Saturday, October 31, 2009

Good can be a pain sometimes..

GEE WHIZ..I have tried for the last week to get onto all of my blogs as well as the ning forums for our Small Town Living site with no computer went on a real wonky fritz. So I am currently on my hubby's laptop writing all of my posts and we will be getting an external harddrive for my computer and transferring all of my photos onto that and then deleting a lot of things off of my computer with the hopes that it will then run a bit better for me. can be aggravating at times.
well, we took a trip to Ocala last weekend to put in our bid on a home, but that fell through at the last minute as we did not wish to get drug into a bidding war on the home. So we continue to look for a home. Ours is being listed with a new agent who is very nice and seems to definitely have her act in gear compared to the last agent..this gal is a dynamo and quite helpful with advice, and a "go getter", so we really are hoping that things go quickly once we have the new agent.
Weather here today has started to cool down again after this mornings rain shower.We have had a rather odd bit of Fall weather just can't seem to decide whether or not to remain summertime or to go ahead and embrace the changing season :0)
On another note my husband is hosting a giveaway, all you have to do is visit his shop at and email him and tell him what you think of his work..then leave your address and you will receive a nice vinyl decal from his overstocked items...his email is pauldavidwilson at gmail dot com.
I do hope that you all are having a great weekend. Here's wishing you a Happy Halloween too.
~the Garden Goose!~

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Just a wee bit busy here lately..

Things around here have been a wee bit busy as of late.

I've been working on cleaning out our garage a bit more. Trying to get more things downsized and cleared out.

And am bartering a few of the items for things that I actually can use/need at a new house. Things like crocheted dishcloths, some heirloom seeds that I don't have in my stash, and some retro looking fabric fat quarters. So it is thinning out things I don't want to move and swapping them for things that take up a lot less space and that I can wind up putting to good use. It is a win-win situation for all involved.Plus bartering is just plain fun.

Then I worked on weeding my potted plants..yep..somehow my potted plants out back wound up with their fair share of weeds in amongst the pots/plants...gee weeds are persistent aren't they? Then I had to move a couple of heavy terra cotta pots in with the grouping..boy a terra cotta pot filled w
ith plants and soil gets heavy quickly. Next time I will make sure I use a dolly to move heavy things like that.

Today I spent all afternoon getting my house whipped back into shape..vacuuming and mopping and boxing up all the barter items to gt them ready to ship out.

Oh, and in case you haven't noticed..I have created a blog for "Small Town Living" check the side bar on the left, and I hope you'll stop by the blog and become a follower.:0)

Fall weather has finally arrived here, and wow! I'm loving it!
So very nice to be able to open the back door and leave it open for the breeze
to drift through the house.And to open the windows too. Actually love to see curtains lightly swaying in the breeze.Something so peaceful and homey about it.

Stop by the "Small Town Living" blog and check out the recipe I've posted there this evening for "Crockpot Apple Butter".

I'll be updating "The Victory Gardener" blog too this evening, so be sure and pick up the latest gardening tip over there.

Thanks so very much for stopping by!
I'd love to know that you visited so please feel free to leave me a comment.
~The Garden Goose!~

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fun blog give away

Here is another great blog give away that you won't want to miss out me! :0)
Hurry on over and check it out.
You know you want to!

Have fun! ~The Garden Goose~!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sewing Gadget Giveaway

For those of you that like to sew I came across this neat giveaway today.

Check it out.
The Original "How Much Fabric" reference cards.
~The Garden Goose~

Monday, October 12, 2009

Homeschooling Helps

My son and I recently completed a 155 page unit study on Dolphins.

I thought I'd share the link here to the unit study.

It had about 42 pages of printable worksheets to accompany the study.Approx. Grade 3-5 level.

We also visited the website to watch the little video they have there about "Winter" a bottlenose dolphin who at age 3 months was caught in a crab trab and lost her tail...she is now 4 years old and resides at the Clearwater, FL. Marine Aquarium.A very inspiring little video about success despite the odds.

I think you and your child/children will enjoy both the unit study and the little video.
Have fun and Happy Homeschooling!

~The Garden Goose~

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Dressing things up a bit...

I had gotten a little bit bored with the looks of things on my blog here, and decided I'd like to gussy it up a bit, do you like the new look? I do, and I hope that you do too. Sometimes we just need to add a little bit of flair here and there to things huh?

I've created a new blog today that ties in with our Small Town Living magazine. You can check it out here:

Weather here has been hot and humid again..I sure would like for Fall to decide to stick around for a little bit.

Hard to believe that in about 2 months Christmas will be here already! Wow! where did the year go?

I've been trying to think of things to create on my new sewing machine.

I'll be participating in a Christmas garland swap over at

Why don't you stop by and become a member of the site and join the fun too?

We are completing a pinkeep swap right now, and the gals that were involved with that swap had a lot of fun creating pinkeeps for their swap partners.

Here's wishing you all a most lovely weekend!

~The Garden Goose~

Monday, October 5, 2009

Check out this "sweet" giveaway

This gal creates the sweetest me..definite "eye candy"! Check out her give away

~The Garden Goose~

New issue of Small Town living Online now!!

Just a little note to let you know all know that

the new Oct./November 2009 issue of Small Town Living e-zine is now available online at:

Featured in this issue:

Buckeye Chickens

What We Learned Through Our CSA Adventure

My Journey To Veganism

Soap Making 101

The Do's and Don't's Of Moving To A Small Town

Gifts From the Pantry
....and more.

Please feel free to share the e-zine with family and friends. Thank you and Happy Fall!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Loving Fall!...and a little visitor

We finally have gorgeous Fall weather here in North Florida. The days have been at about the mid 70's and nights have been at about 54 degrees. Breezy, crisp clear air.

Love it!..and love the fact that I can now start throwing the windows open for fresh, crisp,cool air to breeze through my house. Yay!
I was able to get some close up photos of a cardinal that makes our backyard his home turf...hubby used the bird sound application on his i-pod to attract the little guys did the trick. This little male cardinal came in quite closely and would land about 6 feet away from us, and sometimes even a little closer than that as the cardinal bird sounds played on the i-pod speaker.

I'm not sure if this little cardinal had mites on his head/beak area or if he is going through a molt, as he kept rubbing his beak against branches and the feathers around his beak area looked a wee scruffy..anyhow..I was delighted to be able to get a few close shots with the camera. Enjoy!

I hope that you are enjoying Fall in your area too.
Thanks for stopping by!

~The Garden Goose!~