One of 4 kumquat trees we enjoy.
3 kumquats, halved
1 sprig of mint, leaves only
1 oz lime juice
2 oz rum
2 oz simple syrup (1/1 ratio sugar to water, dissolved)
ice, to fill the shaker
Muddle kumquats and mint in shaker.
Add juice, rum, syrup, and ice.
Poor everything into a Collins glass (as pictured), add straw, and enjoy!
Kid’s kumquat mixer
press oranges instead of kumquats if it’s too bitter
Kids love to muddle or is it meddle?
Kid’s samsuta orange version.
Cheers to another day of life! Who can’t toast to that?
I have a date with my sewing machine tonight (my man is gone). Things have been pretty busy and I have been neglecting her. So, to preserve our relationship, we are going to make this vintage pillowcase (25 cents at a garage sale) into something AWESOME and highly useful, together. I’ll be sure to show you what happens when we are united with a good movie and some pretzel M&M’s…check back!
I’m SO excited that after lovin’ on our blackberry plant for 2 years, we are going to have HUNDREDS of blackberries this year!!
What should I make?
A beer at noon.
An outdoor bathroom with a panoramic view
An endless supply of walking sticks, sword sticks, and gun sticks
Free relaxation soundtrack courtesy of birds, bugs, and wind
Moss and bark Television
Automatic insect repelling service
A full service outdoor kitchen
Enjoying the fruits of canning salsa last summer
Up-close and personal nature journalism
Fried chicken and mashed potatoes by a campfire
Nature’s forts…no assembly required
No cell, computer, or TV means uninterrupted relationship building
2 year olds: enough said.