Oh, how wonderful to have a Saturday at home! We slept a little later than we usually do on Saturdays, which was nice. Then Jeff headed out to the garden with Bracken in the pack on his back. They watered everything, while I was in the kitchen, surrounded by blackberries, eggs, and zucchini. I ate blackberries while making breakfast. I hardboiled some eggs, so we could have them on a salad for lunch. I filled the dehydrator with zucchini. We will add them to soups throughout the winter.
After eating breakfast, we all went out and harvested.
Bracken and I went under the archway of runner bean wonderland. I love the little tendrils! (I know, I’ve written about them before, but there is something so fun about them.)
We harvested cucumbers, beans and zucchini.
I was so happy to see a few sunflowers had opened! I’ve been watching them ever-so-patiently.
More are just starting to open. I love their beauty. Jeff is excited about their seeds. He loves to eat sunflower seeds.
Then we harvested herbs and more herbs. Most of the St.John’s Wort is done blooming, but we harvested a few of the last flowers (and left some for the bees too, they love it.) We were inspired by our friend Taylor, when she told us about making oil with it.
Jeff also harvested comfrey, calendula, self-heal, plantain, doc seeds, and mullein. They are all drying now and will all be used for different things. Many will be used for the healing salve Jeff loves to make.
Oh yes, and he harvested some thyme too!
It’s been a full day. Jeff is carving in his workshop. Bracken fell asleep nursing and is all snuggled up to a content mama, who is enjoying writing to all you beautiful people and organizing pictures of new art to add to the shop.