No… We didn’t get a goat LOL!
We did get this vintage push mower, though, for $4 at a garage sale! My husband haggled the price down from $5! 😊
Andre was next and he managed to cut a few feet of grass –
I like how I could trust him to be safe with this simple tool and he liked that I trusted him ❤️
Eli has been working on his garden – weeding it, watering it, and talking sweetly to his plants!
All morning Eli has been saying, “I can’t believe I’m a real-life farmer!”
I’m so excited that his role-model has gone from Spider-Man to Farmer-Man!
Eli’s outfit was such a hit in the family, Simone and Andre needed their own outfits too!
My rainbow Swiss chard is ready to be eaten!! The stalks and leaves are ao beautiful and bright!
I get intimidated when it comes to harvesting and preparing food that I grew… Even though it’s surprisingly easy!!!
Simone was my helper today and I think she should get an A+ in both gardening and cooking ❤️
Simone cut four leaves off of each plant- she just snipped it with scissors at the base…
1. Seperate the leaves from the stem
2. Slice the stem down the middle and chop it into little pieces.
8. Throw in the leaves, stir, and cover for 5 min on low heat.
9. Serve and eat!
* I served this with scrambled eggs and love kids LOVED it!! 💚
The sunshine ☀️ yesterday was absolutely heavenly! Today, it’s back to rain ☔️ and thunder and lightening ⚡️ The good thing is I spent part of the day outside in my garden 🌻🌿🌼 Every year, I have good intentions of drying my herbs, but I never did! This year I was going to change that! Because of all the rain, everything was growing like crazy, so I decided to begin harvesting! The mint in my front flower bed was quite tall – so Eddie and I gave it trim. I soon had a ton of mint! Eddie helped bundle it in stalks of 10-12 (not too many, there needs to be good airflow to all the leaves so they can dry). We tied sting around the end and made a loop to hang it with. I brought all my bundles to the back sunporch… I then used thumbtacks and hung them (upside down) above the curtains – It was so much fun fun 😄 however, we were going to be having company and the dishes were calling my name! So, Simone and Eddie took over the herb drying – and they did a fantastic job cutting and bundling! In addition to the mint, we now have oregano, sage, lovage, and lavender drying in the sunporch. When the rain stops again, I’m going to harvest and dry dill, chives, basil, and cilantro! What am I going to do with all these herbs? Eat them LOL! I make my own veggie stock by throwing a bunch of veggies and spices/herbs into a pot and boil it for a few hours. Then when it cools, I put it in mason jars and freeze for soups and stews!