What are you looking for?

Friday, May 4, 2012

Flower Girls and Busy Boys

So we left off with Where The Boys Are.. and wondered where they were headed..
Sometime back, Pastor Lupe was explaining about acquiring these plastic drums and had come up with an exciting way to convert them into planters that would be self-watering..
The first thing was to cut a section off of the top that would be used to suspend within the lower section.

Using an electric saw, he and the boys cut the section off, then drilled holes in it and secured it to the bottom part and then painted it gray...

Now it was time for the Girls to have some fun...

But, first he sent the younger boys off to collect rocks out of the previously tilled plot that will soon be growing green things...

And he sent the older boys off to do their studies, out under the trees..

Then he got hold of the toilet paper roofing fabric that will be used to poke down into the holes the boys drilled so it can wick water up into the soil that will be planted with flowers...

"What does it mean, wick?" asked the girls.

"Does anyone have any sharp scissors?" Pastor Lupe asked the girls.

So someone ran and got a pair and then Pastor Lupe poked the "wicking" fabric down into the holes while Mrs. Diaz explained the process of water wicking up the fabric; capillary action..capillarity, the ability of a liquid to flow in narrow spaces without the assistance of, and in opposition to external forces like gravity.

"Okay, now put the dirt in."

"Good teamwork, girls. Now smooth it out."

"Now it's time to really have fun, go get the flowers."...

Everybody got involved and everybody was having fun...

"Let's put the ones that will trail down, up front where they will spill over the edge."

Waiting for a turn to plant...

"There, that's it. We're done." 


"Not so fast, we have to water..."

"See, the water goes in here and will wick up the fabric and wet the soil and water the plants."

"Oh, that's why you cut the angle at the bottom of the pipe!"

"So the water could flow out at the bottom and fill the drum."


"There it comes, I can see it, can you see it?"

"Well, if you can't see it, here, maybe you can feel it!"

Right about then, the boys started to filter back and the girls lost interest as girls will do when there are boys about...

So the camera lady went off with the younger boys to see what they had done and the older boys went out with her too and started to cut limbs to clear the walk and to explain what the younger boys had done..


"Wow! the picture lady said. "Wow, that looks great! You guys did all that? Wow!"

They were all pretty proud of themselves, as well they should be after all that good work.

Now, what next, we must wonder, will they have to do with this?....
Stay tuned again, it will surely happen soon...
Pastor Lupe knows, but he's not telling, except for the camera lady and she's not talkin' either!

What do you think it will eventually be?
You're invited to come and see.

Pot Blessed every third Sunday...

Mmmm, num, num!

...and then there are these things too..

There's just no end to having fun.

No comments:

Post a Comment