Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Dehydrating Red Cabbage ~ Spontaneous Science Experiment

My 12 year-old daughter helped me line the dehydrating trays with red cabbage.  When we were done, she used the blanching water for a spontaneous science experiment.

She took the blanching water and put some in 5 containers - 4 for experimenting and 1 for a control.  She used ammonia, distilled vinegar, and a baking soda/water mix.  She added it to each container, watching what color the purple/blue water would turn to. 

The ammonia turned it green, the vinegar turned it a pink/red color, the baking soda/water mix, turned it a darker blue.  The last one is the control.

Zip on over to one of my daughter's blogs.  She posts a "mood of the week" picture, and some are pretty funny to view.

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