Today I want to share with you a post from last year.
last week I shared a Tea Party for the girls, today is for the boys!
Here is our own Little Red Hen with her rooster, Big Red!
GRANPAPPY PICKED THE WHEAT FROM THE FIELD
My grandson’s, Creighton and Gage, picked the wheat’s grain from the stalk.
After reading the book:
I asked my grandson’s, now who will help me pick the grain from the wheat, they chimed in we will, who will help me make the flour, they chimed in we will, now who will help me bake little cakes, they chimed in we will, now who will help me eat the cake, they chimed in we will, at last, who will help me clean up the dishes,
they chimed we will.
As you can see we did not make enough flour for our cake, my grandson’s wanted to know how the mix turn chocolate. I had to do a little fudgeing to sneak in a chocolate cake mix and by having a chocolate syrup near by and we added a little bit.
They loved adding the eggs, and milk, and oil. The biggest fun was when they spooned the mix into the mini cupcake pan. They watched the clock while the cake was baking.
Another teaching process, that was just plain and simple fun to them.
Yes, we were careful and washed our hands,
after handling the eggs.
Our table is set to eat the little cakes, right off the plate!
We had iced tea with these cakes!
With my little grandson’s helping hands!
Such a wonderful day spent with my Grandsons.
Here is an updated photo of my kitchen above the stove.
I cut boards and painted the shelves in my favorite Gentleman’s blue. Hubby put the shelves together for me. For the vertical shelf, I placed the boards just right to fit each old pieces, I have collected,
On top of this shelf is some kind of grinder, Grind O Mat, not sure what it was used for, plus a wire rooster basket.
On third shelf has a metal French fry cutter, ( I bought in Tappahannock,VA at the Antique Mall), it is like the one I used as a young girl. I just loved making French fries with this cutter!
Second shelf holds a fruit juicer, it has a spout to pour out the juice, found this juicer in our Craftsman’s Bungalow!
The Fourth shelf holds my Husband’s family Juice King, they always squeezed lemons and oranges in this old machine.
The fifth shelf holds an old coffee pot, that was used on the stove eye to make coffee, a garage sale find. A new Folgers coffee tin sits beside the coffee pot.
For the shelf above my old 1950 stove, I used a leaf from an old round table. I added a board across the front so thing would not fall off onto the stove. My husband added the braces to mimic the look of his grandparents mantel which is hung above a doorway to hold my old tins. The shelf holds old enamel blue pots,pans, a roaster, and a jar of Apple Cider, from Williamsburg, VA.
Wish I had a jar of Apple Cider now! It was so good!
Notice my trash can, it’s a laundry basket!
Just above the stove, I had a blacksmith hand forged rack and hangers to hold my spatulas. Behind it I added a rooster rack and two cast iron larger rooster at each end.
I spray painted the black iron shelves, bought from a yard sale.
The red stoneware, gift from my daughter, Suzette, came from a yard sale. Does she know where I love to shop? lol
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