So Much To Say – So Little Time

In case you are wondering – tilling, feeding, watering, weeding, mowing, growing, picking, preserving, and even time for a little fun- that’s what we’ve been up too.

We are truly blessed – let me show you.

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The blueberries are coming on strong. We have picked and frozen about 5 quarts so far.

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I picked elder flowers to make tincture, but I haven’t got to the stinging nettle yet.

 

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The hot summer temperatures have done wonders for the garden. Weeding has been minimal but we have needed to water every few days.

 

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The prayer garden is in full bloom. It has also requiring watering and much weeding.

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The kids and grandkids came for a picnic. Berry picking (eating) was a hit with Addy. She loved strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

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Jackson had been eating a chocolate cookie. The evidence is still on his face. Aunt Kara is amused by her little buddy.

 

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Hail! Hail! The gang’s all here! It happens so infrequently now days, that all four of my daughters are together, I always like to get a photo of them. ♥

 

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We are not the only busy ones. Check out this hive.

 

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I have spotted bees in the tickseed,

 

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on this marigold,

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and on the sweet clover. They are also foraging in the birds foot trefoil, the white clover,  Canadian thistle, oregano, lavender, and thyme.

We hope to harvest some honey soon. ☺

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Bonus Photo: Since this dragon fly posed so nicely for me how could I not include it?

If I seem to be MIA over the next week or two check for me in the garlic field. It’s time to start the harvest. Until next time – be well.

 

 

20 thoughts on “So Much To Say – So Little Time

  1. Oh my gosh, I love, love, love your place. I have a lot of catching up to do with reading everyone’s post before I take my little break for awhile. Your kids are beautiful, I love seeing happy families spending time together. Adorable babies too. Okay, I am off, you and your family have a great summer making yummy pies.

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    1. Thanks Carol Anne. We are blessed to have our farm. I try to include lots of pictures so readers can have a virtual visit. I know you are visually impaired. Are you able to see at all?

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  2. So much to say, so little time, such beautiful photos… This may not be your bag at all, and I imagine you might prefer to spend your time in your beautiful natural surroundings, but just in case, I’ve nominated you for the Vogue parody – 73 questions (link in my latest blog post). Feel free to accept the challenge or completely ignore it! All the best, Eilidh

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  3. We don’t have to wonder if you sleep well at night Ruth. How nice to have all four daughters home at one time – it was a nice break from toiling in the fields. Your prayer garden is very beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Linda. The girls are very close, like me and my sisters are, so it is a lot of fun having them all together Part of the beauty of this life style is that if I don’t sleep well for some reason I can catch a nap during the day. I just prioritize what really needs to be done most and some things might have to wait.

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      1. Yes, and you’ll work so many hours a day now, but will catch somewhat of a break in the Winter, but then you have your inside ventures as well. You are just a busy gal. I never had sisters and was always envious of people who had siblings since I had none.

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    1. Thanks Caz. When the girls were growing up we spent so much time together – I didn’t realize how I would miss it once they were out on their own. They are all very close and it is lots of fun having them all together.

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    1. We mainly use it to boost the immune system, especially during cold and flu season. If I feel like I am coming down with something or have been around someone who is sick I take a dropper full usually mixed with raw honey, and continue until the symptoms subside. Here is a link of the health benefits https://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-elderflower.html . I used to try to harvest the berries but the birds would eat them before they ripen. Then I learned that the flowers are just as good, if not better, than the berries so now I can out smart the birds by picking the flowers.
      Many years ago I would take Claritin for allergy relief but then I learned that stinging nettle was an anti-histamine and started using it. It is every bit as good if not better. I notice it will even reduce the itching and swelling from bug bites.
      Thanks for asking. ☺

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