I can tell already they know who "Mom" is as well. As soon as Daughter walks near the barn (where they can see her approaching), they run inside to her. Of course she is the food supplier, so they know. So funny to see them so attached to her already.
A new sign has been put up on the house. Hubby actually bought it a year ago, but we didn't get around to putting it up until now.
Notice the date on those frozen tomatoes? I'm so glad we had a bumper crop year in 2014 to get us through to this season. I made lentil soup, using the very last bag. I also used carrot broth. When I blanched the carrots to freeze, I saved the water to use for a soup base. It tastes great, and works great in place of vegetable broth. I added some fire powder to my soup, and it was delicious. Every kid ate it. I was surprised. Typically, I have a few picky ones who won't even taste it. It's been too long since I made lentil soup.
Kind of a bad picture, but my comfrey is springing to life. I need to lay out all of the new herbs I'm planting this spring, and get a list made for supplies. Herbs like comfrey, mullein and my mints are all in pots. I may plant calendula in the ground this year. The poultices I made last year (my first ever using plantain and comfrey) were so handy to have on hand.
The girls have used up all of their homemade lip balms, so the first thing to make this spring is calendula oil. I saved seeds from last year to plant more.
Ta-Da! The rug is done!! Phew! It will go in the kitchen. Right now I need at least one more, but will wait and save up more scrap yarn over the summer (doing smaller porch projects). Hubby wanted me to start selling them, but I had to nicely tell him it wasn't going to happen.
I tried the first teeccino herbal coffee yesterday - Dandelion Mocha. Very good! I have to say though, some of the packets state they are only 75% organic. The are all caffeine free for those who can't have it, and this one tasted just like coffee. I have many more samples to try, so I may be trying more this weekend. It's expected to plummet to 19°F Saturday night. Brrr!