Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Our 4th week on the farm!

We have officially finished our fourth week on the farm! This week has been crazy busy and a great deal of fun.

We started off the week fishing with grandma and grandpa. Our children are BIG fans of fishing and couldn't wait to get to the pond and get started. Three of our six children were able to catch fish!


I took advantage of being in a new location to take some cute pictures of our children to send to their father.

 This week has been typical early spring in Kentucky with lots of wind and rain. We decided to take advantage of the wind and randomly dry moments to work on our kite flying skills.

Our local library was having a smoothie making class this week. I have several smoothie lovers so we headed over to see if we could learn anything new. We tried a blueberry, peach, strawberry, banana, spinach, avocado, and cocoa smoothie. It was pretty tasty but not a combination I would have tried if not for the class.

 Mid week we had some real excitement at our house. Our son turned four years old! We had a very low key party with just  his siblings, cake and frozen pizza. We will have a larger party with extended family later  in the month but for now we enjoyed being together and eating cake!

We were inspecting our bird eggs this week and discovered that our Mama had been invaded by a Cow Bird. Two of her eggs had been thrown out of the nest by the cow bird and she had laid her own egg into the nest. We had learned about brood parasite birds in our science lessons covering birds so it was interesting to see the process in action. We were sad for mama bird to have lost two of her own babies however. We will continue to watch the nest as the eggs hatch and learn from what happens.

This week we also learned how to feed our tadpoles. It seems they really like spinach leaves that have been frozen and then thawed out.

Lastly this week we took a field trip to Tennessee to enjoy some time in at the aquarium.

What is a trip to Gatlinburg without some black light mini golf and mirror maze action?

We had an amazing week on and off the farm this week and look forward to our future adventures! 

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