Friday, May 12, 2006

Friday Round Up

I had heard of gift registries for weddings, but Greenwish allows you to register for both cash and gifts for other occasions such as retirement, new baby or a new home. Great idea.

Clementine oranges are something that we tend to purchase around the holidays. I always thought the crates were cute, but never gave much thought of what to do with them after all of the clems were gone. Apparently others have found some interesting uses for them.

Every few months I hunt around the web for information on outside art and folk art. In my last trek I came across this Folk Art in Bottles page. Just incredible.

On February 29, 1704, a force of about 300 French and Native allies launched a daring raid on the English settlement of Deerfield, Massachusetts, situated in the Pocumtuck homeland. 112 Deerfield men, women, and children were captured and taken on a 300-mile forced march to Canada in harsh winter conditions. The Raid on Deerfield site is maintained by the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association/Memorial Hall Museum. The site commemorates and reinterprets the raid on Deerfield from the perspectives of the five different groups who were present at the event: Kanienkehaka (Mohawk), W├┤banaki (Abenaki), Wendat (Huron), the French, and the English. The site allows visitors to decide if this raid on contested lands was a brutal attack on an innocent village or a military maneuver against a stockaded village.

I love to make different types of candy, and I have always felt that nothing makes fudge creamier and absolutely devine like goat's milk. Now I see there is goat's milk ice cream. Well, why not?

Everyone have a nice weekend. For all of you moms out there have a nice Mother's Day.

"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity". Eleanor Roosevelt

"The mother’s battle for her child—with sickness, with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation and callousness that cheapen human life—needs to become a common human battle, waged in love and in the passion for survival". Adrienne Rich

1 comment:

The Laundress said...

Hey there Libby,

thanks for more great links, I really like your round ups. Especially that Laloo's Goats Milk Ice Cream site, what wacky and intriguing flavors. I want to try it!