Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Day for the Irish!

Well as I am nearly full blood Irish, this holiday must be treated in a likewise manner. :D Well actually if my dad could read this... he'd have a cow. I'm "Scot-Irish" from Northern Ireland. My people were Protestant and left Scotland because of (what else) Persecution. And so they made a little place in the north of Ireland and so as not to be confused called themselves the "Scot- Irish"

Well they found Ireland not much better, it being filled with Catholics. And so they came here and found the appalachians so much like home they settled here. And here we've stayed. :D

But I still enjoy my bit of Ireland wherever I can get it. :D

Anyways, In honor of the day, my Marmee gave me some green plaid material. An unsightly pollyester... but still! I decided to make a pencil skirt out of it.... but I decided to do it at 9:30 pm on St. Patrick eve.... So in my haste a lot went wrong... and those of you who have ever worked with a polly know you have to take your time. It was still wearable! Don't worry! but it needs a lot of work. I used an old curtain as a lining, (that's using my resources, eh?) and put two pleats in the front on top. But either the material or where I placed the pleats made it poof... but anyways, it needs some work.

Then for lunch, also in honor, I decided to make "Fish and Chips", but upon a loook in the freezer... we had no fish. So! My first experience with fried chicken had begun!

My dad came in for lunch with one of his workers, so dad was able to help. We were a little pressed for time so Dad helped me cut up the potatoes. Then we put them, a few at a time into a little pan of oil. They took forever at that rate. But once they and dad's boild chicken was done, I took my three little boneless pieces, dipped them in egg, and rolled them in "Spelt" flour.

I was tottally surprised a t how fast they cooked, at most two minutes later they were done!

And I had a perfectly wonderful St. Patricks Day lunch. :D

Now! To catch you up on what I'm doing right now! Can you guess? No, I'm sure you can't! I'm about to have a full WEEK in Costume!!! I'm all dressed up right now at our temorary residence.

We are a few hours from home in a little town in Kentucky. My dad does restoration work and he's been commisioned to rebuild an original pioneer, long hunter, Daniel Boone Style, fort! Right now we're doing one blockhouse, which is the two story, corner builing that is larger on top than on bottom.

He's been working on it steadily for months and now we're here in "Old Kaintuck" as I like to call it, Ready and rarin to go!

I'll update you all tonight with pictures of what's going on and more info. How's that sound? I'm excited about a whole week in full costume that I can be with my favorite bloggers!

Well until tonight!!! God Bless!


Brooke said...

I enjoyed your blog and looking forward to the pictures!
I also am Scot-Irish and St. Patrick's day is my favourite holiday, not just for its Irish-ness but because of the man it celebrates too. I never even thought to have fish and chips. We had cabbage, fadge and spotted dog for supper.
Hope you enjoy Kentucky, I am quite partial to it.

Avonlea_dreamer said...

Aw Thanks! There's a few up now.

We're really truly enjoying it!