Ice play - Way back in 2013 I put an ice cream container filled with water, stones, twigs and herbs into the freezer and there is sat for 12 loooong months until one hot and sunny day in August when I remembered it, got it out and smashed it to smithereens on the patio!
It looked beautiful, you could see through the ice to the objects within, suspended in frozen animation like a time capsule of the previous year.
Boris had a poke around with a trowel; this activity needs careful supervision to make sure shards or ice aren't flying near eyes. I helped him to smash it up to get the the objects inside. (I think I may have used a hammer)
Biscuit was intrigued as well and picking up the ice and pushed it around. The smell of the mint that was frozen inside was amazing! I couldn't believe how well the sent was preserved in the ice, not only stimulating the sense of touch but also the sense of smell and taste!
A great thing to suck on on a hot day.
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