Category Archives: our yard/garden

Ant Day

DAILY FUN ACTIVITY: Eat lunch outside and then count the ants. Our theme today will be Ant Day! Talk about Ants. Ants are social insects. Social insects live together in colonies. They depend on each other for survival and can … Continue reading

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Rice Cake Bird Feeder

Make a Bird feeder with your children. You will need: Rice cake for each child (or as many as you would like to make) Pipe cleaner butter knife Peanut butter (shortening or lard) bird seed Let children put a pipe … Continue reading

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Freezer Salsa

This is a recipe someone shared with me several years ago. It was a yummy salsa, but I have not made it for myself, as of yet. I don’t have the name of the person who shared this. It is … Continue reading

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Finding the Unusual!

I enjoy being in the yard when it is nice outside.  This morning, I was planning a fall lesson that uses fall leaves to make butterflies. I was picking some leaves and turned around just in time to keep from … Continue reading

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Garden Goodies!

I have good news and bad news from the garden: There has been a death!This little Roma just laid down and died!  These plants have been in the garden for 3 months and 8 of the 12 have only grown … Continue reading

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Peek-A-Boo In The Garden!

I went out, armed with the camera, and noticed something peeking through the dirt on one of my straw bales! Yes, that is a little red potato. Even with all of the trials in the garden this year, I am … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Garden

I took some pictures in the garden today.  I planted the watermelons and cucumbers almost two weeks ago.       Watermelons       Strawberries!       Pinto Beans. I started these from a bag of dry pintos. … Continue reading

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