Monthly Archives: September 2020

Daniel’s Birthday

Today we celebrated Daniel’s 13th birthday.

It was such a special day.

He had all his favorite things. Dragons, fried chicken and cheesecake.

He got so many nice gifts. He has been wanting a sewing machine so Grace and I got him this little machine to learn on. We practiced a little with it today.

Happy Birthday Daniel! God bless.

Waldorf Play Station (Bates Style)

Hello everyone! I hope you have all had a good weekend. Remember several posts back, I mentioned that Dave had a project we were working on. It is finished. Here’s how went.

2 inch thick sawmill wood. Rough cut.

Lots of cutting and lots of sanding. Sawmill lumber is more challenging to work with than other lumber but so worth it.

Here is one side of it put together.

We hung it up in the garage to put the tung oil on it. You can see some of the beautiful colors starting to come out in the wood.

Here it is put together. I don’t think I mentioned it but the lumber is poplar wood. It is so pretty. I said this was Bates style because it is huge. All the kids can play in it at one time. They love it! I think it took us 7 weekends to finish this but I’m not sure. It was a super fun project to work on and I’m so glad I got to help!

God bless.

Good Morning

I hope you have all been having a good week. Things have been good here. The garden is slowing down but still producing. The late beans I planted are blooming so they may produce a harvest. We’ll just have to wait and see.

I put up a few more pepper poppers this week.

Hydrated cherry tomatoes. I put them in olive oil to store them. Curious to see how they taste later on. I am hoping to try fermenting some this week.

Speaking of fermenting, I did some pickled corn last week. A little different than how my mom did it but it is really good. It has some garlic, peppers, onions and tomatoes in it.

Jess and I made some elderberry syrup.

Also made “dragon eggs” for Daniel’s birthday party.

I finished Katie’s superhero cape. She loves it. I used Caron Latte cakes yarn to make it. It is hard yarn to work with but very soft.

We had a beautiful moon the other night.

Also had quite a few foggy days. These days are Grace’s favorite. She loves foggy days. I enjoy them too.

I hope you all have a great week. God bless.