Monday, May 13, 2013

May Keepers Meeting….


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What a great turnout!
 
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Janice spoke on herbs, and great ways to use them. She made some homemade bruschetta using homemade rosemary bread lightly brushed with olive oil, and sprinkled with fresh basil, tomatoes and feta cheese. DELICIOUS!
 
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A special little Mother’s Day gift….
Janice gave beautiful, aromatic rosemary plants to each of the women in attendance.
 
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We also talked about how to start your own sprouts. Janice had some for everyone to sample. They taste like fresh, new green beans from the garden. YUM!
 
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We all had such a lovely time.
 
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Marianne brought some great old magazines on homesteading that date back to the 1940’s. She says she that she and her husband still follow a lot of the info that is in it. How does the old saying go? “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Someone had it all figured out, and it still works!
 
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I made some hose wreaths to giveaway to four lucky winners.
 
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CONGRATULATIONS goes out to…..
Sheila, Madeline, Bev, and Marianne!
 
I always love getting together with all of our keepers. They have some really great information to share, and are always willing to try new things.
 
We have decided to skip over our June meeting because of busy summer schedules, but will still meet in July. Marianne is going to show us all how she makes clover honey. That is something I have never made and can’t wait to try!
 
Thank you for stopping by our little red saltbox! I do hope you enjoyed your visit and will come by again soon. I just love hearing from all of you!
 
Blessings,
Julie

7 comments:

  1. Hello Julie
    I enjoy the Homsteading meetings. I think since you and Janice have started I have only missed one meeting. I have learned so much from both you and Janice and also the other Homesteading women there. I enjoy going every month to just visit with all these wonderful women. Keep up the great work Julie and Janice.

    Louann

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  2. Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy to have you as part of the keepers. Janice and I love doing the meetings and are thrilled that it has gotten the attention that it has. There is always so much to learn and everyone is so willing to share and teach what they know. It's great!

    Have a great day!
    Julie

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  3. What a lovely idea for a group to get together and share ideas. We have something similar here, but I like the sharing of skills you have going on.

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    1. Thanks Kim! What kind of group do you have there? I'd love to hear about it. There are so many things we can learn from each other.

      So glad you stopped by!
      Julie

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  4. I really enjoy just getting together, it's an added bonus that the ladies take home and use what we're teaching. I'm also learning things from everyone else, can't wait until July to make honey.

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  5. Another wonderful meeting.. Great ideas and prizes..
    Two talented ladies..
    Blessings..

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    1. Thank you! How are you doing? Are you ready to migrate to the House of Henry, yet?
      Have a great week!
      Julie

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