Author Archive: Amie Elna(Wild Family)🌳🌷🌳

Chicken Math

Chicken Math is the idea that, since you can never tell if you’ve hatched a hen or a roo, you raise some extra chicks to ensure you have enough girls for your flock! When we got our chicks from our friend, we originally wanted two or three- but we were explained chicken Math and encouraged to …

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Bird banding and forestryΒ 

Last week was seriously a busy week of teacher education through The Missouri Department of Conversation!  On Monday, I – along with several other homeschool mothers, attended a workshop on how to teach the MDC’s science curriculum – Discover Nature Schools.  I attended the workshop for grades 3-5 with the intent to teach these grades …

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Fishing 🎣 

We took a community fishing class today! And we were all successful!! 😁 🐟  Simone Edison Andre Eli I even caught a small fish. I held it tightly while someone helped me remove the hook!! I was quite brave… but I may have squealed each time it wiggled in my hand!!  πŸ˜³πŸ˜†

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I’m a BAI – Basic Archery Instructor 🏹 

I went to archery training through the NASP- National Archery in the Schools. The class was from 8:30 in the morning and ended at 5:00- after some performance evaluations and a written test! I have left eye dominance so I had to use a left handed bow.  It was awkward at first – my aim was …

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Rescuing Fredrick the hummingbird!Β 

Andre came running into the house telling me I needed to see something… quick! I was hesitant because I thought he was going to show me a dangerous stunt off the swing set… so I was quite surprised when he added- “there’s a hurt hummingbird on the ground!” Andre named him Fredrick – he knew …

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Reusing essential oil bottles for a natural first aid kit

I was sitting by the pool when a wasp flew over to me and stung me on the arm!  Ouch!! I quickly left my friends in charge of my children so I could drive home to get an oil for the sting! I applied my comfrey oil that I had infused, and got immediate pain …

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Using my pressed flowers

I used the flowers I dried in the flower press I made! I’m creating another book- similar to the Wild Family Book of Potions and Brews. This new book is called Mind Body Spirit and it will hold information about how we benefit from plants! The Daisy and Four-Leafed Clover turned out so nice!  You can …

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Elderberry flower cordialΒ 

We went on a lovely bike ride today! As were biking along a beautiful path, we were all overcome with the sweet sweet aroma of the elderberry flower! I foraged a bundle of flowers and enjoyed their scent the rest of the bike ride! As soon as we got home, I headed straight to the …

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Fusion Fun: reusing plastics bags

Simone and I went to the library for a Mommy/daughter date this evening! We took a class called Fusion Fun- it involved melting used plastic bags together to create a new reusable bag! The organizer had saved a bunch of used plastic bags and even some party tableclothes. We cut out different pictures that we …

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My medicine cabinet

We went to an estate sale on Saturday and picked up a beautiful buffet for only $35! I had originally wanted a buffet to store my vintage pyrex in… but then I realized I really needed a place to store my herbal salves and essential oils. I cleaned up my ever changing sunporch and we …

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