I am relishing my flower garden a lot. On Mother's Day, my husband Steve helped me tackle (and complete!!!) a project that has been on my to-do-list for over half a decade. It never gets done because there are always so many other priorities. So when Steve asked me what I wanted do do for Mother's Day, I quickly made my wishes known, and after hours of hard labor my garden beds now look Sunset Magazine-worthy. My previously wild-and-tumble flowers are now somewhat tamed and look a little bit more civilized – just in time for my mother's visit from Germany.
We also re-did the access to the beehive. Before, it was a mess: uneven ground, mulched with cardboard, ugly. We leveled the area, mulched it with cedar chips, and landscaped with rocks. It looks decent now, and we can actually inspect the bee hive without having to do a balancing act while trying to stay calm and move slowly as to not upset the bees!
We love our bees! They are very well behaved and are busy building comb and making honey. We have so much to learn!
Aside from gardening (my garden is in! my garden is in!), I have been working hard on my online cheese making course. I am writing e-books on four different varieties: how to make Greek Yogurt, how to make Chevre, how to make Gouda, and how to make Cabra Al Vino. I'm putting the finishing touches on all four books. Next, I will make movies to demonstrate all the techniques. Check out my class here. At $59, it's a really, really, really good deal.
|You can totally learn how to make this wine soaked cheese!|
We are managing to fit in some fun as well! The other day, we went to one of our local, wild creeks, "swam" (which involved jumping into the glacier fed creek, screaming really loudly, and jumping out again really fast!) and roasted sausages and marshmallows over a fire the boys built.
And, of course, we continue to play with the goats. The goat babies are growing up!
I will leave you with a picture of my twelve year old son baking an apple pie, all by himself. One day, he will have a very happy wife.