>Overnight Fig Cakes ~ Deployment Project #9

This is another project from the Egyptians and Their Neighbor’s book. They cakes actually turned out pretty good, Jacob wasn’t a fan. Because they used Barley flour they had a beer taste to them.

mixing the dough by hand, it used both whole wheat and barley flour.
next we split the dough into three and rolled them into long logs.
With a little help from brother, he lovs school and to cook, perfect combo for this project!!
Rolling the dough up like an Elephant Ear, as Jacob put it and placing on a plate to rise over night.
The finished product, the dough was sticky, so we used a lot of flour, which I think definately affected the final taste.
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>Wash Like An Egyptian – deployment project #6

>So, I am counting school projects as a part of my 100 days, well because most are crafts, and I enjoy them just as much, if not more than Jacob. this one is from Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide by Marian Broida. The next few are actually from this book 🙂

filling the first bucket with cold hose water (not sure why my pictures are side by side, having way too many issues with blogspot to try and fix it.)

Putting the dirty clothes into the hose water.

mixing together the laundry ingredients. We had to make our own washing soda, because it could not be found in CO!! So we cooked some baking soda, which I guess ups the alkaline in it.

adding VERY hot watter to bucket two.

Pouring the laundry mix into the bucket of VERY hot water

transferring the clothes to the soapy water.

stirring the clothes in the water, puts a new spin on spin cycle 😉

he had to do this for a little while, so decided to do it sitting.

dumping the dirty wash water.

beating out the soapy water on the over turned bucket that had water in it before with a wooden spoon.

the clothes out to dry. Though the grape juice did not come out from washing the clothes this way, once put in the regular wash it totally came out, so this is a good prewash 🙂

>Got to craft will post pictures later – Deployment projects #6 and #7

>Jacob and I did some crafting together and i did a project on my own. He and I made a model of an old Egyptian boat for his history work. It turned out real cute.

When I went to get the items that were missing for his boat, I also picked up some stuff to make a patriotic wreath for my parents. It is similar to my spring one, but is red, white, and blue Daisy’s with an American Flag in the center.

Can’t wait to get home, cuddle with my kitty, enjoy my milk, eggs, and produce created as God intended and craft 🙂 Go home tomorrow 🙂