I'm playing "catch up" with my blog this week... Since I've been working four days a week, my off-days are usually spent "recuperating" and rejuvenating--and doing my own laundry, cooking for the guys, running errands... You see why my blog has been on the back burner?
I sweet-talked Fernando and Joseph into picking strawberries on this early June morning, which I believe was a homeschool convention day (meaning I had to be at the convention working all day). They picked a nice amount to add to the strawberries I had already picked, so that meant we'd have not only strawberry preserves (which, to this day, I haven't made yet!!), we'd get to have a nice Strawberry Shortcake Night soon.
On another early June day, I confronted my two sage plants, which had flowered and gotten huge since last year. I cut off all the flowers parts close to the base, and used the leaves to make fried sage--I simply chopped them up and fried them in a little butter, then used them as topping for everything from my ham chili to soup to salad. Yum!
Pruned back and ready to grow nicely again.
I also weeded the pathway near the carrot/sage/garlic/tomato bed.
Also in early June, I tackled the front flower garden. This oregano bush--it's not really a plant any more, I don't think--has taken over the front part of the garden and I'd really rather just dig it out. For now, I trimmed it way back.
I also had Danny do a bunch of weeding for me. Guys are so handy!
A second "companion" oregano plant.
Variegated beard tongue blooming pink.
I also picked my French sorrel before it bloomed this year. I have wanted to make French sorrel soup, which (at this point) I've already made. Oh. My. Goodness. Amazing-ness!! I'll share a recipe as I continue to catch up with blogging.
So, remember those strawberries? Yep, hulled and washed and turned into yumminess.
Strawberry Shortcake Night was fantastic!
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