As summer comes to a close, I'm conscious of the warm days growing shorter. Soon enough it will be time to swap out our summer clothes for winter, put rugs back on the floor, and fire up the woodstove. Today I'm joining Brandy at The Prudent Homemaker. During the past week, I cooked the egg whites left from making mayonnaise for the pups breakfast. I have a goal to try more recipes that are made from my pantry, and tried making yogurt using powdered milk. Unlike Brandy, I've never had to solely live on what was in my pantry, but there were a couple of years where it made a huge difference in what was available to eat. One thing I know is that life is full of changes, and a little preparation can sometimes go a long way. I cooked up the bags of vegi scraps in the freezer, and canned the tasty broth. Planted more kale, lettuce and collard seeds, to fill in the gaps that didn't germinate. Weeded the sweet potato bed. It needs more work, but the tallest weeds are gone. It's a challenge having a garden space farther from the house. I made sure J didn't plant anything that needed daily attention there, but it still gets ignored more than it ought to.
|Sunday bouquet with grasses, goldenrod & hops
|one of our two figs