Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
A visit to Mission San Luis transports you back in time. Your destination is a community where Apalachee Indians and newcomers from Spain live in close proximity drawn together by religion as well as military and economic purpose.
Modern day visitors to Mission San Luis discover a re-created community where time stands still. There they meet the people of San Luis going about the tasks that sustained life centuries ago. They walk the plaza where the Apalachees played their traditional ball games. They visit the most important structure in the Apalachee village, the council house, and also stop at the home of the Spanish Deputy Governor. Visitors are welcomed at the church built under the supervision of Franciscans, and at the friary where they lived. Mission San Luis is a very special place where history comes to life.Sydney in the Hispanic Village Sydney in the Council House. The Council House.Inside the Hispanic Village sleeping quarters.
t the leather tanning area.Carmella outside of the Council house.
Monday, July 20, 2009
-24 lbs of peas (White Acre, Zipper, Pink Eye)
- 8 lbs of peaches
- 5 lbs of blueberries
- a bag of sand pears
- 6 lbs of strawberries
- buckets and buckets of figs
We made 135 jars of pint, 1/2 pint and bagged a few for the freezer. We spent around $169 together so this breaks down to about $0.80 per 1/2 pint jar. It was an exhausting weekend but boy was it fun!
Special thanks to Debra, Paul, and Bill for allowing us to pick from their fig trees. Special thanks to Robert for helping with making the figs and getting supplies during the weekend. Also, great steaks!
On the stove working three recipes at once. front left pot is Strawberry Jam, front right pot is hot water bath pot, back left pot is figs and back right pot is Pear Preserves.
Beautiful figs getting cleaned.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
BTW... I love Chiquita Bananas! They have a better banana taste than Dole Bananas.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
After that presentation, there was an agenda item about a DEBATE. Oh how nice, I thought. There is going to be a debate about the EFCA. What a great way to discuss the pros/cons of this issue. During the meeting they spoke about needing another person. Preferably a female since the other two panelist were males. After the meeting, they have asked me to be the third panelist. Whoa! I need more information and I will do my best to be prepared to participate in my FIRST debate. Didn't know it would be so easy to get involved. It's fun!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Today, I stopped to buy gas as I traveled from Tampa, FL to back home. There at the entrance of the store was an elderly man sitting with a sign saying,
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Wow! This is a very insightful quote. If we could all live our lives on this counsel.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
This weekend I started and finished my first scarf. I finished a knitting project and it didn't take too long. It was fun.
For my first time knitting, it turned out to be a cute scarf. There are mistakes but it is wearable. Now, lets see what can be created for gifts.
I learned on http://www.youtube.com/. Maybe someone can find a craft they want to learn and see it demonstrated on there.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Me knitting my first scarf. I have taught myself how to knit using a www.youtube.com video. It is actually easier than I had thought it would be.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
When we got home, I called Tudy (Maternal Grandmother) and told her about our day. We spoke about how it was growing up for her. Boy the changes. Tudy told me about how the world changed. Yes, she has seen tremendous evolution in her lifetime. From the horse and buggy to the Model T, Man walking to flying with the Wright Brothers to Neal Armstrong walking on the Moon, she saw bits of slavery to civil rights riots and now its same sex marriages and an African American as President. I think its been said her generation is the generation of change.