Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pioneer Living

We have been spending a lot of time working on our History Projects this week. Our presentations are Thursday night with our homeschool group. All these pioneer activities have certainly made us realize how tough life as a pioneer would be! Yesterday we dipped candles. Wow, it was MUCH harder and took MUCH longer than we thought! Come to find out with a bit further research, when the wax is too hot - it doesn't stick to the wick. When the wax is too cold - it makes the candles too lumpy. I think too cold must've been our problem. Them's some LUMPY candles! We melted the wax from old candles into a coffee can and heated it in an electric skillet.
Later today - we will be making Hoe Cakes! AND today, I'll be baking some homemade bread - maybe I can get it right this time.

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