Friday, August 22, 2014

Today's Update - 22 August 2014


The beautyberries will soon be ready to pick again at our other property.  The pictures you see here are some that I picked last year and made jelly with.  The kids used the last jar of it at a "tea party" they had with some friends.  It was one of those special tea parties where the girls made everything from scratch and had fun surprising their friends ... homemade herbal iced tea, homemade herbal finger sandwiches, homemade farmer's cheese, beautyberry jelly, and homemade crackers.  They always have a couple of new girls in the group and it is funny for the others to watch the faces of the "newbs" has they are told what they are eating.  Gotta admit it is a hoot for me as well.  LOL.

 

The day wasn't as eventful as yesterday - thank goodness - but tomorrow is expected to be a real crush as I have to pick up and take some girls to the mall (OMG!) and then bring them home for a sleep over.  My college age daughter needs to be carted over to a friend's house for a birthday party.  The tree cutters are supposed to be back to finish off the big, dangerous tree that didn't want to come down last Saturday.  And miscellaneous other stuff.  Hubby said he'll take the 10 year old with him and then off to work and our college age son said if hubby can't then he will. 

Did manage to get most of my writing to do list accomplished but I still haven't gotten to Georgie yet.  Hopefully that will happen tomorrow as I wait for the girls at the mall's food court.  We'll see ... that's the plan anyway.

Today's stories updates include .....................

Zombies Aren't Real ... Are They?!
http://zombiesarentrealarethey.blogspot.com/ 

Up On Hartford Ridge
http://uponhartfordridge.blogspot.com/

Teaghan
http://teaghanandsloan.blogspot.com/

Larkspur in Eden
http://larkspurineden.blogspot.com/

There Is No Such Thing As A Thornless Garden
http://thornlessgarden.blogspot.com/

When All Doors Close
http://whenalldoorsclose.blogspot.com/

Mother Hen's Recipes
http://motherhensrecipes.blogspot.com/

A Bunch of Wild Thyme
http://bunchofwildthyme.blogspot.com/

Enduring on the Lake
http://enduringonthelake.blogspot.com/

The videos are of making beautyberry jelly and then the "Eat the Weeds" episode on beautyberries.

Enjoy!



11 comments:

  1. Good luck tomorrow, and good jelly making this year :).

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    1. I have a feeling I'm going to need it. LOL

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  2. Iv never even heard of a beautyberry. I am feeling more and more deprived...

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    1. Most people consider them a weed if now outright poisonous. They aren't. You can't ... well I mean you can but uck ... eat them right off the bush. They are really insipid that way. But they make an really gorgeous and tasty jelly. Don't know what it is exactly that changes them but I would expect it is kind of like corn cob jelly ... there are hidden sugars and flavors that come out with cooking.

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  3. Thanks so much for all the wonderful videos and information you're giving us. I admit, I'd never heard of beautyberries either! I'm curious, since I know you have a lot of free time (pause for laughter) do you quilt? Most of us quilters love to see stories that have quilting as part of the story so maybe that's a maybe for someday?

    You do a great job of entertaining us and educating us at the same time. Thanks!

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    1. My mother quilts. I will try a put up a couple of pics of her quilts tonight. She belongs to a quilt guild and every thing.

      I can sew and used to do a lot of it in high school and when our oldest three were little. Got out of the habit about the time the oldest got out of school and now it is just special projects like curtains, costumes, holiday decorations, alterations, etc.

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    2. I think there is a mystery series that the main character is a quilter. I'll ask Mom as I know she has it.

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    3. I would love to see pics of your moms quilts! I am just getting started and i just think they are so beautiful!

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    4. Watcher109 - I posted a couple of pics for you and Karen on the 8/23/14 update.

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  4. There are 2 or3 different series with quilters in them. Someday quilts is good and the Amish ones too.

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    1. Elizabeth Craig writes the Southern Quilt Mysteries ... or it is called something like that. LOL. Book #1 is called "Quilt or Innocence". Talk about the perfect title for the first book in a series like that. ROFL

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