New Design

I just created a brand new design! I took my standard ring dish/tea bag holder and added an optional red edging. I created the first one out of my kiln! This edging and background color can be done in various colors and added to various types of items!




Tomatoes In, Oregano Out

Yesterday, was a good day in my area to plant the first half of my tomato plants.  We started the plants in mid April this year inside and hardened them off over the last couple weeks. We tend to try to wait sometimes even to the end of May to plant because of frosts that can strike up until June. We planted 4 varieties: Roma (for canning), Brandywine (an heirloom for eating by itself or on sandwiches!) , Yellow pear (for snacking and salads), Cherry Tomatoes (for snacking and salads).

What to add. I like to add some crushed egg shells and a scoop of manure to each hole (for fertilizer), mix, and then place the tomato plants. Check out this link about Egg Shells http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/eggshells-in-the-garden.htm
Tomato Plants

After finishing the tomato planting, I noticed there were many oregano plants. Too Many!  A nice article about using oregano. http://theepicentre.com/all-about-oregano/ I cut them and now they are hanging to dry. As always the Lord is Good.
Drying Oregano

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Rhubarb Picking!

Rhubarb Growing
It may look a little scary growing from the ground but the picture to the right is ripe Rhubarb for the picking. It is easy to grow and ready to harvest every spring like asparagus. See my asparagus article here.  To harvest just twist and snap off the ripe rhubarb at the ground. I picked two long stems for now to include in a rhubarb crumb pie!  Below are pictures of the Rhubarb just after harvest.

I then cut the leaves off and cut the stalk like celery and included in the rhubarb cake mix.

Rhubarb Stalk after Harvest


Nigerian Girls

Praised be Jesus Christ the Nigerian Girls are being rescued and helped. We hope every girl is freed who was taken! Keep praying.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/05/03/nigeria-freed-women-and-girls-get-food-emergency-medical-care-at-safety-refugee/