Posts Tagged ‘smithfamilygarden’

Make your own plant tags – 5 easy steps

July 13, 2008

Here’s a fun and easy project for your vegetable garden and you can recycle at the same time.

Calvin and Trevor show you how…

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

What you need:

  • Scissors
  • Aluminum can
  • Wire
  • Wire cutters/pliers
  • Permanent marker

Step One: Cut the can into strips

Step Two: Bend the ends of each strip toward the logo

Step Three: Cut and Bend the wire

Step Four: Bend label onto wire stand

Step Five: Label the tag

Place tag in the garden. They also work well in pots when transplanting or rooting cuttings.

Have fun and please share your garden tips and projects with us.

Baby Hummingbird photos for May 31

May 31, 2008

The kids and I are working on an instructional video. The clip is done but I’ve got a few more photos to take before I post it. In the meantime, enjoy today’s baby hummingbird photos.

We’re starting to see some tail feathers. Notice how the baby tucks herself down into the nest as I get closer.

Pencil added for perspective.

I still haven’t been able to film the baby and mom together. She’s really flighty these days and my camera only takes 30 sec clips at the highest resolution. I’ll keep trying. Happy Saturday.

Baby Hummingbird Photo – May 28, 2008

May 28, 2008

Mama bird doesn’t sit on the nest anymore. She just hovers nearby. I saw her feeding the young one yesterday. That was cool. First time I’ve seen that. The baby is getting fatter and fuzzier each day.

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