Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Walnut Warning ......
Thank you for all your lovely comments on the Cosmic Playdough, I hope some of you try it out :-) I have been trying to reply to comments via e-mail but as some blogs don't have an e-mail attached I can't always reply - I appreciate your comments though and wanted you to know that.
Little Sweepea and I have really enjoyed harvesting walnuts and other things from the garden recently. I was chatting to a friend about how the walnut tree looked ready to harvest and about how I wanted to beat the pesky squirrels this year :-)
So we set about getting them off the tree and breaking open the skins. If we waited for the skins to release the nuts I knew the squirrels would have them all before we got to them :-)
We really enjoyed ourselves, especially as we didn't get to pick any blackberries this year due to them all getting mildew and shriveling up :-( I find something very relaxing about doing this sort of thing with the kiddies (or on my own), it is earthing somehow.
Now what my friend forget to tell me was how much these walnuts stain! This is after I washed my hands a couple of times - it, in fact, got darker the more I washed them :-s Not fab for someone who works in a hospital - luckily a lot of the patients know me well already so aren't too surprised about me picking walnuts and having stained hands from it :-)
Even little Sweetpea was stained but she didn't seem too worried - the stains didn't go until about 7 days after we picked the walnuts :-) hhhhmm I wonder what it is like for dying material ??? .........