My sunflowers have been happily growing for months. They tower over me. They must be at least 7 feet tall. They keep growing. Up. Yesterday my first flower was in bloom. So majestic and beautiful. The bees are happy too. Nature never fails to amaze.
We have blackberries on our land. Many. We spent part of yesterday morning in the blackberry thicket picking in the rain. We were scratched and wet but ready to make crumble, pie and jam. We will We We will will return in the next couple of days to get more berries while they last. Now that it has rained, we must go deep into the woods and find the rest of the black trumpet mushrooms that we recently discovered. I can still taste the black trumpet and sweet corn risotto we made.
Prior to the berries we watched as our basement ledge was blasted out. I was certain I would never blast on our land until we found the ledge and I realized I really wanted my root cellar and basement space. So, blast we did. We could feel the rumble of the blast over a few hundred feet away. The machines and paraphernalia were huge and looked somewhat prehistoric.
Let’s hope the trees are ok. We were told it’s safe. Let’s hope it is.
We don’t yet have a house, but we do have a lot of cucumbers. Yesterday, we started the foundation of the house only to find that over half of the area of the house had ledge starting at only 4 inches down.
The ledge then sloped to from 3 to 7 feet deep. Now we need to decide if we blast and have a basement, or build on a slab. I always thought I did not want to blast, but, I have to admit, I would like a basement.
I would love my systems, machines and root cellar down there. So, we shall see. We are calling in the blasting experts. A suivre.
In the meantime, the garden grows and the cucumbers thrive. We have so many of them action was required in the form of pickles. We made dill using this recipe. It is my fist foray into pickles. We shall see! Also a suivre. They are chilling in the fridge as I type.