Got a lot of blackberries? Then check out this recipe for Blackberry Mojito Fruit Leather.

I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pioneer Week begins!

Yes, I'm still using my computer this week, but only because I have other work to do. In any case, I think it's going to be hard to keep the lights off around here. I'm still using the washing machine, but forgoing the dryer today.

We're well on our way to making meals from scratch (although the hubs is focusing - yet again - on cakes and ice cream). I pick up our CSA basket tomorrow and we have a ton of greens growing in the backyard.

The kids spent the morning playing with a huge lego box filled with water, but that went into the rain barrel, so I don't consider it much of a waste. I'll be taking a navy shower here soon and trying to keep the waterworks at a minimum in the rest of the house.

I'm making some serious headway on Emma's quilt, but it will be a struggle to keep the kids from wanting to watch a movie or some sort of entertainment so we'll see how long that lasts.

How are things looking for you?

6 comments:

Carpe Diem said...

Oh, I missed the Pioneer Week announcement! Luckily I'm not too late... count me it!

Shannon said...

Around here we call them "submarine showers" :)

equa yona(Big Bear) said...

Wait, foregoing dryer usage today?
Where is your clothesline? I am devastated.

Crunchy Chicken said...

Equa - The clothesline went down when we got rid of the deck last year. I have a new drying rack and haven't consistently been using it. Like today, since it's raining.

Robj98168 said...

Well see first gotta put out a call for that nymphette, Nellie Olson. Then help Charles plow the south forty. And build a cupboard for "Ma" Seems to me Charles should be building the cupboard.

Robj98168 said...

@Submarine Showers??? Anything like Submarine Races???

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