As you can see from the picture below, I also cut the last of the herbs and hung them for drying. I was really sad to cut the mint. I have been enjoying a daily cup of fresh mint tea with local honey all summer and fall. I'm really going to miss that fresh taste. There was lots of mint to dry, so I'll still get my cup of tea.
I pulled all the seeds from a pot of bachelor buttions that my dear mother in law gave me for my birthday. I want her lovely gift to keep going for many generations. I have always loved her flower garden by her back door.
Friday, we went to the Uinta Mountains and got a load of firewood. We need one more load to complete our winter hoard. While we do use propane as a supplemental heat and hot water source, we are able to use wood as our primary source of warmth. We are able to heat our 1400 square foot log home on less than $500 per year. I must admit, however, that I have to have my propane water heater. That is what makes up the majority of the money spent on propane. We hope to get an on demand water heater that is solar heated someday.
I hope you enjoyed the update on the fall happenings at the Tiny Taylor Ranch homestead. We are heading into winter and Christmas preparations. Winter is a busy time, but is also the time to enjoy the warmth of our little cabin home. Stay tuned for more adventures on the homestead.