Friday, July 25, 2008

What We've Been Up To

Our county fair is in 43 days. We have friends who girls are showing 2 of our calves as feeder calves at the fair (and then Jessie will show them as steers next year at the fair).

We've been halter breaking these 2 calves:

With 1 more coming in to be halter broke this weekend.

And I got these dried and in my spice cupboard:

I found the tags buried in the center of each plant: cilantro on the left and flat leaf basil on the right. Of course, the cilantro I am going to have coming out my ears - this is about a 1/3 of what I dried the other night (the basil has a little bit of a burnt smell to it, so the next batch I'm going to have to watch closer and see if it's just the basil, or if I actually burned it in the dehydrator).

Such fun.


P.S. Unfortunately, the 30's pinwheels will probably not be one of my 5 in July - but it is getting closer to being done. I have another project in the works for my 5 by the end of July - and it's fitting for a patriotic couple of months.....more later on that though.....


Anonymous said...

I'm continually amazed by how busy you always are. You put some of us to shame! ;) Glad you found your labels, what a relief, 'eh? :)

Lib said...

Ya'll have abeen busy! But thats farm life.;o)
I love basil and use it often!
Hope ya'll have a great wk.end!

Sara said...

I would gladly take some cilantro off your hands! I love to cook with it!

Philigry said...

the fair sounds like so much fun! Drying herbs! what a great idea. I may have to try that.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

You are definitely a busy woman! Those herbs look great. I love cilantro. When will you show us the quilt you're going to enter into the fair??I can't wait to see it!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I don't know if you do blog awards, but I gave you one. You can check it out at The Craftivist. You are supposed to pass it on, but if that's not your thing, don't feel obligated. :)

Granny Lyn said...

You sure a go-er!! You are so good at farming, and I am so proud of you for teaching your children that way of life! you go, girly poo!