I remember being a little girl,
visiting grandma at the Farm (near West Concord).
Mom would make us dolls out of the flowers/buds from grandma's Hollyhocks
Mom's beautiful Hollyhocks
Upside down flower in my hand... mom preparing the bud
which will be the dolls head
poking the stem of the flower into one of the side holes on the bud
and there you have it
a Hollyhock doll
Isn't she pretty
The other cool thing mom used to make us kids while at the farm was "willow whistles"
She would send us out to the willow tree to fetch a branch,
then she would go to work making us kids each a whistle, they looked like this....
(Picture from google images)
Oh the things we did on the farm, those were the days, making toys out of nature, climbing trees, exploring the buildings, pure playing.