My Week on Wednesday… April 30

Join me for 'My Week on Wednesday"… where I share what I've been doing all week!

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.

Can you believe that it is the end of April? It seems to me that this year is just going by so quickly! Tomorrow is the First of May. Beltane. May Day. It marks the half-way point between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. It marks the beginning of the summer season. Gardens are being planted, and things are starting to grow.

It means that there will be a new cover picture for My Week on Wednesday next week!

Do you do anything special to celebrate Beltane or May Day?

We have raised beds!

Building Raised Beds // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of WildflowersGetting Ready to Plant // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers Many thanks to my wonderful husband who built them for me. And to the Pixie who helped me plant peas in them! (I really hope the squirrels haven’t eaten all the seeds! I saw some digging in there!) We have plans to plant lettuce, and some other greens and herbs too. Unfortunately, it’s shady up there… but The 104 Homestead has a great list of shade tolerant vegetables that I am going to make use of!

Grumpy Dog in the Rain // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

Joybilee Farm has some great cheap gardening tricks you should check out, too, because nobody likes to spend extra money when they don’t have to. And just because you’ve procrastinated dealing with your garden, doesn’t mean you’re out of luck for this year. The Herbal Academy of New England has 3 Easy Tips for Late Gardening. Luckily, I don’t happen to need these tips–yet!–we’re off to a very s-l-o-w start this spring!

Oh. And Saturday is World Naked Gardening Day. Just in case you wanted to join in the fun! 😉

 This week I found three fabulous-looking bread-ish recipes:

  • Soaked Granola Muffins from Raia’s Recipes. Apparently this recipe can make cookies, too! 🙂 And it’s gluten-free!

  • Best Banana Bread from Home in the Fingerlakes. It looks SO yummy!

  • Double Chocolate Banana Pound Cake from Fairy Wings and Pixie Dust. Quite aside from the fact that I love the name of this blog, I am really excited by this last recipe. Did I mention that my husband wants to go gluten-free, at least for a little while? Yeah. That might have something to do with my attachment to all things bread-ish this week. But this last one is gluten free, too! And free of a whole bunch of other things that you might want to be free of, like eggs, soy, and five other things. Plus it looks delicious! Completely rich and wonderful. And chocolate!

And Gluten-free Strawberry Shortcake from Musings of a Modern Hippie! Yay! I’s almost strawberry season! 🙂

It’s also starting to be Farmers’ Market season. And I don’t mean dashing across the tundra that is the Public Market to grab your week’s worth of pastured chicken and eggs, and whatever local fruits and vegetables are still available. I mean wandering through the little markets set up in the neighborhoods, listening to music, chatting with neighbors, and getting random things that you will eventually turn into dinner. And for that you need a beautiful bag, like this one from Making Our Sustainable Life. Or how about a messenger bag? SchneiderPeeps has a great tutorial on how to make one, complete with adorable little flowers.

I really need to learn how to sew! Do you sew?

Finally, 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. 🙂

And soooo… your Quote of the Week:

Be kind // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers


While I love the sentiments behind that quote, the quote I put up for Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, was my favorite. It was also a very close second in popularity.

For Yom HaShoah // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers


Thank you for joining me for My Week on WednesdaysTell me, what did you do this week? I’d love to hear!

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8 Responses to My Week on Wednesday… April 30

  1. Amber Pixie says:

    Some years my love and I go to a friend’s land to celebrate Beltane, but this year is a home time. I’ve got gardening to do, and a home to tend (and it is a mess right now)!

    Your unimpressed doggy is gorgeous! Thanks for the recipes!

    • onceuponatimeinabedofwildflowers says:

      Thanks for stopping by! My gardens are a mess, too. Happy Beltane! 🙂

  2. Raia says:

    Those garden boxes look pretty exciting! My hubby made me some last fall. We pretty much just have shade too, so that list you shared is great! Thanks for linking to my soaked granola muffins/bars/cookies. 😉 And they are gluten-free, too. 😉

    • onceuponatimeinabedofwildflowers says:

      Are they? How on earth did I miss that?!? Probably because I only have the most basic idea of what being gluten-free really is! I really need to get my act together!!! 🙂

  3. Amber says:

    Thanks for including our post (Late Gardening Tips)! Glad you found it helpful 🙂

  4. Vickie says:

    I love reading your “round up” of the week. The quotes are great, and I agree – that one by Anne Frank is perfect. I don’t get to have a garden this year. 🙁 We are putting our valley house on the market and the Real Estate Agent said that the backyard must have lawn! Hmmm…. goes against my every thought, but we do need to sell the house. Once the house is sold (and escrow is done) we can FINALLY move up to our future homestead. So, the garden will have to wait until next year. Of course, I do have a few tomatoes in pots! 🙂

    • onceuponatimeinabedofwildflowers says:

      Thanks, Vickie! 🙂

      That is really sad about your garden… I shudder to think what your real estate agent would say if she saw MY backyard! 😉 Still it’s a good step in the homesteading direction! So happy gardening in pots! 🙂

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