I've been saving up peas for at least a week, so I could make Fresh Pea Soup, which is the main reason I grow peas. It is so amazingly good. I doubt we'll have enough asparagus to make soup, as I need 2#, so I'm glad I was able to make at least one of my favorite spring soups. The chives and the dill in the basket were harvested for the soup. I'm not getting a lot of anything right now. There were 4 asparagus and 4 more eggs from the morning, but it all adds up. The eggs are bountiful, and I do share those as I can. While I shelled peas for the soup, I watched youtube videos from a girl in calico and fairyland cottage. I made a loaf of bread. There was no ww flour ground, so I mixed in some oats, cornmeal, and ground some flax to go with the unbleached flour. It turned out well. I ordered a pair of shoes at 75% off. J has been transplanting all the volunteer tomato plants he sees in the garden. I received a $50 check from my car insurance company, due to COVID-19.
|Miner bees next to the pond. If you look close, you can see several flying.|
Thankfully, the weather forecasters were wrong this time, and we skated by without a freeze. We're grateful, as we sure have a lot of tender things planted at this point. A batch of yogurt was made. On Sunday, J & I put up twine for the beans. It always reminds me of what I've seen of football practice, passing the ball of twine back and forth, over and under the horizontal strings. While weeding the carrots, I was very excited to find two basil volunteers, which were transplanted to a raised bed. Basil has been one of the challenging plants this year, with a couple of the seedlings dying, and the others just languishing at the same size. I need to put fertilizing them on my to do list this week. J has come up with plans for a structure to protect our corn from hungry critters, and for moving our original cold frame, which is now too shaded, to the lower end of the pond garden, and making it more user friendly for us. A pan of egg shells was crushed and added to the compost bin. As our state was slightly easing restrictions Friday night, I went grocery shopping earlier in the day. Like last time, I got all on my list except a couple of produce items. All is well on the homestead. I hope it's well where you are too.