Friday, June 04, 2010


Having a wonderful day in the garden with family and friends. Good food. Cold beer. Chasing frogs. Making musical instruments out of old gas drums. Painting the gas drums. Playing music. Feeding snails to the chickens. Using scary power tools with lots of spitznsparken. Nice day.

6 comments:

femsc said...

Hullo - I recognise that face :)

Glad you've had a fantabulistic day.

Fran

Anonymous said...

I read that as 'feeding snails to the children', and I was not surprised!

Lindsey (the little sis)

Yellow said...

Lindsey, you're not that far off the mark: Rebecca came into the house with a paper plate full of 'pet snails'. There were 5 to start off with. I'm not sure where they all are now....

KClowlife said...

what kind of instrument do you make from a gas drum?

Melanie Rimmer said...

It was a sort of marimba. Guy cut "U" shapes into the steel. When struck they rang in different tones. We filed the shapes to tune them. It made a very pleasing sound, somewhere between a steel drum and a church bell.

KClowlife said...

sweet! thanks for the response. I may have to snag one the next time I see one laying around and try that myself.

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