I dried a lot of herbs and finally got round to breaking them up and putting them into glass storage jars. They are perfect for adding to stews/casseroles during the Winter months.
This is some of the mint I dried, I am quite impressed how much it has retained its colour. We grew several varieties and they have all dried well. I do like to add mint to potatoes and make mint sauce regularly.
It is to fit a single bed, so awhile to go yet but I am enjoying the process. The same pattern will be used to crochet a blanket for Honey using pink and lilac yarn. I am using aran wool so it will be lovely and warm for them and of course it does crochet up quickly.
Mickey is looking a little bedraggled, so it is time to get the grooming table out and give him a good brush. We can then decide if need to be given a cut or not. He is certainly in need of a bath, in fairness he does quite enjoy splashing about in the water. In the summer we fill an old children's paddling pool for him.
I am thinking I might get some soap made to go with the wash cloths that I have been crocheting. I have also crocheted some soap savers, I was inspired by some that I saw on pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.co.uk/ Kristina is an inspiration to all those who strive for self sufficiency. I will share mine on another post once I have made the soap.
As always I do thank you for your visit and your comments. A warm welcome to a new follower I do hope you enjoy my little adventures through life. Today I will leave you with a a sheep whose little face I fell in love with, the photo taken up by the lighthouse.
See you soon.
PS The hen house has arrived, so Gerard has made a start in making a area for them. He has made a start making some fencing and a gate.