Tuesday, August 14, 2012
My hero knew about some wild elderberry trees and snagged me a pile of berries. The girl child and I sat in front of a movie and tediously picked them off the stems and I made some syrup for eating or for helping any sickies get better this winter. Yummy stuff!
And something that has no picture as of yet, eggplant. Last year I had big beautiful plants and no fruit. So this year I tried a few more varieties... meaning I have about a dozen different plants. And they are all going gangbusters this year! I can't give away all my eggplant! I've made eggplant parmesian, eggplant balls, eggplant lasagna, stirfried eggplant, battered and fried eggplant, every eggplant anything I can think of. There are worse problems to have, but I wish I had okra to through in there too. But Dulci has figured out how to easily escape the pasture and ate my garden down to nubs. She's now clad with a cow bell and housed with Copper and his 7' fence. Its time for her to be bred anyway, but we'll have to do some major fence overhaul before letting her back with the others.
And I think this catches me up on the main goings-on. We're starting our homeschool year next week so it may be the last post until that somewhat new endeavor finds its groove again too.