Mint for Tea & Mini-Watermelons
Ben and Hope have been picking bags and bags of mint for our winter tea. The house smells wonderful with all the mint drying in bunches hanging from the ceiling. We strip the stems off since that is where the bitter taste is, leaving the aromatic leaves.
While picking the mint Ben also collected some mint rhizomes, the roots, for transplanting over to the upper pond and a few for planting in our cottage. Mint does well in low light conditions and loves plenty of water although I’ve also seen it thriving in full light.
Mystery Watermelon Marks
This year we got two itty-bitty, teeny-tiny watermelons. On the side of one were interesting little parallel marks. I think they were made by a young mouse who hadn’t figured out yet to bite in just one place. The arc of the marks might represent the arc of it’s neck and body as it tried to bite into the melon. Other ideas?
Outdoors: 60째F/41째F Partially Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 67째F/62째F Katya born yesterday morning