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1 Monday, July 1, 2024

Letter From Home | Harvesting Garden Goodies

2024-07-01T12:31:53-04:00July 1st, 2024|Letters from Home|

Good Afternoon, Did we fast forward to August? The calendar still shows June, but we have been having exceptionally warm weather since Monday. I am thankful for shade trees and a nice, gentle breeze. The thermometer shows 88º at 12:45. Looking out the window I see pale sunlight, fluffy white clouds in a slightly hazy, [...]

21 Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Springtime Birding on Lake Erie | Letter From Home

2024-05-21T11:47:43-04:00May 21st, 2024|Letters from Home|

Good Afternoon Everyone, We have received quite a lot of rain recently and the ground seems to be well-watered. The lawns are very lush and green, but need to be mown rather frequently. The flowers this Spring have been beautiful because of the wonderful growing weather. The rows of peas are looking good in the [...]

18 Thursday, April 18, 2024

Letter from Home | Asparagus Casserole for Dinner

2024-04-18T12:53:05-04:00April 18th, 2024|Letters from Home|

Good afternoon to you all,                                                          4-15-24 We are enjoying a beautiful, sunny day. It is warm with the air a little on the cool side, which makes it perfect. We have had a lot of rain in the last few weeks leaving the gardens too wet to get into. I noticed a few tiny pea [...]

21 Thursday, March 21, 2024

Letter from Home | Spring Plowing Time

2024-03-21T14:58:28-04:00March 21st, 2024|Letters from Home|

Good afternoon everyone,                                                                       3-19-24 The sky is overcast. Occasionally the sun will shine softly, as if through a haze. It is windy and cold, 38° at 1:04 PM. This morning, we had a little snow on the ground from the squall last night. The weather has put a “hold” on our gardening urge. A week [...]

14 Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Letter from Home | Banana Bread Recipe

2024-02-14T11:53:06-05:00February 14th, 2024|Letters from Home|

Good Afternoon,                                                                            2-12-24 This morning, we were blessed with a calm, quiet, frosty morning. When the sun penetrated the hazy sky, the rays were a soft, shimmering, light illuminating the silvery frost on the grass in the yard. The temperature was 29°. Now at 2:00 PM the sunshine is still faintly hazy. We are having [...]

17 Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Letter From Home | Winter Weather in Amish Country

2024-02-15T10:09:25-05:00January 17th, 2024|Letters from Home|

Good Afternoon,                                                           1-15-24 Here in Ohio, we are experiencing real winter weather. There were spots of black ice on the roads on Friday PM with rain and snow mixed. On Saturday we got a little snow with strong winds and colder temperatures. We had 9° on Sunday morning and still very windy, but the sun [...]

20 Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Letter From Home | Date Pudding For Christmas Dinner

2023-12-20T09:44:11-05:00December 20th, 2023|Letters from Home|

Good Afternoon, Christmas is only one week away. Are you enjoying the preparations, and everything involved in it? It is great to see people buying gift boxes, and ingredients to make cookies, candies, etc. A lot of folks will be blessed to receive gifts, but the ones giving will also be blessed. It is a [...]

22 Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Letter From Home | November 2023

2023-11-22T11:22:43-05:00November 22nd, 2023|Letters from Home|

Good afternoon Friends far & near,                                             11-13-23 The sun is shining brightly through the window and when someone steps directly into its path their eyes automatically close. It is very clear and bright. We are enjoying a beautiful fall day. Clear blue sky and cool air. Yesterday morning we had heavy frost. I had stepped [...]

17 Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Letter From Home | October 2023

2023-10-17T09:53:44-04:00October 17th, 2023|Letters from Home|

Good afternoon everyone,                                                      10-16-23 Beautiful autumn season is here! Cool days and colder nights. Colorful leaves on trees. Leaves floating lazily to the ground. Mums, pumpkins, and cornstalks. Inside the house is cozy warmth. Scents of hot apple cider coming from the kitchen along with baked apple crisp dusted with cinnamon. Beautiful and yummy! Are [...]

14 Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Letter From Home | June 2023

2023-06-14T13:33:15-04:00June 14th, 2023|Letters from Home|

Good Afternoon Everyone,                                                     6.12.23 It is Monday and we are off on a good start for the week. It rained yesterday PM and this morning. It had been dry. We are grateful for the soft and gentle rain. Hopefully the lawns will become nice and green again. As I biked to work, I was getting [...]