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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Garden update

Last year, we got a BBQ grill but did not use it. This week we've put it to good use eating most of our meals on it. It sure beats heating up the house!

I picked some zucchini the other day and was surprised to find a giant one hiding in the back.

I'm still amazed at how tall the plants are this year.

We enjoyed the last bit of our lettuce today on some grilled burgers and a salad the night before. The tomatoes are ripening slowly and we eat them as fast as we can.

I've enjoyed the candy onions on burgers and chili dogs. So sweet and tasty!

We grilled some zucchini, Bell peppers, and okra and boy were they delicious!

I've been very pleased with this year's garden. Soon, our beans will be ready to pick.

I'm hoping to can some salsa, diced tomatoes, and zucchini relish this year. Oh, and let's not forget zucchini bread! Yum! Yum!

Wild cherry and chokecherries

Last year I had never seen a wild black cherry nor heard of a chokecherry.

But this week I learned how to identify both and now have both kinds in the freezer.

I'm grateful for the knowledge I've learned.

It seems the longer we live here the more I find edible plants and berries. I can't wait to learn more!

Mullein oil

Last night we took our evening walk and I picked the last of the wild cherries I'd seen on a previous walk. Not very much, but I froze what I picked.

I found some more berries and started to pick them, but realized they were different.

After our walk, we took a country drive and I was able to gather some mullein flowers.

For the past few years, I've missed the harvest and have not been able to make any infused oil.

I was lucky to have tried some mullein oil years ago for some ear aches I'd been having. Just a few drops is all it took for immediate relief. I realized then I never wanted to be without this awesome oil!

So, last night I started my first batch of it.

In a few weeks, it will be ready. I may even make some salve from it.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hello kitty tea wallet

This tea wallet comes with four assorted tea bags. It closes with an elastic loop and button.

Cost- $3.75

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Small zippered pouch

This listing is for a small zippered pouch. It has a red lining the same color as the tabs.
It is a little over 8 inches long, 3 1/4 inches tall and 3 3/4 inches wide.
It's just the right size to hold some crochet hooks, tape measure, craft notions or small craft project such as tatting shuttles/thread.

Cost- $5