Hello and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday where I take a few moments to share what I’ve been doing over the week. I share some of the blogs I’ve visited, and some of the things that I have learned.
This week I have been gardening. End of story.
The Pixie got to pick out her very own annuals, and pick out the spot she wanted to put them. She enchanted the vendor, and a few of her customers, by insisting that she wanted the “magenta” ones. 🙂
We aren’t really done… is anyone ever actually done with their gardens? But I’ve stopped wondering if the neighbors are talking about me behind my back! 😉
I have a few more things to plant, including my beans… though a squirrel helped himself to a few of my seeds, knocking over my neat rows and destroying my labels in the process… And, while I am sure that many of you can easily distinguish between a newborn purple bean, scarlet runner bean, moonflower, and morning glory, I am not there yet!
(They’re all vine-y and pretty… if a moonflower winds up with the beans, you won’t find me caring! ;))
I also need to decide what to do with my little Plantain Patch.
No, they are not weeds. They are useful.
Okay, maybe they are weeds, but they are Useful Weeds. They are Magic Weeds. Learn even more about Plantain from the Oak Hill Homestead.
Anyway, they are there to stay. And please stop stepping on them!
Speaking of gardens, are you wondering if you should prune your tomato plants? (I am!) Northern Homestead discusses when, if, and how you should prune your tomato plants. Also, learn all about Heirloom Vegetables, and why you want them in your garden, from Better Hens and Gardens.
And, as long as we’re outside playing in the garden… let’s talk about Insect Repellents. The 104 Homestead has a great list of natural insect repellents, plus some “after bite” solutions!
And now on to Tasty & Delicious…
I happen to love my ice cream maker (affiliate link) and used it to make this really divine Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream, which I encourage everyone to check out. But if you want even more delicious ice cream recipes, Richly Rooted did a fabulous round-up with over 60 recipes, including normal ice cream recipes like Cookie Dough, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Peach, but also more funky ones,like Sweet Carrot. And dairy free options, too! 🙂
Rhubarb Apple Pie. I wouldn’t have thought of putting rhubarb and apples together, but since I have read Raia’s Recipe’s post I can’t get it out of my head!
Gluten Free High Protein Breakfast Cookies. We usually do our big sit-down-as-a-family meal at breakfast time with eggs, fried potatoes, and sauerkraut, so for me, this recipe is fairly screaming Healthy, Packable School Lunch! And how great would it be for my poor real food kids who never get the “cool” stuff in their lunches like Lunchables (come on, really, who does that?!) or fruit roll-ups, or granola bars to get to sit down with COOKIES for lunch?!?? 🙂
Pizza Dough. Attainable Sustainable shares how easy it is to make pizza dough. (Seriously, I always thought it was kind of hard; I’ve been lied to!) And explains how you can freeze it for later. On days when I am really tired, I like to bat my eyelashes at my husband and ask him to order out for pizza. (Really… and I always feel guilty about it later. For feeding the kids take-out pizza, not the eyelash batting.) BUT, if I made these up ahead of time, I could employ my eyelash batting skills to encourage my husband to pull of couple pizza crusts out of the freezer, chop some toppings, and bake them for a way healthier option. 🙂
And, Earl Grey Cordial from Pixie’s Pocket. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to turn Earl Grey tea into an alcoholic beverage?
Finally, my friend Jess at The 104 Homestead has this great series where she talks about inspiring homesteads, and this week she featured my little homestead. It actually makes me tear up a little when I read it. I’m not completely sure I’m really as cool as she makes me sound… Anyway, you should all go check it out! 🙂
And on to the Quote of the Week. Approximately daily, I post quotes on my Facebook Page. The quote with the most likes, shares, and comments will become the Quote of the Week.
With this Monday being Memorial Day, it is not surprising that this is your Quote of the Week: