Batch #3 is now curing and should be coming along just fine as we've had lot's and lot's of rain. Since these tufa pots call for slow cure this works great. I tend to get a little anxious and want to get to them and just plant them up. Not really sure what will happen to these but I see lot's of "gifts" in their future. Actually, a couple of these have been promised and hope they like them.
We've tried a new recipe for these and I really like the look and the texture.
Here is our new recipe: 1 part Portland Cement1 part Peatmoss1 part Pearlitea little under 1 part water.Our first recipe did not include the pearlite but used vermiculite. I'm thinking that this will also be a bit lighter in weight.
Well......now if the sun ever comes out we can see how they measure up.
Busy...Busy...Busy! That's right this summer was jam packed with family, friends, food and fun. I guess you could say the 4 F's. (Hehehehe). Hubby and I loved all of it.
It started out with days spent with the grandkids.
Always such a joy to have them around.
Always so much fun.
Then a visit from relatives from the DC area.
Lot's of laughs!
Visit from my surrogate son
Summer Camp at Riverhurst Farm
where I got to spend hours playing and horseback riding.
I've never had the opportunity to attend a Summer Camp so this was my first time!
Would you believe me if I said
I will be back!
Also I had the pleasure of introducing my son to some of the horses
at the stables. Here he is with Mejia. (sp)
Debra her owner was so kind and answered lots of question from my very
I'd love to get him on one and come for a ride with me!
My young friends here accompanied me and as you can see
fell in love with these girls.
This is going to be a blog about the way I like to spend my time. Crafts and creating. At this time I'm between gardening and making tufa pots. My inspiration were the pots and birdbaths at The Boston Flower Show 2012 made by www.Lisa'sGardenDesigns.com . I was fascinated and full of questions. I purchased the heart birdbath she made and that was it. After doing a little research we (my friend "C") then purchased the ingredients and we were off. We've now made 3 batches and eager to make more. I hope to be posting pictures of the finished products and hope that I get lots of feedback.