I bought a bunch of cheap pendants on eBay. They'll be placed into a bag and when we have the time and money, those who want to participate will be given a set amount of money ($5 or $10), and when we get to the craft store, each person will pull a pendant at random from the bag. They will then select beads and accessories to make a necklace for the pendant. Once complete they will have to sell the finished necklace. Whoever makes the best profit wins. Even little #5 is excited to try his hand at jewelry design, though he will need help selling whatever he makes. He says he just wants to make enough to buy a big bucket of cheese puffs. At least he has a goal in mind.
One of the kids' friends gave us several garbage bags full of second hand clothing recently. Today the kids went through and picked out what they wanted. There's a small pile of "leftover" clothing that either doesn't fit anyone, nobody wanted, or was badly damaged. Some of it (largely the stuff too stained or holey to be usable) will be used for craft projects. The rest we will pass along to someone else - and if I can't find any friends or family that can put it to good use, we can always bring it to the Salvation Army thrift store. Pass it along to someone who needs it, right?
Today Morgana the indoor gosling kept escaping the brooder box she's been living in with roommate Ping (the duckling). Ping panics and cries when Morgana is out of sight, and I can't have a goose wandering around my house pooping as she goes... So today was the sad day when Ping and Morgana moved to the barn brooder. The weather has been nice outside and there's a heat lamp out there in case it gets chilly. They have plenty of space. I just hope big Morgana doesn't trample the last of the baby chicks in the brooder out there.
I don't have much else to report tonight. I did not make it outside today (#3 did barn chores), but I did manage to make dinner (chili) and take a shower. Yay for self care!