The kids are in bed on time. Chores are done so the house is not a disaster area. I made a wonderful dinner pulled from the garden (buttered cabbage with dill! YUM!). And yesterday I spent about an hour harvesting lavender. It smells like it in my house too. Tiny bunches of lavender are hanging from strings and I keep wanting to make a garland or something out of them for the mantel. But I can’t seem to take it from the basket it’s so beautiful!
I have such a torn relationship with this stuff. Honestly, it’s an ugly plant... Except when it’s not. 9 months out of the year it looks like a hedge of dead tumble weed has landed in my front walk… but in June and July the stuff couldn’t be more stunning! And I make things out of it every year.
Blueberry Lavender Jam (INCREDIBLE! It’s now a family favorite I give away for Christmas.)
Lavender and Twig Stars (Amazing for a mantel or hanging in a window as the weather starts to get colder.)
More garden posts to come, because it’s all going crazy out there! I have pounds and pounds of peas pouring in (3lbs just today!), cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and the start of the years herbs including basil which is starting to bush out and really produce! The weather has taken a turn for the beautiful and I am out there most of the time, just sucking it up!
Hope summer is treating you all well!