Recently, on my way up the driveway to take care of some soap business. I saw a rabbit to the left, a squirrel to the right, and a cardinal in a forsythia bush. For a moment, it felt like Disney :o). On a walk with the pups, I saw an eastern red spotted newt. I finally spotted the female summer tanager around the bird feeders. My little soap business has been keeping me busy lately, for which I am very grateful. Our Meyer lemon has begun blooming, and smells delightful. I gathered kale and chard, & made a kale salad, chopping stems and a few leaves for the pups. Sold one item on ebay. Received cash back from ebates. Made my swagbucks goal several days. Shared eggs, sweet potatoes and soap with a visitor. Shared soap with our postman as a thank you. I'm joining in with Frugal Accomplishments.
I gathered all my soap scraps and made soap gel. You can easily use recyled jars for this purpose. One of the jars above is a repurposed pickled beet jar, & another is a mayonnaise jar. Washed laundry with homemade soap & soap gel. I finished stripping the 3rd porch post; just one more to go. Made pasta using our tomatoes, summer squash and herbs. Made yogurt, kefir & hummingbird food. I've been enjoying reading two library books. Added bread ends to a pan to dry for bread crumbs, composted vegi scraps and added egg shells to a pan to crush and add to compost. We had a healthy crop of lambs quarter in the garden. I harvested them before J tilled the area, and ended up with almost 14 cups of blanched greens for the freezer. Weeded a few additional areas. I gave a bucket of lambs quarter trimmings to the chickens, then applied the rest of the weeds around the base of fruit trees and medicinal plants. There are a multitude of tiny toads, no bigger than 1/4" jumping around the homestead. We'd noticed thousands of tadpoles in the pond earlier this spring. They're grown and exploring land now. It's pretty wild.