|my potato starter|
|14 potato mounds|
I marked my rows in the garden with a thin rope and built my mounds for the potatoes. I finished planting the 14 potatoes just as the storm clouds rolled in.
|isn't the color amazing?|
Next on my to-do list was to pick violets for violet syrup. I found a blog that posted the recipe and I am excited to try it. If the recipe intrigues you here is the site: http://chiotsrun.com/2011/05/03/making-wild-violet-syrup/ I picked 2 quart jars of violets and will be starting the recipe when I finish posting here. All of the picking turned my fingers a light purple color.
I love days like today; I made a new loaf of sourdough bread and it tastes terrific. I have been tweaking the recipe I originally started with and have really made it my own. I will make a separate post another time.
|yummy with butter and jam|
The mail just came and I ran outside to get it, only to find 10 duck eggs scattered around the base of a tree. We've been watching 2 ducks roost in the trees around the farm, but I didn't think they would try to raise a family 20+ feet above the ground. Unfortunately, 5 eggs were empty, two were opened, another cracked, and still 2 more were intact. My husband grew up with ducks and geese and I am hoping the 2 eggs are not completely lost. I don't know how long they were outside on the ground. I suspect a raccoon to be the initial culprit.
Whew, it isn't even 2 o'clock and I've already had a full day. Here's hoping your week is wonderful and full of joy.
Sending love and violet kisses from the farm. oxox