Saturday, October 24, 2009
October 18, 2009
Our first attempt at a fall picture. Oh boy. Probably going to be a while before we get BOTH kids looking at the camera, or BOTH kids smiling, or BOTH kids sitting up pointed the right direction.....
Would have liked to have Iris in the photo,too, but we were worried that she'd just knock someone (or someTHING--redneck tripod, anyone?) over with her crazy klutzy little dogself.
October 14, 2009
Maisie helped me peel and slice the apples to put into our "new" dehydrator! Pam sent hers up with Mom after their trip to CA and OR, and we've gotten tons of use out of it already!
I was NOT impressed by the process of drying peaches, it takes forEVER to fill the racks, but I love the dried peaches. And I'm not fond of canned, at all. This little peeling/slicing gizmo made doing apples MUCH easier! These are golden delicious apples from Bonney Farm, and they are WONDERFUL! Our Ambrosias from the surrounding orchard are awesome dried, too. I also tried drying the very last of our tomatoes, and they've turned out pretty good, too! Will be drying MUCH more fruit next year!
October 11, 2009
Digging into a gift from Gerry Weber-it's a set of Melissa and Doug blocks that both kids LOVE!! Greg has fits about the smaller ones (because you could fit them through a toilet paper tube, so he could swallow them!) so we try to keep the smaller ones out of his reach--that would be UP somewhere, because this little guy gets around! He isn't crawling on all 4s, but he gets up on all four, then lunges forward. Gets anywhere he wants!