Garden · Homeschool · Kids · Nature Study · Pests

Hornworm Experiment

Each summer we pick through our tomato and pepper plants looking for hornworms. This has been the best summer yet. I found the only one this year as I was ripping out all my tomatoes. The battery in my irrigation timer died when we were out of town and they took a beating in the… Continue reading Hornworm Experiment

Homeschool · Nature Study

Butterfly Resources

Last year we hatched our own butterflies and it was such a hit that we’re doing it again!  Recently, I’ve been going back over some of the activities we did and books we read last year. I’ve also been looking for some new ideas for this year. I thought I’d share our favorites that the… Continue reading Butterfly Resources

Edibles · Garden · Homeschool · Kids · Nature Study


I’ve harvested a few of the Straight 8 slicing cucumbers already but this was my first harvest of my pickling cukes. I’m growing Picklebush and Homemade Pickles this year. I haven’t gotten into canning yet but it is on my “must learn” list. Luckily, pickles are easy to make without actually canning them. It’s called… Continue reading Pickles!

Field Trip · Homeschool · Nature Study

Spring Babies!

We have been stuck at home for most of the last three weeks while two of our bathrooms are being remodeled. A common misperception of homeschoolers is that we’re at home all of the time. Now, that we’ve had three weeks of just that…well…we’re going a little stir crazy. We are definitely not the “stay… Continue reading Spring Babies!

Field Trip · Homeschool · Nature Study

Field Trip – Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

It’s been a month or so since my last post and time sure has flown by.  We’ve been busy getting out and enjoying the beautiful spring weather before it heats up for the summer.   I can’t believe it took us so long to visit Spring Mountain Ranch.  It’s just a quick drive outside of… Continue reading Field Trip – Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

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Field Trip – Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs

We took an unintentional break from nature study field trips during the last few months.  We missed several due to illness and others things that came up.  We almost missed this one at the very last minute but we made it! We joined our nature study group out at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs.… Continue reading Field Trip – Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs

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Ladybug Release

This week has been an insect themed week! Storyteller noticed some aphids on a rose bush which led to a discussion about aphids and ladybugs. Off to the nursery we went to buy some ladybugs. Each girl picked out a container. That’s probably way too many for our yard but they each needed their own.… Continue reading Ladybug Release