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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Raccoon Study

I decided for us to learn more about raccoons since we live amongst them. They are interesting creatures and definitely little scavengers. They have raided our trash cans on several occasions. From experience we learned that they can come out during day hours, even if they aren't sick or injured.

Sunday, March 23, 2014


My kids and I are so excited! One of our baby chicks laid her first egg today! We are so looking forward to more eggs coming!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Birthday Cake Creation

I made this fun cake for my daughters birthday this year! She wanted a pink princess, layered cake. So this is what mom came up with!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Encountering Roosevelt Elk

Encountering a Roosevelt Elk is truly an awesome experience.

I saw this young buck while driving with a friend.   

Spotted these guys on Highway 101

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Seals & Sea Lions Study

One of the topics of our ocean and sea life unit study are seals and sea lions. The species we have here on the Redwood Coast are Harbor seals and California sea lions, occasionally Stellar sea lions and even Elephant seals come by.

We learned that there are 32 species of seals and 17 species of sea lions.

When we first moved here we got to see a Harbor seal up close and personal at the harbor; fishermen were feeding it scraps of tuna. One of our earliest field trips I planned was to the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center. While we where there, we were able to observe a seal receiving care.

My kids and I enjoy visiting Castle Rock National Wildlife Refuge It is so cool, we can hear the seals and sea lions barking while we walk on the beach. 

We have been blessed with being able to observe the Harbor seals and California sea lions recently. They have been hauling out at the paring lot of a local restaurant at our harbor. 

Another way we have viewed and learned about the differences of seals and sea lions is at Ocean World. My family and I had a great time there, it's a nice place to visit. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Hansel and Gretel Storytime

We had fun today reading the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. After reading the story we then watched a video of the story as well and then made a gingerbread house for an activity.