Thursday, April 29, 2010


Unfortunately we missed the class today, but someone was nice enough to upload these photos so here they are!! Looks like we missed a great class!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

..ANOTHER awesome homeschool article

Someone posted this article and blog and I just LOVE it so true.. everyone should check it out no matter what your homeschooling reasons are...Enjoy

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


The library had a really great butterfly class this morning for free!
We learned all about butterflies and moths and then the kids made butterfly tshirts. I'll post pictures of them when they are dry. We learned a lot today and had a fun time making shirts. It was a beautiful spring day, and a great lesson to get us ready for butterfly watching for the rest of the spring!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Molly and McGee Housing Additions

The owlets are getting so big that Molly and McGee decided to add a porch to their house! Now all they need is a couple of rocking chairs! Here is the nightcam outside view of Molly? showing off the new digs. Molly has been leaving the nest more and more at night to hunt and leaving the owlets alone for longer and longer periods of time. I think she is getting a tinge of cabin fever. The owl box seems to be getting smaller and smaller as time goes on.
owl box before the porch was added
Tired mama and the babes. Look how big they are getting!

..and we will end with an adorable heartwarming picture of mama love...all together now..awwwww

Friday, April 16, 2010


The kids are attending a 6 week class at the Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living. We are all learning a lot about conservation and environmental concerns and how to help. Below is a picture of the center and below that is a little write up all about the center and what they are doing. Then I have included many many pictures of things we are learning about. Very interesting place, if you get the chance to visit or take a class here I highly recommend it. ABOUT THE CENTER
Designed by a team of experts in sustainable design and technologies, the house showcases more than fifty environmentally friendly systems, technologies, and products, including:
passive and active solar energy systems, natural, recycled and non-toxic building materials and construction, straw-bale walls, radiant flooring, permaculture landscaping, and so forth.
The Center's exhibits explain all the housing model's features, including how they differ from traditional systems, their cost-effectiveness, and their payback periods. The Center is open to the public.
Energy Efficient DesignPassive SolarSuper-insulated walls with cellulose (recycled paper)
ElectricityPhotovoltaic (solar electric system)
Wind-energy turbine
HeatingSolar heating and hot water
Open-loop radiant floor heat system
On-demand propane back-up
Non-toxic and Natural Materials
Natural materials building methods
Natural materials interior and exterior finishes
Non-toxic paints, stains, primers, and caulks
Lumber from ecologically managed forests
Ecological Water Treatment Systems
Composting toilet
Constructed wetlands
Low-flush toilet
Reduced-sized leach field
Super-efficient appliances
Compact fluorescent light fixtures
High-performance windows
Shallow frost-protected foundation
Locally harvested lumber
Engineered lumber products
Colored and scored concrete flooring
HCFC-free polyisocyanurate insulation
Recycled Materials
House uses pre-existing dwelling
Recycled fiber carpeting
Recycled roofing material
Salvaged lumber
Recycled, all-wood-fibre flooring material
Recycled lumber furniture
Organic Gardening
Indoor green house
Edible landscape
Permaculture garden
Herb gardens

More pictures next week!!

Monday, April 5, 2010


We got a new pet for Easter. He is a Flemish Giant Fawn Buck and he is super friendly and just the cuddliest bunny ever! Jadyn named him coco, Jesse is calling him Mr. Crabs but his REAL name is Cadbury. Doesn't he look just like the Cadbury bunny?! Thanks Easter Bunny, Bawk Bawk!! I LOVE HIM!!

New baby owl pics

The babies are getting SO BIG, most of them are eating by themselves now and their eyes are opening, they are getting so fuzzy and cute, look at those faces, they are so ugly they're cute lol. Molly is having a hard time keeping them all contained and underneath her. We are pretty sure that the last egg is not going to hatch, but the other owlets are doing great.