Today is a beautifully hot, muggy day here in Ohio. So hot, in fact, I had to close up the windows I have had open for the past few days and turn on the air conditioners. Our weather here is absolutely unpredictable. It can be a beautiful day and then it will rain. It can be warm in the morning and be absolutely cold by afternoon and vice-versa. As they say, "Ohio is the only state that you can run your heater and air conditioner in the same day". I have found this fact to be very true.
My rosemary. I have topped it off twice now and have dried some. I love the way it smells.
Now for the loot from my garden. My bunch of dill.
Bunch of sage.
Bunch of Cilantro.
My bunch of rosemary.
My garden basket full of nice romaine lettuce. Yummy!!
My garden is growing so well and changes every day and with every rain shower we get. I am super proud of it. I am hoping I obtain enough produce to use immediately, to can, and to give away! My kiddos want to plant another bed just for giving away. Maybe next year we will!
Oh and I am going to start trying to do the couponing (also called Extreme Couponing) thing. For those of you who aren't sure about it, couponing is where you match coupons with sales and you can get your foods for rock bottom prices. Usually at 30% of cost or even free. So what you do is collect multiples of a coupon (i plan on buying multiples of the Sunday newspaper and to get them online and maybe pay a clipping service), watch the sales ads and wait for products you use to go on sale so with the sale and the coupon you can get the product for 70% or more off, and then you buy multiples of that product to build a stockpile. You should stockpile for a month, 3 months, or 6 months (6 months is usually how long it takes for a product to cycle to rock bottom prices again). I have a full basement and an extra area upstairs i can use for stockpiling. With that and canning my own produce I should be able to save thousands of dollars on groceries and toiletries) For more information I use How to Extreme Coupon and Stockpiling Moms. Both break down how couponing is done and Stockpiling moms has a coupon database where you can print online coupons. I will keep everyone updated on how it all goes and share pictures as my stockpile grows!
Well I need to fold some clothes and wash more, vacuum some floors, and do some flowerbed weeding! Until we meet again, Be Blessed!!!!