Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Vacation in South Carolina

During the march break we went to South Carolina. We say lot's of things like: Fort Sumter(where the first shot of the civil war hit.), the Charlston Confederate War Museum, and the aircraft carrier the USS Yorktown. It was deafeningly one of the best vacations I have ever had. So, if you want to go on vacation I recommend South Carolina.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Bird house gourds

Over the last weekend in February we made bird house gourds. They are a certain type of gourds left to dry for a few months. While they are drying they become incredibly light. Then you use a knife and sandpaper to take off all of the skin. You let them sit for a day then you use bleach mixed with water and use a brush to cover the gourd in the mix. the bleach will get it wet, and that will help the skin that is left to come off. :Note do Not let the bleach touch your clothes. Once the are dry from the bleach buy paint that is nice to the birds and paint your gourd. finally drill a hole for the birds and you have yourself a bird house gourd!