Thursday, June 27, 2013
Make and Listen
~ Canning season has started and the first thing to line the pantry shelves is strawberry jam...11 jars of organic strawberry jam.
~ Sprouts! Not only does Reece love to watch the seeds grow, he thinks it is great he can eat them when they are done.
~ I have been without water kefir grains for a few months and am happy to be mixing up batches again every day. Bonus...Reece loves it as much as I do.
~ No summer is complete without bug spray. As with most things I prefer to mix up my own. This will be our third summer using it and Justin is still amazed at how well it works.
~ I have a hat on the needles right now, for this lovely project. Consider knitting up a hat or two if you have some time.
~ The sounds of nature still have our attention these days. In fact Reece and I have been spending time most afternoons in our hammock listening to a little family of house wrens. The nest is right above the hammock. We lay back and watch mama and papa fly in and out with food for their little ones and listen carefully for the chatter of the babies in the nest. It is lovely to lay in silence with Reece, both of us mesmerized by the sounds and happenings around this nest.
~ We have been filling the air with own music too...drums, harmonicas and song. I am not sure how good we sound, but we sure do have fun.
Labels: Crafting, Homesteading, Knitting
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a lot of wonderful activities by there. I'm really interested in you bug spray recipe... do you share it?ReplyDelete
Thanks. I have not shared it yet, but I can post it next week, sound good?Delete
of course :-) sounds very good !Delete
And it is up on the blog, right here :) http://www.motheringwithmindfulness.com/2013/07/exploring-new-trail.htmlDelete
Is your recipe for the bug spray on your blog somewhere? I would love to have it or a link to it. Thanks! Love the blog. Such inspiration.ReplyDelete
It is not, but it seems like there is interest for it. I will share it in a post next week :)Delete
Your jam looks lovely, we are doing the same.. I like the taste of the freezer jam, so that has been where my focus is.....what do you put in your bug spray?ReplyDelete
Thanks, we have enjoyed some already and it is soooo good. Looks like others want the recipe, so I will share it next week :)Delete
Thank you dear lady! Fru will be thrilled! Sending love!ReplyDelete
My pleasure :)Delete
So much going on in your neck of the woods. Strawberry jam! Yay!ReplyDelete
Your hammock time listening sounds lovely!
I would love to see your bug spray recipe too!
Thanks for joining in!
The hammock time has been amazing! We are all loving it.Delete
And, for sure, will get on that next week :)
Thank you for sharing about the knitting project - our local strawberry picking farm just opened - looking forward to trying a strawberry maple jam recipe I just came across.ReplyDelete
Oh that sounds lovely. We used sugar with this batch and then honey with the second batch, but I would like to try maple syrup. Maybe with the blueberries...Delete
love these posts! looks like you are making some great things!ReplyDelete
Look at all these goodies :) You should start your own shop :)ReplyDelete
Welcome back and happy weekend :) Have missed your lists xo
Thanks Renee, missed reading yours too. A shop, I just like doing this stuff for me and to share with those I love :)Delete
Yes - I think that's what makes it even more special, right? :)Delete
I hope so xoxoDelete
you make your own bug spray? Wow! I bet it is way better than the crud they sell. I am lucky that most bugs do not like me. Looks like you've been very busy in the kitchen, but in a very good way.ReplyDelete
I do, and it works!Delete
I'm looking forward to the bug spray recipe. And also, can I come to your house and eat jam while watching wrens? Sounds so relaxing. :)ReplyDelete
You are welcome anytime Sarah, just let me know when to expect you :)Delete
Oh I want a hammock! That sounds divine xReplyDelete
I think everyone should have one, forces you to slow down and take a moment to chill :)Delete
Lots of canning here too and I am ready for a break.ReplyDelete
I have never tried kefir,but want to. Do you likethe water or dairy kind best? I am not sure where to begin.
Oh, I get that way too when in the thick of it. Lucky for me it is a slow start :)Delete
I use to enjoy dairy kefir, but then removed dairy from our diet when Reece was having so many troubles in the early nursing days. We have yet to add it back in. I found water kefir back then and really enjoy it. Super easy to make and so good for you.
I have gotten my grains from a few sources over the years. The Kefir Lady, search for her and she will come up and Cultures for Health, they have a great site with lots of information.
Good luck with it Tracey, I am sure you will love it!