Something new for the homestead - three rooster door pulls. Love them! They went on the master bath cabinet doors.
Something harvested at the homestead - stinging nettle. I filled the dehydrator, but will need to cut more for "greens" for the freezer this spring.
I took a walk out to the fruit trees. I am happy to report that all trees have buds, and the peach tree has teeny tiny pink blossoms about to bloom. I'm thrilled to see most of the fungus is gone on the plum tree, so my homemade neem spray is working. My elderberry trees actually have leaves on them already. The grape plants are budding, and I will have to buy one grape plant to replace the one that died last year.
We are still playing the car shuffle. Daughter's car is not fixed. We now know the problem, but the other problem is the labor involved. It's about an 8 hour job with her engine. We got one quote of $800 or $900.00. We then located another person who might do it, and they did not want to mess with it. Finally, we found one other person, and hope we can finally put an end to this car shuffle. I can't run to the store for stamps, chicken feed, etc. And some folks in this house have bad memory (not saying who, ha ha!). Although Vet-Tech-Daughter texted me and asked if she could pick anything up for me. That was nice of her.
Update on the car shuttle. I wrote this post last night, but Hubby worked over, so he never got home until after 8pm. He rolled in with a flat tire, in the pouring down rain. And, the guy called him back about Daughter's car - estimate $1,000.00 (more problems than we thought). He's calling around for a new engine. Daughter just paid off her car too. Sigh.....the kids that have moved out have the other half of our garage filled. Yeah, so changing a tire isn't going to happen in the rain. And Daughter has exams and is driving my car.
I made Giada's (recipe is online) Peas, bacon and Prosecco (Italian white wine). I loved it. Just one more way to cook my peas.