Sunday, March 7, 2010
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream - not in this house, sister!
To be balanced, the children were unusually quiet today. The youngest had a play date with his friend, Sam. Very grown up, he stayed there without Daddy and had a grand time! The older two went around the neighborhood to hawk Girl Scout cookies to the neighbors and check out the activities of all the local dogs - a yearly ritual. All I want to do is bake bread and be a sloth for a day, but I shall have to wait sometime before things slow down enough for me to grow algae. (Good thing, I think!)
Made bee candy - looks less like candy and more like wet sugar - it hit 270 degrees and dried out. Now I bake and I make candy and I have never seen sugar do this, especially after cooking for 45 minutes. So I dumped the mess back in the pot, added more water and started over. I think the bees will eat it - it is not scorched - but it is less like hard candy and more like a clump of sugar formed in the sugar bowl on a humid August day in Southern Maryland.