On a bright sunny day, a couple weeks ago, Jeremiah told the kids they could have a penny for every dandelion they picked out of the yard. For two days they picked, . . .
counted, sorted, . . .
. . . and tallied.
Grand total: about $20 each!! Good thing it was only a penny a piece!
I wanted to try out a recipe for dandelion calzones I saw in Hobby Farm magazine - only I didn't exactly follow the recipe. It called for young dandelion greens, picked before the flower formed. I didn't really think when the greens were picked would be that important, so I just used whatever the kids picked. Oh dear! It was important. One taste was enough to throw the whole pot in the trash. Let me tell you, if the greens aren't young, they are nasty!
But I also tried dandelion jelly. Turned out nice and lemony.
A few random pictures:
Zahana, modeling the pollen that has been blanketing the area recently.
A trip to the zoo.
Rohan, feeling a little squished.
And for all of my family members who sent me birthday money, I want to say THANK YOU!! I had so much fun shopping on etsy for all this wool! Two pounds of dyed wool roving in four different colors, two pounds of llama roving in two colors, and two raw merino fleeces. I was so excited when it all came and can't wait to spin it. I'll let you know how it turns out. :)