August 30, 2008

Six boys in a stream

Six boys in a stream = Old fashioned socialization.

Angler Fish

This is the Angler Fish that lives in the abyss. He has a bright light that is illuminecent like a fire fly, and he attracts fish with it. When the fish come to check out the light, the Angler Fish eats them! The Angler Fish is real cool.

August 23, 2008

Flying Creatures of the 5th Day

Last year we studied science using the book, "Exploring Creation: Zoology I, Flying Creatures of the 5th Day" by Jeanie Fulbright. Science is definitely a favorite for all of us, and this book series is terrific! We built birdhouses, made suit, started a life book to record all the birds we've seen and many other fun things.

How to Make Suet
By Britany
May 2008

Many birds like suet, including the Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, the Hearty Wood Pecker, and even the White Breasted Nuthatch. These might live in your area, or they may fly through while migrating. If you make suet you will see more birds in your yard. All you need is: crunchy peanut butter, lard, raisins, sugar, oats, and bird seed. First, you melt the lard and peanut butter in a small pot over low heat. When the lard and peanut butter is melted add all of the other ingredients together and mix well. When you're finished, put it in the freezer to harden. When you are ready to put it outside you will need to put it in a suet feeder, and hang it from a tree. Making the suet was fun, but watching the different birds coming to the feeder to eat what I made for them is the best part about it.

August 12, 2008

Bay's Mountain

This time we went to Bay's Mountain just to wander about looking at the animals. Kim and Grayson came with us. While we were there, they brought out the Horned Owl. We've never been there when any of the animals have been out, and he was really neat. Later, we stopped by the lake to have a picnic.

The turtles were out sunbathing this time.