Sunday, June 9, 2019
ETA: Even more apologies for not replying to your lovely comments. It´s an issue of logging in to Blogger through Google, I think. But I have yet to figure out how to get around it. Sorry!
Apologies for not posting in so long. I´ve been busy with the flower farm and trying to minimize the destruction of the puppy princess. Add to that ongoing family drama and there´s little time for blogging.
We´ve had a very unpredictable spring in terms of weather. Heat waves in February and May, lately cold snaps and ¨cyclogenesis explosivos¨ or cold front rainstorms with high winds. We even had a frost yesterday, in the middle of June.
It seems to me that I´ve been blogging about the garden for so long, and I don´t want to bore those who aren´t interested. I have been visiting florists and the reception has been generally positive, though orders are non-existant. I need to work on selling.
The latest culinary project is chive infused vinegar. Very simple to make, it´s about 1 cup of chive flowers to 1 1/2 cups of white vinegar. Crush the flowers (fresh and not too past their peak) before adding the vinegar. Let sit 2 weeks at room temperature in dark storage. Strain and ready for use on salads. It turns a beautiful pink color. I´m going to give more thought to edible flowers.
Briga continues to be a challenge at eight months. Now weighing in at 30 kilos, her latest obsession, aside from digging and stealing footwear to chew on, is climbing. We found her up on the ¨roof¨ of the barn the other day. V nearly broke his neck getting her down. At least the enclosure around the flower patch is finished and seems to be working. Fingers crossed.
In other news, there are projects on the horizon. I desperately need a space to store craft stuff and process harvested flowers, so I´m studying the Swedish empire catalogue for cabinets to finish the laundry area. And we may finally see progress on the barn this summer. Stay tuned.
Galicia remains bewitchingly beautiful, and thankfully far away from the horrors which dominate the news. I´ve planted tomatoes, onions, carrots and green beans, along with more flowers. The roses have been particularly spectacular this year. We have firewood that should see us through the end of the year. Breo continues to be a miracle of patience and loyalty, especially when I´d like to strangle his little sister.