Here's the first flat of barley. Wait until you see it this morning. Much thicker. I think my problem is maybe this isn't the best grain in the world and I should have soaked it longer. I read on a beer making website that they soak the barley for several days changing the water every 8 hours so it doesn't ferment. I am going to try that. (Oh, and Homer's work got one of the box hydroponic set-ups so now he'll be able to really quiz the researchers to figure it all out!).
At 3:00 PM I gave Elijah his bike, phone and money so he could hang out with some friends. Lucas and I raced to the store for groceries and then back home to meet the girls on the bus. I made my husband kabobs (his had some fresh shrimp), grilled corn and that awesome Bam Bam Potato Salad because he deserves it. I said on Facebook that it may be Mother's Day Weekend, but every day should be Father's Day for all that he does for me and the kids.
The plan was for him to put roofing on the greenhouse and for me to burn the lawn. Mother Nature thought otherwise. The wind was howling so I couldn't burn or there would have been a major forest fire and if he would have picked up one those sheets it would have folded in half. Now I know there are a hundred other things we could have done like splitting wood, cleaning house, shoveling dirt... the list is long. What did we do? We sat down and watched two movies and went to bed. Now that's a Friday!!