I also have my first Cub Scout meeting today that I am not prepared for. I had all summer to get ready. I guess I work best under pressure.
Q&A: Why do I have a sheep? - I usually answer that question "Because I can". I live further out-of-town so I can do what I want (for the most part). City living in a subdivision would drive me insane. This is Daisy's sixth summer and she is purely a pet. I have never used her wool as it is expensive to process and I don't have the means to myself. I was thinking of doing a little of it next spring just to have a bit of her to save when she does pass on.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup sugar
1 cup finely shredded unpeeled zucchini
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/4 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel (I just throw in a splash of lemon juice from a bottle because I never have lemons on hand)
1/2 cup walnuts
In a mixing bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg. In another mixing bowl combine sugar, shredded zucchini, cooking oil, egg, and lemon peel; mix well. Add flour mixture; stir just till combined. Stir in chopped walnuts. Pour batter into a greased 8X4X2-inch loaf pan. Bake in a 350* oven for 55 to 60 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove bread from the pan; cool thoroughly on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicking. Makes 1 loaf.
(At this house it gets cut hot and two loaves are eaten in about 2 hours. I freeze my zucchini in 2 cup portions so I can make two loaves at a time).
They are just so darned cute. Foggy morning.
Elijah running it in for the first touchdown of the game. We won this one!
Muddy game as it had been raining for a few days prior. Sprinkled some during the first half.
Our last game of croquet for the season.
I love to sit by the fire pit. Wish I had the time to do it every night because our Fall is pretty short. Soon it will be winter and I'll be sitting by the fire inside.
This is where we are with the hill. The two landings will be for gardens which are not going to be ready this Fall. The dozer went back so we aren't even sure we will get the fire pit and snowboarding hill done. Hopefully we'll get to use it one last time to finish up.
I was at the school so I could go to Girl Scouts with Olivia. I saw this poster she made on the wall in the halls. She was the only child with ten family members. The most anyone else had was six (mom, dad, four kids). Guess she's lucky. She wishes for two dolphins. Not sure where that's coming from?
They had snack on the floor (I wish she would have had them sit at the tables).
Then they made a book. It's a two hour meeting and everything she had planned was done in about 50 minutes so they went out to the playground. We stayed 20 minutes and left. Delaying dinner and taking up our evening for the playground is not why Olivia is a Girl Scout. Hopefully in future meetings they will do more to work towards their badges.
We stopped by the store because I had promised a trip to the toy aisle. Those two have to look at every single thing before making a decision. Ug! Grabbed some groceries and home for dinner.
Again I seem to be failing in the photo department. I am floundering and so far behind. My time management is pretty decent (except right now), but it seems there is just too much for one person to accomplish in a day. I guess *when I have time* I am going to have to better organize myself. I can do this!!