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.
"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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