Wednesday, July 28, 2010
We have been getting a CSA box full of wonderful fruit and veggies since May from the Flying Cloud Farm. It is so nice to pick up our veggies every week, knowing the love and hard work that has gone into growing them. I feel very fortunate. This week Kelwyn was very excited and immediately starting pulling out produce from the box. He said with a huge grin "Look what I found Mommy" for every single vegetable. He helped me put them away in the fridge and we dug into the gold of our box, 2 pints of big, juicy blackberries. Yummy!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I had my last sewing class and finished up a few projects I have been working on the past month. I made Kelwyn a little button down shirt. He was so excited to wear it and handed me each button as I sewed them on.I found this dress for Adeline with my McCall dollar pattern sale, but it turned out way too big. I made the one for her weight, but it will probably not fit her until next summer. The bloomers would most likely fit up to her neck! It turned out really cute though. I am working on a dress for her birthday coming up in a few months that should fit her. I found this silly little girl going through my ribbon stash. So cute!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Kelwyn has had a cough in the evenings before bed and early in the morning. I am not sure why, maybe allergies or extra mucus. We decided to make a nice summer cough syrup to help ease his throat and hopefully get rid of the cough. Kelwyn helped me gather hyssop, horehound, anise seed, marshmallow, licorice, and fresh ginger root. We added the blend of herbs to a quart of boiling water and steeped it for a couple of hours. Then we simmered the strong tea to a pint, strained the herbs and added a cup of honey for flavor, preserving and its demulcent properties. I also added a few drops of peppermint essential oil. It turned out really yummy, but the horehound did make it a little bitter. Kelwyn has been taking his cough syrup throughout the day and hopefully his cough will be gone soon. I have a little medicine maker.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
We went downtown this evening for a little bluegrass and dancing at Shindig on the Green. Kelwyn and Adeline just loved watching all the people and busting out a few jigs of their own. It is so nice to live in an area with such great music. People would bring their own instruments and just set up all over the place pickin' with others and creating their own tunes. It was a lot of fun!