First I need to stop making plans and just do things when I can. I did not get the mulberries picked last night but I did make it my morning walk. I picked over a gallon of mulberries and about 1/2 gallon of leaves. I have the berries on the stove right now simmering and have used the potato masher to smash them to get all the good juice out. I also have the leaves simmering and will turn both of them off soon and when they cool I will strain them and freeze them in ice cube trays and use them to color my soap. When I want to use them all I have to do is take a cube or two out and not have to thaw a whole container of the juice. I also picked lettuce, lots of lettuce this morning and will cook it and then run it through the blender to use to make soap. I love these no cost items and they are all natural.
I have a neighbor who lives two doors from us going through a divorce. The house is owned by his parents so he is living there, young guy around 30. She planted lots of flowers, trees, bushes and herbs over the 5 years they were together. She would plant the stuff and then never take care of it. Out back there is a beautiful flower/herb garden (about 30' x 30') that I just love to look at when it is all in bloom. The weeds have taken over so this morning when I finished picking my stuff I went over and weeded it. I sure hope he doesn't mind and will watch for him to come home and tell him what I did. I'm sure there is well over $500 worth of plants in there and I just hated to see it full of weeds. If he doesn't mind I will probably keep it weeded this summer. Now if I could get the weed eater started I would use it to go around the spot. Now the 2 houses on the left side of us have single men who don't take care of their yards like I wish they would. My sister-in-law from Texas reminded me this morning that I don't need to take care of it for them even though I wish I had the time and energy to do it. Both houses have neglected landscape and they wait forever to mow their grass. I keep mine mowed and everything has to look perfect. In case you haven't noticed I am a LOT picky. Oh well could be worse.
Later, take care.