Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pioneer Project Update

Here's an update! I would have updated on the designated day (Friday), but there was some major craziness going on on Friday and Saturday, so I didn't have the chance. But here we go!

Cooking/Baking: So, I'm majorly impressed with myself in this area. I made, with local grown and/or purchased ingredients, an apple pie (crust from scratch!!) and two loaves of delicious white bread.
I got the recipe for the crust here.
I got the recipe for the bread here.
And this is the recipe for the apple pie filling off the side of my McCormick's Apple Pie spice jar:
Mix 8 cups sliced peeled apples, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour and 1 1/2 tsp. Apple Pie Spice.

Homesteading: I really need to start taking pictures, because there has been a dramatic change in the landscape of our yard. You see, we had this large swath of what can only be described as the monster plant. These plants sort of had stocks that resembled sunflower stalks, but weren't. There was no real bloom at the top. They were getting as high as 8 or 9 feet tall, and a vine was starting to snake it's way through the plants and up into a beautiful crab apple tree that was at the center of this mess.

Well, the monster plant (well, plants I guess), has fallen. My BFF and I pulled them out and now I have a gigantic bare patch instead of these bizarre green creatures growing in my yard. I love that bare patch. Love it.

Technology: Um...this is an area that currently needs to be worked on.

Spirituality: Does it count that I really realized this week that I need to slow it all down? I'm emotionally exhausted lately and I've really seen that I need to calm down.

Family: The biggest part of this week? DOH and I started leaving each other messages on a little white board we have hanging on the door. What an awesome thing to wake up/come home to! Usually, we'll text each other something in the morning, but because of text messaging fees (it's not a part of our cell plan) and the fact that we'd both like something more personal, we decided the white board was better. We could more quickly say a lot more, it's in our own writing, and DOH even draws little pictures (mostly for Lizzie's entertainment).

Well, that's it for this week. Next week I'll definitely make more of an effort to include photographs!


SUPAHMAMA! said...

I'm intrigued by this pioneer project you have going on... MORE PLEASE!

Kirsten said...

It's getting pretty fun :-) If you're interested in finding more, check out the tab at the top of the blog labeled Pioneer Project. I'll be posting another update next Friday (unless things get wicked crazy nuts again, in which case, sometime next weekend, haha).

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