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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Jooo Lye Sho Iz Haht

Greetings, Y'all! We've been in a heatwave like none I can ever remember. I hope you're staying cool. I've been busy preserving produce from the garden and enjoyin' the flowers, too. A Queen Sophia marigold.

A bluebird on the back fence line.

This is sweet woodruff, one of the herbs I like to grow in my li'l herb bed that is right outside the kitchen,

 I grew sage this year in lieu of buyin' it at the grocery store. In this uncertain economy we're making an effort to grow as much as we can and not have to buy. I hope you're doing the same. Are you making your own laundry detergent yet? It makes me very happy to wash a load of clothes for about .02 cents a load. :)

 I've been growing echinacea for several years. I plan to make my own capsules for immunity this year.

Just by-the-by, there was a bad car crash in front of our house this week, and one of the folks involved was airlifted to one of the local hospitals. They landed in our front pasture to pick up the patient, who is in stable condition now, thank the Lord. (I have to say it was kinda nifty to see the helicopter land in our field.)

No knitting lately as we're busy from dawn to dusk with other things that must be done now. Hope to visit with you again soon. 


  1. Oh, I had to laugh at your clever blog title! I thought it was some Asian dialect but discovered what it was saying when I sounded it out! haha!
    I used to grow nearly 100 different types of herbs when my girls where still home to help weed! :~D They've all died out now (except the mint that is spreading like wildfire all over hill and dale) so I am starting over, being careful not to let invasive ones grow right in the ground! I've learned my lesson there!
    As a matter of fact, I just made another batch of laundry detergent today! I have made both the powdered and liquid form, but I am leaning toward the liquid as I don't have to worry about it dissolving in cold water. But I may make the powder next and have both on hand. Liquid handsoap is next on my agenda!
    Very exciting to have a chopper land in your field, and am so thankful that the patient is doing ok now. Glad your field wasn't full of hay ready to harvest, too! Then you'd have crop circles! :~O hehe!
    Thanks for droppin' by my blog!
    I always enjoy reading comments!
    p.s. Love the Zinnias in your last post!

  2. Hey my friend! What store carries Lux flakes and borax and washing soda? I've only heard of borax.

    Love the photos, as always!!
    Keep cool ... LesleyAnn

  3. Hi LesleyAnn, Walmart carries borax, washing soda and ivory soap. You don't really have to use Lux flakes.

  4. Your flowers and herbs are so pretty! I like the idea of making my own laundry soap, so thank you for the link. I hope you are surviving the heat. We are freezing here. It's only 17C or 63F today. I've heard that summer is coming soon!

  5. Finally got the comment to work...LOL ;)

    Your plants are beautiful. I never knew what echinacea looked like before. Useful and pretty!
    You always amaze me with all you do...I'm a slacker in comparison. You would get along well with my sister. They try to make as much from their land as they can, but I don't think they make their own laundry detergent yet. Will have to send her your link :)

    Hope it has cooled down for you and you can enjoy the rest of your summer.

  6. Always loved the look of Sweet Woodruff but never knew what to do with it.

    I've started using baking soda, Dawn and vinegar in lieu of dishwasher detergent. I think I'll have to try the homemade laundry detergent next.

  7. Beautiful pictures once again. ;)

    We live about a block away from our rural medical center. They land chopper's in there a lot. The kids really get a kick out of watching them land and take off.


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