Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Banana Ice Cream!

I am always looking for recipes that are more nutritious, and healthier for my girls! So I saw this one and I had to try it!! All it has in it is Bananas, and Peanut Butter! Oh and I added a teeny tiny sprinkle of coco powder, because who doesn't love those three together!

All you do is peel the bananas, put them in the freezer and let them get hard. Then put the bananas in a blender ( I used the vita-mix) add a tablespoon of Peanut Butter a half a teaspoon of coco powder a little bit of water to get things going and mix! It should come out like the picture above! One thing, make sure you peel the bananas before you put them in the freezer! Because the first time I did this I didn't even think about it, and just threw a couple bananas in the freeze unpeeled and it did work out so well! It is kind of hard to blend frozen bananas with the peel frozen to them!!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Bee's

This is a picture of the bees coming out of the floor, which is where they land before crawling into the hive.

The hive area

This is a smoker. It makes the bees think there house is on fire and they are too busy gathering there honey to be to aggressive

My sister

Here she is taking the hives apart

This honey frame is from the "super". Which is a upper chamber and only honey is stored in that since the queen bee can not get to it.

Here she is taking a brood fame out. This is the brood chamber where the queen lays eggs and young bees hatch. The brood chamber is the bottom on the bottom of the hive. It will have a queen excluder on top of it to prevent the queen from laying eggs in the honey that is in the super.

Honeycomb from super


This honey frame is from the Brood chamber. You can see the larva, that is white.

This honey frame is from the Super. All Honey!

Honeycomb from the Super

 My mom, she loves the bees... cant you tell!


Smoking the bees


 Honey frame from the Brood Frame. More Larva.


Me-"Hey mom, What are you doing", My mom-"Iam protecting my neck from the bees.." Me- "Well huh... What about your arms?" Shes so funny!!



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fairy House

This was the kick off to the fall session project! The first couple pictures are kind of dark, its been so stormy and cloudy I have not been able to get a decent picture!! I had a bunch of fall foliage in my storage so I got it out and Lilly, Raley and I decorated this tree house! The girls picked out the flowers and how they wanted them and I used floral wire to hold it all together! Today I think we are going to make things to go with it to play with, some cattails for the pond, bonfire, wood seats, and of course some fall gnomes!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bits + Pieces

Our past week
Picture's 1&2: Lilly's first day of school
Picture's 3&4: Playing in the creek
Picture's 5-8: Trying to take new pic's for the shop, I had a helper can you tell!
Picture 9 : I was working in the yard  before the girls bedtime and I looked over and they were giggling in the grass, so sweet!
Pictures 13-17: Paradise Park- an entertainment park for kids! They have all kids of different  creativity centers inside and outside its a really neat!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Treasure Hunting

My mother and I went to visit Mr.Nie at his Antique shop and went to a few more that were next to it!

Picture 1: Wash Board for the Laundry Room
Picture 2: Vintage Little Golden Book for my collection
Picture 3: Shelf Brace for the Laundry Room
Picture 4: Homemade Hand Salve
Picture 5: Prince Albert in a can
Picture 6: Vintage Iron for the Laundry Room