Playing hookie

Everyone cut out early today to spend a fleeting warm autumn day at Cole's favorite park.  It was one of those days when the air was just cool enough to be comfortable, and if you sat still for a moment, the sun was just high enough to wrap your shoulders in a blanket of warmth.

Luke studies the new train he picked up at Goodwill...

and I con the guys into picking up every buckeye they could find, because they're edible and great for dyeing fiber!  Right?

Wrong.  Due to their high tannic acid content, buckeyes are not edible.  They do, however, work for dyeing fiber brown, so I believe an experiment is in order next week.  I'll post a tutorial if it all works out!

What do you do when playing hookie?

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