The bad news is that I've been very depressed lately, and that's why I haven't been blogging very much lately.
The other good news is that I may have a new venue for you to view my blog on soon. There would be a small fee if you choose to go that route to view it, but that will motivate me to blog more, if people are paying specifically to read it. Anyhoo, hopefully that will be finalized and I'll have an actual real announcement about it in a couple days.
As for what else is growing on at the Trailer Park Homestead, it is largely SSDD:
|More or less the same...|
|More or less the same...|
|Speaking of monsters, my tomato plants look like they'd all like to be transplanted. Checking the 10 day forecast, at this moment, it looks like it might be maybe possible to send them outside to play as early as next week! The last frost is usually mid- to late May here though, so I'm not going to count on it. I'll just have to keep checking the forecast to see.|
|My apologies to those that abhor the consumption of meat, but this is an update on the mushrooms from last week's post. I didn't get around to eating them in a salad with spinach from the garden, sooooooo, I sauteed them with this here venison steak that we ate last night and, boy, they were yummy! My husband had had oyster mushrooms previously when I got some from a farmers market a couple years ago and didn't care for them, but, with the steak, he said they were "pretty good", which is his highest praise! I'll probably turn the mushroom kit over and start growing them on the other side within a few days, so I can have that more or less done when my free replacement bag of mushroom spores and growing medium arrives. That's right: FREE! Back to the Roots has a promotion going on that, when you post a picture of yourself (or your kids, whatever) and your mature mushroom kit on their Facebook page, they will send the classroom of your choice a free mushroom kit. However, they also give you the option of getting a free replacement bag for yourself instead. Since we homeschool, my kitchen is the classroom of my choice, so I asked for the replacement bag and was informed yesterday that it will be shipped within a few days. Getting two bags for the price of one definitely makes one of those nifty keen mushroom kits a better deal! Once I'm done growing in the bags, I plan on seeing if I can learn how to keep the mushrooms growing on my own, without any further purchases or, if all else fails, I've heard the stuff left in the bags after the mushrooms are done makes a fantastic soil amendment, so that should make my plants happy as well.|