Thursday, July 28, 2011

JuneBug Post

This month for JuneBug's post I'm just going to share a couple of cute photos of him. Oh, and a video. We lost our camera for a few days and so missed capturing his birthday  and a visit from my Grandparents (thankfully my s-i-l captured some on her camera).

 Helping with some of our garden produce
It was his first time working with a real knife. I had to remind him that it was REAL a couple of times!

Peanut Post

Peanut is another month older and we have seen a lot of growth in his life. For starters he is now pulling himself up to standing position. He doesn't really "cruise" along the furniture yet, although the other day he did let go and balance for a few seconds. The army crawl is still his fastest and favorite way to get somewhere (unless you count being carried).

One big change is the length of his hair. Always one for having his boys look like boys, Ike has wanted to cut Peanut's hair for awhile. And if you think 9 months is early for a hair cut... JuneBug's was cut at 5 weeks!
 Papa and Peanut getting ready
In-between (Thanks to JuneBug for this picture) 

I'm still nursing Peanut but he has been enjoying some fruit on the side. A friend gave us a baby feeder that I've stuck different items in and allowed him to chew on. The contraption makes it so you don't have to worry about the baby choking. This morning I gave him frozen blueberries and banana and he LOVED it.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Answer to "Do you know?"

In my last post I asked you all if you could identify the fruit in the following picture.

Yes, they are figs! This is the first time I have ever seen or tried a fresh fig. I have only ever had a Fig Newton. :)  A fig tastes a lot like a plum, though the texture is somewhat different almost like a peach. Oh, and they are very sticky when first picked.
Inside of a fig

 Well, having had little experience with figs I went on a recipe search. With hardly any results. Two recipes for fig newtons that I would like to try here and here. I noticed many of the recipes have a lot of sugar in them, which I find interesting since a fig itself is so sweet. For right now I decided just to dry them in my borrowed dehydrator. So if anyone has any healthy or healthier recipes for figs PLEASE leave a comment! It will help me and Chloe N. out immensely.
 Two of the 4 1/2 trays of figs waiting to go into the dehydrator

Fig Fact: According to this website if you have latex allergies than the milky juice of figs (when first picked) can cause you to break out in a rash.

In addition to the figs we were also given a box of pears and some peaches. I'm drying some of the peaches with the figs and have started a crock pot of pears to turn into pear sauce.
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof. Matt. 6:31-34

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Do you know....

what these are?

Hint: It is a fruit! Answer will be forth coming in a couple days.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Cow Appreciation Day

In the video below JuneBug explains our outing today.

 Our "herd"
Mama and her "calves"

Chicken makes us happy!
Remember everybody..... EAT MOR CHIKIN!!!! :)

I may have more pictures to upload later after I get my SIL's camera card.