Sunday, April 13, 2014

Nature Study Never Ends

There is always plenty of nature study to do around here with these two catching all kinds of critters...
 trapping...


 catching...
 

 

and yes even hunting...

this bullfrog was lucky...he was catch and release...
these guys weren't so lucky...
Yes, that is a cup of frog legs in the frig...just waiting to be fried for the frog bow hunters who shot them!




Dandelion Cookies....

We have lots of dandelions this year.
Most people call dandelions a weed, but they are really amazing for us nutritionally.
Dandelion can...
cleanse your skin
detoxify your liver
cleanse your blood
strengthen urinary system
and much more...
We learned dandelion petals make some pretty good cookies...
We all worked together to gather the petals...
 
the girls and I mixed and baked the cookies 
and we all ate them!  They were yummy.






Fishing Adventure

Daddy called from work last week and invited us all on an unplanned fishing trip.
Everyone was super excited and we all got ready in record time.
With half of our supper cooling on the stove to be used the next night...
we got to grab a quick bite before heading to our creek land.
the little ones and I sat in the sand and built sand castles with buckets and shovels, while daddy and the big boys tried to catch some fish.  We enjoyed the sights and sounds of nature all around us at dusk.
We heard...
frogs
mosquitoes buzzing
heron calling overhead
fish splashing
he'll be fishing one day...but for today his favorite thing to do is buckle the buckles on my sling...
 and when big sisters posed on the fallen tree for a picture...
little sis had to pose too...

picture with mommy...
and my two fisherman...
no luck fishing this time...but we had lots of fun together!






Saturday, March 22, 2014

Planting Bulbs with Miss LouLou...

Miss LouLou loves some her some pretty flowers!
We were able to plant a few bulbs in the fall where an old board had been lying making the ground soft.
The rest of the bulbs stayed the winter in a cool dark closet.
So Miss LouLou and I planted them the other day in the softer spring ground.
They may or may not come up next year, but we enjoyed our time together anyway!








Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Mr. Ten-year-old!

I can hardly believe this young man is ten!
 This year you didn't want a big party for your birthday...
you just wanted to fish.
So we took off for a long weekend to our Uncles and fish we did!
and rode 4-wheelers and Kubotas
and played hide and seek in the big old barn
and watched you all get nasty sliding down the lime pile
and jumping on the hay bales
What a fun time!!!

Uh-Oh is little brother showing you up?
Wow...look at that fish!  You caught some big ones too...I just happened to have my camera for his big catch!
 One day you'll teach little brother all about it, but for know he likes wagon rides...
Miss Little Bitty really was a very patient fisherman, but no fish this time for her...
breakfast in the swing...
sisters playing on the trampoline...
What a fun tenth birthday weekend!
We love you big brother!!!






Saturday, March 1, 2014

These Two...

 Love, Love, Love
Fight, Fight, Fight