Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Wind

Fastest so far thus summer: 15 mph

Today: 7 mph

The wind feels so very strong,  I am surprised by these numbers. But it's gusty, not constant. And our instrument perhaps is not so very precise,  but it's fun all the same.

Thank-you Grama for our weather station.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bird Nest

Look what we found today! A bush was removed from our back yard and we found this tucked in behind. I wish we could have seen the eggs and babies. It was very ftagile, coming apart as soon as we touched it. Just exploring our 2000 square meters is an adventure every day. I am grateful to live here, even with a volcano as a neighbor.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Bean Plants

Kitty was playing with some black beans as a sensory activity and Raccoon decided to plant some. From there it grew to a life cycle project he's going to share at our newly forming homeschool coop.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


We were given a terrarium by my high school English teacher. Fill it with catepillars and presto!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hermit Crab Habitat

Raccoon's latest passion... hermit crabs! They aren't available here, but that doesn't stop him from being prepared, just in case.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Volcano School

We live about 50 miles from an active volcano. It has been billowing ash since Saturday and this morning we woke up to a grey, gray world. After morning chores, our noses were burning so out came the masks and the air filter.