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~
Friday, May 19, 2017
Nettle ~ Lemon Balm ~ Allergy Tea and Me
The temperature heated up to 87°F so I
managed to quit before over-doing it. I brought in more lemon balm and got that dehydrating, but that took much of my time as well. No housework was done. Zero. Oh wait, I spent about 10 minutes picking up in my own bedroom.
The tea infusion on the left is my "allergy" tea. The one on the right is simply mullein. When I came indoors, I was congested and had a sore throat. I'm mixing up my allergy tea this year and plan to dry some golden rod this fall (for next year). This current one contains more than nettle. If it works better than just nettle, I will post the recipe.
All from the garden, and herb garden - roasted asparagus with rosemary. Yum. Believe it or not, our asparagus is still providing, and there is more coming up. I'm also glad I had 8 last stuff peppers in the freezer too. Dinner was super easy.
While dinner was in the oven, my tired Hubby was home from work somewhat on time. He remembered to bring home dog food, then went straight out to the tomato patch to till for me. However, it was halted as fast it he started. A huge downpour fell from the sky. The weatherman said no chance of rain until 9pm, and only 40%. Glad I told him "no" to a motorcycle ride, and asked for the tilling to be done. When he resumes after the ground dries up, he's teaching me so I can till while he's at work. It's not a small one, so he's been hesitant, and looking to buy me a smaller one to use.
So today? Well, the ground is too wet to weed anything, and there is not enough tilling done to plant tomato plants and bell peppers plants, or seeds etc. Looks like I'm indoors today, which greatly needs it. By evening I may try weeding a smaller flower bed.
Dinner is another easy one - turkey breast in one crock pot and veggies in another.
The truck is done. Now to figure a way to go get it after they close. Hubby may drive directly there, pay them, get the keys and we'll go back for it - a lot of driving, but they were not expensive - $70.00. I might. Just might, get my car back to myself. Just in time to pick up some plants for the vegetable garden.