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Mint Syrup

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This has  been a busy week for us.  On Friday, the girls and I cut some mint to try a new recipe.

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We wanted to make mint syrup.  One cup water, one cup mint and one cup sugar.  Bring it to a boil, reduce heat slightly, let simmer for 10 min.  Turn off heat and let it cool to room temperature.

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For a half gal of tea, we used 1 cup mint syrup and then filled up the half gallon with water. It is absolutely delicious!!  I have been making mint tea for years and I definitely think this is the best.

After making the mint syrup, we all worked in the garden.  We had to take down the old fence we had put up last year to keep the chickens out, pulled up the stakes and the tomato fence.  Then we got the tiller out and started getting it tilled.  We had high hopes of getting the plants in the ground but the rain was faster than we were.  Oh well, hopefully tomorrow (or the next day).  We have had rain all weekend.

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Yesterday, we went to the Greensboro Science Center with Dave, Jess and kids.   We had a great time!

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So much to see and do!

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Well, that’s about it for now.  We will be starting revival at church tonight so I guess I better be getting my crew ready to leave.  I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.

 

Wild Mustard

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I thought I would share these pictures of a field of wild mustard.  This field is on our way into town. 

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I think it is absolutely beautiful!

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So of course I took several pictures from several different views.

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Last one.  As I was taking these pictures another man was up in another driveway taking pictures too.  He of course had a very fancy camera with a tripod.  Obviously, I am not the only one who thinks it is beautiful.

We are overcast still today but it is supposed to be fairly warm.  I am getting ready to take clothes to the line to dry.  We still have some wind but not too bad.   We are hoping the wind dies down soon.  We have not burned the brush pile off the lower garden yet.  We need to get it burned as Hubby will soon need to tiller it.   School today as usual.  Yesterday we only did half school as we had to go to piano practice in the afternoon.  We stopped by the library and Julie found plenty of books she was interested in reading.  Grace found a few but not as many as Julie did.  Sometimes it is difficult to find books we want to read.  The librarian told me it probably meant we had already read all the good ones.  We do enjoy reading.  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.