Archive for June, 2011
Since I live in wine country proper, I thought it would be nice to include some wine inspired upcycled projects. I found these at Upcycle The Art of The R’s.
But, for whatever reason I love to iron cloth napkins -love it.
So for me this is perfect! Found it on a quilters blog, texasfreckles, so you know she knows a little something about ironing!
It stunk up my house; something akin to asparagus.
Evidently this stuff has to age awhile and I’ve never been good at waiting – so… Three of my most fabulous BFFs and I visited The Russian River Rose Company located in Healdsburg, CA – right in my own back yard.
We signed up for the Perfume Rose Harvest Tour and after a little instruction we were out in the rose fields harvesting baskets full of roses – it was incredible! It doesn’t take long for you to discover that your tour guide is a gentleman farmer well educated in history, chemistry, economics, advertising and of course; all thing roses.
Your group stuffs the homemade still with rose petals and is rewarded with a cup of hot tea and an interesting demonstration and education.
By the end of the morning you’ll have made a mason jar of rose water! Your host will let you test some aged rose water (remember; asparagus) on each other – hilarity ensues!
But then I thought – What if I used my compost to plant my garden?
Experiment No. 1 ? Cantaloupe:
1. Scoop out the innards of a cantaloupe
2. Bury the whole slimy mess under about 2 inches of soil
3. Water your garden as usual
4. Thin out the little sprouts – I placed mine about 3 feet apart
It only took a couple of weeks before a little row of green sprouted!
According to all-knowing Google, I’ll be serving my family sweet organic cantaloupe this summer.