DH, bless his cotton pickin' soul, had to fuel the work vehicle this morning and you guessed it! purchased the required batteries, so all is right in the world again but I will be stocking up next dreaded shopping trip.
OK, well now that I have gotten that off my chest, here is a picture of our "herb garden" aka "work in progress". It has been dug over twice now to unearth any stray mint roots that have gone down for cover and this was a very aromatic job. The soil needed a bit of a kick so we added 6 bags of horse poop and got around to cleaning out the pig pen so everything coming out, got added as well. Should be good and rich now!
Above - Awaiting the final dig over.
Below - Seedlings growing on.
Below - New additions to the farm, Henry and Turner.
We have started digging up some of our organic ginger and I stumbled across a recipe for ginger and grapefruit marmalade, having all the ingredients on hand thought I'd give it whirl whilst satisfying my pioneer spirit. I must say that the odour wafting through the house was delish, wish I could say the same for the taste! First you get the bite of the ginger then the tart (very tart) taste of the grapefruit. Don't reckon I'll be backing up to do that one again but on the up side, it set beautifully and I only made a small batch......... Has this ever happened to anyone else????
My, lets say "experiment" - Ginger and Grapefruit marmalade.My darlin' DH has been looking a wee bit lost of late, you see his tractor broke, wouldn't turn over, fire up or run, just wouldn't work at all. All though it took a big bunch of $$$$ to fix, it would have taken a load more $$$ if he didn't have the skills and knowledge to fix it himself, for this I and our bank account are most grateful!!! It wasn't until 3 weeks later on a pleasant Sunday afternoon when he pulled up on my nice lawn, no less! and turned it off and then on again, (a number of times) just because he could, whilst wearing a smile similar to a kid in a candy store did I actually realize how important having his tractor operational meant to him, jeez must have been the smile that gave it away LOL. All is right in his world once again.
Above - Tractor shed or Milking bales ???