When You Forget That You Bought Praying Mantis Eggs…

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And… This is what happens when you forget that you bought 2 praying mantis eggs and that each eggs contains 200 babies and that you meant to put them in a jar so that you would remember to watch them hatch so you could put them outside and not forget to make sure not to [Read More...]

Housewarming Party Winners and a Free Set of Nature Calendar Photos for Everyone Else…

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I meant to post this much earlier today, but we were busy feeding llamas and stuff… So now it’s finally time to announce the winners of our Housewarming Party Giveaway!!! (I have contacted each winner by email, so please be on the look out for a message from me if you won.) And the winners are…(do [Read More...]

Creating a Nature Table (with The Better Mom)

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So… This post feels kind of like throwing a housewarming party for yourself while you’re still surrounded by unpacked boxes. Our migration to this new space is going well, but we’re still getting links to work, shifting things around and you will most definitely notice a few glitches. But– I didn’t want to miss the opportunity [Read More...]

Bringing Nature Indoors (with nature table ideas)

Because… The heavens declare the glory of God; The skies proclaim the work of His hands… ~Psalm 19:1 And because… Our rock collection…  Our Jordan River Stones…  Mailed to us by my friend Anna-Marie… We’ve had this same plant for 16+ years and it has attached itself to the wall… My friend Cheryl introduced [Read More...]

This Place Looks Kinda Familiar and Hatching Chicken Eggs

Oh wait…Is this our blog?I thought it looked kind of familiar.Has is really been almost 2 weeks since I’ve written anything? Because I know it really has been almost 2 weeks of vomiting, high fevers, chest x-rays, pneumonia, meds, laundry piles, broken computers, lysol fumes and hatching chickens. But let’s talk about the hatching chickens.Because that’s the fun part. [Read More...]

Our First Attempt at a Nature Table…or Corner…or Center…or….

I love nature…The hiding rocks, scurry-bugs, and mossy sticks.The welcome flowers, promise-of-rivers, and winking stars.And I’m fully convinced that– God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Martin Luther I’m convinced that we should tell our children to– Go Out and Play !!! But for [Read More...]

It’s Time for the Vaux Swifts !!!

The Vaux Swifts are back! Tens of thousands of Swiftsreturn year after year to roost in the chimney of Chapman Elementary School between September 1st and September 30th, from 6 -8 pm. We’ve been going to watch them for three or four years now and it really is amazing to watch thousands of Swifts circle and [Read More...]

Burntwood Bees Honey Harvest

Our friends, Mark and Christie, invited us over this morning to watch them harvest a batch of honey… We all had an incredible time! The process was so interesting and we came home with a jar of fresh honey. YUM !!! ~  Collecting honey from the hive ~ ~ Time with a buddy…even sweeter than honey [Read More...]

Burntwood Bees Honey Harvest

Our friends, Mark and Christie, invited us over this morning to watch them harvest a batch of honey… We all had an incredible time! The process was so interesting and we came home with a jar of fresh honey. YUM !!! ~  Collecting honey from the hive ~ ~ Time with a buddy…even sweeter than honey [Read More...]

Sacrifices Must Be Made…

China tea cup collection–out.     Jason’s childhood rock collection–in.Encouraging the kiddos’ interest in rocks–worth it. *a repost in honor of our first successful rock tumbling experiment*   Some rocks prior to tumbling…  With a block of Tiger’s Eye…  Tumbled Tiger’s Eye…  Neighbor kiddos and friends checking out the progress…    …if these were silent, the very [Read More...]

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