Category Archives: Wild Family

Vintage Spice rack turned tincture rack

I got the cutest vintage spice rack yesterday from the Salvation Army! The front glass panel was broken so Josh removed it for me. The adorable glass bottles, though, are in perfect condition! I washed each bottle and placed a chalk board label around their middles. So- now the spice rack was ready to become …

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Not just dreaming about my garden….

Yesterday I was dreaming and scheming about my herb garden šŸŒæ I was taking notes while my kids were at kid’s ministry at church. Today… I got to work weeding and improving my herb garden in the back yard! Last year I planted a ton of perennial plants and encircled them with rocks. So today, …

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Homemade bird feeder

Yesterday was a beautiful day! 60 degrees in January!! And Eddie spent the day building in the backyard! He was sawing and drilling… Today he he hung up his handy-work!! He built me a bigger bird feeder!! šŸ˜šŸ˜ He was very happy to see six birds eating from his feeder at once!!!

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Eagle watching… and an up close and personal owl!

We went to an official eagle watching event today at Fort Bellefontaine. They had a telescope set up directed at both a mature bald eagle and a juvenile eagle. šŸ¦… The eagles were across the river about a mile away… so there was no way I could get a picture! <<<<<<<<<<<< ā¤ļøā¤ļø We did see …

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Walking on ice

Hurray for 50 degree weather!!! Simone was away at a Girl Scout field trip (and she forgot to wear her vest, you know- the one I sewed all her patches on šŸ˜†) so I took the boys and Daisy to the park! ā˜€ļø The boys claim their dreams came true today… because the pond was …

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Taking better bird pictures

I was given some great advice after my Northern Flicker post… Place my camera-phone up to the binoculars to take better close-up pictures! I have to say I skeptical because it seemed like such an easy solution and yet I didn’t think I was creative enough to figure out how to make it work! Silly, …

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Girl Scout vest

This may not seem like a big deal to some people… but I had put off sewing Simone’s badges on her vest for 1 1/2 years! šŸ˜® Talk about procrastination!! My new year’s resolution for 2018 is to do things that I find hard. For some reason, the Girl Scout vest intimidated me! I was …

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Northern Flicker

I think my favorite bird is the Northern Flicker- which is a large woodpecker! And today he keeps gracing us with his presence! I first saw him in the neighbor’s tree- he looked huge silhouetted against the blue sky and the leafless tree! (See him at the top.) Then… he flew to our magnolia tree …

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šŸ”„ yes- Iā€™m holding fire

Today we had a Dangerous Boys’ Meeting and we had a volunteer come and do science experiments! Don’t know what a Dangerous Boy Meeting is? Check out this post… Dangerous Boys The meeting was great! We ended with a fire experiment where we all got to hold a fireball in our hand! How cool is …

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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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