Saturday, August 7, 2010
I promised to find him some sunglasses....the sun was really bright!
Bucky got to see some of the native vegetation. Kudzu is often called the "scourge of the South" since it covers anything that doesn't move! It originally was introduced to help with erosion, and it did. But it also took over and eradicated native plants. It's very aggressive, and hard to get rid of!!!! (I know this because I am waging a battle with it myself!) Bucky found out that it's very cool under those big leaves, but you can almost watch it grow! (It grows a foot a day!) He also found a fairy ring in the back yard. NO! Don't take a bite! We don't know if it's edible!
During the hot time of the day, Bucky and Tromp have read a lot of books. Their favorites are the "Sheep" books by Nancy Shaw. They just giggle and giggle over the sheep adventures.
Bucky has also shown a lot of interest in my weaving. I don't have any wool warps on right now, but he just loved Maggie's panel that I've been weaving on this week. The variegated thread tends to make blocks of color. Since it's time to wind a new bobbin, Bucky wants me to start the new one so that the light part will be in the middle this time. I'll try my best.
Last night he helped me do the math for a bamboo wrap. I have a 9 pound spool of natural bamboo, and I would love to make a lace wrap to wear this fall. I can even wind the warp for TWO wraps!!! We'll see how that goes. I think Bucky just wants to play on the old barn looms while I wind the warp. It does look like a jungle gym!
Uh-oh....gotta run. I just heard a big SPLASH!!!!!