Thursday, May 6, 2021

On This Day: 5/6/21

I thought I’d do something different today and share how my day went … sometimes we learn more by following someone around and observing.  That’s what this post allows you to do, follow me through my day virtually!  I hope you enjoy it, let me know in the comments if you’d like to see more of this kind of post.

My day started with my normal routine, bathroom visit, oil pull using coconut oil, teeth brushing and dressing for the day.  From there, I started a load of laundry and while it was washing I drank a bottle of water and did my Bible study.  (I try to start each day with a bottle of water.)

When the washer was finished I transferred the clothes to the dryer.

Hubby got up and made omelets for breakfast, he makes a delicious omelet.  (He’s a really good cook!)

After breakfast I emptied the dryer and put the clothing, etc away.

It’s time to start transitioning our winter wardrobe into summer wear and this includes our bedding as well.  This morning I removed blankets from the bed and got them ready to store away until needed again this winter.

Since meatloaf was on the menu for today, I mixed up enough for 2, one for today and one to freeze for a future meal.  I set out a jar of home canned potatoes and a jar of home canned okra to go with the meatloaf.

After breakfast and a quick check online to see if there was anything that needed my immediate attention, I loaded the dehydrator with spearmint I harvested earlier in the week.  (I like to let my herbs wilt for a day or so before drying them, they take up less room in the dehydrator!)

Before heading out the door to the garden I took two pans of shallot blades, (the green leaves grown from shallot bulbs) to the freezer to be flash- frozen.  I had harvested and prepared the shallot blades earlier in the week.

In the garden I planted 2 rows of okra and 2 rows of purple hull peas.  Hubby plowed the garden and before long it was ready to set aside for another week.

I’m still working on planting the herbs I purchased last week and today I got borage and bee balm in containers.

I cleaned out one of our tractor tire raised beds as the first step in getting some cucumbers planted in it.

I also planted some dahlias in one corner of a raised bed.  I’m really focusing on adding beauty to my garden this year in the form of flowers wherever I can find a corner to put them.

Next I headed inside for a glass of raspberry tea and a little sit-down rest time.

We had some errands to run in town so that was the next thing on our agenda, when we got back home I headed out for a brisk walk.  Since it was a beautiful day with a high of 72 and a light breeze I opted to take a walk instead of doing an exercise video inside.   Between working in the garden and my brisk walk by the end of the day I will have logged some 15,000 steps.  I try to get 10,000 steps in daily so I’m pleased with today’s activity level.

I checked in on the chickens, fed and watered them and gathered the eggs.  We're waiting for baby chicks to hatch, but today was not the day.  We have two hens who are 'sitting' and we are on baby chick watch!

We’ve been blessed to have another full day and this afternoon we are relaxing and watching a little TV together.  I may get out some hand work and work on that for a little while as well. 

I love our busy days and quiet evenings!


A Working Pantry

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

Items I use in keeping my pantry well-stocked:


Dehydrator Teflon Sheets

Dehydrator Cookbook

Food Saver Vacuum Sealer

Herb/Coffee Bean Grinder

Manual Food Chopper

Pressure Canner

Canning Supplies

Food Scale

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  1. A good day Patsy! I hope your chicks all hatch! I just got two roosters so I am excited to get to a time that I can have chickens hatching. Usually I get a broody chicken pretty regularly. I also love a busy and productive day and then the evening and bed time you feel very happy and content with the day!

    1. Annabel, we have 4 baby chicks that hatched out about 2 weeks ago. We have no idea how many will hatch with the 2 hens that are 'sitting' now, but we will gladly take them. Letting the hens 'sit' and raise their own is so much better than buying them.

  2. Sounds like a busy day, and you got so much accomplished. Love your roses! Hope your chicks hatch. Sending hugs this weekend.

  3. wonderful "ride" along! Love it. What are shallot blades? I think I know, but am not sure. :)

    1. Barbara, shallot blades are the young tender green blades the shallot bulbs produce. They look very similar to spring onion blades.

  4. I googled shallot blades and it showed knives. Are you meaning what we would call shallot bulbs?

    1. Chef Owings, yes the young green leaves grown from shallot bulbs. I went back and clarified it a bit more in the post.

  5. I love this post. It's interesting for me to read what other people accomplish in a day. Some days I feel like I get nothing done and I get inspired by reading what CAN be done in a day. Would love to see more posts like this. Jean


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