Our interest was in macerating a tuber from one plant to make glue. Above are our notes from this morning. How amazing! I had read that Native People used the kneaded tuber as an adhesive for mending pottery. (It was also used as medicine to treat boils or head pains.) The macerated tuber was extremely sticky, and after about 30 minutes of grinding became viscous and stringy. We added water to adjust the consistency and tested it as a paper glue and then let it cure and grow thicker. The thicker glue worked well to mend a broken clay dough statue of P that our son E made around 25 years ago.
More drawings of green shoots and the final amaryllis.