We’ve been in the new house for almost 3 weeks now and we’re settling in well! The kids are totally in love with the property and to be honest, so am I!
We may not be able to walk to the library or just around town anymore but they have so much more space here than they’re used to that they haven’t seemed to miss it at all.
There is a long driveway to ride bikes and collect stones on. Lots of birds to watch. And a couple of good climbing trees!
The property is full of trees, most of which I have no idea what they are. Many of them are flowering right now and the yard is full of the hum of bees. We see lots of butterflies and I even saw a hummingbird yesterday, which I’d never seen at the old house despite putting feeders up.
There are several lilac trees, which are my favourites. Unfortunately for my husband, his allergies don’t share my sentiments, but they’re only in bloom for a short time so hopefully his allergies will settle down a bit soon.
I’ve been loving watching the birds and even saw a Baltimore oriole for the first time a few days ago! We had a ring-necked pheasant in the yard a few times and I can hear him call almost every day from somewhere at the edge of the property where there are lots of tall grasses and trees.
The yard is also filled with dandelions. We don’t have a riding mower yet so they’ve been able to grow completely out of control and I’ve been looking for some recipes to use them in. I’ve made dandelion “honey” in the past but I’m looking for some new ideas to try this year. I’m thinking of making a dandelion infused oil and maybe some dandelion bread. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Have you tried using dandelions in recipes? What have you made?