You know, that's clever! My dear love is NOT a veggie eater overmuch, so grinding dried veggies and making soup, or adding it to broth, is a great way to get some good vitamins in his diet. I've not done much backpacking, but I plan to now that I live in the mountains. It's gorgeous here in Carolina and I want to get to know it better. Bowengirl:
Flute music is lovely, and it feels good to pursue a pull to make music, doesn't it? I bet it is gorgeous up there - We almost moved to California this year, but chose Carolina since it's closer to our starting point. Oh, and quartz and clay sounds like what I'm learning to work with, too! I've never done a garden bed before, only potted plants, so this is new to me. I'm about to take a Master Gardener coop class to learn how to work with local soil and identify native plants, so that should help bolster my confidence. Lady Alinor:
Woah! You are living my dream!
I'm a budding canner, newbie gardener, enthusiastic tea maven, hand-spinner, and soon to be bee steward (next spring). The honey crop is low here in NC this year from too many rains washing nectar away before the Girls could harvest it. I've got to get my pressure cooker tested since it sat a couple of years in an attic before I got it. Hey...wait. You can freeze tomatoes?? *lol* I never thought of that! You rock my socks.