Pine Cone Turkey

Here is a fun idea to do with pretty leaves from your yard.  You can use fresh leaves or ones that you have pressed, dried and preserved between clear contact paper.   Lay a pine cone down on its side.  Stick in leaf “feathers” at the widest end of the pine cone.  Use white craft […]

Leaf Creatures

Now is the perfect time of the year to explore the great outdoors.  So, grab a bag (plastic, paper or canvas) and head outdoors to discover fall treasures.  After your expedition, come inside and have a show and tell of what each person found.  This is a great time to share feelings and thoughts about why […]

Nature Detective

We are now in the heart  of fall, a beautiful season! Today’s activity is so simple you will wonder why you hadn’t thought of it… or maybe you have!  yea!    Grab a basket, shopping bag or some type of container with handles.   Grab a coat and bug spray, if needed, and head outside.   […]

Spring Has Sprung!

I love spring! Everything is fresh and new. The air smells clean with a hint of perfume. My lungs can’t seem to get enough of the sweet, fresh air as I take in gulps to quench the thirst ending the long days of Winter.   Warm rays of sunshine kiss my face and spring winds tease […]

Bird’s Nest Enhancers

For years we raised livestock…Saanen dairy goats, horse and pony and a calf here and there.  Naturally in the spring these animals would shed their winter coats in preparation for the long hot summer.  Many nights were spent combing and grooming the animals, including our dog and cats, in order to assist them in refining their […]


The days are getting shorter and the nights are cooling off.  The intense heat of summer has left us once more.  For those who have been hiding inside in the air conditioning, it is time to go outside and play!  The change of the seasons is an exciting time of year.  Plants are making seeds, changing […]

Outdoor “Safari”

The sun shone brightly and the yard called me outdoors.  The ground was wet due to recent rain and all the plants were washed clean and turning a delightful shade of Spring green. Unexpected, delightful discoveries were found as I pulled weeds. Under one bush, two large eyes peeked out at me.  Only the slightest movement […]