Hello sweet friends..
Just a little afternoon post for a change..
Putting up some pics of our Easter week and such..
Last week, I think it was (lol) we took a little trip to a wonderful plant nursery near Fredericton and picked up a few houseplants that I have been longing for..
When Terry and I were married for about 8 years we moved to Sussex to be near our church ...
We had bought an old house and thought we would update it and all..
Terry wanted to be in the country and we eventually had a small hobby farm..
Chickens, turkeys, geese, pigs, rabbits and 3 dear dear sheep..
We also grew quite a big garden and in the eight years we lived there I learned to preserve fruits and veggies along with the help of my Mother-in-law who was such a fount of knowledge in that department..
The house was the bane of my existence as I did not like it from the first day we moved in...
Where was my mind? lol..
The lady who owned it had turned it into a lovely sweet place with her old furniture and plants and such but when it was emptied it did not have the same charm, shall we say..
That first day I sat on the couch alone and cried.. sigh...
Anyway, we made do and learned so much while we were there..
We made it our own in time..
Terry picked up a few carpentry skills and I learned a few new things, too..
To get back to my story... smile..
The old house had lovely wide sills on those tall old fashioned windows and I had a lot of the sills full of house plants..
I would pick up a slip from a plant here and there and beg them from my friends and aunts..
Before long they were everywhere..
Later, when we bought this house which I have loved with my heart from the first day we moved in and the plants came along with me..
There was the Sun Room, you see and they filled it so nicely..
Sorry to say that after a couple of years they caught some kind of bug or disease and I lost almost all of them..
My heart was broken and I gradually just stopped growing any plants..
Many years had passed before I visited my friend with the wonderful pantry and log home and saw her plants..
Not that I had not noticed them before with my Mom and such but for some reason I actually noticed them..
Can you covet plants?
I guess not but I really wanted to get some.. smile..
But even with her contributions and buying them here and there I felt there were a few missing plants which I had loved before..
Well, the same friend had been up to Scott's Nursery and was telling me that what they were selling and low and behold they had the a few that I had not been able to find to buy or beg...
One is called The Mother of Thousands which I always called Strawberry Begonia..
The String of Pearls, Lipstick Plant, Gold Fish Plant, Bunny Ears Cactus and The Wandering Jew for a few of them..
Terry (bless his heart) took me there and they are in the pic up above..
Something nice happened while we were there!
I was crossing the room to pay for my plants when I noticed a sweet face...
Her name is Pam and she is a fellow blogger who I have not met since I started blogging and found her blog which is called
It was lovely to see her and connect...
She was a customer of mine when I used to do the craft shows in Fredericton many years ago and we had not seen each other since.
She has several relatives here in our village, too..
We both wished we could just go for coffee and talk..
The second pic is something I found on the web the other day..
And that is that there are five plants that you should grow in your bedroom as they help you sleep and are great for the air you breathe all night..
Lavender, Snake Plant, Rosemary, Aloe Vera and English Ivy..
Another one is Jasmine Plant instead of Rose Mary but that was too expensive for me..
Anyone have a slip? grin..
Did you notice my Pregnant Onion plant in the photos..
It has a blossom on it and I am so pleased..
I was given that plant slip by a sweet lady at Kings Landing a few years ago and just love the thing..
It has had about a dozen babies and even has a couple of grand babies..grin..
Our plants for the gardens are growing..
My peppers, celeriac, fennel and such are up and if you peek in one of those pics you will see Basil growing on the coffee table..
Terry has tomatoes, cabbage and such.. smile..
Did you all have a good Easter?
We had a lovely weekend but quiet..
Made some Hot Cross Buns from my friend's recipe..
Dinner was Ham and Veggies ...
Set the table using place mats made for me by Shonda..
Some old egg cups and bunnies I have had for years..
Nothing fancy but a blessed celebration..
Mom certainly enjoyed all of your sweet birthday greetings here and on the Face Book page...
And thanks today for dropping by and leaving your sweet notes..
Truly appreciate each of you!
We are having Keepers of the Home on Saturday morning in Salisbury at our little church on Fredericton Road if you would like to attend..
We are doing the Spring thing with homemade cleaners and toiletries and breakfast..
Love to have you if you are in the area...
Just drop me an email or a note on the Face Book page for the blog..
Take care dear hearts and God bless.. xoxo
Linked up with my dear JES at Homemaking Mondays...