We had a great time yesterday at Grayson Highlands fall festival.
There were lots of neat crafts, jellies, and yummy honey for sale. I spotted a bowl cozy that I loved and was happy to find out they are really easy to make. They will be super handy for those hot bowls of soup this winter! Just follow this tutorial to make some of your own.
Quentin works both jobs today and the next two days, so we got our picnicking in early. :)
I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
This soup was just plain good. I think I will can the rest of our beets for this recipe instead of pickling them.
Beet and Potato Soup
Saute onions with dill in butter until softened.
Add cubed potatoes and saute for a few minutes.
Add stock and beets.
Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for approximately 30 minute.
Blend with a hand blender until desired texture.
Finish with cream or half/half, salt and pepper to taste.
Note: prep. time includes cooking of the beets.
We used deer stock in place of the vegetable stock and left out the cream.
Because we have just been too busy with school, the garden, and life.
Our carrots don’t usually grow this large!
We have almost finished putting up our corn.
A break from school to have a picnic with friends.
Chocolate Chip Cookies!!
Gluten-free, dairy-free pizza is actually quite tasty.
Black bean brownies are tasty too.
Marigolds. Madison has started selling the seeds.
Gluten-free cake with peanut butter glaze.
A frog on a lily pad in our little pond.
Another break from school to enjoy a movie with friends.
Making grape juice.
Grape jelly & grape juice.
Pumpkin bundt cakes.
And that just about does it. Have a great week!!
Seems I’ll try anything for soft, shiny hair. :)
I used the petals from 4 flowers and 20 leaves.
Soak the petals and leaves in 1/2 cup water for 10 minutes.
I put the leaves and petals in the blender along with the soaking water. I think, perhaps, I wasn’t supposed to put in the water. :)
Pour your mixture into a bowl. You now have 2-in1 Shampoo & Conditioner to use right away. It doesn’t keep.
I didn’t use a blow dryer and waited until my hair was completely dry to comb it. It was a messy process, but I was pretty pleased with the results.
Our garden sat dormant for a while but is really starting to produce again.
I find that kind of surprising since I am pretty sure I haven’t weeded it in close to a month. :)
Garden tomatoes are the best.
Today we had steamed zucchini, okra, and tomatoes straight from the garden.
Along with our first watermelon this year!
After reading this post today, we checked our watermelons. We had been afraid to pick any. Thanks, Fabulous Farm Girl!