Anyway, partly with that on my mind, but also party due to the tropical temps (ok, not tropical but definitely unseasonably warm), I took Wilson and Lucy on a 'big adventure' today in 'the woods'. "The woods" is in quotation marks because there's really no such thing as forest in Freetown, but there's a brook runs through our property where a beaver has set up camp and so the dampish areas around feel a bit like what woods might ressemble. I'll rely on the NB side of their heritage to show them a real 'woods'. :)
Anyway, overall, a super great adventure and I'm looking forward to more!
The first butter I made was a failure for two reasons: a)the cream had gone a bit sour and the smell threw me off, so I wasn't paying close enough attention when beating it (because I didn't really care if it turned out with that smell) and b) my powerful new food processor turned it into some sour strange consistency of boiled icing. It literally only takes about 20 seconds in this processor to make butter. It's crazy. The downfall of using a processor is that it can only take a bit at a time, but at that pace, I don't mind.
I've got some draft blog entries saved up regarding some more serious ag-related issues, but they're not quite ready for the presses, so hopefully one of these days I'll get them posted. I'm particularly annoyed over this whole 'Bio-security' push that's on in agri-food these days. More to come on that one.
Well, off to bed. A 'real' adventure planned for tomorrow- a trip to NB! YaY! We didn't tell the kids so that they would sleep tonight, tomorrow morning will be chaos as it is. :)
Hope this finds you dirty, tired and happy.