Friday, January 24, 2014
We first went to Lily the goat. She was standing right next to the fence so we could blow on her fur a bit and it did move. We proved that point! Next on our hike we stopped to "feed" the "Talking Tree" and also tried to "blow it over". Impossible! Thumbs down with blowing over a tree stump.
We blew on a fern and its leaves moved. So did the spider web and lichen. We also watched the lichen scurry down the stream-weaving in and out of the rocks along with the current.
When we stopped on the way back to watch the horse in the sun with steam escaping from his nostrils, we all tried making steam from our mouths. Oh yes-it was still cold out. We could all see our breath!
Next time we get together we are going to pretend to be tornadoes by spinning around fast! I wonder how many of us will get dizzy from it!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Next it was on to the chicken coop. I had found some chicken feed from when I kept chickens at my house-so I brought it in for the kids to throw for the chickens. The chickens were very excited about this treat and so were the kids. We even got to help gather eggs from the nesting boxes. There were 13 eggs today!
Soon it was time for snack. We headed over to the fire pit and scrambled up onto the new big logs that ring the fire pit. We didn't have a fire but we enjoyed our snack and stories. We read a book that had true and false questions about weather. The kids really knew their stuff about weather! Then we also read a story about Chinese New Years and learned all about the Lion and Dragon puppets. We all thought they were pretty cool and maybe a little scary too!
Tummies began rumbling and it was time for lunch. During lunch we read more stories and I also played more songs on the guitar. It was a good day at Keep It Simple Farms with Tiny treks!
Monday, January 20, 2014
Next week we are learning about the wind. I'm looking forward to using straws and fans to teach how wind moves things around.