The kids and I went to the park to gather pine cones. We gathered them in a plastic sack and then cleaned them when we got home. I knew there would be bugs, but I didn't know how many and how crawly it would make me feel. I put the pine cones in the sink and first cleaned them with dish detergent. I then drained the sink and discovered that there were still a bunch more bugs. (mostly springtails) So, I filled the sink with warm water again and added vinegar to the mix. I let the pine cones soak for a bit then drained the sink and sprayed the pine cones off thoroughly. After all of that, I let the pine cones dry in the sink. While the birds probably wouldn't mind some bugs, I certainly didn't want them in my house and kitchen. yuck.
|Note: Buddy is wearing a "Super Buy" sticker from the grocery store. He and Jellybean think that Super Buy is the best super hero ever.|
|Jellybean was the best helper. Buddy was done after one. Jellybean helped me finish the rest.|
How's that for a ridiculously easy project to do with the kids? I hope the birds appreciate our efforts with all of the snow we've been getting.
Have a Happy Day!