Despite the weather I did accomplish a bit this past week besides the normal house work.
My daughter and I went to a garage sale early Saturday morning. She picked up quite a few things for her new house and has begun to restore them to fit her needs. Her home has a screened in back porch which will house a wicker couch and chair that she found on the side of the road and a cute wrought iron table she found at a garage sale for 10.00. Painted white, they match perfectly.
I found a small Corning Ware bowl that fits my needs perfectly, a set of girly pillow cases, and a pair of 84", cream colored drapes from Pottery Barn with a price tag of 5.50 for all.
|This container holds one cup which is perfect for my needs.|
The blackberries have given me another quart bag with so many more to come. The red ones look as if they are all the same shade so when they're ready, they will all come in at the same time. The green ones will take a couple weeks to ripen.
A friend gave me seeds for an heirloom melon plant that is said to go back as far as the sixteenth century. The melons look something like a modern day watermelon on the out side, but the flesh is more like what we recognize as cantaloupe. The plant is sprawling and has three tiny melons on it so far with multiple yellow flowers. Hopefully I will get a few more melons that will grow to fruition for us to enjoy. I weeded around it to give it all of the room it wants.
|Can you see that little guy laying on the concrete block?|
I'm hoping he grows up nicely so I can feast on him.
What a treat that would be.
One of the marigold plants was transplanted in the empty pot in the front that I pulled the sick tomato plant from. So far it appears to like it's new home, but no flower heads have shown up yet.
After getting discouraged with the other tomato plant I figured trimming it couldn't hurt as it looks unhappy anyway. All of the flowers died off except one that I saw was a small tomato. I kept watering it and feeding it. To my surprise I woke up on Thursday to an additional LARGE pink tomato that - somehow - I missed. So -at this point - I have two tomatoes that I can hopefully enjoy.
More squash got dried.
Mushrooms followed in the dehydrator. I will crushed the stems into powder and store the tops in a sealed canning jar.
Garlic was also dried and crushed into powder.
I made three jars of dill refrigerator pickles on Wednesday which will be ready on this Wednesday to eat. When I ran to the grocery store to grab some dill last Wednesday I couldn't resist a bit of junk food. Somehow a box of Hostess Snowballs ended up in my bag. Sometimes a girl has to do what she has to do!
|This recipe was a no hassle one. Plop the ingredients in clean |
jars and store in a dark place for seven days. If they come out,
I'll leave the recipe in a post.
I found out because of an egg shortage my favorite custard stand will not be using eggs any more in their custard. Sorry, but custard is custard because eggs are included in the recipe. Eggs have protein so this was an acceptable food for me. It no longer qualifies and I must admit I'm a tad bit sad over that treat being altered. My relationship with it has just ended.
What did you accomplish this week? I love hearing from my readers. Speaking of readers the portion of the blog page that shows those who have liked this blog is gone. I have no idea where it went.