Monday, August 31, 2015

Thank you!


I really appreciated seeing your comments to my question on the last post
and even more...
I appreciate your following my posts
you, dear Readers are an encouragement to me


right now...
we have corn on the stalks


we have, so far, 3 gardens of them around the cottage


the grains growing at the tops of the corn stalks always give the promise...
of a corn harvest
they are actually the corn flowers that open up...


to let the nectar in the flowers bring those busy little honey bees


and no doubt...
that nectar makes good honey


it won't be too long before we are eating to our palates' delight


and did you know that chickens...
love to eat the fallen corn flowers from the top?


sometimes, I help them cheat just a little...
and snip off a couple of those flower stalks for them


and among some of the corn...
we have more watermelons growing than expected


I can already taste them
perhaps, when they are ready to pick...
I'll give you a recipe for using them besides just eating as is


our Jamaican sorrel has been growing by leaps and bounds


now, while the calyxes are wonderful as juice...
you can also eat the leaves
they have a lovely tangy flavor to them
are great in salads
and I often go outside and pick a few leaves to eat as they are
they are easy to grow and make a healthy addition to a food garden


my roses are blooming galore for me


and while my husband planted them just for me...
the Lord gave them the increase for our enjoyment...
and His glory


when my husband does the weed wacking mowing...
I get out my rake and scoop a few bucketfuls


this is something I relax and enjoy in...
taking my time while the dogs wander around me and watch


this grass is so soft and lovely...
even when it has dried...


that I use it to feather the hen boxes and throw under the roosting area...
which will compost in time...
and will be used for the garden and my potted herbs


my little hen, Penny...
has hatched 3 puffballs


she is such a fierce protector of her puffballs...
I have gotten quite a few marks from her on my hands
but, I do like to check on them...
after they have hatched to make sure they are fine...
so, I endure a few pecks that might bring a bit of blood  heh-heh
she will even chase anything quite a distance...
she considers a grave danger to her wee ones
my dogs make a wide berth when walking around her

that is fine with me...
it keeps the puffballs safe


and with that...

May your day or night find grace in the eyes of the Lord.

7 comments :

  1. It is always interesting to read a post from you about your crops, critters, and this time seeing the roses that your husband bought for you to plant and they are giving you beautiful blooms. God is awesome in all His ways.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

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  2. The corn and melons look beautiful together.

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  3. I didn't know that about the corn tassels! Thank you for sharing that!

    Deanna

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  4. I really enjoyed your blog. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day.

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  5. I love to read your blog, can you help me understand, is the tall fence to keep out animals or for your own safety? And are you able to personally help anyone understand how your Island is for immigrating to?

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    1. Victorianlady8, Grenada is pretty safe. We don't have dangerous animals and people pretty much respect others' properties. Our fence was put up by my request to keep our dogs from wandering, our chickens from leaving the property to forage, and to keep out other wandering dogs from neighboring areas who would make dinners out of our chickens.
      As for immigrating to Grenada, it can be easy and it can be hard. It's wise to research the requirements from the Grenadian government, (http://www.gov.gd/). You can get quite a bit of info on their site and may help answer your questions better than I. My husband was born Grenadian, so as his wife, I am considered a national and I also became a citizen a few years ago. Makes things a whole lot easier in immigrating. If you are a person who can love a slow pace in just about everything and making do with what you can get on an island and forgetting what you cannot, you can do well here. It also helps greatly to either have a job or monies put away to retire on. Jobs are just about nil here as it is a very small island with only 100,000 people and much less who actually have money to spend. Most get by well, though, by growing their foods and having animals for both food and income. We do have up to date amenities as internet and most modern products. My husband and I feel we have everything we need to get along just fine. Medical services are okay unless one has a serious malady that needs up to date equipment for treatments. We do have a government funded medical care here which is free to anyone but, while good in some services, can be lacking for serious situations. Check out the website for more info. Hope this answers a little of your questions.

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    2. Thank you so much for your help! I am very thankful to find you, and to follow your life on the Island! God Bless You Dear One!

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