This robin pastels tutorial is hosted by me and the children. A direct result of the confidence we’ve built in following Nana’s instructions. See, we pulled out the chalk pastels during a nature study as we often do. And we sketched robins to complement our studies. Here is what we did. We watched robins in the backyard. Then we opened our favorite bird field guide.
Somewhere I saw this idea. A simple, heart-shaped bird feeder. Of course, we must make it. And we must make it allergy friendly! We gathered our supplies: cardboard from a cereal or other box lard or shortening SunButter (or peanut butter for those non-allergic types) bird seed string We cut out the simple heart shape. I punched a hole with the scissors and Middle Girl
A recent example of love.. I hear myself let loose a long, exasperated sigh as I bend down to pick up the tiny scraps of paper that litter the floor. Across the room a small voice says, “I love you Mama.” My littlest guy keyed into my tone and he turned it around. Love does that. I could do that too. I could see all
from the 2010 archives…We spent an entire afternoon Saturday making treats for the birds – and the bird lovers we know. Nana came across a really neat recipe for birdseed wreaths. I was especially excited about it because it is peanut free for our crew. Just three ingredients! Gelatin, water and birdseed. We made ten, small, heart-shaped wreaths and two large tube pan wreaths. Place
With fall and cooler weather, we often think of the birds. Plus, with a little SunButter, we often see more of a variety of birds at our feeder. The nuthatches and woodpeckers love a little extra with their birdseed. So, when I saw these simple feeders on Pinterest, I knew we could do an allergy-friendly version with SunButter. Gather your handy, empty toilet paper rolls.
From the November 2008 archives… This week we started filling our bird feeders again. We remembered that it is especially entertaining for a baby in a high chair to watch birds appear at the feeder. I guess my excuse for not keeping up with them is life got busy this last year? The birds, of course, didn’t forget where the feeders were! We have a
First we saw this bird on the patio a lot and it didn’t seem to be scared of any thing. We weren’t sure what kind of bird it was, so we emailed my Aunt Mary Ann the photos. Here’s what she said: “It’s a gorgeous hermit thrush! Great bird, it’s the only thrush to overwinter in the southern US! I’ve only ever heard one singing