Wednesday, July 22, 2009

WW: Our baby birds

Thanks to the dog and the beautiful weather, we've spent a lot of time outdoors this summer. We watched our geese raise another batch of young ones, found a couple of small turtles laying eggs, caught plenty of fish, helped the boys next door catch frogs and tadpoles, and have been fortunate enough to enjoy watching a regular variety of widelife including birds, squirrels, rabbits, and deer as well as a pair of possums and a snake. (OK, personally I could have done without the snake and luckily the kids didn't see it or I wouldn't have gotten them down to the lake for weeks. Happily DH was there to take care of it since we're fairly certain it was a small copperhead.) The kids favorite part of the outdoors this summer has been the baby birds in our old basement. The parents built their nest in an empty five gallon bucket and have been very good sports about having three children come in once or twice a day to peek at their little ones.

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