Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Monday, May 23, 2016
The Garden Grows ~ Freezer Fill-Up
I purchased my herb seeds from three different sources this year - High Mowing, Baker Creek, and Horizon.
One of my grape vines have started to flourish. I'm so happy to see it take off so early.
Watering every day using the rain barrel water takes patience. The water pressure is not like it would be coming out of a spigot. It gives me time to look around and enjoy nature.
I finally bought some annuals. One 6-pack of red salvias, however Hubby brought home an entire flat. I got them all planted in between rain showers.
I got herbs into three more pots (more needed) - horehound, more comfrey, and feverfew. I ran out of forks, so I skewered the smaller one. It's to keep a few barn cats out of them. So far, it's working.
I got a batch of homemade meatballs made and into the freezer - 82 of them.
I made two trays of croutons, that are now in my freezer waiting on summer salads. Or for quick bread crumbs.