Monday, September 6, 2010

Not So Labor Day

The kids asked me yesterday what our plans were for labor day and I told them we were going to labor. I don't think that was the answer they were looking for. As it turned out, not much labor got done today.
Yesterday right after noon we went down to our friends D&R's house for a Labor Day BBQ. As always they outdid themselves on the food and I went home miserable.

The kids enjoyed themselves by have a mesquite bean fight (It was a first for me) .
The only thing I have ever seen worth using mesquite beans for is jelly. You have to cook them outside due to the smell but it makes the best jelly I have ever had.

It is my turn to make dinner tonight and I had planned on cooking some beans on the solar cooker today, but of all things it's cloudy so scratch that.

I think I have the wife talked into letting my work shop be my next project. Right now it is a toss up of finishing the fencing or starting on the workshop. I need one as bad as the other. The horses need to get out where there is grass but on the other hand, I need a place where I can properly store my tools and have a work area for this winter. As far as cost, it is about the same.
I don't know yet, I have to do some thinking on it.


  1. How about posting a recipe for mesquite bean jelly? Sounds interesting...

    Enjoy your day off.

    : )

  2. Sounds like a plan. Let me get it together and I will post it this week.
    Thanks WWRWH