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Friday Follow-Up

This week:

-- Every morning the world is greener and prettier, even though I can no longer see the horses from the house because the trees have leaves.

-- I picked plantain and infused it in olive oil.

-- The Indian paintbrush is blooming; I found the first one in the hayfield this week. To me this always means spring is really and truly here.

-- The fruit trees have lots of tiny, baby fruit - peaches, nectarines, and plums. This will be the first year of produce from the peach and nectarine trees, and even the usually non-producing plum tree is full of fruit. I'm praying for a great harvest and hoping to do lots of canning.

-- We had company yesterday. I love serving a good meal; this time we had:
pot roast (homegrown beef; the vegetables were store-bought)
pears (home-canned)
Italian Herb bread (homemade)

-- I passed the most magnificent wild tom turkey on my way to town this week, standing just on the other side of the barbed wire fence at the old homestead down the road. What a beautiful creature he was. I wished I had my camera with me, but he would not have stood still long enough for a portrait, I'm sure. He didn't get to that age by being foolish.

-- And the BIG NEWS: our youngest daughter and her fiance are now married! Welcome to the family, Ian!


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