Thursday, November 9, 2006

Kittens and Clay

I think Dusty (our 3 y.o. cat) has finally adapted to the kittens. The other day she was laying on a rug mat with a kitten on either side, looking for all the world like Cleopatra with her attendants. Merlin and Guru took turns licking her cheek and paws. Later that night, we were settled in bed with the kittens at our feet when Dusty called out in her high trill, "Mrow?" Both kittens got up to rush to her side! I wish someone would come that fast when I call.

It was a beautiful sunny day today. We went to nature class and the kids worked on clay using Native American methods. Last week they had gathered the clay along the banks of the park. This week they gathered oyster shells, rocks and gravel that they pounded into powder with rocks and mixed it into the clay along with sand. This will help strengthen the clay when it's baked. Then they got to play with their clay, modelling it into bowls, plates, sculptures, anything they wanted. Now our park ranger is going to figure out how to fire them. Fun! I'll post pictures when I get a chance. Busy, busy, busy lately!

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