Good morning, Nancy! This is a look inside of the Fisher Price House early morning!
This is an example of the amount of dishes I sometimes put away right after waking up in the morning. It typically takes me about 5-10 minutes to put them all away.
Last night, I made sweet potato soda. This has to ferment for 72 hours. It has one regular potato in it, because I accidentally thought a regular potato looked very similar to a sweet potato.
We spent today planting seeds on Fred's plot at Wheaton Labs! I enjoyed walking around in the woods; it was quite nice! I do think being even deeper in the woods and even farther from people for a bit would be better. I kinda prefer to enjoy Nature by myself more than with others! I think there's something calm, gentle, and peaceful in being alone in Nature. I spent most of the morning planting horse chestnut seeds.
I used the shovel to make a crevice in the soil, and then, I slipped the horse chestnut into the hole and tried to make it look like I hadn't disturbed the soil.
I think I did a decent job of making it look like I hadn't been there.
We played a bit with the kittens around lunch time!
Good morning! I stirred my sweet potato soda this morning!
If you can see in the pictures I took, at the top of the containers, there are bubbles, which I think indicates that the sweet potato soda is alive and actively fermenting. The sweet potato soda I have made is not exactly to recipe, because I did omit a few things to make the soda vegan. The recipe from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon calls for the use of eggs, egg shells, and whey. Although I eat omnivorously, I would still like to share some of my creations with people whom eat differently. I would describe the flavor of sweet potato soda as kind of a mildy sour mulled spice drink. It does use some of the typical winter holiday spices, like nutmeg, cinnamon, and lemon rind, which is why I say it has a winter holiday taste to it. I'm not sure if it would turn into a "vodka" if fermented for longer; I have not tried that yet. I could let one of my two batches go for longer than three days and see what happens.
I'm also soaking some beans for three days, and then, I am planning to cook them in a slow cooker for a day.
I do not know why my videos suddenly have a weird sound overtone to them; if I had to guess it is probably how old my phone is and the wear and tear its been through. Here's some views I like from the Lab and Basecamp.
These are a couple views from the Lab.
These are a couple views from Basecamp.
We did a lot of log peeling today.
Here are more pictures of log peeling.
This is Gert hanging out with some of her kittens!
We tried out some larger gin poles to see how they would work.
At the moment, this is not looking like a good idea, because of the leverage of trying to lift something heavy from so far away.