Today is a random day. Some gardening took place- although not as much as I would have liked since I pulled something in my back over the weekend and, while I'm moving much, much better than I was yesterday, I'm still a bit stiff and sore so no heavy duty weeding for me. I managed to plant the little tomatoes and peppers that Mom and Dad brought up last weekend but still need to find homes for the 4 little maple seedlings they brought. I also watered the garden early this morning since the 'storm' that went through only produced sprinkles for about half an hour.
This afternoon, Justine and I baked cookies. And not just ordinary cookies. We made Unicorn Poop!
I saw a link to the original instructables on Root Simple yesterday and knew that we needed to make these. Of course, this gives us our yearly allotment of food coloring but they are so much fun.
We did some adaptations that I found easier. I used the recipe that we normally use for the candy cane cookies that I make at the holidays and divided it into 6 separate bowls, each which became it's own color of dough- yellow, orange, red, blue, green and purple. The original directions called for making tiny snakes of each color and shaping these together. While this works, it is time consuming and a bit frustrating. Justine discovered a different technique that works well and was much faster with the dough we were using which is quite soft.
In non cookie related randomness, we finished the back steps for the deck this weekend. We had to build a secondary retaining wall and backfill behind that to get the base of the steps to the level of the new patio that will be built in back of the house.
Ah... look at the color of those roses.