At the beginiing of the month an article of mine was published in Heritage Homesteaders . Here is the list with my progress.
- sew aprons and pot holders
I got out a bin that had some old towel and fabric strips already sewn to a backing. I finished sewing and cut them into pot holder size. Sewed binding on to finished 2 potholders. ~ For the aprons I asked my oldest daughter if she would finish a couple that I had already cut out and she did. They are beautiful!
- start braccasis, tomato, pepper and salad green seeds
Yes, they are doing well. The tomatoes are about 3 1/2" high. The peppers have not germinated well, only 50% germination. Salad greens are ready to transplant into the garden with cloches.
- teach hand crafted herbal soap class
The class went well. We made Patchouli Spice, Lavender Rosemary (my favorite) and Lemon Poppy Seed. Learned cold and hot processed. Then I made another batch of soap, Shampoo Bars.
- write chapter 2 of Herbal Momma’s School of Domestic Arts book
I was able to coordinate and do rough drafts for 11 chapters. They just flowed together, but need a lot of editing.
- remake used candles
Didn't get done.
- propagate ever-bearing raspberries starts
Cut and started 18, but only have 6 that took and survived. But yeah, we have 6!
- write 2 Herbal Momma’s blog posts
Wrote and posted 8, including this one.
- work on fire building skills with family
Didn't get it done.
- write 1 post for Heritage Homesteaders
Done. Look for it any day.
- go to sewing expo
I went on Thursday by myself. Friday I watched our grandchildren so our oldest could go with our youngest daughter. Then Saturday we went together. It was such a great time, but the girls we helpful by say, "that will be great for you...you should buy 3 yards of this, etc.". So I spent more, or should I say, my wad, with them advising me :)
- find hunters safety course
I am so excited that the course is Online with a 5 hour On-Site Safety Evaluation. We are scheduling taking the online part in April.
- make salt cured lemons
The lemon turned out so wonderful and smell delightful. This coming Sunday I am making a Shrimp Tortellini dish with Garlic Lemon Sauce using some of them.
- put together essential oil “pain” blend
This is the perfect help for sore hands, arms and backs from all the pruning and building a Wattle Raised Bed. So happy it is done.
- prune fruit trees, roses and berries
- investigate raising pigs
We decided not to raise them now.
- work on the Wirth family history
I didn't get very much done. I have a bunch of pictures that I plan on uploading and identifying individuals in them.
~ Each day, week and month has its own "ebbs and flow". The weather adds another dimension to my "to do" list. I am happy with my progress and appreciate my family's help. It has been a wonderful month!