I have days where I really just love being domestic, today was one of those days! I love the sound of the wind whipping the clothes and linens on the line.
MMMMMM, the beautiful red, black, and green of fresh berries.
Making berry syrup-
2 cups fresh berries
2 cups sugar
-Mash the berries into a pulp.
-Add the sugar and cook over low heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture thickens (about 10 minutes).
-Store in the refrigerator in an airtight jar for up to 1 week.
Tasty with seltzer water to make a berry soda or drizzled over vanilla ice cream or pancakes.
Straining the peppermint to make jelly. I also made lemon balm jelly today; I love herbal jellies! I’m trying all different kinds this year.
Araina has figured out how to make water balloons and she can even tie them!
Fauna tending the garden and nibbling on radish sprouts.
Wonderful rosemary! One of my FAVORITE cooking herbs so I grow a lot of it.
Tonight was a big night for Fauna- she modeled the garments she made in sewing class this year. She walked the runway and everything! It amazes me how sewing lessons have boosted her confidence in her creativity.
And a friend stopped by on my kitchen window today while I was doing the dishes (he was on the outside thank goodness). I have to admit that I have a bit of a spider phobia- especially when they are this big. This guy was easily 6 inches long from tip of back leg to tip of front; I think he is a type of wolf spider. I hope not to see him again anytime soon!
Well, I’ll be signing off for a couple of days. I’m off to the Shenandoah Valley with my little ladies and my sisters to visit my grandparents. My Appalachian blood is calling me South, I love it down there, feels like home to me! See you again on Monday. There is still time to join the Outdoor Challenge Mondays and the Nature Swap by clicking here. Have a wonderful weekend!