Monday, August 20, 2012

Cool Weather (For Now)

The windows and doors are open! The A/C is turned off and I have enjoyed working outside without sweating from the heat and humidity. I know it won't last long but I sure am enjoying it while it last. It's still in the mid 80's but not humid. Even having rain but that is even nice working in. Fall surely must be right around the corner and will arrive soon.

I am still working on things from the herb garden. Am making mint extract and also trying my hand at making my own vanilla extract. The dehydrator stays busy drying herbs for me to use this winter. Also making my own herbal tea mixes. Has been cool enough to be in the kitchen making jams and jellies. Still working on apple butter as have lots of apples. The fall garden is almost completely planted and with all the rain should do really well. Have also taken advantage of the cooler weather to cook up meals for the freezer to save me time for more outdoor projects. Enjoying all the blessings coming my way and hope you are too!

3 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

glad you've gotten a nice break in the heat! we have been enjoying 90s instead of 100s here, too. :)

goatpod2 said...

It's gotten cool here as well! It sounds like you're keeping busy, we only have the Muscovy ducks, 16 cats, and 3 dogs (1 is my brother's dog) here now since we have no goats now.

Amy

Betsy Adams said...

HI Peggy, You have been waiting on this weather for a long time, haven't you??? Isn't it wonderful? This is the BEST August I can remember since moving here. Usually, August is a horribly hot month... Thank Goodness that it is NOT this year!!!!! Our Roses are really showing off...

Sounds like life is good on the Homestead...
Hugs,
Betsy