they DID want to make some paper with ferns, asters, and black eyed susans!
abaca vat (rear) thistledown pulp in foreground
pressing the post, always a hit because of how the water gushes out
i do get a bit of grief over the blenders (stairs). i pick them up at garage sales, and when out kitchen blender gave out, hannah went to the mill and chose one that was still unused.
i usually dry on boards, and it's another good hand/eye skill for the kids. here they see the first sheet as it emerges from the pressed post. note my very fancy fine brush!!!
it's an honor to have my own students make paper here. one was home sick, and the others chose to make sheets for him to use in our bookworks. these kids are thoughtful. i was up early and had to nap after work!