Thursday, October 17, 2013

How We Spent Our Shut-Down Weekend

We were supposed to demo this past weekend but the government shutdown closed the location of our demo.  Suddenly, we had a free weekend, something we hadn’t had since the start of September.  There was plenty we wanted to do!  We are a family of list-makers, so out came the white-board and we started to write down our thoughts.  Some people ask us how we get as much done — this is one of our secrets. We might not get all the things done, nor do we try to…but by having a list, we accomplish a lot! :-)  

I was determined to make cold-process soap for the first time; we tried a lavender mint soap: 

Our kids really wanted to get pumpkins:  

We wanted to spend a lot of time outdoors, despite the rain at the beginning of the weekend and then especially when the sun came out.  These photos are from Mason Neck State Park and Huntley Meadows.

But, who would have expected that we’d save a baby squirrel that fell out of its nest and needed some help?  By the way, the last report from the wildlife rehabilitator says that the baby squirrel is mending well.  

And, we rested a fair amount….all of us…. 

We are looking forward to getting back to work this weekend at Claude Moore’s Market Fair in McLean.  Please come out.  We’d love to see you!

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