First thing this morning I worked in the yard for 1.5 hours turning some of the compost and making the mulch for my flower gardens. When Emily got up I went in to make our jelly. Here's the rose petal juice. I love the reaction when you add the lemon juice.
Added the sugar and brought to a boil.
The dandelion petals steeped all night and were drained this morning.
I made the first four jars of Dandelion Jelly and Emily made the second four. It made me smile to see her stirring this pot. It is the very same pot I made Tapioca Pudding for my dad in when I was very little. I had to sit up on a tall stool to see to stir. I love this pot.
We finished with eight 8-ounce jars of Dandelion Jelly and four jars of Rose Petal Jelly (or liquid gold as I refer to it for the work it takes!).
Some of my lilies. The first and third smell incredible.
Emily and I spent a little mother-daughter time in the garden today just talking. It was wonderful! Hard for us to do with so many other kids around. Today, I was teaching her about thinning plants and identifying the weeds. It wasn't such a chore with company.
Lucas had his second soccer game today, and I must say my team did much better. They are so cute and you don't realize just how tiny and fragile (and clueless) 4-year olds are until you have them play a team sport like soccer. They cheer about the oddest things and say the funniest stuff. I'm actually enjoying myself, but don't tell anyone or they'll want me to do it again!
That's Lucas in orange going for the goal. No he did not make it. He did make one later on, for the other team, and was pretty darn happy about it. So was I. :)
And finally....Mr. White whipped up steak and fries for a late dinner while we watched my favorite (Sandra Bullock) in The Blind Side. I know, I know...I should have been working in the garden planting the last of the flowers, but it was raining. At least I had an excuse!