I found this little wooden shelf at a yard sale for a $1. I brought it home and asked my husband to dig out a dowel from his shop and drill a hole on either end. (I could have done it, but he does it soooo much faster.) Presto! My new ribbon holder... I love it when a thrifted item becomes a new invention. Plus, it's another spot for me to display the kids' artwork. Each kid created one of the works (in the picture above) on freebie matte board from a framing shop. It's tempera paint with objects used to scrap through the paint. Have you ever done it? So much fun for kids.
Then there was the "daddy project." What I love about my guy (the adult one) is he's always getting into something. This weekend they made a worm farm. I'm not exactly sure about the entire procedure. I know there was lots of "you tube" watching for research beforehand, followed by a visit to the hardware store, then a whole lot of romping around outside digging up worms.
The digging up worms part went on for most of the day. Seriously. It was perfect! I wish I'd thought of it. They probably found about 200 worms which now reside in a worm farm. The most fascinating part to me was that by the end of yesterday, the three of them were picking out worms and identifying them. Do you have any idea how many different kinds of worms there are? I didn't. Apparently all that research paid off because we now have a household full of experts. Come on over if you need some good worm lovin'.
I saved the best part for last. We harvested our honey!!!! Locust honey, so light in flavor and color, it's like drinking flowers. We were able to jar about 35 half pints from our harvest. It is exquisite. Our daughter took some to school today to share with the class. This I can hardly believe. Our own honey! You never know where life's paths may lead.