Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Grapes and Goats

Thought that might get your attention. Today was rather an interesting day. We started out with plans to go on a picnic to the lake and ended up in the park squirting grape juice on t-shirts. How in the world did that leap come about? Insane heat was the culprit to blame for these change of plans. Fortunately, I had a backup plan. I have been wanting to try some ideas about Eco-friendly dyes and today just seemed to fit the bill. We took a t-shirt and several pillow cases to the park and had some "grown-up" friends join in the fun! (I use the term 'grown-up' very loosely!)

Pour grape juice into a squirt bottle. Boil about 8 tea bags in 1.5 cups of water and put in a jar.
Tie yarn on the pillow cases and dip them into jars of tea. Then, squirt grape juice on them and place them in plastic bags to sit for at least 4 hours. Finally, rinse them in cold water and pop in the dryer.

We had an extra pillow case so I hung it over a bench and just let him squirt until his hearts content.

Now, I bet you're wondering where the goats come in . . . 
It was quite serendipity actually. We pulled over to look at chickens running around in someone's yard and their owner came out and told us about some baby goats she had around the corner. Well, we just couldn't pass that up! Little Mister touched noses and ears and fed them grass until we were finally chased away by pesky yellow jackets. All-in-all, it was a great day of . . . Grapes and Goats!

See the Yellow Jacket? It didn't sting!

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