My mind is a complete blank and that is a good thing. Normally, I am filled to the brim with lists of things to do, goals to accomplish, needs to be met, laundry to be folded, or animals to be fed and watered. This morning feels peaceful, still, and dark. I know that later on today, we will be canning the last few batches of tomato … Continue reading Meditations on Relish, the Food, and the Lifestyle!
We’ve been so busy with everything, I haven’t posted any pictures. This will help to catch us up! Continue reading Partial Harvest
We tried a Chocolate Mint Leaf Infusion tea-ish drink today. I’d read about it in a Self-Sustaining book. It did not turn out tasting as good as it looks. Honey next time, or berries would help. Continue reading Mint Infusion
For History & Geography night, we read from American Kids in History – WWII. We read the section about Victory Gardens and Victory Salads. During that time in our history, people returned to Gardening in record numbers as a patriotic thing to do. We learned that in 1943 Americans planted almost 21 million gardens. And in 1944, the last full year of the war, victory … Continue reading Victory Gardens and Victory Salads
I don’t know what else to say. My children were gobbling up their vegetables because they were delicious, and we grew them ourselves. They’ve watched little seeds be planted, make tiny sprouts in the greenhouse, they’ve helped plant, and water and weed, and tonight we feasted! Glorious, really! Continue reading Yum from the Garden!
Peas from this Morning! Remember all those months ago – way back in January or February – when we first planted the seeds for these Peas? Well, that first batch didn’t make it. I had to try again, but here they are, this morning, tall and gorgeous and with Peas growing every which way, all flouncy and bubbly and growing every day more gangly, but … Continue reading Beloved Adolescence!
The big news is that my garden now has water. We have been painstakingly putting in water lines, and then little spaghetti tubing, and then little tiny sprinkler or dripper or dribbler heads for every single one of the baby seedling plants in the garden, so that while we are at work, they will not dry out. We still have no idea what we’re doing. … Continue reading Drink!