I was happy to finally make a wreath with real greenery. I've wanted to attend the wreath making at our local history center for the past 2 or 3 years, but it never worked out. I finally was able to attend this year, and I am really happy with my new wreath. It looks very festive on the front door.
Also this week, the kids enjoyed friends Friday. On Fridays, we get together with our friends and do homeschool together. Lydia and her friend are now studying nutrition, and we added some cooking to it. It all began with a history picture book, actually, that showed how people made blackberry fool around 1700, 1800, 1900, and today. I had never heard of blackberry fool, but it is very easy today. (Not so much in 1700, when a bundle of twigs was used to beat the cream.)
Here are the girls making blackberry fool. Basically, they whipped heavy cream with some powdered sugar, and then they folded in smashed blackberries. The result was delicious, and I don't even like blackberries. It was such a hit that Lydia has already made it again.