I harvested peaches from the garden. I also cut garlic chives, basil, and mint from the garden.
I made mint tea from the mint leaves and put it in the refrigerator to drink. I had so much mint last year and never really used it; this year, I only have a small patch that I am hoping will grow larger as I now realize that I would like to use it quite a lot!
I canned fig jam and froze peach slices from the fruit in our garden. I’m still sick, so I wasn’t up to canning peaches this year. We’ll have to make a lot of smoothies!
We did some much-needed deep cleaning around the house, which was an inexpensive way to feel more content at home. I washed all the pillow covers and the couch covers in the living room. The children remarked that the couch looks brand-new!
My husband made more obelisks for our garden.
I read an e-book from the library.
I found squash bugs in my garden. Those who garden know how devastating this can be, causing dead plants in a few short days. I decided to try a new method this year, as everything else has never worked for me. I put soapy water in a bucket. I went out and picked up every vine and leaf (with gloves on) and pulled every squash bug off and put it in the bucket (they drown). I pulled off any dead leaves and every leaf that had eggs on it. I did this every day. So far, I haven’t had any eggs hatch and my plants are still alive. I will be doing this daily. I had planted in July hoping to miss the squash bugs, but it was not to be this year. I have found them every day, so they must be flying in daily, as I haven’t seen any nymphs. Hopefully this meth,od will make it possible for us to have a harvest this year! My plants are just starting to flower and I’d like to have some food from them!
What did you do this last week to save money?
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