Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Yes, these are from the garden, picked this morning (a surprisingly cool one), and also the cinnamon pickles I made last week. One of the jars broke in the water bath, or I would have had 4 pints.
BUT, what I really wanted to show you (forgot to take a pic) was all the produce I got at Loving Hands last week. Here's a list:
2 lbs. carrots
1 lb. organic spinach
2 organic celery
2 organic lemons
1 large veggie tray w/ dip
1 large bag mushrooms
1 bag bing cherries
1 big watermelon
sugar snap peas
1 bag broccoli
3 organic heads of romaine
And that is just the produce. I also got eggs, butter, yogurt, chicken, lunch meat, and center cut bacon.
This is our new living room look. Finally brought the bookcases up from the basement. It isn't quite finished, but this is the general idea.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Making cinnamon pickles tonight. Results soon to be posted.
Guess what I found at one of the 61 garage sales being hosted all over Fort Lupton this weekend? JARS. That's right. I was shoving a load of 25 cent books in the truck along with the boys, when a man came up behind me and said, "I don't know if you're interested, but there's a living estate sale up the street on the corner." Was I? Oh yes. At first I though it was a wash, but then I went around the corner and discovered the hidden trove. A jumbled pile of old cardboard boxes with odd jars tossed carelessly in. I figured there were maybe thirty or forty good ones, so I went and offered the lady $20 for all her quarts.
"That sounds perfect," she said, looking relieved to have gotten rid of the dusty old relics so quick and easy.
Only it wasn't so easy. She offered to help me load them and went off to get boxes. When she reappeared we started sorting all the quarts out from the rest of them....and sorting, and sorting, and loading, and sorting.
And then I found some gallon jars. And then some half gallons.
Before I knew it, my whole truck bed was full of boxes of jars, and the boys were wailing, "Enough! no more jars Mom!" from where they were wading between them back there.
Needless, to say, I don't either I or the lady had realized how many jars were there.
OOh, I also nabbed this dutch oven which will be great for camping and such-$10. Not bad.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
It has been a busy year so far and here are some pics of what we've been up to.
Our local heritage Fair was a new experience for the boys, where they got to see everything from ancient Roman soldiers (in costume) to WWII stuff. Here is Haukin peeking out of a 1700's fur trader's teepee.
Zane wanted me to be SURE to post this pic of him in his soldier costume so all the grandmas could see him.
Tonight Haukin is taking apart his first radio......aaawww.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
The Lion is such a stately, noble looking beast that it is not at all incongruent to think of one reclining on a bean bag in a sunny corner of the library. Think of the scene in the opening credits of The Addams Family--a large, bored looking lion wanders through their stately mansion on Cemetery Lane.
Anyway, in The Library Lion, a lion has to learn about rules in the library, just like kids do, and that all rules themselves sometimes have to be bent.