Friday, December 16, 2011

Report on Abigail Adams

I am reading Abigail Adams by Natalie S. Bober, for school.  I am enjoying this book.  This is what I have learned so far.

Abigail Smith was born on November 11, 1744. Her mother and father were Elizabeth Quincy Smith and William Smith.

They lived in Weymouth, Massachusetts, 10 miles from Boston. Weymouth was the first community in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Mary was 14, Abigail was 10, and Betsy was only 5, and they liked to hear news about the French and Indian War especially about a brave young man, name George Washington. They liked to read books. Their mother did not let them go to school, but their father taught them to read and write.      

More to come….

Friday, June 10, 2011

Summer Fun

Last week my mom's uncle and aunt came.  We played baseball, we went blueberry picking, and we went fishing.  That was a fun visit.  They left on Monday.

And then, our mom's best friend came.  We slept outside, and we went to bed at 10 o'clock. In  the mornings we would all go fishing on the dock.  Jacob caught a catfish while they were here and Daddy filleted it and put it in the freezer.

One night we raced around the pond.  They have a 2 year old baby named Kayleigh.  She ran around the pond about 6 times, to the mailbox 1 time, and to the chicken coop 1 time.  They left Thursday.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Athens Farmers Market

Did you now there is a farmers market in Athens?  It is every Saturday morning. Last Saturday morning was the first time we went to sell stuff. Our mom sells bread, jam, and things she sews. 

My brother ad I sell 550 cord stuff (paracord) like bracelets and key chains.

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We are also selling water bottles to earn money to buy a Water Buffalo for Gospel for Asia I am hoping next time, I will sell yellow squash.

This Saturday,  I will not be there, because we have a Junior Master Gardener meeting.

I am planning to sell 550 cord key chains and bracelets here on my blog and maybe other places online too.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

All About Owl Pellets

My brother and mom came home from the Home School book fair with a few arrowheads for my sister, a few shark teeth for me, and some owl pellets for all the boys.

An owl pellet is the throw-up of an Owl.  Gross.  Inside the throw-up is the parts of the animals they cannot digest.  Owls hunt at night and catch mice to eat.  They swallow the mice whole and then digest what they can and throw-up everything else.

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There were 3 mouse skulls in one of them.  One skull in the other.  There were lots of other bones in there too.

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We sat outside at the table and pulled the pellets apart with our fingers.  The pellets were covered in foil, and then surrounded by fur or hair – that the owl cannot digest either.  Inside was all the bones. 

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In 2010 we watched an owl on the computer, her name was Molly

molly the owl

This is McGee – the Dad

We were able to see her nest and her eggs.  We also watched a few eggs hatch.  We would watch the mom and dad bring food for the babies.  Before the eggs hatched the dad would bring food for Molly.  Sometimes the food was rabbits or mice, and sometimes they were still alive.  We would watch her eat it. 


This is Molly in her box – see the feathery stuff she is standing on?

Molly’s nest was made out of owl pellets – it look like a bird nest and comfortable – furry and soft.  She had 6 eggs, and hatched 4 babies (we think).  The babies will fly about 5 miles away to make their own nest.

It was fun watching Molly and learning about owls, and it was fun pulling apart the Owl pellets my brother brought home.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Garden journal

This is my garden journal: This week we started our garden. And I planted pumpkins in the garden. the garden has rows with paths between them. We have already planted: spinach, Swiss chard,  lettuce, peas,  beans, Potatoes,  carrots,  radishes,  and  berry bushes.

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(these are pictures my mom took)


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My name is Peter.  I live in the country in Texas, and .  I really like the Army and Cammoflage stuff!

I like to shoot guns, but do not get to very often.
I help take care of the chickens we own, we have about 50.  My favorite one is Cheeks - a hen who is an Aracana with big cheeks!

We have 2 dogs, 3 cats, and lots of wild animals.

I like to play in the woods, fish in our pond, go to church, and play the wii. 

Hope you enjoy following along with my blog.