Just came in from planting my 3 San Marzano Tomato plants & doing some weeding. My garden is gradually coming into shape. I have tons more weeding to do, tons more stuff to plant. More terracing to do, etc. So far I’m eating asparagus, kale, collards, onions, & lettuces. I had a few carrots too. I saw the radishes I planted last week starting to sprout, & in another week or so I’m sure things will be coming up like crazy everywhere! This evening I noticed some volunteer purple potatoes coming up, & the annual volunteer sunflowers that I love! I planted sunflowers once, years ago. I only grow them for the birds, especially the yellow finches who come. I’ve had sunflowers every year since. I always transpant them to grow along my back fence, because they get taller every year & I have to tie them to the fence for support!
My end of the day tea count is 223.
This tea? It’s ok. I’m gonna drink it in the bubble bath while reading the latest issue of ‘Organic Gardening’. The perfect end to a perfect day.

Sil

If I didn’t know better I’d say you we’re taking teas from your cupboard and dropping them in mine!

Terri HarpLady

you can never be sure ;)

Veronica

Your garden sounds amazing! I am excited to be eating the radishes, onions, and spinach from my little garden, but now I wish I had planted more. And tomatoes… yeesh… I haven’t even thought of planting tomatoes yet!

Terri HarpLady

Those 3 toms I planted yesterday are the best Italian heirlooms I’ve ever had! I slow roast & freeze them, & then enjoy them all winter. I also plant sun gold cherry toms, & a couple different heirloom slicers. I always plant way too much stuff! But it’s fun to share!

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Sil

If I didn’t know better I’d say you we’re taking teas from your cupboard and dropping them in mine!

Terri HarpLady

you can never be sure ;)

Veronica

Your garden sounds amazing! I am excited to be eating the radishes, onions, and spinach from my little garden, but now I wish I had planted more. And tomatoes… yeesh… I haven’t even thought of planting tomatoes yet!

Terri HarpLady

Those 3 toms I planted yesterday are the best Italian heirlooms I’ve ever had! I slow roast & freeze them, & then enjoy them all winter. I also plant sun gold cherry toms, & a couple different heirloom slicers. I always plant way too much stuff! But it’s fun to share!

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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http://www.harpsinger.net

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