Tuesday, April 23, 2013

♥ Chats on the Farmhouse Porch ♥

Good morning friends! I really enjoy reading Patrice's Chats on the Farmhouse Porch. She comes up with questions every Tuesday for any blogger to jump in and participate, so we can get to know each other better. I remembered today.....so I'm jumping on board! This is her 90th week doing this.....that's a long time! Way to go, Patrice!

Everyday Ruralty

Okay, here are the questions for this week.......

1.  Do you prefer to drive or be driven?

Hmm...I guess I would have to say that I prefer to be driven, providing it's a driver I trust. If my hubby is with me, most definitely I'd rather him drive. I enjoy sight seeing along the way or even looking at magazines if I get the chance and if we're on a long trip, reading aloud a book for the family to enjoy together.

2.  What's your favorite kind of jam, jelly, or preserve?

That's an easy one.  It's most definitely strawberry freezer jelly!  My Aunt Betty used to make it for us every year. My mom and I made almost about 75 jars last year and my freezer still holds a few.  It's about time to make more!  My oldest son, Colt, didn't realize for the longest when he was little that there was any other kind.  He still frowns on any store bought jelly or jam.  For him, the ONLY kind is strawberry freezer jelly.  I have to agree with you Colt!  :)

3.  Do you have any special plans for this spring or summer?

Yes....hopefully lots of swimming for the kids and me.......probably many weekend trips to Alabama where we bought some land, clearing out trees and such.......and tackling some home improvement projects around here.  :)  Oh, and Luke is determined to learn to read more.  He's already doing great with his beginning reading.  He starts kindergarten (in homeschool) this fall, but I want to work with him exclusively this summer while Joy has time off.  He's looking forward to it!  :)

4.  Lots of folks are becoming aware of issues with food.  There are many articles, books, and movies on topics like allergies, GMO, pesticide use, bad or no labeling, over processed food, foods from other countries that may not have high standards, and many more topics.  What concerns you the most?  If nothing concerns you, have a cookie and skip to the next question. 

 Maybe I should be more concerned.  We have to watch certain foods with Joy's pancreatitis issue and we do.  Other than that, I guess I'm not one of those that are just really concerned or obsessed over that.  It annoys me when we are growing our own food and crop dusters fly over and spray the farm fields around us and those pesticides reach our food we're growing.  But that's another story.    (Thanks for the cookie, Patrice).  :)

5.  Do you use nail polish often?  Finger nails, piggies, or both?

Only during the spring and summer.....I keep my toe nails painted for those summer sandal and flip flop feet.  I rarely ever paint my fingernails.   I love bright vibrant colors on my piggies, especially red, orange(ish) hues and hot pink!  :)

That was fun!  Thanks, Patrice!  :)  Anyone can participate.....just click on the picture above to link your post!

Thank YOU for stopping by!  Have a great Tuesday! 

♥ Tammy ♥


Anonymous said...

I used to always make jam when my kids were little. my son still oves it best too. Your pool looks lovely.

Susannah said...

Great to get to know you better, Tammy.I agree about the toes...has to be bright red, orange or bright pink!

My daughter says thank you so much for the list of movies. They have already watched some and plan on doing more. Thank you from her. Much appreciated!


Homeschool on the Croft said...

Wow - these jars of strawberry jam look amazing! The colours made my mouth water ... Yummm :)

What a wonderful thought to have enough warmth in summer to be splashing in an outdoor pool.... Ahhh, the stuff dreams are made of :)

Michelle said...

We planted a lot of strawberry plants this year hopefully I will have enough to make jam after our squirrel gets done with them. ( can't seem to catch him)

Terri said...

We have a farmer who sprays his wheat and soybean fields and I always worry about that floating in the air. Your freezer jelly sounds wonderful!

April said...

Your pool looks so inviting and I love how open your yard is! Boy, that strawberry freezer jelly makes my mouth water!

Primitive Stars said...

That was so much fun Tammy, nice it was your turn to answer questions, :) Francine.

Debbie Huffaker said...

I forgot all about strawberry freezer jam...love it, too!!!

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


I love these! :) They're so much fun to read. You know me, I love keeping my fingernails painted. :)

Love you! 8!

Joy :)

Debi said...

I've been wanting to try freezer jam for a while now... yours looks so good.

Patrice said...

That pool looks great. We had a hot day today and I could jump in. Likely, it would have a yellow layer floating at the top- pollen! That's a lot of strawberry freezer jam. I like strawberry jam on top of ice cream. Have a great week!