Saturday, September 01, 2012

A Week At the Castle Farm

It has been a busy week at the Castle Farm.  Lots of playing, weeding, fruit preserving, schooling, soccer ball dribbling and so on.  Fall must be on her way . . . Here is our week by the numbers.

One nectarine tree picked.

Two soccer practices.

Three batches of nectarine freezer jam.

Four front yard garden beds weeded.

Five days of schooling.

Six rows done on my mystery shawl. *sniff*
(Curse you, weeding!!)

Seven stints of mopping.
(Curse you, muddy dogs!!)

Eight (at least) loads of weeds hauled down to the "edge".

Nine wedges knit for my Spectra shawl.
(Love you soccer practice knitting!!)

Ten dehydrator trays of nectarine fruit leather. 

And now it is time to rest, and look forward to the fun next week will bring.  More soccer.  Applesauce making.  Friends to visit from far away.  Friends to visit from close by.  More school.  More knitting.  More weeding, ugh.  More knitting (a girl can dream right??).

Random picture from this summer.
I know when *I* think of SD,
camels always come to mind!!


Sarahendipity said...

I love your update! FUN! I would love to get a dehydrator, your fruit leather sounds wonderful! Nectarines are a FAVE! Do you have any good recommendations on a good one? ☺

Castle Diaries said...

We just bought a new one this year. It is Excalibur brand and we bought silicone mats for the trays which makes fruit leather making a breeze. :) I think we ordered it from amazon.

Sarahendipity said...

Thanks so much for the tip! I will have to go take a peek! :)