Curing Fiber

I learned how to cure alpaca fiber.  I had fun experimenting. Now I want to learn how to put sparkles in the fiber.

You will need:

  • 4 cup water
  • 1 tsp citric acid
  • 2 1/2 cup washed fiber
  • 1 pkg kool-aid (or more depending on color)

Steam water (don’t boil!), pour in kool-aid and citric acid and stir. Place fiber in push down and simmer for 30 min or till water is clear. Strain, DO NOT PUSH DOWN!– you do not want to felt it. Let dry on rack.

Fall Soccer

SoccerSoccer practice started before we left for vacation. I practiced on my own while we were in Colorado. My first game was Sunday (3-3). Here is the schedule for the rest of my games:

Saturday, Sept 26 at 12:00p Home game at Nibco
Sunday, Sept 27 at 4:30p Away game at Newton Park (Plymouth)
Thursday, Oct 15 at 6:30p Home game at Nibco
Saturday, Oct 17 at 2:00p Away Game (I don’t know where it is)
Sunday, Oct 18 at 5:00p Home game at Nibco
Sunday, Oct 25 at 4:00p at Goshen Memorial Park 3

Gorp Contest

We are having a gorp making contest. Gorp stands for Good Old Raisins and Peanuts.  But you can use any dried fruits and nuts that you want.  The rules were we had to make up our own recipe, or improve an existing one.  We also had to have the ingredients in the house.  What would you put in your gorp? Which entry  do you think would be the best?

Megan’s M & M Gorp:

  • 1/4 cup Cherries
  • 1/2 cup M&M’s
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup Chocolate Pomegranate (optional, but makes it extra good)

Andrea’s Favorite Gorp (Formulated to perfection 12 May 2014)

  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1.5 cups raw cashews (or use all cashews)
  • 1.5 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup yogurt raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup M&M’s

Mark’s Lazy Man’s Gorp;

  • One bag of Chocolate Pomegranate
  • One Nutty Big Brother

Adrian’s Dried Banana Gorp (Adapted from a recipe invented by Megan 2014)

  • 2 cups Peanut Butter M&M’s
  • 2 cups dried crunchy bananas
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup chocolate yogurt raisins

Audrey’s Nutty Monkey Gorp

  • 3 cups almonds
  • 1 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 2 cups M&M’s

Momma’s Chocolate Cherry Almond Gorp

  • Lightly chopped cocoa nibs
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 4 cups raw almonds soaked overnight, drained, mixed with nibs and sugar and dehydrated till dry.
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries-unsweetened best if you can find them!


Megan is the guest speaker today.

The neighbors had their first alpaca for this year. The new alpaca  is little and cute. It is white with a pink nose. And it is soft. It likes me. I like it too. It so cute. It is princess Leah’s first baby. Everyone held it. Andrea take a picture of me. The alpaca’s name is Kit (Fisto). We think we should call it Kitten. We saw him this afternoon. We had fun playing with it. Momma didn’t hold it.

Sand Dune Art

Andreacone.smLast week I was in Junior High Camp at Lake Ann Camp.  My cabin counselor’s name was Kayla. She was nice.  A lot of people thought we looked alike.

We went to the sand dunes. We had an activity called “cover your counselor”. We had to cover her with sand and make her look like something. We chose to make her look like an ice cream cone. Then one of the girls had to run to the bathroom.  When Kayla came back, another girl had to run to the bathroom with her.  We had to start covering our counselor at the same time. Some of the girls in my cabin asked the leaders “what should we do?  Our Counselor is running to the bathroom”.

He said, “isn’t that your counselor” and he pointed at me!  The girls said no.  He said something like, “well, if she wants to get covered in sand, you can cover her in sand instead of your counselor.” I said I would.  I got covered in a lot of sand!

It was contest to see who was the most creative. We won!

P.S.  Thank you Lake Ann Camp for giving me permission to use this picture!  It is a fun to see what I looked like!