Monday, August 10, 2009

Making Stepping Stones

This is one of the pre-cured stones... just before it was wrapped in plastic.

Last Thursday, as you can see, was August 6. A group of us met at J and S's house to make stepping stones with J and S's children, E and J and their friends S and L, twin daughters belonging to S and T.

We were all ready for an adventure! :-)

Step One: Getting ready.

Step Two: Add the water.
E and J are in the foreground, while S and L also look on.

Step Three: Mix.
It's time to stir the mix. Whew! Hard work!

Step Four: Pat into the molds.
(In this case, we used plastic trays for flower pots.)
The mix was pretty stiff, but everyone was game to pat it into the molds.

This is one of the stepping stones...
before the curing process.

It was wrapped in several layers of plastic
(used mulch bags)
and left to cure for three days.

After the three days' time,
the plastic was removed and the stepping stones unwrapped.

I hear they turned out satisfactorily!
That makes me feel good.
I haven't seen them yet, but I'll use that excuse to stop by.

P.S. I just received an email from T with photos of S and L's stones in their garden at home. Here's a peek for you!

I'll see what I can do about getting a photo of E and J's stones. :-)

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I enjoy being outdoors! I also love that I've two children (now grown up with families of their own)and six young grandchildren! :-) Sure would like to see them more often!!