October 22, 2011

Wildlife in the Front Yard

You gotta love it when the nature comes to you! This picture was taken through the window of my laundry room, looking out over the front porch. I was actually standing on my treadmill as I took it.

If you look close, right below the wheel of the car, on the bricks, you can see a chipmunk.  He is so cute! His home is in the tuft of grass to the left of him. There is the rotting out root system of a tree that used to stand there long before we moved here, and I've found it impossible to fill in with dirt. When that plant grew up there, I was happy because it kind of covered the hole.

Now the little chipmunk has moved in there.  As I walk on the treadmill in the morning I watch him doing his little morning routine. Here's hoping kitty doesn't get him!

Is he not the cutest thing?!

October 20, 2011

Greek Food - Baklava

We are about to finish up the book Story of the Greeks, by H. E. Guerber, so today we made Baklava in honor of our study of Greek history.  We used a recipe from Allrecipes.com, and it turned out great! 

We had an assembly line going.

October 19, 2011

Enjoying Autumn

We are enjoying Autumn so much! The colors this year are fabulous. We have taken the opportunity to preserve a few colorful leaves for our leaf collection. Below is a picture of a Robin's nest in the Dogwood tree in our front yard.

April 26, 2011

Mitchell's Sting Ray

Mitchell is back on the boat, and day two included a nature study about Stingray! Impromptu of course!

February 12, 2011

Baby Chicks Have Arrived

Nature study indeed! The baby chicks arrived yesterday, and they are so sweet. Alli calls them "cheepers", and of course they all have names already.

February 11, 2011

Painting the Chicken Tractor

The kids painted one of the chicken tractors a couple of weeks ago. We had a warmish day, so we took advantage of it by being outside. There was paint in everyone's hair for a week!

It will be a little while before the little chicks are in it.