We are so busy with fall doin's that we are almost as busy as if it were spring!
Wow! We have been enjoying a very warm fall which makes it nice for our cool weather plants giving them a great start! And our flowers from summer are still blooming! The Zinnas & Cosmos are still giving us beautiful, sweet bouquets for our home & to share with friends & neighbors!
The temperatures are still low at night which gives us a good reason to start up the Kitchen Queen wood cook stove! Yay! It's so warm and cozy in our new little home! Besides cooking our food our wonderful wood stove has water pipes running through the fire box which heats our water - hot water in the faucets, yay! We've also got comfrey and other herbs hanging over the warm stove to dry. How grateful we are for our Kitchen Queen!
*Vanilla (make your own with the recipe from The Homestead Blessings Cookbook)
Cap persimmons & rinse, then mash them through a colander or sieve. Compost or feed seeds to the animals! Add Cinnamon to taste. In another bowl, whip the cream & add a splash of vanilla. Serve the pudding in small bowls or ramekins & top with an equal amount of the whipped cream! This is best chilled.
First we head down to the creek to collect willow branches. It's a beautiful, sunny, warm day, leaves are blowing & the creek is way colder now, but it's an enjoyable task! Then on to the garden to begin the wattle!
Vicki for the West Ladies