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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

 May 17, 2022

I have tried six ways of Sunday to reply to comments  on my blog, and to no avail.  Guess if you all are patient enough, I will reply to the comments on my next following blog.  So sorry that I am dumbfounded by this #@&§?! technology glitch! 

Thank you Leigh, and Rosalea, I didn’t know if the water trough garden beds would work, but they have certainly removed a lot of doubt that we had.  I am trying to get an additional two every fall, and hope to wind up with twenty total…we will see, Lol !  

The brandy I make is just a simple recipe, and it is a way for me to use up all the frozen fruit that we didn’t eat up.  Freezer space is needed for this coming season.

It does make for some great Christmas giveaways!

I did two additional recipes this week, to use up some strawberries.  

I put the date it will be ready to filter and bottle.  I just searched on line making brandy with frozen fruit.  I have enjoyed the blackberry brandy a lot!  HaHa!  

We have also worked on getting the little trailer wooden floor preserved, since it lost its space in the garage to our travel trailer!  We pressure washed the wood, then did two coats of wood stain sealer.

We also have been working on the front flag pole flower bed.  The dirt had eroded around the bed, and the stones were all falling precariously all around the darn thing.  We took it all apart, and added some mulchey dirt.  I had to split a couple of stones to make it even.  It worked without much trouble.

We haven’t finished the project yet, but I will be posting when it’s done.

Look what showed up this morning!

Sweet potato squash!  I’m so very happy!

We did manage to get a motorcycle ride in this week!

Get a great week and of course…some porch sittin done!

Friday, May 13, 2022

 May 13, 2022

We are having fantastic weather, here on the ridge!  Thought I would update on the garden, and some of the beauty we are surrounded with!

Two beds of sugar snap peas are looking great!

Trying a new variety of bush cucumber this year, but still have some picklers planted, too.  

Potatoes are doing a perfect job of filling up a trough 

Zucchini and yellow squash are in the ground and happy.

The troughs are all peaceful and growing!

Put up my Christmas brandy, and really glad to get that in the closet to brew.

This morning porch sittin, coffee drinkin, birds chirping, and blessed beyond measure! 

Almost forgot to mention that we got the sweet potato squash in the ground and will post the progress soon!

Get out and do some porch sittin!  Have a perfect weekend, y’all!