6/2/08

leftovers...

BOO!


sorry I didn't mean to scare you, it's one very tired self portrait...

This was my outfit for Valley Days. This is a program to teach third and fourth graders about the life of California pioneers. Valley Days is an interactive learning experience. It has a school house, a print shop, a blacksmith's shop, print house, gold panning, a farm and many other stations. Rich and I were farmers. We plowed the land and let the kids plant seeds and retrieve water from a hand pump, we also shucked corn, and talked about it's many uses. First of all, I'm glad I am not a farmer back then and two, we waste a lot of stuff. They used the spent corn cobs for firewood, dolls. The husks for roofing material. I'm just flabbergasted on how much we waste.

This beautiful apron was sent to me from Nan, whose wonderful blog is Pots and Pins. She paints, sews, quilts, and cooks. She has more talent in her little pinkie toe than I will ever have in my whole life! I want to wear pearls, a fluffy Dior skirt, and heels with this apron. Thanks Nan!


Also check out her site to see her adorable grandson, Max.


minty fresh...

mint and light...

a mint and sliced lemon Arnie Palmer... you can see another version of this photo here...

for the world's best cucumber salad recipe, click here... it was so good.. it's gone... no leftovers, nothing, nada, zilch... going to make it again tomorrow...


14 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Cute self portrait! I love cucumber salad. And I like it the most when someone else makes it...

lcsa99 said...

I gotta say that's one thing I don't miss about California. All the reminders to conserve! Recycle! Reuse!

Don't get me wrong, I do recycle and all that, I just don't wanna be reminded that I am spoiled and wasteful. Denial is such a wonderful thing ;)

Mayberry Magpie said...

There used to be a reality show on PBS -- I forget the name but something like Pioneer Family. And they put a real suburban family in a pioneer cabin with no modern conveniences and make them chop wood and haul water and see what happens. I always, always, always wanted to be the Pioneer family. I think I would kick butt at it. I'm envious that you and Rich got to experience Valley Days.

Okay, totally random comment. You need to start a gardening blog. I want to know how you (or Rich) have such a great looking lawn. There are folks in Oklahoma who would kill for grass like yours.

Mayberry Magpie

Grace said...

i really, really try hard not to waste very much, but i still end up with an almost-full 13-gallon trash bag every week. what baffles me is the people in my neighborhood who leave one little walmart bag out for pick-up. is that really all the trash they have? what am i doing wrong??

Kristin said...

Thanks for reminding me I have to go find some mint growing wild in some gully and transplant it to my garden. It's Mint Julep season! Yippee!

Asthmagirl said...

I heart that apron. Seriously... I have apron envy!

You're an adorable farmer!

I'm averting my eyes from the cucumbers!

melissa said...

I was going to say what asthma girl said, you're adorable. ;)

The cucumber salad looks delicious. I'm not surprised it's gone.

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

Outfit is cute, apron is darling and the cucumber salad looks yummy. I'm going to try the recipe for supper tomorrow. :)

Sandy said...

Always love a visit here ... :)

noble pig said...

I adore aprons...especially cute ones LIKE THAT! I would put on the whole Lucille Ball outfit and throw it over, it will be perfect!

Snooty Primadona said...

For a while I was a docent at a local western gallery where we taught Jr. High age kids about the days of trail drives & cowboys and all about cooking in a chuck wagon. It amazed me back then how every single item was used to the last tiny bit. They used the same sourdough starter for what seemed like ages. A trip back in time is always good for a bit of learning. Good for you!

The Yummy Mummy Cooks Gourmet said...

Hey!

You're freakin' adorable.

Who knew the Thelma to my Louise (or the Louise to my Thelma) would be such a hottie?

Cool. More self-portraits please.

Kim

White On Rice Couple said...

What a fantastic program! Interactive programs like that are always so educational and fun for the kids, especially when the grown ups like dress up! Now you have a back up Halloween costume!
Glad you like the cucumber salad! Beats the red beet ice cream, huh? ;)

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