When I got home from work last night, some entertaining of the grands was needed,so we made some more paper! I immediately put some of my soaking recycled paper in the blender, ground it up, and we all went out back to the wheelbarrow! My grandson (age 6) made his first piece all by himself! He enjoyed it!!! Here is Emily with hers.
We used mostly a recycled McDonalds Happy Meal box, which had red, yellow and blue color on the box, and some white napkins from same place. I was surprised it turned as brown as it did!
Prior to drying it, it had little specs of red, yellow and blue in it...but once dry, you really can't see them anymore, which was disappointing...
Our objective was to make the paper from scratch, and then each kiddo choose a piece to make a picture for their Mom. What fun. Here is Donovan with his picture for his Mom.
By the time we finished, it had started raining outside, and their Mom walked through the door. Perfect timing.
My gosh, it is 4:40am here and Blogger Uploader is taking it's sweet time on the photos again! Good grief...things had gotten faster, now slow as molasses again!
After this paper making session, I was able to stay awake through American Idol (YEAH, James)...and then I tried to have a look at my newest Organic Gardening magazine, but my eyes slowly closed, and I was out. I woke at 4am, and decided I had to get up and have a cold drink...so here I am!
Oh, in this magazine, they have a large spread on Rugosa roses, which I had maybe only heard that term one time before...but it was interesting, because I had stopped in K-Mart tonight and had seen one that had been trained like a tree. It was stunning, with white roses all over it (I'm talking tons of roses), and they are old fashioned and very sweet looking!
Photo and more info at Fine Gardening.com.
This is something I may look into for a tire, because they are self sufficient the article said...no need for fertilizer, or any special soil...they like it all! I can't even begin to tell you how beautiful this rose bush was...hold on...let me see what the name of it was...OK, it is called 'Henry Hudson' Rosa Rugosa hybrid. Gorgeous!!!
My new blog header is a pic of the Mexican Sunflowers outside...they are really blooming right now!
Update on vegetable garden: The eggplants are giving me anywhere from 2-5 eggplants a day! We are cooking eggplants with everything...adding into almost every dinner we make! This giant one that I found last night, was hanging down inside the bucket and I had not seen it, so it had already lost it's sheen. You are supposed to pick them before they lose their shine, but it will still taste just fine!
The tomatos are coming to the end...the plants are looking shabby, and there are maybe 12 left to ripen, and that will be over until October. I still have kale production on about 4 plants...so we have that maybe twice a week, and the okra plants are ramping UP! They love the summer heat...and they are getting bushier now, and the past few days I have tons of blossoms...so you know what that means!!!