The slump started when I had a few health issues..no biggie. I just switched meds and I was prepared for a little feeling bad while my body transitioned. I have Hashimoto's Auto Immune Thyroiditis, I have had it for years. I have been on synthetic meds from the beginning and they are less than perfect and I was ready to change to a natural thyroid replacement. I went through a time of chronic fatigue and severe joint pain but as I adjusted the new meds my body adjusted to them it eased up and now I feel better than I have in years and it just keeps getting better!
Then Nanna and Popaw came to visit for the Boy's 15th birthday! My baby is 15! I can hardly believe it...where has the time gone...sigh. Then Hubby came home the day after and of course you all know it is non stop busy when he is home! Plus, the weather has been so good! We are back to our normal temps and OH MY how could I forget the rain! We have had rain and rain and more glorious RAIN! The lake is full and the spillways are open ,the river is high and the ponds are full! Hallelujah!!!
I have been spinning! I made some beaded core spun and really like it and had fun doing it! This brown and gold and green and copper....
The chard is doing great in our lovely weather! That is some kale in there beside it...
The ducks are loving the green grass! Can you see them?
I have the hillbilly hot house going again this year! Cattle panel, plastic and duct tape....hey,laugh if you want, it works great!
Can you guess what that little sprout is in that middle pot? A baby purple asparagus plant! If you have the patience to wait for them to grow a couple years,growing asparagus from seed if a very money saving way to get a big bunch of asparagus going! I have started some 3 years in a row from seed and they germinate very well and do great as little plants.
I also made some more pineapple pickles this week since the grocery had them for $.99! I love these things and I can not pass up that kind of deal! I used my Tattler lids and so far so good with those.I also used those cute Better Homes& Gardens jars. I have several boxes of them and like them because they are cute but they are fat and my I have to fit one less in my canner because of it. I have a small canner and if it is something that is boiling water bathed, like these pineapples, that is no big deal but if it is something I have to pressure can for and hour or more I want all the jars in there I can fit! I still like them.I will just save them for small batches or goodies I don't have to pressure can.
That is all the catch up for now! We have lots of things going on around the farm while Hubby is home so hopefully there will be some interesting things to post on and of course Dolly Doodle will be having kids soon so we are all excited about the! Well...me and The Boy are anyhow!
Before I go, I want to give a big Congratulations to my friend Deb at Dakota Goats who just got a brand new grand daughter! She is counting sweet little fingers and toes and getting to snuggle that sweet baby girl...sigh.