This weekend we traveled downstate for our granddaughter Violet's first birthday.
The flower garden is flourishing also. Roses are beginning to bloom.
But my favorite flowers of the moment are the foxgloves and columbine that I started from seed.
DID you know that tonight is the summer solstice? The longest day of the year, then we will make the long turn back to winter. It also the first full moon of June, called the Strawberry Moon. Rarely does the Strawberry Moon and the summer solstice occur at the same time. The last time was 1948. So if you have a chance the evening, look up! You'll see something rare. Isn't life wonderful that way? Rich or poor, we all can enjoy the same moon and stars. The government hasn't figured out a way to tax us on that at least! Although, I wouldn't doubt if they were trying!
Well, not a terribly informative post, I'm sorry, but here's the thrifty things we did this week:
Built a picket fence from found wood and garage sale goodies.
Harvested cauliflower, lettuce, broccoli, kale, arugula, and herbs fro the garden.
Made lemon balm wine from our lemon balm.
Painted more furniture from the many cans of paint we are trying to use up.
Ate the entire week off of one quart bag of frozen cooked chicken from the freezer. We had balsamic strawberry pizza, chicken salad sandwiches, chicken pot pie and a improvised chicken casserole.
I worked on a crewel embroidery pillow kit that I purchased at a garage sale.
So that's it for this week! I wish you all a wonderful first day of summer!