We made homemade butter Monday. I remember doing it as a young child and realized that Brendan and Ryan had never done it! Isn’t making butter a required rite of passage for all school children?!? Obviously, it wasn’t on Brendan’s list of assignments for the day, but we made him come up and shake the jar for a few minutes too 🙂 – our arms were burning! After adding some salt, it was really good! Now I can check that activity off the list – whew!
Ryan and I are finishing up our study of birds and have been learning about the digestive system. We have seen LOTS of birds (and unfortunately a few squirrels 😦 ) on our bird feeder that we made last week!
After not finding a nest last week on our nature walk (who knew it would be so hard to find one?), my sweet neighbors, John and Jennifer let us dig through one of their bushes to get a cardinal’s nest. It was cool (minus the bugs and spiders) to take it apart and see what the birds had used to build it!
Below are some pictures of a few other subjects that we’ve been working on:
Ryan was excited to pick up his ribbons and photos from the fair – he’s already thinking about and planning his pictures for next year!
I can’t end this this post without bringing to your attention that this week is Mental Illness Awareness Week. A dear friend of mine suffered the tragic loss of one of her family members last week due to a struggle with severe depression. That precious family is now clinging to the following verse :
Their prayer is that by bringing awareness to mental illness and removing the stigma that it often carries, that somebody will realize that they are not alone in this struggle. That it’s ok to reach out for help. That another family may be spared the horrific pain of losing their loved one.
And so, I will be sharing more about this over the next few days…including my own story.