It’s 5:30am here and I’m trying a new posting scedule for Earth to Eats. I’ve been reading The Amish Cook’s Anniversary Book: 20 Years of Food, Family, and Faith
and it has inspired me to try writing early in the day. This book is an enjoyable read for me and helps me keep my work in perspective. Reading all about an Amish family who get up at 4am and all they do before leaving for work or school motivates me to get more done. It is just amazing all they accomplish – and it is important things too like cooking, preserving and keeping their homes clean. It isn’t watching TV or playing video games.
I made some pickles last week in our front yard. Yep, in the yard. I forgot to take a picture of the jar, but they turned out good enough that I want to try them again. I just put dill in and not garlic and something was definitely missing. A little too much salt went in too since I didn’t have a gallon jar. I’ll adjust all that next time. You can find the recipe here.
I’ve been chatting with some folks from Paperbackswap this week and that is what pushed me to try a different writing schedule here. The discussions and ideas we are sharing there would benefit so many people if they were put here in this public forum so hopefully I’ll get more posts up. I especially want to thank Jamie G for chatting with me about frugality and making a better life for our families. You’ve been inspiring Jamie so keep up the great work!!
Above you see a picture of perennials I purchased at our local flower shop for .99 a piece. These are the ones she hasn’t been able to sell and it is a great way for us to extend our garden without spending much money. I got 40 plants for $39 or so and put in a perennial bed the other night. I need to take pictures of that and explain how I did it in another post. Yes these plants are pot bound something awful, but if you bring them home and soak them and then break up the root ball they do just fine. I even picked up one of my favorite plants – lemon verbena. MMMMMM….. Not a perennial sadly, but at least I’ll have it till frost.
Must get things moving here. Hope everyone has a great day.