My aspiring oaks have been very busy planting, nurturing, and building over the past month. Here is what we have been doing:
"A Kids Herb Book".
We have been reading about the history of the medicinal herbs and found this book, "The Apothecary".
It is a really interesting book, and ties in so well with our histroy study of the colonial period.
Farm Boy turned 9 in April, and wanted only one thing....a dog. We found a shelter in Illinois, about 90 minutes from us that rescued dogs from kill shelters and puppy mills. We were so impressed with them, we drove down one day and came back with Milo.
Speaking of chickens.....we ordered 5 Buff Orpington chicks a month ago. The men folk have been busy building the brooder, and now the coop. The coop is a work in progress, but is really shaping up. After much research, we found a picture of a coop we liked and the guys have been drawing up plans and getting construction under way.
The princess named her 'Fluffly', and Farm Boy named his chick 'Amicus' (latin for friend)
I suggested 'nugget' and 'cordon bleu', but they didn't see the humor in that.
I'll get more chicken pics later, I have a new camera I'm still trying to get used to.