Waiting for Monarchs

Many folks, friends, and neighbors have said I should just “mow it all down.”  Don’t think I haven’t considered it! I’ve been focused on weeding out the poison ivy, but it’s vines are buried under the vinca, and it’s more of a tangled mess than gum in a girl’s long hair! But if I mow…

Learning is an Experience

Yesterday afternoon my boys were down at the creek behind our house finding tiny new crawdads, and asked if they could keep them. I immediately responded with the Kratt Brother’s mantra “All creatures deserve to live free and in the wild!” My younger son Jonny replied “But this isn’t the wild, it’s the city! The…

Sweat Equity

Dear Readers, I have such a difficult time posting regularly! When I sit down to the computer, I usually read some news, check in with friends on facebook, then I’m off and outdoors! Today our weather is cool & cloudy, and who knows if it will actually rain? Over this past sunny week I’ve been…

Working for Beauty

I think I’ve mentioned that I’m trying to be a stay-at-home mom, but have I mentioned that I’ve adopted my grandmother’s garden? To be honest, its quite a mess. I can understand why she was so frustrated in her last few years. The weeds are creeping into every planned bed, and some plants are simply…

New Moon, New Post

It’s the first snow here in Topeka, KS, and I love winter.  I love all the seasons really, and I’m fascinated by science learning because we can explore what we observe.  The weather does not have to be at our comfort level in order for us to explore what kind of effect today’s weather will have…