For dinner tonight, Maggie and Lizzie made butternut gnocchi. It was so delicious. We also had fresh mustard greens from our garden.
Today my children took advantage of the beautiful weather and drove to Calvert County to the Calvert Cliffs State Park. (Some of you may know this as the tire park since it uses many tires in the play area.)
My five youngest went. The park has a trail leading out to the Patuxent River. It's 1.8 miles out and 1.8 miles back. A beautiful walk on a day like today!
Anna found a shark's tooth in perfect condition. Lots of fossils.
They had a nice picnic of hummus and celery, and chicken salad sandwiches. Everyone came home full of smiles and memories...my favorite kind of day.
A few weeks ago I found out that we'd been eating cow's cheese thanks to a misunderstanding with the amish seller. The good thing is that Ruthie was barely affected...and she usually ends up in the hospital. I, on the other hand, have been suffering much more than usual and have kept as close to home as possible. I am finally on the mend...but you can imagine I am re-reading every label of anything I eat! Unfortunately, the exposure has sapped my energy...the main reason I haven't been posting. My other four children are mildly hurting...but we're all consuming sudafed, nyquil, nosedrops, mullein, etc.
So once again I will be playing catchup with my pictures of the county fairs and another picnic. We are busy as always but thankful.
Many blessings ~ Kathie