call "Aunt Pat" ... they do extremely well through the winter under some grow lights in the basement and they we move them outside come Spring ... lots of fun to keep them until Spring. Dinner tonight here is Dippy Beef sandwiches ... 3-4 pound chuck roast, 2 cans beef consommé soup, one can water, 2T Italian Seasoning and 1/2 jar (including brine) of Pepperoncini peppers. Combine all in a Dutch oven and place in a 275 degree oven for 5 hours (yes, that temp and time is right). Do NOT lift lid until end and then shred beef into broth. Serve on crusty Ciabatta rolls with a slice of Provolone cheese and dip into extra broth ... even better day AFTER you make! Linda

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    1. Love your geranium story....very special!
      Your beef dip sounds really tasty....when is your blog going to be up and running???

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  6. Well at least I get to see somebody's roof completed. We won't even go near what's happening with my roof, lol...

    A great gathering of family and friends for a Fall cleanup is the only way to go. I have finally finished mine and only need to bring in some of the seeds that I planted for next year which decided to come up now! I'll baby them inside in hopes that they make it, fingers crossed...

    Thanks so much for sharing, Linda...

    P.S. It's a long post at my blog you might want to wait until, Wordless Wednesday to visit:)

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    1. Why....~~louise~~ what is wrong with your roof????
      I know a really handsome toothless ponytailed roofer!!! hahaha!

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    2. I know a really toothsome ponytailed roofer who told me it should be fine until Spring. Fingers crossed but I'm going for a second opinion. It's bad enough I'll be trudging through the snow outside, inside will NEVER do! Maybe I better borrow those cool boots:)

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  7. So sweet to see Miss V. Hi!!!!!! Very glad there were no photos on this drop-in! :) Make sure you post the new hat.

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    1. HI!
      Hi!
      Hi!
      The hat went home with her....if I ever see it again...I'll take a pic!

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  8. It sounds like you're getting a lot done. I'm so glad the roof is finished. You've inspired me; I think I'll be making split-pea soup with ham on Friday. My husband will be coming home from a business trip and I'll have it all ready for him to eat after his busy week. I'm a very thoughtful wife! Haha. :)

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    1. Hey....are you trying to make us all look bad...or what???? ha!
      I remember when my boyfriend travelled a lot...it was always so exciting when he came home!
      By the way.....MY soup was excellent!!!

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  9. Lovely photos! I did bring a few things in, but not as many as other years.

    Soups sounds wonderful...one of our favorites and the weather has been perfect for it!

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    1. The soup was excellent...perfect for an easy dinner!

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  10. Wonderful photos Linda. So sad to close the cottage I'm sure but looks like a fun time with the family for one last blast. I brought in 2 of my geraniums and one is still blooming fresh blooms! My Christmas cactus is also blooming! A bit early don't you think?

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    1. Good for you, Pam....Christmas Cactus is right on schedule...enjoy!!

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  11. Nothing like soup to warm you up after working outside. Great pics, I like the colour change in the hosta.

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    1. yes.....but...now they are a pile of mush!!! :o(

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  12. Hi Linda! Your fall cottage and beach pictures are all so nice! They make me feel like I have had a visit. I brought my geraniums in too, and they have taken off like crazy. I think we are even too hot in summer for geraniums! They take up a lot of room, but feels so nice to have plants in winter.

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    1. I agree....mine are blooming crazy!!!!

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  13. Hi Linda! I am digging these shots of the cottage indoors!!! Such a cozy space. Don't you a have a pair of Hunter boots? I love my boots.
    No need to bring any plants indoors here.
    : ) Kris

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  14. Such beautiful warm family photos--I'm in love with your lake house.. Pea soup sounds delicious, Your daughter's boots (and your daughters) are charming.

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    1. Hi Jen.....
      My daughter is Lissa...Anna is my son's gal...
      We all love the cottage as well...♥

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