I made the batch of bread and butter pickles yesterday and I'm hoping that with my second planting of cucumbers this fall, that I'll get enough to do some dill pickles. I have decided that the wide mouth jars are the way to go when doing things like pickles.
In the search to keep the kids occupied this summer, yesterday we went to the library and saw a clown who did a fantastic show and then did face painting. I didn't realize it at the time, but this wasn't just a cheek painting, this was a full faced painting. The girl was a butterfly and the boy was done up like a green Tw0-Face. They had a blast, but the paint rubbed off on their hands and subsequently everything else...except for their faces. This is after two scrubbings and then a third scrubbing in the bathtub and they still have that green glow of the undead around their eyes.
I tried baby oil as well, but there's a hit of it still there this morning, especially on the girl, although she did just walk in here and say, "Look Mom! Zombie Children!!"
We're going to another library today to see a magic show....let the disapproving stares and mumbled comments begin!