Monthly Archives: April 2021

Dandelion Jelly

Spring is officially here!

One of the first things we like to do in spring is make dandelion jelly. The kids came over yesterday and we started picking those beautiful yellow blooms.

We had a great time!

Getting off all the green part of the flower is not the fun part of making the jelly. But Grace and the kids made it fun by playing a word guessing game while we worked.

I love my little family so much!

God bless!

Pergola

Hello everyone! I hope you have all been enjoying this wonderful time of the year. Over the weekend, Dave, the kids and I put up a beautiful pergola at their house.

It was a kit they purchased from Sam’s Club. They purchased two of them but only received one. Shipping is so crazy right now. Hopefully the other one will be delivered soon.

It was a full day project but not too hard. All the holes were predrilled and the wood was lightweight.

It took a long time to screw in all the little strips for the roof.

But we got them done. I think these two pictures show a comical difference in our height.

Finished with pergola number one. They will both be covered with metal roofing. Jess cannot be in the sun at all. So this area will be her outdoor sanctuary. I am so happy I got to help with it.

God bless!

Spring Flowers

Good morning everyone! I hope you have all had a good week.

Things are really starting to pop here!

Mint is looking good. We will soon be enjoying fresh mint tea!

Mullein is one of our favorite spring teas!

Blood root is blooming! They always look so happy!

The bees are busy working!

I am so thankful that our God loves color!

God bless!

Getting Ready

It’s getting that time of year!!!

I love the smell of fresh tilled earth!

We have a neighbor who comes every year and does the first tilling of other gardens for us. After that Grace and I do it.

I also had some other helpers!

Grace and I wanted to pull the cattle panels up and rearrange them this year. The kids were great help!

Sometimes though we need a little extra help!

We are hoping to get baby chicks and baby ducks in a few weeks. We took this old rabbit hutch and modified it. We plan on putting the babies in here for a while. We are very excited! It has been a long time since we had baby chicks and ducks!

Enjoy your day and God bless.