Monthly Archives: February 2011

Ratcliff Tall Pines Trail

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Ratcliff Tall Pines Trail

February 22, 2011

Tall Pines Trail at Ratcliff is said to be only a mile and half, I swear it is the longest mile and a half I have ever walked. It may have more to do with the fact that I was sore from working on the flower bed the day before, squatting down to plant cactus is something my muscles are not used to.IMG_1421

As we headed out Adam watched the signs closely making sure we did not venture off on the 4C hiking trail that is 20 miles long. CONTINUE READING…

Ellen Trout Zoo… Trail?

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Ellen Trout Zoo… Trail?

February 18, 2011

I had heard there was a nature trial around the Ellen Trout Zoo lake.IMG_1393I vaguely remembered seeing a trail off in the woods the last time we rode the little train at the zoo, so we set out to see if there was a trail.  CONTINUE READING…

A Flowerbed Make-Over

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A Flowerbed Make-Over

February 21, 2011

When we first moved here we build a little flower garden out of rocks around the small oak tree in our front yard. We did this to disguise the mound and stump that was left of the other tree we cut down. Well over the last few days it got a make-over. 

IMG_1397We dug up the rock that was in there so long roots started to grow around them making one impossible to get out without cutting the root.

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C.S.I. Education

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C.S.I. Education

February 17, 2011

Austin returning from checking our mail asks, “Mom is there a reason that our mail box has a hole blown in it?”  Apparently someone shot a hole in our mail box. So what can we do? We can use it for a C.S.I. education. I encourage my kiddos to “work the scene.”

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The bullet entered here. CONTINUE READING…

A Time to Plant

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A Time to Plant

February 15, 2011

Adam wanted to have a garden of his own. I told him, “Well, when Daddy starts planting in a couple weeks you can have your own garden spot but until then you can help me if you like. I am going to plant herbs.” “What is herbs?” Adam questions. “Spices!” I said. He thought that would be pretty neat to grow our own spices. I explain to him that we can grow them and dry them and store them ourselves. 100_9763

I bought one of the starter kits so it would be easier for Adam to help. We set up our stuff on the picnic table outside. CONTINUE READING…