Saturday, September 26, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I know - I can't believe it either :) But suprisingly, freezer jam is really easy. The hardest part may be getting the fruit. Lucky for me, my Grandma Perkins had a bumper crop of peaches and forced them upon us when we went over for grandpa's b-day on Sunday. I thought, we will never be able to eat all these, they'll just go bad. I KNOW, I'll make JAM!!!
If you want to know how to make freezer jam, buy a box of fruit pectin and read the directions. All you need is fruit, sugar, lemon juice, pectin and jars to put it in. No major boiling and super sanitizing or you'll kill someone steps :) So if your grandma gives you a bushel of fruit,
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Behold! The super fun Sweedish game that's sweeping the nation, it's Kubb (Koob). I know it doesn't look like much, but if you like throwing sticks at blocks you LOVE this :)
Each team has a row of 5 blocks in front of them. Each team also gets 6 sticks. The goal of the game is to knock down the other team's 5 blocks and then hit the big one in the center, which is called the king.
Things get interesting when you knock down an opposing team's block. It remains in play and when the the round is over they toss it over to your side as close to the center as possible. They still have to knock it down, but it's closer and easier. However, if they fail to knock it down, you get to come up to that point on the field so you're in a better position to knock down their blocks on the other side.
It's a little complicated but really fun once you start to play. Chris was super good at it and earned the nickname "Tomahawk" from one of the opposing players who i called "Viper" because of her throwing style. She knocked those blocks down like crazy, even when she was holding her baby!
I'm totally into this game and when we build our own set you'll have to come over and play! We'll have a super fun time2 i mean kubbed :)