I have been extra busy doing the whole fall gardening chores. Lots and lots of tomatoes still coming in and I have been literally giving away basketfuls. The prolific squash season is still producing and that too has been over abundant and a blessing to a few different families. Crookneck, summer, butternut, acorn, spaghetti, zucchini, and winter all did superb this year!
Luckily the black beans and pinto beans all dried out well despite the extra rainfall this year. I’ve been oven drying herbs as well, the house continually smells like something decadent is cooking but alas, it’s only basil, rosemary and thyme.
This evening I made a crockpot full of soup Beans and a big skillet full of cornbread. The lighting starts to change as fall nears, it gets more golden and everything seems to take on a warm glow. I love the fall. Friday night high school football, pumpkin spice coffee, and chilly nights by the fire. It’s those little things God blessed us with that I can’t get enough of.
I live in a small town in the Appalachian Mountains. This area is rich in tradition and full of good hearted Christian folk that would give you the shirt off of their back if need be. Wealth has so very little to do with money, because I feel like my community is extremely wealthy. There is a lot of kindness here, and compassion is second nature. Your neighbors are like family, and people take the time to stop and talk at the grocery store. We tend to be tight knit and take care of each other, especially in times of need.
Maybe I’m lucky, I tend to say “I am blessed!” I am pretty positive that God placed me here for a specific reason, and I wouldn’t want to raise my kids anywhere else. My town got its name after some men on the river saw the Virgin Mary on the riverbank, hence Saint Mary’s was settled. I live on Mount Carmel, and the church out the road is Mount Nebo. I am just a country girl who cherishes her Soup Beans & Sunshine. My heart is full of joy for all of he things the Lord has blessed me with. He has ALWAYS been faithful.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”