Monday, June 16, 2014

McCormick's Neon Food Coloring

Lately I have been on a fiber dyeing binge.  McCormick's food dye is hard to resist because it is simple to use and in my kitchen cupboard.  I just add a bit of white vinegar as a mordant and the colors become permanent.  All the colors are vibrant with green being my favorite.  The purple was disappointing after two attempts to get complete saturation. 


Saturday, June 14, 2014

The baby Bluebirds have arrived

The Bluebird eggs hatched about a week ago.  It has been a lot of fun watching the mom and dad come and go to feed the babies.  They are also very tolerant of us checking in on the babies.  Not sure how many are in the box but they laid 5 eggs. 
John decided to set the Bushnell trail cam up to catch the birds in action.  They didn't seem to mind a bit, even using the camera as an extra perch.  If you ever thought about buying an automatic trail camera I would highly recommend a Bushnell.  It takes great shots and it will give you hours of enjoyment at a very reasonable price.