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.
Spring is officially over; we passed the Summer Solstice last weekend. Gardens are growing, the strawberries are ripe, and the days are long and hot.
The kids are out of school.
The Pixie had her kindergarten graduation yesterday, and the Boy has successfully completed the Fourth Grade! 🙂
I am really looking forward to relaxing summer days… trips to the beach and a bunch of different playgrounds…
We are going to read a ton of books (first off, I think, Sign of the Beaver, then, maybe, The Boy Who Sailed Around the World Alone, because I have very fond memories of my mommy reading that to my brother and me one summer), and learn some basic geography by doing puzzles–like this one— and I think I am going to make another go at teaching the kids to crochet.
I am also going to give another go at teaching myself to crochet something besides rectangles. Like these Tartan Plaid Wash Clothes, from Happy Berry Crochet, for example. Okay, technically they are still rectangles, but they are also adorable, include a nifty little stitch that I don’t know how to do, AND they have a “how to” video, which is really important to me since it is almost impossible for me to follow written directions. Happy Berry Crochet also has a video tutorial for Celtic Triangles, too. 🙂
So what else is fun in the summertime? Long evenings on the porch, having a “Mediterranean Dinner” — meaning we eat peppers and fresh tomatoes drizzled in olive oil, feta cheese, olives, stuffed grape leaves, hummus, and pita bread. And drink wine, of course. Lots of wine. 😉
You can learn how to make Feta at Home from Lady Lee’s Home. And check out this recipe from Pantry Paratus on how to make Pita Bread — the store-bought stuff is full of nasty chemicals; you don’t really want to eat it.
Or sometimes we just make popcorn — Musings of a Modern Hippie has a great Healthy Popcorn Recipe. If you add some fresh fruit, and wine (and don’t do it every night) you are looking at a reasonably healthy, easy, and quick dinner option. Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
And no summer evening on the porch would be complete without… mosquitoes. The Herbal Academy of New England has a great post on Crafting a Natural Bug Repellant with Essential Oils. It includes a handy chart for which oils to use, not only for mosquitoes, but for gnats, flies, and ticks too… basically, for whatever happens to be bugging you. (Sorry… Ihadto… 🙂 )
But, seriously, if you are at all interested in herbs or holistic healing, you should definitely check out The Herbal Academy of New England’s Herbal Courses—there is SO much to learn!
Finally, cherry season is no more than a week or two away. Be sure to check out Homestead Lady’s post on How to Preserve Cherries. You have to save as many of those delicious bites of summer as you possibly can for the cold winter months!
Now for 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. This quote is out of one of the Boy’s favorite series…
Thank you for joining me for My Week on Wednesdays. Tell me, what did you do this week? I’d love to hear!
Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to come visit me on Facebook and follow me on Pintrest! And don’t forget to join me tomorrow for Thousand Words Thursday! And, on Friday, link up with the From the Farm Blog Hop, of which I am now a proud host! Phew… busy, busy!
So, what did you do this week? Please tell me; I love to hear!
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Now, if you’ll excuse me… I have strawberries to attend to. I love summer! 🙂
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