This past month I learned:
To listen before I garden. I was about to reach inside a folded up bag of seed starting soil in the greenhouse when I heard a buzzing sound. I peeked inside the bag carefully to find a very angry wasp AND a nest! Thankfully the buzzing alerted me to use caution (yeah, the mash the top down on the bag, squeal a little, drag it outside the greenhouse and squeal again kind of caution) before opening the bag and letting the crazy thing out.
I also learned to look before I garden. A few days ago I took down my garden apron from the hook to bring it inside to launder. Because of the above lesson I decided to check the four pockets. Another wasp nest. Me and the honey bees are on great terms. Me and the wasps - not so much.
Some substitute dental hygienists have a way of making you feel really crummy about yourself, (sparking visions of my teeth falling out imminently). My usual ones are so encouraging. I prefer the latter : ) They both state the same things but their delivery is key and so is my response in following through with their "suggestions".
Our neighbor has a boatload of tomatoes she planted from seed. She invited me to see them a couple weeks ago. She very cleverly took an unused wooden boat and filled it with her young tomatoes and placed old windows on top to create her own mini greenhouse. In a boat. A literal boatload of tomatoes!
Walking through doors God opens for you can be scary but always worth it on the other side.
You can make your own toothpaste! As a kid there were times we ran out and used the baking soda and water method. Not exactly a fan. But I am also not a fan of toothpastes (that I put inside my mouth a few times a day mind you) made overseas. I recently came across several recipes that include a bit of coconut oil for consistency, the standard baking soda for grit and essential oils such as peppermint or cinnamon for flavoring as well as other optional ingredients. I think it is worth a try! (The results also seem favorable which may impress the hygienist - you think?)
Happy June! I hope it is just the start of what ends up being a wonderful summer for you all!
What about you? What have you learned this past month?
Linking once again with Emily from Chatting at the Sky for What I learned.
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