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Dandelion Jelly

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I heard about this jelly for the first time last year however I did not get to try making it.  Our dandelions are popping up everywhere so yesterday the girls and I gathered some blossoms.  We picked all the green off however I forgot to get a picture of that.  We then poured boiling water over the petals and let it steep overnight.

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It isn’t very attractive at this stage.  I must admit this was a time consuming jelly.  It took a while to get the green off the bloom.  The end result though is beautiful in the jar.

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This picture doesn’t really show how pretty it is.  Every thing I have read about this jelly says it tastes like honey.  We tasted it when it was hot and it DID taste like honey.  Amazing!  You can read more about dandelion jelly here http://theblessedhearth.blogspot.com/2011/06/another-jelly-recipe.html  She also has a recipe for apple blossom jelly that I am thinking about trying. 

I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless.

Another Update

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It is Tuesday evening and we are home for the night.  The project is getting closer and closer to being finished.  Yesterday, we hung all the walls.  Today we got everything mudded and tomorrow we will sand and texture the ceiling and then the drywall part will be done.  After that, we have a place in front of the sink to fix, possibly replacing the sink and sink cabinet.    Then the new floor will go down.  YEAH! 

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And now some pictures of SPRING!  Jessica’s temperatures are much warmer than ours.  Down where she lives, there are many signs of spring.  Her daffodils are just ready to bloom.   On the road down to her house, we see lots and lots of daffodils already blooming.  We are like kids in a candy shop, looking for them, trying to be the first one to spot them. 

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The maple tree in her yard is full of buds.

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The onion grass is huge.

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Dandelions are already starting to bloom.  I thought you all should know that while I’m there its not all work.  There are flowers to enjoy, warmer temperatures and, of course,  GRANDBABIES!  I have a blessed life. 

 Well, I better get busy.  I had hoped to catch up on what’s been happening in everyone else life but it is late and I still have much to get done.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Fields

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I thought you all might enjoy some pictures of our fields.  I know their dandelions but I think they look beautiful.100_5589

Looking at the pond from the top of our driveway.

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Our house.

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Going down the road toward the milk  barn.  My thanks to Miss Grace for taking these pictures.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Dandelions

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I think life is much about choices.  How we look at things determine how we react to them.  For example we can choose to see this as just ugly weeds we wish did not grow in our yard or

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we can view them as bright, beautiful, yellow flowers.  Years ago, when my daughters were little, they taught me to love dandelions.   Dandelions are usually the first flowers little hands gather and deliver with much love to their mamas.  How special that makes them.  Perhaps that is why God created them.  Anyway my girls and I love them. 

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This is a flower almost everyone loves.  My lilac bush is starting to bloom!  I can hardly wait.  The bush is outside our laundry room window and it smells wonderful when in bloom. 

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The girls and I worked very hard last week getting the garden ready to burn off.  Somehow the pile seemed so much bigger last week.  Anyway we worked every day after school except one.  It rained that day.  It is now ready to burn.  Hopefully if it is not too windy Hubby will do it this evening.  Then it will be ready for him to till.  He has to do some work on our tiller first but anyway we are gettting closer.  I hope to have it tilled and ready to start planting by the end of the month.  I love it!  David is gone on a business trip, so Jess and Daniel are coming up to stay with us.  I am looking forward to a great visit.  Everyone take care and may God bless your day.