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April 10, 2015

Friday Follow-Up

This week:

-- I've made some time this week to just sit. I don't do that very often; there is so much that needs to be done, and I'm far from caught up, but after I finished milking Firefly (she's the last one in line) I just sat next to her on the milkstand and enjoyed her company, the nice weather, and the birds singing.

I've done that for a few mornings now, and in the afternoons I've taken the camera outside to shoot the butterflies on the apple blossoms. One day there were six yellow and black swallowtails fluttering around the tree at once; usually there are one or two at a time. The flowers smelled so sweet and pretty.

-- Now that spring is here I've been taking my overwintered herb pots outside during the day and bringing them back in at night. Soon they will be accustomed to their new location and I can leave them outside. I'm looking forward to getting the herb garden going again and expanding it this year. I was gifted with some new herbs this week - feverfew, peppermint and thyme, as well as some walking onions.


-- This week's posts were 6 Must-Have Items to Milk a Goat and When the Redbuds Bloom.

I'm also hosting a giveaway of The Carrot-Napping. Powerful Plants is giving away two prize packages, each with a book and a number of non-GMO seed packets. I hope you'll click over to the post and enter the giveaway.

Wishing you a blessed week!


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  1. Anonymous5:01 PM

    I live in Southeast Oklahoma and grow most of my herbs outside. They survive the winter without any attention. I have oregano, thyme, rosemary, walking onions, mints, sage, garlic, stevia and lemon balm. They are planted in the ground in beds. The lemon balm and stevia does die back but puts out fresh in the spring. Pat B.

  2. I have the same herbs planted outside as Pat, and I live in southeastern Oklahoma, too. I haven't tried Stevia outside, though, because I figured it would die out. Now, I'll have to try overwintering it as well. It's always nice to learn something new! Thank you.


  3. Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead8:13 AM

    Mine are in pots so I was hesitant to leave them outside over the winter. I recently talked to a friend who grows hers in large tubs and overwinters them outside in central OK.


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