This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Homesteading. (Note that this BB is part of a three-part choose your own adventure list BB called Big List. You must complete three Badge Bits in the Big List.)
In this Badge Bit, you will sand, prime, and paint at least a 4 inch rusty patch on a piece of equipment.
To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- sand, prime and paint a rusty patch on a piece of equipment
- at least 4 square inches (about 2 inches by 2 inches)
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
- a before picture of the rusty equipment
- a picture after sanding
- a picture after priming
- a picture after painting
- OR a 2 minute video of you doing all of this
Rusty shovel, triangle hoe, rake, pitchfork, Pulaski all sanded down, primed, and painted. Maybe not all tools in every picture but the end result is there. I'll be painting the handles green when I buy some more paint. Maybe next month.
I included the half painted shovel in red. My stepson came out just as I started and said that it looked like I had stabbed someone with it.
Zone 8a Handicapped Gardener with crutches, sometimes a wheelchair
Yesterday I corrected a rusty portion of my cart. I sanded until I ran out grit on my tool. An additional piece of equipment I should have used is a long sleeve shirt. It was very sunny, but not hot enough to get me thinking, and now my arms are burned. I'll probably never learn.