I've been stocking up more herbs, and getting more medicinal herbs put into jars as well. I started a jar of plantain/comfrey oil that I'll eventually use to make a salve, and I got a batch of elixir made.
I'm happy to see one store now selling this non-gmo/organic olive oil.
Our 16 year-old has been sniffling and sneezing, and eventually vomiting. She's the first to get the elixir.
Sunday, up until noon, it was so peaceful at the homestead.
It was a morning of clearing up the rotten barn wood, and checking the greens in the garden. I really enjoyed our time outdoors, despite the work. We of course had to quit early for football. Hubby is a big Bengals fan.
I was thrilled to find enough collards and kale in the garden. Enough for three meals. Most of the greens by now, are eaten down by bugs, so this was exciting news. I forgot to pull the plants in those two areas, and I'm glad I did. It's warming up again, so I hope to get a few last hot peppers before pulling those.
As for the big barn project, we've started to clean up what we removed so far. It will take another day of picking up the boards, before we will start again.
In the meantime, I am writing more often, and getting drafts ready for editing. I took advantage of our 18 year-old home, and asked her if she'd do a bit of editing (I have two girls that are excellent at this).
I actually got porch time on Sunday. It was a toss - knit or read. I took both out, but ended up reading. Reading is something I don't get much of over the warmer seasons, unless we go camping.
I think I will put the "Say What?" barn wood sign into a box, in hopes that it becomes a blog giveaway soon.
It's Monday, so I have long "to-do" list. Laundry is already in the washer. Two girls are home today (school closed for the funeral), so I have extra hands on hand. The kitchen looks absolutely wonderful this morning. I have one kiddo who is pulling the older sister card - cleaning and helping so she'll get something. She wants a Halloween party with friends. Hmm.