HAPPY JULY-GOODBY GARY-HERBS AND OTHER THINGS DRYING-CHRIS TACKLES THE BATHROOM CEILING

3 07 2015

HAPPY JULY

Sunny today and rain on the 4th. Parades and fireworks over the weekend.  We have had so much rain, lots of it was  torrential. The last rains washed more mud in the barn.  Chris got the barn ready for the next rains.

GOODBYE GARY

Gary Left on Tuesday and may be back for The Crafts of Colrain in November.

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FISHING

I took Chris, Tyler and Charlie fishing over the last two days.

CHRIS

CHRIS

 

TYLER AND CHARLIE

TYLER AND CHARLIE

 Otters were frockling on the banks and in the waters, we saw and were very near a copperhead snake and enjoyed watching a duck and her babies swimming up the river.  No fish though.

OTTERS

OTTERS

DRYING HERBS AND OTHER THINGS

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The dehydrator has been going non stop.I have dried basil, peppermint, rose petals, dill and eggs shells.  Yes I do dry my own egg shells and crush them with some herbs and feed them back to the  chickens.

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  It saves me from buying those heavy 50 pound bags of oyster shells.  I am also drying plantain for the poison ivy save which I will start soon and comfrey for the healing salve.   Now I have to look for some gallon size pickle jars to put all these dried things in.  The house smells wonderful everyday.

CHRIS AND THE BATHROOM CEILING

The bathroom ceiling in this old house was the original ceiling of plaster, the only plaster ceiling left in this house.  The bathroom is a small odd shaped room with a 6 foot claw foot tub, a sink that someone built in the 60’s (someone  with no knowledge of plumbing or stye).

held up with scrap lumber and with plumbing that astonishes the plumber

held up with scrap lumber and with plumbing that astonishes the plumber

he bathroom needs a huge makeover which I don’t have a lot of money for.  The ceiling was sagging in spots and had lost some of its plaster so it was time to take it all down before it fell.  I started it and Chris did the major portion and now its down.  WHen I have some extra money I will have someone put up a new one. 

 

I am still getting my garden in at this late day.  The Farm Stand where I get my plant starts and veggies in the summer is done selling plants and gave me a flat of basil and some other plants including 75 leek starts.  My peas did not do well at all not one pea pod.  Planted too late and then rains and heat did them in.  Beets are up and so are radishes.  I had to replant the string beans as so few came up.  Its and interesting year for the garden.

Hope you have a wonder day and many thanks for reading my blog.   Carole

 

 

 

 

 


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5 responses

4 07 2015
Sharon - creativityandfamily

Oh Carole, how amazing to see the otters!

10 07 2015
wspines

I really enjoyed their antics.

5 07 2015
neilirving

Plantain is wonderful stuff, we use it on horse fly bites and it’s good for my upset stomach 🙂

8 07 2015
wspines

I am learning more and more about it din;t know about the horse fly bites I will pass that info along to my daughter Betty who has horse.
Skye is such a beauty, I love the pictures

9 07 2015
neilirving

I had a document somewhere about all the things Plantain is good for I will post it at some point, Skye is a great little horse 🙂

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