flora and fauna

In the Garden

I have not taken pictures of my garden in a long time. I sorta fell off from gardening. I grew only bell peppers this year. The above picture is a picture of the purple and pink flowers in the front yard. I did have many flowers this year, so much so that people were stopping by the house and telling me how beautiful they were (from spring to early summer). They would even stop my family members and tell them how beautiful the flowers are in the yard. I’m probably going to start vegetable gardening again in the spring. I miss it. Someone from a family member’s job sent me some backyard-farm eggs yesterday but I have not tried them yet.  I told the family member that she is starting some stuff now because if I love the taste of the eggs… guess what…I will want some chickens next. She laughed.

I was also watching this homestead youtube video that inspired me. Have y’all ever heard of wormwood? This homesteader on the video used it with other herbs to de-worm her goats and the one cow that she had. She rolled the herbs in balls with molasses and fed it to her animals. She said some people use honey instead of molasses. I thought that was interesting. She also used cedarwood essential oil (in a watered down spray) to spray her animals against fleas and flies. I have never heard of that but did hear neem oil is good for that and mosquitoes.

White and yellow flowers near the lemon tree.

Lots of lemons on the tree. They will be ripe in the winter for some backyard lemonade. There’s nothing like in the store!

A picture of the bell peppers.

I’m loving this candle right now. It smells like pancakes are cooking. The name says Sunday pancakes but they should have named it weekend pancakes. When I was a little girl my mom only made pancakes on the weekend (so to speak).

I’m working on a new post, a book review however it will be awhile before I am done reviewing. I’m still taking notes. Yah bless.

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