From the hen house:
It's been an exceptional summer for eggs--apparently
the girls don't mind the hot, dry weather we've been
having. So, besides smoothies, I've been making
a lot of Dutch pancakes for breakfast--perfect
with some fresh-from-the-garden strawberries or blueberries
and a dusting of powdered sugar.
In the garden: we're been picking zucchini,
peppers, cucumbers, collard greens,
cherry tomatoes, more blueberries, and just yesterday
got some green beans and full size tomatoes.
In the kitchen: I had some dried blueberries left
from last year, which I made into some of
I bought three different kinds
of local honey at the Amish store--buckwheat,
basswood, and clover--and discovered that I love
clover honey in my English breakfast tea.
The basswood is very mild flavored and perfect
in my early morning cup of mint tea.
The buckwheat honey, I found out, has great
medicinal value, and so I have been adding that
to our morning green smoothies.
Thankfully the living room/dining room/hall
painting--both walls and floor--was finished
yesterday. I can't wait to get all the furniture
back in place, and, I don't want to see another
roller or paint brush for quite some time :)
On the fun side, there's a bit of journal crafting being
done for an upcoming August festival, as well
as lots of sewing yet to be finished...
Hope your weekend is happy!...Deb