Picked white and red clovers for making jelly. Canned white clover jelly.
Picked more today. I found some red clover that was growing higher than my waist out back. I made my red clover infusion and will make the jelly tomorrow. I can't wait to taste it.
Planted 75 Roma tomato plants, 1 heirloom Homestead tomato plant, several more broccoli and cabbage (maybe a flat of each), mustard greens and 4 rose bushes. Planted collards, 93 green pepper plants (2 varieties), 4 cayenne and 4 jalapeno pepper plants. Planted 5 mounds of heirloom watermelon and 10 mounds of heirloom pie pumpkins....more to plant yet.
Planted one sage plant to replace mine that died. Planted foxglove seeds, dill seeds, morning glory seeds, and echinacea seeds.
Planted two double knock-out rose bushes that I got on Mother's Day.
Cut 2 bunches of lemon balm, thyme and oregano to dry on my herb rack. Cut chamomile to dry for the first time, and learned you can't dry it upside down like other herbs. It's drying out flat.
Planted about 13 more gladiolus. I'm thankful to have been given them as a gift.
We still cannot find grass hay here. We may have to drive over an hour to buy some this week. No one wants to mess with it and sell it around here. We have been cutting the tall grass on the back acres and letting it dry to get by.
Picked up a load of dirt to fill the raised beds...
...finished shoveling the rest out into the re-done rose bed (after we used newspaper to layer under it). Still need to finish the edging and add mulch. Due to a low budget, the border won't be complete until next year.
Added a "fairy" garden to my front porch. They local library was selling them at the farmer's market and marked them down quite a bit at closing.
from the family journal . . .
We've taken out more bird feeders and are getting them filled and up. The kids and I like to watch them.
Mom stopped in for a surprise visit and brought us bagels and bread. Yum!
The kids had a bonfire and invited friends over to toasting marshmallows.
from the crafting journal . . .
Made 2 chalkboards out of recycled kitchen trays to sell at the Farmer's Market. Still need to make several bowls from old records also. I'm still working on a Christmas lap-ghan and making more pin cushions.
I started one horse embroidery towel, but got side-tracked again.
I quickly started crocheting a pot holder set for the elementary principal. It's the last year for any of my kids to be in elementary school. I also had to decide what to make for the bus driver and the teacher.
from the gratitude journal . . .
Today I am thankful for:
~the garden help from my son
~a good night's sleep from hard work
~the baby goat, as she makes me laugh
~wild clover on my farm, not sprayed with chemicals
~the pretty blooms on the wild raspberry bushes
~the last container of frozen homemade pumpkin puree