I had a wonderful Monday brunch with Phyllis and Bob. It is a yearly tradition. We always trade goods. Phyllis makes me the best dish cloths and pot holders. She also keeps an eye open for things I can use. Last year it was a picnic basket and this year it was a bread box. I reciprocate with homemade jams and sweet grass braids. I wasn't certain what I could use the breadbox for as my kitchen is quite small. Then I had an epiphany. It would make the perfect seed box. It fits on my garden bench. I can keep my seeds without worrying about mice getting them. I love it.
We got our peck of peaches on Friday. I don't know if I will get any canned. We are eating them like crazy. I also got plums and pears. Plenty to keep me busy. I made some bacon jam and plum jelly. With the warm weekend I got a couple of projects out of the way. The sidehill behind our barn is planted with raspberries. When I planted it I made a little set of stairs to the bottem of the hill. Today I made a set of stairs on the other side. Now I can just make a picking loop. Sometimes it's the little things that keep me happy.
Aren't the colors beautiful? The sun was hitting the butterfly just right. Below was the sunrise I saw deer hunting. I didn't see any deer, but it was a beautiful morning.
I have been busy harvesting tea herbs and sweetgrass. My garden is a disaster except for my herbs. I did end up with 12 Bunches of sweetgrass for braids. They just need to dry a little.
All in all it has been a busy week. What are you harvesting? Have you ever smelled a sweetgrass braid? Wasn't the full moon wonderful?