Outdoor Fun–Week of June 10, 2017

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We’ve spent quite a bit of time observing nature this week.  The older girls I homeschool are in the middle of a project for Biology.  They are observing plants, birds, trees, animals—whatever they can find and making a notebook for their end-of-the year project.

The younger crew found this dead dragonfly on the deck and enjoyed it for quite a while.

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Many birds have been seen.  The crazy woodpecker gave entertainment, along with ducks, geese, blue jays, robins, Rufus-sided Towhees, crows, and many more.

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The flowers are blooming like crazy and the garden is growing like mad!

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It’s a great time to be outdoors!  I go out as often as I can, even if I have to dodge raindrops!  Trust me, there’s plenty to do!!  That weed is purslane, and I continue hoeing it out–the purslane in the picture is gone now, thank goodness–I have been hoeing.  The garden is sure loaded with it.  I no sooner get it out then a new batch comes up.

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2 thoughts on “Outdoor Fun–Week of June 10, 2017

  1. Wild purslane is delicious and nutritious. A market-gardener friend told me it is his biggest seller at the farmer’s market, being especially popular with juicers.

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