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Heavy Silence

Heavy Silence

                                  The sound of Velcro ripping apart calls to me like a lighthouse beacon. He’s home. He’s safe. The look on his face tells me it wasn’t a good […]

This Is His Happy Place

This Is His Happy Place

He’s an old soul. He loves wearing fedoras. He loves his little sister, hot blueberry tea and art.      He hasn’t had any REAL formal art classes. He watches a few YouTube channels of a handful of artists. One particular one that he has […]

A Boy With a Re-purposed Passion

A Boy With a Re-purposed Passion

Meet our amazing 15-year-old.  From the time he was 11 years old, he has had a fascination with making knives.All of the knives that he makes, started out as old rusty discarded lawn mower blades. He makes a template from cardboard and traces the shape […]

Up The Creek On Earth Day

Up The Creek On Earth Day

Earth day is celebrated every day around our house. We love the earth, we love nature and we love being outside. Getting lost in the woods and up the creek is our favorite. It’s music to our weary souls, and often times rejuvenates us in […]

Biology: Fish Dissection

Biology: Fish Dissection

For biology, we purchased a few dissection animals in a kit. In the particular kit, we ordered there were seven animals. A perch, frog, crawfish, earthworm, lubber grasshopper, starfish, and clam. This is the fish dissection. These type of dissections are just up our alley. No, […]

Life really is a day at the beach

Life really is a day at the beach

Finally, a temporary break from our seemingly endless schedules. A weekend away at Myrtle Beach seemed to be just what we needed…. okay and it was an opportunity to meet up with a friend and his family as well. Who could ask for more. While […]

Daddy is the BOMB-diggity!

Daddy is the BOMB-diggity!

Daddy checking the detonation line. Safety first, the BEST ear protection ever. Daddy and Mr. D’s  headsets. 11yo setting off explosion number 1. The smallest of the three bombs set up for this demonstration. 7yo setting off explosion number 2. Quite a bit stronger than the first […]

We have an idea

We have an idea

The boys made a light bulb, and you can too. You will need: Eight D-sized batteries Mason jar or other clear glass Electrical tape Scissors Toilet paper tube (empty, of course) Pencil Lead (from a mechanical pencil) Two sets of small alligator clips What you […]

To Canada and Back (part 2, around Grindstone Island)

While on Grindstone Island, the main mode of transportation is by ATV. We were very fortunate that there were enough ATV’s (and one golf cart) to carry our crew of  ten, everywhere we wished to go. Entomologist was my chauffeur, for a good part of […]

To Canada and Back (part 1 Calumet Island)

A month ago, my Hubs had a work related trip to California, for a week. That meant that the fellas and I would have an entire week without Hubs being home. What to do, what to do?!  I know!!! We will take a trip to […]