Here's an example of what I've been working on.
I've finished all of the pages and now I'm working on putting my binder together. In addition to the pages I created, I'm also adding any related articles I've found online plus some materials from my local Cooperative Extension. It's a work in progress but hopefully I'll have it finished soon. If anyone is interested in using the pages, you can download them here.
We got another glimpse of spring today. The cold and wind took a break and left us with sunshine and near 70° weather. The kids got to playing with a box we were about to recycle (What is it with kids and boxes?! Ha!) and they decided it would be perfect to use as a lemonade stand. They made signs, made a small "till" for their cash to go into and begged me to make lemonade. How could I say no?
|Banana Girl & Bubba with their friends|
I must say, they were very cute and they did get quite a few customers. They sold each cup for 50¢ and actually made $21.75 from four quarts of lemonade. (They did let one cup go for 25¢.) It's really fascinating to watch your children and to see their creative juices flowing. They created a little ditty about lemonade and they sung it at the top of their lungs anytime someone would pass. I was totally blown away by how much money they made. They could hardly contain themselves, they were so excited.
I also wanted to give a special shout out to Ilene for the cookbook recommendations. Today I received my very own copies of Farm Journal's Country Cookbook, Farm Journal Freezing & Canning Cookbook, and Farm Journal Homemade Bread. I found them used on Amazon for a very good price. I paid more for shipping than I did the actual books. They were only a few pennies a piece, plus a couple bucks shipping.
I started skimming through the Freezing & Canning Cookbook and then skimming turned into reading every last word. I did peek through the other two and I'm very pleased with my purchase. There is such an amazing wealth of information in each book, I know that I will truly treasure these books. By the way, please check out Ilene's blog, Rock Whisperer. She's extremely knowledgeable and has a lot of creative ideas.
Best wishes to everyone!