Sweet Mother it is hot today!!!! 37deg yesterday and 38 today - windy, dusty and hot!! There are supposed to be thunderstorms, rain, and hail this afternoon but the Riverina is so big that could be anywhere from here to the Sth Australia border, here to Wagga or here to the Victorian border!!! Oh well, had better get used to it - summer is coming and this is just a sample!!
Preserving has been happening on and off throughout the year.
Apricots for Apricot Butter
Mangos for Mango Chutney
Jam Melon Pickles
Jam Melon as it came.
I was given 3 of these and made melon & Pineapple Jam, Melon lemon & Ginger Jam and Melon Pickles - Jam Melon is like Choco - it takes on whatever flavour is put with it - an old time fruit not often seen today.
The melon creartions all ready to go on the CWA Trading Table.
March seen me busy with a new event for Griffith CWA - an 'Old Time Picnic'.
A lot of the activities only cost the kids/parents $2 and they could do as many of the activities that they wanted to.
Above the kids are potting up a succulent to take home.
Decorating Arrowroot Biscuits - I don't think many of these made it home.
As I said not many made it home!!!
The Griffith Shed For men provided a stand with free hammer, nail and paint activities. There was also Old fashined kids games - tunnel ball, tug'o'war etc and market stalls.It was so successful and emjoyed by so many that we have started planning next years - and peoplwe are already asking when we will be having it!!
Another finished piece of craft - a teapot cosy that only took 3 years to make!!!lol!1
Father, 3 sons and 1 grandson - I think this was a 13yr old Abbey's birthday!!
Can you guess it is Mulberry time!!! And some just loves them!!!
Abbey, Hope and Ollie at a kids Craft Day
Proud Dad with Abbey after she received an awrd at school for Rugby League - yes Rugby League or Rugby Union are her forte and most loved games to play - mixes it with the boys equally! And hits harder than most of them!!
Hard having to wait for everyone to sit and start eating. A little bit on a finger isn't eating is it??!!