Tuesday, November 25, 2014

What I Did Today

Today, I went out and started cutting down the asparagus ferns and pulling weeds. It was raining a little, so I did not finish. Tomorrow I will finish pulling weeds and put some compost in the box and some straw to mulch for the winter.

I took a few pictures. I did not make applesauce today, but I took pictures of some of the other that I made before my daughter eats it all.

She loves applesauce. I made one batch plain and the other with cinnamon.  I have enough apple jelly, so I will not make anymore of that and it will make the applesauce canning a lot easier and faster.  I might make some apple/plum sauce too, but with Thanksgiving, I am not sure when I will get this done.

I decided to make something healthy tonight to go with supper.   I thawed some chicken broth, chopped an onion, minced garlic, chopped some celery, added dehydrated parsley, thyme, and kale. I thought it was really good and I will have some for lunch tomorrow.

I am going to be out of dehydrated thyme and oregano long before spring, so next year I know I have to start earlier dehydrating these.   I have two herb gardens now and they both need a lot of work.  The oldest has oregano and several kinds of mint, thyme, chives, sage, and also some flowers.  The new herb garden has rhubarb, parsley that I hope comes back next year, a big pretty anise hyssop plant, a lot of mint, thyme, oregano, chives, and I hope the lemon balm returns.  I have a couple of different kinds of thyme.  Herbs are one thing that I find that are of great value to grow.  I cannot get this taste from herbs bought from the store.  There is something about cutting the herbs and bringing in and using right then or dehydrating immediately.  I am going to expand and improve the herb gardens next year. 

I did not really get a lot done today, but I feel like I got some exercise. I was working in the garden for over an hour. Maybe, I can finish the asparagus tomorrow. 

1 comment:

  1. Your applesauce looks good! If I were around you'd have to worry about one more person besides your daughter eating it up!