5 hours ago
Monday, April 24, 2017
Hello, friends. Last week was one of planting, soap making and crossing things off my to do list. The list is ever changing, of course, but it felt good to cross some things off it that had been there for a while. I visited an annual plant sale with a friend, and brought home medicinal, edible, and culinary plants which J & I got in the ground on Saturday, in perfect timing for some lovely days of rain. This friend and her husband grow beautiful purple asparagus. I bought 3 pounds, steamed one, and made soup with the other two, enjoying both immensely. I am cutting an occasional stalk of our asparagus, but leaving most to replenish the roots for next year.
I am thankful my shop continues to get some small sales. The usual kefir, yogurt and suet were made, vegetable bits added to the broth bag in the freezer, and scraps composted. Swagbucks and ebates were used for purchases, for cash back. Long walks with the pups are being enjoyed, twice a day whenever possible.
The girls have been generous with their eggs, which have been used in various manners, from deviled to boiled to omelets to fried, as well as included in recipes. Wild lettuce and chickweed have been given to them in thanks, as well as the remains of grapefruit halves.
The hope is the rains will fill our tanks, and encourage the garden seeds to sprout. A number of the tomato seeds have already sprouted. Eggplant had too, but the farm cats rather decimated them with their digging. Hopefully, more will come. There are tiny apples, peaches and plums to marvel at. Spring brings such promise with it. Wishing you some hopeful things, whichever season you may be in.