Good Evening dear hearts..
Here we are mid week once again.. The Spring is flying by and soon we will be into Summer..
Such a lovely time of the year..
I woke this morning and put the dog outside and saw these beautiful Forget-Me-Nots nodding to the first rays of the sun..
Another Spring flower that I love.. Along with Lily of the Valley and Violets..
When I was in Grade 5 and 6 we had a wonderful teacher by the name of Mrs. Elliott and she had a Wild Flower Contest each of those years.. I am sure I have shared (bragged) about this before but it was a little high light of my Elementary years in that I won each time.. My sweet Dad would wade in ponds for Water Lilies and my Mom knew the names of every flower.. No wonder I have such a love for them as does my sister.. smile..
We had a Keepers meeting last week and we had a great time..
The most delicious breakfast cooked by Chef Carmen.. grin..
European Crapes stuffed with homemade Kefir Cheese and honey and such.. Soooo good..
Or just spread with homemade jam...
Then she made each of us an Omelette on order..
Whatever kind we desired..
Our Pastor's wife gave a little devotional on Sisterhood and it was so true..
We need our sweet friends to help us along life's road..
The Lord has blessed us with such dear ones..
Then we tried our hand at Pansy Pots and Wreaths with bottles to hold fresh flowers..
I think this wreath is being used as a frame.. smile..
One of the ladies made a bunch of homemade wreaths for us from a vine that grew along her fence..
Thank you, dear June..
And we had a couple of visitors and hope they will come again...
Terry and I were on our way up to the farm and I spied this picture..
A sweet old cemetery with a patch of wild violets..
Just what I had been watching for each time we have been out driving somewhere..
I only needed two cups of flowers and leaves so it did not make a dent in the patch ....
I love them growing around the stone..
I wonder if they liked violets..
I made some Violet Salve with them..
This is excellent for burns, eczema and skin irritations..
I will be selling these..
The recipe is HERE..
The Rhubarb is ready to be doing up..
Made these Fermented ones..
I tasted them today and am going to love them..
I seem to be the only one here who eats fermented veggies but they are so good for us..
This recipe was so simple..
5 stalks of rhubarb cut up into 1 inch pieces.
2 tsp. mustard seed
1 bay leaf
1 clove of garlic
Place this in a quart jar or whatever.
Then make a brine..
Brine is 1 T. salt to 2 cups of cool water..
Stir to dissolve salt and add to jar..
Push rhubarb down and put a weight on top to keep pieces under the brine.. I used a small glass bowl but you can put water in a zip lock bag to use also..
Cover with a piece of cheesecloth and a tie..
Keep at room temp for about a week if they last that long..
Let me know if you try them..
Terry picked me a bag of Dandelion heads..
Made some Dandelion Jelly ..
Hoping to get my jams and jellies and such somewhere to sell for the Summer..
Not sure where or when yet...
We went to town as we call it yesterday..
Thought I would post a photo of our nearest city..
The best city in New Brunswick..
I might be a bit biased.. grin..
Anyway, this is all for today..
I do have a bit more but will hopefully do it later in the week..
Perhaps we will get to the farm tomorrow so will work on another farm journal post..
You sweet friends have a great week and take care...