I learned how to make jam!
Caren taught me how to make blueberry and strawberry jam! I learned how to mash and cook the fruit, how to sterilize and fill the jars, how to heat them in boiling water, and how to listen for the “pop” that seals them.
I won’t be telling my mom about this adventure, because this would push her over the top with her relationship with Poison Control, but I’m confident that we did it all right!
I learned, from PRO Landscape Supply‘s garden center, that rose like a good drenching, then to be left alone for a while. This deep watering trains the roots to grow down and down.
And it’s working so far:
From Cousin Kate:
“Note to self: spray toaster oven pan with non-stick spray before making frozen french fries. 😦 ”
The good news is that she learned this lesson all in one meal and the next batch of her fancy-pants sweet potato fries came out great!
I learned that if you tie a clothesline around a tree it can grow into the bark and maybe eventually choke it. This looks painful.
Learned by Gale:
Today I learned that I should not be gulping down huge glasses of water just to get my daily water intake because the bloodstream can only handle being diluted by about 4 ounces at any one time. Any additional goes to the kidneys to be filter out out to maintain the osmotic balance of the blood. This means more work for the kidneys to filter water that hasn’t even had the chance to filter through the lymph system and clean the body’s tissues.
This process takes about a 1/2 hour so actually we should drink 16 4-ounce glasses of water per day. That sounds so much nicer to just keep a glass of water nearby and sip and enjoy. Ok, I can do that.
source – “Natural Eye Care, an encyclopedia by Marc Grossman
“I learned that when the temp is this cold, my garage fridge turns itself off and the food in the freezer defrosts.”
That “FireFox” is not a fox at all, but a Red Panda, as Sally taught me.
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