Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pinata Technology

Our technology challenge was to make a pinata strong, but not so strong that it takes forever to smash and we had to have a place for the lollies ( Derek ).
We had to think about the shape and size to make sure we had enough time; like if we made a big one we would have to use more time.
We had to make sure that it will stay together and hangs up. ( Anneke )
We looked on Google images to find ideas. We found a bee hive and we thought that would be good idea. We started off with a balloon. Then we changed to making rings because we thought it would be bigger. Then we used the rings and paper mache-ed it. It didn't turn out the right shape so we had to kind of adjust it.
The bee hive is a funny shape; like some bits have gone in and it's not quite what we expected. This is because the rings weren't strong enough to hold up the glop (glue) .
We have started painting it and then we will put our bumble bees on that we made of cotton buds and we painted them black and yellow ( Charlotte )

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Planting and Crackle!!

We have recently planted 3 kinds of plants in the tyres:- blueberries, raspberries and rhubarb. In the glass house the strawberries are dying  they have white fly.
We have made 3 batches of walnut crackle, testing which temperature is the best. Then after a while, when we know how to make the best crackle, we will start making it ready for week 8 to sell at the Feilding market.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Plan for term 3

In our veggie garden in the middle we are going to have 4 tyres and in them we are going to have raspberries, blackberries, cranberries and rhubarb.  We are going to plant some tomatoes which Anneke is responsible for and the rest of us are going to grow cherry tomatoes, parsley, coriander and basil. We are going to sell our walnut crackle and maybe our pesto at the Feilding market in week 8.