I prepared swiss chard, and chopped the stems for the pups. Cooked artichokes and put the bits in the broth bag. Dug volunteers of mulberry and elderberry to share with my homestead group, and came home with cuttings of thornless blackberry and curly willow, and seeded pots of 6 herbs and flowers. I cooked broccoli and shredded the stems for the pups. Gathered weeds and mock strawberries for the chickens. Worked on stripping the porch posts. I cashed in Swagbucks for a $25 gift card. This year, I've decided to keep making suet for a while longer. Many birds seem to be eating it, and I wonder if they may be feeding little ones. A hummingbird came to the window today, looking inside, and when I checked, the feeder was empty. Ha! I promptly warmed some food and filled the feeder.
Knowing we were barely getting any asparagus this year, a friend gifted me with some of hers... nearly 2 lbs of purple asparagus. Yum! Our neighbor bought a tractor trailer to store his hay, only to find it full of stuff when he got it home. He called family and friends to come pick through it, and "please take some home". I got an old Peter Pan jar to use for storage, an Anne of Green Gables book, and a large map of European Commerce & Industry 1360-1453 such as would have been used in a classroom. Not sure what I'll do with the map, but it's pretty fascinating to look at. I assembled my steam mop, and gave it a try in the bathroom while deep cleaning it. The mop is a wonderful thing! I can't believe I didn't know they existed until recently.
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