Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Staying closer to home

Saturday, June 6, we decided to stay a little closer to home. We had a bit of a lazy slow morning with a big buttermilk pancake breakfast (with no smiley fruit faces). The kids wanted to show Grandma and Grandpa our local berry picking field, so we went and spent a bit of time hunched over the strawberry plants collecting a delicious treat which we ate for dessert after our lunch of BLTs!! We had our first try of the kids' home-grown lettuce.

Bud, unfortunately, was not impressed. He claimed that it tasted like soap. I am not sure where that idea came from. I don't know how he knows what soap tastes like! I, however, thought that our sandwiches were delicious. I never turn down a lovely BLT! We like ours with cucumber slices on them, too. Don't turn your nose up at that! Try it sometime - cucumbers are a great fresh addition to a BLT (as well as many other sandwiches)!

After our lunch, we went to the local sheep show... what fun to watch some of these kids show their sheep for the first time!

Next door, at the BBQ there was a display of all sorts of woolen items. There were many spinning wheels on display where we could watch people actually spin some wool! It was fascinating. I wish I would have thought to take a picture of the gal's socks who is spinning the wool, there, they were pretty little socks that were so bright and cheery. She takes the wool, washes it, dyes it, cards it and spins it before knitting it into a usable item! I applaud her efforts. I like my Hanes Athletic socks well enough, though...


  1. Cucumbers are an EXCELLENT addition to BLTs! We love it, too!


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