I had a week of making things with peaches while still picking more! Yesterday I needed to use about a hundred so I made peach jam. The colour is so pretty I sat it in the window so you can see it...
I made peach pies and crumble and stewed peaches...
During the week I picked several more baskets and last night I picked a big lot to give Chloe as she is in town for a couple of days.
I did some painting in the evenings and got a beautiful mirror finished. The lovely lady who gave me the linens for the wedding gave this to me. It is so pretty!
I also painted the sewing machine drawers but I am not showing those until I have them in use and styled up!
I made yoghurt.
Before the mild days set in we had a couple of days of heat last weekend. I don't like it much but it is useful for a few things. One is I washed everything! The wool underlay on the bed is very thick. I washed it up in my own homemade wool mix. You can find that recipe here. It makes everything so soft, smell beautiful and kills dust mites and so on. And so does sunshine!
Then I washed the quilt the same way. We hung them up over several lines. They were back on the bed in the evening. When we got into bed it felt like a cloud!
I did pillows as well and all the linen. For previous Vicky Challenges I have priced what the shops charge to wash an underlay and it was over $100! I guess it cost me 60c or something...
I needed to give my sour dough some days out of the fridge so I made two focaccia breads.
We picked tomatoes every day.
I planted basil.
I made four quiches as I had bargain cream and lots of eggs...
This week I have ventured a bit further into learning about herbs and tinctures. I started rosemary and oregano tinctures and I collected olive branches which I have drying to make Olive Leaf extract.
This is something I have really loved the last few years. I had no idea it was easy to make yourself. I was talking this over with Patsy and she has no olives anywhere near her so I am drying her some. It is funny that we just think the plants around us are normal for everyone. If it turns out anyone else would like dried olive I will include it in the next swap. Please say if you need some.
Andy saved around $400 in his Vicky Challenge which was partly home brew and fixing things himself.
So it was a week of a bit of this and a bit of that!
Barb could do with some cheering up... she is in hospital having tests concerning an eye. She is ok but hasn't had the best time...
I could do with some prayers as we have big things going on re our farm move. And just several other things I can't say here! I know there are some true prayer warriors here and I have several mountains to move... I will just say that!
How did you build up your nest, save or get ahead this week?
Over the weekend I am going to take some time to consider January and plan some goals for February. We start off with two birthdays today, Scarlett's first birthday! And Vicky's Birthday!
Have a lovely weekend! xxx