Dana Petersen – L. Petersen Farms

Keeping the kids busy

One of the responsibilities as a mom is to try to keep the kiddos busy at the trailer house.  Our oldest son is in the field every day but because we have enough crew members, the other two are sometimes at the trailer with me!  Every once in a while, we need to come up with a project to keep them busy….

This year the kids have been busy making slime and we’ve found a recipe that works, thanks to Jada & Kaidence of Hoffman Harvesting.  Kaidence & Tilynn had fun making slime in Kansas and so now Tilynn & Rhett are trying the recipe out and we are more than happy to share it with you:

This is what you need:
Glue (4 oz/118 ml)
Shaving cream
Foam soap
Hand soap
Corn starch
Warm water (1 cup/250 ml)
Food coloring
A container with a lid to store your slime (Michaels carries $0.99 ones – perfect for your individual portion of slime)

You will need a bowl (we use a disposable cereal bowl to do our mixing).  At this time, in a separate container (we use a disposable cup) mix 2 tablespoons of borax in 250 ml/1 cup of warm water and let sit. Set aside.

First you empty a glue bottle (School size glue bottle 4oz/118ml) into your bowl.
Put as much shaving cream as you like. Mix together. The shaving cream makes your slime fluffy so the more you use, the fluffier your slime will be.

Next stir in a heaping teaspoon of cornstarch.
Add 2 squirts hand soap and mix together.

Add 4 squirts of lotion and mix together.
Add food coloring and sparkles, if desired.

Now pour 2 Tablespoons of the Borax mixture into the rest of the slime and mix until slimey.  If the mixture is too sticky, add lotion until it is not sticky!  At this time, you can probably use your hands to work the mixture.

Work and knead the mixture until it is the right texture! Enjoy!

Tilynn has discovered that you can blow into it and create big 🎈!

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Definition of a HarvestHER - a strong woman willing to do whatever it takes to get the harvest in. She must have these qualities: 1. Be ready to go at the drop of a hat...sometimes without a lunchbox. 2. Has removed the word impossible from her vocabulary! 3. Can hold a baby, take care of a toddler and drive a tractor or combine all at the same time. 4. Must be able to cook for a crew - large or small. 5. Must be able to read minds. 6. Must be able to banter with a parts man until he realizes you DO know what you're talking about. 7. Must be the entertainment director for those rainy days. 8. Be a wife, mom, friend, helper, cook, problem solver, taxi driver or extra crew hand at all times. 9. Can handle the call that makes you react, "You need what? When?" Dropping everything you're doing to make it happen. 10. At the end of the day say, "I really do love this life".

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