Cookies ...

I regret that my last post is so vitriolic, so until there's more time, here's something to kick it out of the top post spot.
Yep, it's an email forward. But it's funny and though our family can't completely identify with it all, we aspire! I actually read an article this morning about growing your own chickens! And I was intrigued. I'm sure the city won't let us, and neither would my neighbor, until I give her fresh eggs! :-)
And Giles just finished grinding some wheat berries in the coffee grinder. We had to stop though - to let the tiny motor cool!
I'm attempting Matzo this morning. No yeast or rising required. I think I can handle it!


If you give a Homeschooling Mom a cookie, she'll want the recipe. (well, Dad will want it!)

She will plan a complete unit study on the History of Cookies. (Yes, I might do that.)

The family will take field trip to a farm and see where we get eggs, milk
and grain. (Great idea. Where's a good one!)

At home they will make butter out of milk. (on the list to do)

The children will want to start grinding their own grain. (doing it)

Mom will purchase a Bosch Universal Kitchen System. (currently shopping for such)

She will remember she will need a new list of cookbooks. (well, maybe she'll rely on online resources)

So, she will order "An Introduction To Whole Grain Baking w/ CD,
"The Cooking With Children CD," and "Whole Foods for Kids to Cook." (probably on amazon)

Mom orders a 100 lb bag of wheat berries. (Dad actually bought 25 lbs.)

The children remember the farm field trip and knowing they can't possibly
get a cow so they beg for a few chickens. (please!)

So, to a trip to the library to research how to build a chicken coop and to
how to care for chickens. (sending us back a couple of generations)

On the way out the door Mom sees the book, "Chicken Tractor" (is it a living book? is it at the library?)

They stop by the Feed and Seed to pick up materials and ask where to
purchase the chicks. (Only after convincing Dad)

There the clerk tells them about egg that can be incubated. (grandpa could also do this)

He sells them a book on hatching eggs, eggs, and incubator. (grandpa has this stuff)

At home Mom and the younger children set up the incubator while Dad and the
older children build the chicken tractor.

Back to the library to pick up gardening books and more books on chickens. (yep)

The oldest daughter now starts a business grinding flour for the her
friend's families. (!!!!!)

While her younger sisters are selling homemade cookies to their neighbors. (planning a sale this afternoon - lemonade though)

The boys have started building a new chicken tractor because they want more
eggs for breakfast. (giles ate three this morning)

That cookie that started this all? The homeschooling mom's three year old
ate it. (that would be classic grant behavior)