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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Encouraging Hearts and Home 05.21.2020

How to store cucumbers, Healthy Start to the Day Cereal Bars, Update a Plastic Flower Pot, and Easy Chocolate Cake are this week's featured posts!

Hello and Welcome! 

I hope your week went smoothly, with moments of joy, accomplishments, and a sense of pride. We had a bit of a chore to complete here in Montana, the menfolk had to change out the culvert for the irrigation canal that runs the perimeter of our property, and it was quite a job! The old one (metal) had rusted and collapsed. Which caused water to back up in the canal bed to the point of overflowing over the canal bank onto the lawn, which (of course!) leads to the house! 

When we purchased our home and began remodeling the double car garage into additional living space, we discovered water damage. 

We quickly assumed it was from snow runoff as the house sat empty 3 years in probate proceedings. But once the irrigation canal was opened at the gate head, it all started to make sense. No one was here, to monitor the canal levels and/or clean out a clogged culvert! Once we tried to clean the collapsed culvert, we knew, it was time for a new one. We are all happy this job is done!

So much has happened since that mud-filled day, less than a week ago, spring arrived! The lilacs are now blooming, along with all the fruit trees in our mini-orchard. There are bees everywhere buzzing with excitement and the mixing of pollen! We are hoping for enough fruit this first year to can a quart or two for winter. While the house sat empty three years, the fruit trees were let go long before. But things are looking pretty good for our first springtime in our new home state. We will see how many jars of fruit go into the root cellar...

And now, for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!

Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home. We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light!

Scratch Made Food! is proud to be a part of Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop and Link-up.
And me, Scratch Made Food!

The post with the most views from last week:

Thank you,

   A few of my favorites from last week are: 

Left: Healthy Start to the Day Cereal Bars

Center: Update a Plastic Flower Pot

Right:  Easy Chocolate Cake

I hope you stop by and say hello to the featured bloggers from last week! And of course a big thank you to all who visited, left links and just as important, visited links! 

Use the form below to share your family-friendly posts this week, and please consider these nice things you can do:

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  • Visit a few other bloggers and show them your support. We all love getting comments, and who knows what inspiration you may find? Be sure to share the love--that's what a blog hop is all about!
  • Check out our Encouraging Hearts & Home Pinterest board where each host pins her 10 favorite posts each week.
  • Join us every Thursday!
  • If you are interested in co-hosting, contact Linda at Apron Strings & Other Things!

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Would you like to comment?

  1. Thank you so much for featuring my flower pot makeover! Have a great weekend!

  2. Thank you so much for choosing my healthy cereal bars:-) have a wonderful week

    1. Thank you, and thanks for joining us this week. Please come again!


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