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

King Tut… and an electrical shock

The Saint Louis Science Center has an amazing exhibit… King Tut! We all enjoyed looking at replicas of the great Pharaoh’s tomb! Each station had a recording to listen to that explained the artifact. (Very interesting… a bit long for the two squirrely boys.) After the King Tut exhibit, the kids played at the Science …

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Making elderberry syrup… burning my smudge sticks and going raw for a month

What a beautiful morning it was today! The weather was cloudy and cool so the windows were open and the kids were working on their school assignments (with the help of a bribe… hot chocolate! I enjoyed a tart glass of kombucha tea with infused blueberries! Elderberry Syrup This morning I decided to make someelderberry …

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Monarch taggingΒ 

We got to be citizen scientists today!  We went to The Weldon Springs Interpretive Center where we learned how to catch a butterfly so it can be tagged! Edison caught the first butterfly… in fact he caught two at once! Simone was overjoyed when she finally caught her butterfly!! Andre was sneaky and quiet which …

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Craft fair

Simone had been busy all summer making Shrinky Dink Jewelry – necklaces and earrings… … and today was the big day- where she sold her creations at a craft fair! She designed all her jewelry… some earrings she drew free-hand like the emoji’s and PokΓ©mon, others she traced like the Mickey and Minnie combo! She …

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Bird banding and bird releasing!

We went to the World Bird Sanctuary this morning for a bird banding demonstration. Nets were put up this morning near bird feeders to catch song birds.  We saw a cardinal and a mourning dove get caught. The net doesn’t hurt the bird… here’s the cardinal in the net… Then the bird is checked out …

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Smudge sticks… incense from herbs 🌿 

Smudge stick (according to Wikipedia): A smudge stick is a bundle of dried herbs, often bound with string and usually rather small. The herbs are later burned as part of a ceremony or ritual.  (I plan on burning mine while meditating and praying, studying for my ASL classes and  cleaning the house. I would like …

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Kombucha vinegar toilet bowl cleaner 🚽 

I was gifted some kombucha tea that had been brewed waaaay too long and it had turned into kombucha vinegar. And boy did it stink to high heaven! I didn’t want to just throw out the vinegar, so I decided to try to use it as a cleaner… I strained the vinegar – – And …

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The eclipse and other August happenings

The month of August has been BUSY and I haven’t blogged much- so I’m going to cram this post full of things we’ve done! 🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺 We drove two hours to Fulton Mo to watch the eclipse… and it was sooooo worth it! The anticipation was fun- watching the shadow cross the sun… and when we …

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Hummingbird: Sir Falcon Fighter

Journal entry #2 We walked out the front door – and saw a battle in the sky! A hummingbird was flying after a Prairie Falcon right overhead! The Falcon flew into our neighbor’s tree where the hummingbird continued to harass the Falcon- dive bombing it a few times before squeaking at it and flying away!! …

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Fishing success!! 🐟 

We went to another fishing class this evening and we had success! Fishing is much more fun when you catch large fish!! Andre caught the BIGGEST fish of the evening!! This video shows just how heavy this fish was… Andre’s video

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