What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, June 29, 2012

Calendula






My calendula plants are doing amazingly well despite the gift of clay soil I gave it this spring. I snip them every week, sometimes several times, and still, they brighten up my flowerbeds with vibrant orange and yellow.  The object is---DON'T let them go to seed!!!  So I have screens of them drying, petals in anything edible that can stand it and jars of infusing oils on my windowsill. 

And, not that this has anything to do with calendula---but is worth celebrating nonetheless....I finally *FINALLY* finished weeding, haying and thinning the carrots!  I handed the thinnings to the children who took turns nibbling them like rabbits and when I was done, I whooped!  (I can't imagine what the roofers next door were thinking...)  There is only ONE more big job in the garden before the little, daily weed pluckings and that is doing the same thing as was done to the carrots, except to the beets.  But THAT day, I will get lovely beet greens with dinner as a reward.  

Happy Friday to you all and have a great weekend!

6 comments:

Tracy said...

Gorgeous! You're having a good summer!

...they call me mommy... said...

Gorgeous salad!! :) Sorry that I've been scarce...we are finishing up 5 Day Club at our farm!

Leah T. said...

Such beautiful pictures! Calendula has become a very special flower to me as it is the birth flower for October, the month we lost our twins. When we get moved into the house by the barn I am going to plant a big patch of it to use in salves and such.

And hooray for thinned and weeded carrots! You have a great weekend,too. :D

Anonymous said...

that salad looks heavenly!!!!

b in va

Renata said...

Hi Rebecca
I have just found your blog & it is gorgeous!! I intend to visit often!
Have a wonderful day
Blessings
Renata:)

Leah said...

So when are you going to invite me over for some of that salad? (I mean a two thousand mile difference is nothing, right?)