The Five Stories – Five Photos Challenge- Day IV

I  know, I know, I have already posted today and two posts from me would be an overdose but I needed to make up for lost days right.

Well, today’s picture is another DIY project. It is something I learnt from another blogger Tonya at http://fourthgenerationfarmgirl.com/,who writes about how as a child she learnt to make clothes hangers which were colourful, sturdy and was a recycling project. One of her grandparents’ friends taught this method her, when she was but a little girl and now she uses it in school projects and at home.

I looked up youtube to learn how to do it exactly- I am not too good myself but the picture shows what I have done so far.

The project is how to recycle and use metal or thin clothes hangers and also use up left over bits of yarn so you have a useful product to use at home. If you take two metal hangers togetherIMG_1692and tape them together at various places, to hold them together, you could easily cover them with yarn.

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I know they look rather shabby but I am learning to do them better. I used to throw away used hangers before but thanks to Tonya’s post I now have a few colourful and sturdy hangers that I use to hang clothes up, in a way that they don’t fall off.

Thank you Tonya.

The Five Stories- Five Photos challenge: Day III

Got a little busy and couldn’t post for a couple of days. One of the kittens I was looking after from last summer gave birth yesterday morning. I know it sounds odd but yes, as she is a stray, she was not neutered and here she is little more than a kitten herself and with 5 babies of her own. IMG_1688 The night before last she wanted to come into my house. She was not hungry. I thought her time had come.

We opened the laundry room for her- it is separate from the house and there is a box put there for any cat who found the night too cold outside. She went to lie down in it.

Yesterday morning, I went to look at her and there she was with 2 kittens. A few hours later, she had 5 of them. She was looking surprised to see so many wriggly creatures but in the way of nature, she grew accustomed to her new role and started licking her kittens. Soon thereafter she was suckling them. By evening she walked outside the laundry room, leaving her babies in box. She does not seem to mind all the curious, prying eyes around her. Now there will be 5 more mouths to  feed.

I need to take her to the vet to get her neutered. So that’s my story for today.