And Suddenly it's July
July 4, 2013
Happy 4th of July, friends! I had my 29th birthday on the 20th of June, and ever since then, time has been slipping right out from under me. I guess that's how summer usually goes, though, isn't it?
If you have a moment, there are a few posts written elsewhere that I'd like to direct your attention to. The first is for my pickling spice blend recipe here, which was recently requested by a reader. I use this spice blend for most of my non-cucumber-type pickles, such as pickled onions or carrots.
The second is for my guest post for whipup.net, which was hosted by the ever-inspiring Lola Nova. For those of you who are familiar with WhipUp, you'll already know about the tragedy surrounding the founder of the blog, Kathreen Ricketson, and her family. I heard about this devastating news shortly after I wrote my post, and my thoughts immediately went out to Kathreen's two children. Fortunately, some thoughtful folks have set up a way for us to help by donating to their trust fund. For more information, check out Lola Nova's latest post here.
I know I've promised you a tour of the chicken coop, so I'll try my best to get that post ready for you by next week, as well as a progress on our garden. It's coming along quite nicely! Until then, I hope you all have a nice 4th of July weekend.