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Pomegranates and Tie Dyeing

Aren’t they gorgeous! I love these Pomegranate flowers, I was outside yesterday morning feeding our noisy chickens, yes, our new Buff Orpingtons are very loud girls indeed and ‘kind of’ demand their food in the mornings. Our Rhode Island Reds are much quieter, I’m not quite sure why the others are so vocal, ever noticed this with your chickens?

Anyway, as I was saying, I spotted these wonderful blooms and ran inside to fetch my camera. They are Ornamental Pomegranate flowers, I wish they were the real fruiting ones but I have bought an actual Pomegranate tree, so hopefully it will bare fruit soon.

We had fun yesterday, Jen was keen to try out some tie dyeing, so we mixed up some purple dye, wet a few white shirts, wrapped elastic bands around the fabric with marbles inside and simmered them in the dye pot for a short while.

Let me just say, that we were all amazed with the results!! We couldn’t believe how beautifully the dye took to the fabric, leaving such lovely circles and shapes! Almost looking like amethyst crystals. I just want to dye more. This afternoon, we went and bought some white cotton t-shirts and tomorrow we are going to tie dye by hand painting the dye on in various colours. I will probably write about the process on Creative Friday tomorrow.

Jenna’s t-shirt.

I also spent a few hours in my kitchen this morning, cleaning out drawers and re-packing them, it’s amazing what can end up in these draws if you don’t clear them out regularly 🙂

Kye and I planted some green bean seeds in an egg carton last week, they have grown so well. He is completely and utterly amazed each day when he observes how much they have grown. It’s so sweet, he walks into the kitchen in the mornings, catches a glimpse of those beans, takes in a deep breath and says, “Mom! Look at my beans!”

We will plant them in the veggie garden tomorrow.

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