Today is quite chilly outside, actually my fingers feel freezing on the keyboard, but I love to visit all your blogs and see what everyone has been doing so far in this week. We have just come back from guitar lessons and my children have built a double tight rope and are having such fun! Next week we will be building a platform tree house in our Oak Tree in the back yard and they want to have a pulley system linking between that and the other Oak tree, exciting times ahead…
This is Ben and River, they are two Turtle doves that Jenna and Erin rescued and have been taking care of over the last two weeks, they are almost ready to be released and are so beautiful.
Drawings from Ancient Greece and Astronomy from Jenna:
Leo and Hercules:
Erin has just finished her second Man and Animal Block and now we are starting Beowulf:
Caiden is enjoying Fables still and he is almost finished his block:
The Fox and the Crow:
Caiden’s desert scene for verbs and nouns, sounds animals make in the desert, we are still busy with this.
Lastly, my Shabby Chic Donkey I knitted from my yarn I spun on my spinningwheel.
Don’t forget to leave a comment for the sock wool giveaway, just page down a few posts to find it.
Today we are having a real South African lunch, we are having Pap and Gravy it is really yummy and really filling,
1 Bag of Mielie Meal ( crushed dried white corn)
4 Tomatoes, 1 onion, beef stock, salt, pepper, oil.
Bring 1 litre of water to the boil, once water is boiling add 4 cups of mealie meal and cook slowly for about an hour or until it is fluffy.
While this is cooking, take another pot for your gravy,
Cook your chopped up onions and tomatoes in a little oil then add about 1 tblsp of beef stock and mix into your tomatoes and onion, add some water and allow you gravy to cook until it is lovely and thick.
Add salt to taste, it is really divine, we eat ours with some Achar on the side, yummy…
Dish up your pap and pour on your gravy and there you go…
Have a great day…