Hello, friends. Last week, I preserved the hen of the woods mushrooms I foraged. Besides eating, dehydrating, and canning them, I began a medicinal tincture, as well as this medicinal decoction. I used what I had on hand, which was some rosehips, frozen elderberries, and dried reishi. I didn't think to give it a taste before freezing it in an ice cube tray, but will when I remove the cubes from the tray. Mushroom medicine is pretty powerful. I'm thankful to be learning more about them.
On Tuesday, we had "zucchini" soup, homemade bread, and a salad. It being Nov. 20th, it seemed pretty wonderful that the tromboncino squash, and the cucumber in the salad, were fresh, harvested recently in our garden. Our fresh herbs, and canned tomatoes were also part of the meal. The last of the fresh squash, cucumbers and eggplant will need to be used soon, but it was so nice while it lasted. Laundry was hung on the line to dry. I went through ebates for an order of Christmas presents. Books and a DVD were requested from the library. Our shower liners have been bothering me since we changed from a tub to a shower. There's too much fabric now, and they often billow inward during a shower. I decided to cut one in half, sewed the raw edges, and it works much better.
|so serious lighting the cake|
I dehydrated another batch of sweet potatoes for pup treats, and boiled more small ones to add to their dinners. Yogurt was made. After putting fresh straw in the chicken's nest boxes, I gathered sprigs of lemon balm for each of the boxes and the coop floor. I enjoyed several videos from here, and tried the sweet potato flat bread Sunday morning. I don't have much experience with flat bread, so I'm not sure if I got it exactly right. I thought it was decent, but J wasn't impressed. My stepdaughter is part of the team that helped build the Mars Insight lander, which hopefully will touch down today. We think that's pretty exciting, and hope to catch it online, around 3:00 EST. I've been getting ready for the Handmade Holiday show next Saturday. There's a new product I've been working on, plus the usual soap wrapping. I've started on holiday cards, and plan to make a pumpkin pie today. Wishing you a lovely week of seasonal pleasures.