Thursday, April 21, 2011

gleaning for spring

     I know some of you have already done this but I am just simply slow this year. I'm taking one room at a time and as they say making it mine. Cleaning windows, curtains and such. Putting away or donating things I've out grown . Making my house our home. I have so my plans this year that I'm almost afraid to list them in fear that I won't get the done and the shame is more then I could handle, lol
   I met a lady a few weeks back that is teaching me how to make soap, beeswax candles and to put up my own teas. I think that one excites me more than any other. I want to be able to make, raise or store my own on all I can.
   I 've been visiting blogs and learning all I can from people who like me want to come more reliant on themselfs . I'm not a gloom and doom person God knows the time and place for my life to end and in Him I will put my trust, so while here on earth I will do the best i can with what He has intrusted me to handle. I do hope everyone has a wonderful day and if your reading this I thank you for your visit.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Morning storm, mushroom hunting

   Winds are blowing and lighting is flashing, I'm about to head out for work and would like for it to stop, if I had any pull, lol  hubby and I got the poles in place to stake my blackberry vines, all 15 lived so I am now in the blackberry business. Fresh jelly and pies and a few dumplings are on the way. As for this year I now have 2 cherry trees( berries are very sweet) 15 blackberries, strawberry patch about a 8x10 and growing, 2 rhubarb plants, 2 persimmon trees, 1 pecan got nuts off it last year still small though, 3 black walnut, and 2 hickory nut trees, I feel blessed to say the least. My tomatoes are in the ground along with all my herbs in their hotbed. I thing this year will be a good plant year, around here everyone is hunting mushrooms, I went out with my brothers and we found around 200 or better, soaked them in salt water for 24hrs and fried them up oh so good. Does anyone else go mushroom hunting?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Busy morning

         I am off today so had to start early on my yard chores before the rain. I planted all my herbs into the raised herb bed, and the tomatoes into their bed. I now have officially started my food pantry. I am learning how to grow and store Herbs this year along with drying and putting up my garden, I have canned for years but want to learn something new. my youngest daughter will be learning with me. I am so excited, so if anyone grows their own and stores them give me a holler. I'm getting ready to start new aprons for the girls. My oldest loves them and dishrags are always welcome in her home. I pray all of you have a wonderful day in Christ.                           Sherry

Friday, April 1, 2011

Rain and rhubarb

   Looks cloudy out today, In between rain showers I'm moving my mils rhubarb for her. Then to transplant some plants of my own. I'm still trying to get this worked out, how do you find friends, talk to people? see who's on here or can you? anyway have a good day,