Well the busy/lazy days of summer are far spent. We've already lit our wood-cook stove for the first time of the new heating season and even cooked on it. The children have been successfully registered as homeschoolers and have begun their daily routine. The homeschool honey moon has already worn off. We even found our first fall leaves this morning. This photo update is well over due.
The following pictures are of our adopted baby red squirrel. It made a very good "temporary"
pet. And what a sweet learning experience the kids had taking care of it.
|eating its first solid food, banana|
I was amazed at how tame and sweet with us it was, very dependent too more than you would expect.
|Notice the little squirrel tail hanging out of his pocket? It like to find closed up places and go to sleep there. He was very gentle.|
We had read that even after being with humans a baby squirrel will be adopted or received back with other squirrels quite easily. One day there was big squirrel really going crazy on our roof, We thought it might be the mom. I decided to see if it would take the baby, I climbed up and put the baby on the roof and after much running around with the two squirrels, the mom started jumping from the roof to tree repeatedly. The baby wouldn't jump. Finally the mom grabbed the baby in her mouth and jumped, they ran down the tree together and ran off into the woods. It was sweet.
The kids were glad too.
|We love our bantie family.|
|catching frogs, I found this big spider web.|
|The best dressed frog catcher I know.|
|Daddy made him this gun.|
|that classic blue light or bluefaced as Jamie would say.|
|homemade fresh picked blueberry pancakes|
|She loves everyone of them and praises them for laying such beautiful eggs for us.|
|Sissy made cookies!|
|the three peppered sisters|
|one of those beautiful eggs|
|love my purple podded beans|
|Homeschoolin' it! -Again.|
|Hermit crab brought home for the kids from a day lobstering|
God bless you!