The kids came back raring to go, and we got right to work. Of course, chores come first, but then we turned to wool work. After meeting the sheep up close yesterday, we were ready to begin working with the wool. We washed it and then put it in jars with Koolaid to dye it in the sun.
This is easy to do even if you aren't at Farm Camp - all you need is some wool, a big jar, some water and a few glugs of vinegar, and some unsweetened Koolaid or similar drink powder. You can't really mess this up - add the water and vinegar, the wool, and sprinkle the powder on top and leave in the hot sun for the day. It's magic.
|Ms. Nancy is the best helper ever...|
|Dyeing with drink powder|
|All set to let the sun do its thing...|
Here's a little peak at all our fun activities today:
|Looking at a chicken's ear -- who knew?|
|Our ambassador chicken doesn't mind being held|
|Learning about sheep, while we create great works of art|
And tomorrow - even more fun to come!