The Garden and Other Stuff

Kefir. Does anybody know about this stuff? A friend gave me some “kefir grains.” They look like gel bubbles. You just put them in milk and set it on the counter for 24 hours. Magic–kefir! It is easier than making yogurt. But the thing is, you have to keep feeding those darn kefir grains. Its too much for one person! It makes absolutely great smoothies. I think I like it better than my yogurt smoothies. Here’s a website with more than you ever wanted to know about kefir.

Here’s some of the things that are happening in the garden this week.Some yellow petunias and blue lobelia. This is the most success I have had with the lobelia.

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A second bloom on my new rose bush. I really love the color and the smell of this rose.

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The day lilies are having a good year! Maybe they like the watering system.

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The daisies are leaning over. It looks like they are the blooms on my little azalea.

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A close-up:

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The hydrangeas are finally starting to bloom. It seems like they are later than usual this year. They are HUGE!

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Close ups of the two types of blooms:

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Did you know these common little begonias will come back year after year? I didn’t know that. Free flowers are always so fun 🙂

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And here’s something I do every single night–I wash all the eggs that I’ve gathered for that day. One of the fun things about having chickens is finding the occasional unusual egg. See that giant oblong egg? Yeah, that’s going into my quiche tonight 🙂 And that tiny little one? I’m giving that to my friend who does the Pysanky eggs. 

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And that’s it for another week, friends. Hope all is well with you.