Hello, friends. I hope you had a happy Valentine's Day. Last week, I made my Swagbucks goal x 3, and they finally gave me credit for our September vacation, which will be enough for several gift cards. A gallon jar of queen olives that were given to us was opened, with a quart jar of them put in the fridge and the big jar put in the basement to stay cool (low 50's). They may be fine in the brine, as we love olives and will likely eat them quickly, but the cooler temps seemed wise. I gathered a bucket of sweet gum balls for a future dyeing project. I also gathered magnolia pods. A delightful chicken canister was won at an auction at Hospice, which I'll turn into a compost crock. This is the perfect time of year to be working on them, as people's thoughts will soon be turning to their gardens.
A new recipe for vegetarian meatballs was tried, and I'm enjoying them. I made mushroom gravy with one of the bags of maitake I had frozen to use with them. I haven't tried the other suggestions, with tomato sauce and in pita bread with aioli sauce, but think they'd be good those ways as well. After delivering soap, I picked up a few groceries, and stopped at several thrift stores. I found a very nice blue canister to turn into a compost crock at one. It was covered with old grease, and still had flour in it, but it cleaned up fine. Another store had some men's clothes on sale for $2. I was able to get J a soft merino wool sweater, and a NWT Land's End shirt. Food Lion had asparagus for $1.99, which I purchased, as it will be a month or more before we can harvest any of ours. I dropped off two books at a little free library.
|two new compost crocks|