24 November, 2007

The Farm Journal


Paper Kites. Apparently one does not need to make their kite out of plastic. I don't find this to be of any surprise, seeing how we have been enjoying paper flight for centuries.

What concerns me about this project is the weight of the thread.


On another subject, I am considering animal husbandry out here in
Nonesuch Valley as a means of income. For some odd reason butchery doesn't appall me. Has anyone raised goats for market Apparently it is big with the Greek community in WNC. I first came up with the goat idea after reading a book by Barbara Kingsolver where a woman saved her farm by raising goats for the Jewish holidays.



Raising Goats

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

the weight is less important than the strength. a very tight weave is good.

The Red Heart said...

The weight of the thread used to sew the pieces of paper together
to comprise the sail of the kite?

Patchwork kite.

A kite of many colors.

Anonymous said...

here might be a good resource for u that I have used:

http://www.goodwindskites.com/

hope that helps... happy building and flying!

Anonymous said...

yes Red Heart, its me Patrick talking of kites and kindred spirits...

The Red Heart said...

Patrick, I had no idea you were so well informed about kites AND kindred spirits. The use of "well" gave you away.

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Patricio said...

I have built many o kite in my day, flown on a hill on the open prairie of north dakota all at once. quite the sight. As for kindred spirits, Ive only known a few, but they too are quite a sight.

The Red Heart said...

I am wondering if it is possible to build a kite out of paper scraps sewn together...Any ideas? (:

patricko said...

what I was thinking was use a light tissue paper as a backing and place your many colors on top. Not too sure the best way to put it all together, but I think its a sound idea. keep me posted :)

The Red Heart said...

My artwork is on artgrade weight paper....not tissue. Is this an issue to not use tissue?

PaTricK said...

I was thinkin that the tissue could be used as a ground for the rest...I used to make kites out of newspaper so it shouldnt be a problem. its all about lift and wind...diamond kites are ez, boxkites need more wind.