animals

chick hatching: fun for kids and families (and giveaway!)
March 22, 2014 5 comments

chick hatching: fun for kids and families (and giveaway!)

I’ve said it before, and I’l say it again: We. Love. Chickens. Really, we do. Not only do we love backyard chickens, but we also love the teeniest of tiny ...

5 reasons families need backyard chickens (no, this is not a joke)
September 23, 2013 10 comments

5 reasons families need backyard chickens (no, this is not a joke)

    We love chickens. We really do. We love backyard chickens. As in, we love them thanks to two hens who came to us from Rent a Coop here ...

beach learning: hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, ghost crabs, sand crabs & more
July 30, 2012 12 comments

beach learning: hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, ghost crabs, sand crabs & more

The beach can be difficult vacation for families with young children, there’s no doubt about it. Beyond even getting there–the packing, the long drive, the daily to-and-from the beach with ...

ladybug, ladybug
August 3, 2009 8 comments

ladybug, ladybug

My parents brought “Lady Bug Land” for Maddy, Owen, and Cora late last spring when they came for a visit. It took us a while to get started, but once ...

creepy crawly backyard friends
March 19, 2009 2 comments

creepy crawly backyard friends

Yesterday, being St. Patrick’s Day, was busy for us. After we discovered that the troublesome leprechauns turned our milk and yogurt green and we finished our Lucky Charms cereal, we ...