We have determined that these are blackberries, not raspberries, and I also found a ton of them on a small hillside at work. I bought a food mill and supposedly the proper equipment to make blackberry jam. I’ve never done any canning or making jam before – this should be interesting!
C. passed his Tae Kwon Do black belt test, hurray! He’s a probationary 1st degree black belt. Next step is 1st recommended, then decided 1st. c. also made it from sr. orange to green, so full-on sparring for him now!
c. also finished out 8th grade with one high B and the rest A’s. The B was in algebra which was a high school level class. He also had a 2nd high school class, Spanish, and he got an A there. He’s a good kid and is looking forward to that Early College program.
As for me, I’m still doing yoga, and when it’s not a yoga night, I’m shooting for 1 mile on the treadmill. I’m also done with Week 1 of hundredpushups.com so we’ll see how that goes!
All the livestock is doing well – cats, dogs, chickens. Greenhouse is coming right along – we’ve had a few strawberries and the tomatos are starting to turn red. There are at least 40 on the bushes – !!! The cucumber plants look like alien things, not sure when the yellow flowers turn into cukes but we’ll see.
Okay, this is very dorky, but I’m happy with it! We reorganized our spice cabinet!
In other news, look what c. made FROM SCRATCH, as he says, in Photoshop: