Wednesday, February 14, 2018


As I sit here and type this into my blog for family, I am reminded of the shooting that took place in Florida today.  I think about all those families who have lost loved ones.  Children are such a precious part of our lives, how are there so many guns available on the black market?  Why are there so many guns on the black market?  I do not think we will ever truly know the answers to these questions or the biggest question of all.  Why are there so many killings?  All we can do is hold on to what we have.  Be thankful that the members of our family are safe.  

I called my grandchildren this evening and spoke to three of the four.  Poor Skyler, he was showering when Nana called.  Embry is getting so excited for his birthday which is coming up in about two weeks.  My grandbabies are growing up so quickly.  Embry will be 6 in March, The twins will be 8 in May and Emmett will be turning 5 in July.  He will be heading off to Kindergarten in the fall.  Where has the time gone...........  

I have been busy with my class " Go paperless, Go digital, Live Organized".  I have read the entire class and have been spending most days scanning items into the computer, shredding the items that are no longer needed and organizing those that I will keepin the locked box once everything is finally organized.  I have completed the first drawer of the filing cabinet and am thinking that there may be more items that I will be able to get rid of once this process is complete.  I have filled the recycling bucket three times in the past two weeks.  The chickens are enjoying the added paper to dust their feathers in.  

Dad has come down with a cold.  He has been resting calming tonight so I hope that the cough medication is doing its job.  He is home from the center Thursday and Friday so hopefully he will get more rest.  Especially since we have a long day on Sunday driving in the car going to Mr. Powers funeral.  While I am happy that Cliff is no longer suffering, I am saddened by the loss of a dear friend.  Dad has been very quiet this past week and I can only imagine that he must be thinking about his own mortality.  When I think about everything he had been though and only one year ago this month he had the  aortic aneurysm repair, the blindness, the heart condition, possible small seizure activity, and list of other medical issues, I am very lucky to still have dad with me today.  

I will eventually get back to posting some pictures, but tonight, I just felt like journaling.  

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Time Flies by ...................................

My last post was almost five years ago......I have had every intention of taking the time to upload family memories and share what the Varney's have been up too.  Unfortunately life has slipped away.  We no longer live in NH, we moved to VT, a change that I am trying to get used to.  I would like to think that I will be able to get back to my homesteading activities; but it has been too long sine I have had a garden or even canned.  Jim and I have been so busy taking care of my dad and our adopted son Jacob.  Yes you read that, we adopted a son; who is now 16 and is so trauma filled that we had to place him in a therapeutic setting.  And live marches on...........................

Lets hope that 2018 is the year I get to work on the family blog and update pictures and genealogy.  

Saturday, April 27, 2013

It has been almost two years since I have posted!!  I will be updating the log with the events of the past two years......Stay tuned!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pole Beans....a new approach and system for us!

Here is a picture of the new Pole Bean garden that we installed and planted.  We are trying pole beans for the first time, we usually plant bush beans.  I am trying to do more vertical planting within the context of my square foot garden.  We still have cucumbers, tomatoes, 4 more kinds of lettuce and 4 kinds of peppers to plant.  
Keep yours eyes open to see what comes next!!
Jim and Peter fixing the posts that they were putting in along with hanging the chicken wire for the beans to grow up!