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MCFC at broke Arts Fair

Just last weekend we here at MCFC helped organize, and had a table at, broke: Affordable Arts Fair! It was a huge success with hundreds of people coming out to buy art from 50 different artists. The best part about it was that most of the artwork was 50 dollars or under!

Moo-Cow table at broke arts fair

 

Original MCFC art

 

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Re-Garden - Day 5

DAY 5


The whole gang and I went to our local nursery and picked out plants for the new garden. We bought a lot of herbs, some flowers, a strawberry plant and even aplants in garden peanut plant! (F.W. wanted that one. I’m not sure if it will be warm enough to grow peanuts, but we’ll see.) We had those plus the plants saved from the old garden to plant. With everyone pitching in we planted them in no time!

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Re-Garden - Day 4

DAY 4

 


wood chips
Before I add the soil to the garden, I want to create paths that help shape my actual planting areas. I’m going to make “wedges” in this garden, and each wedge will have a different theme. I’m going to separate each wedge by putting wood chips down. These wood chips will separate my garden beds and act as paths. Also they help cover the newspaper so I can put soil down only where I'll be planting (great compost is like a treasure and I don't want to waste any).

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Re-Garden - Day 3

DAY 3

 

I went to my local newspaper office and asked if they have any old newspapers they would be willing to give me. Boy did they! No, I don’t want to read the same articles over and over again, I need them for the garden. And, no Ramses, I'm not planting newspaper trees. You see, to prevent the weeds from coming up again,Moo-Cow newspapering garden I’m covering the entire garden bed with the papers! I'm breaking each newspaper up into its sections (arts, sports, etc.) and laying those down with the edges overlapping. Moo-Cow helped me but I kept catching him reading the paper instead of laying them out.

 

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Re-Garden - Day 2

Day 2 

 


I
n addition to pulling weeds and raking I also moved the ring of rocks that surrounded the original garden. They had been there so long many were buried and some even had these cool looking ant colonies under them!

 

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Re-Garden - Day 1

Remember my shade garden that I planted last fall? Well, this is what it looks like this spring!

Shade garden the next year.

I just raked it out, added some wood chips to prevent weeds from coming up, and watered it a few times. Aside from that I haven’t done any other maintenance and it is already starting to look so beautiful! Spring sure makes me happy!

 

It’s a good thing my shade garden doesn’t require a lot of work because I have a new project over at the Moo-Cow Fan Club Headquarters that is going to take up all my extra time this week.

 

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F.W. Chop!

F.W. Craft Corner Chop

 

 

 

 

We're back from China, but it was such a great trip I can't stop thinking about it! One of the things that I really liked there were Chinese seals, also known as chops. Chops are blocks that have a name or symbol carved into them and can be used to stamp documents. Chops have been used in China for thousands of years as official signatures. Originally, chops were used just by the Emperor to sign official documents, but over time other officials started using it, and now anyone can have their own chop!

 

 

 

 

 

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Jade Buddhas and Red Lanterns

We spent our last day in China visiting the Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai. ISmoke filled courtyard of Jade Buddha Temple haven't been there in many years, in fact not since before the original temple was destroyed in the 1900's (it was rebuilt in 1928), yet just stepping into the main courtyard was like stepping back in time for me.

 

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My Favorite Plant to Drink!

Keby pours tea

 

 

Have you heard the legend of how tea drinking was discovered? Supposedly a few leaves from a tea plant fell into a Chinese emperor's pot of boiling water, and he decided to give it a taste. Who knows if that is actually true, but it shows that there is a long history of drinking tea in China and when we visited I couldn’t wait to learn more about it. Oh, and in Chinese the word for tea is “cha.”

 

What I really wanted to do when we were in China was attend a tea ceremony. You can drink tea just about anywhere, but I wanted to learn about each tea and really appreciate it. Luckily, in Shanghai we found a great one that was well worth it!

 

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