We’ve got our work ahead of us this spring. But fortunately I’ve got these little helping hands, always ready to pick bouquets for momma!
Archive: ‘the Farnsworths’
Paul has been working hard outside since we moved here late November. One thing I really wanted with our house was a yard and this property didn’t really come with one. Fortunately, we were able to also get the woodsy lot next door and he’s been turning it into a yard for us. (pretty awesome husband and dad that guy!)
This week we had it fenced (thanks to Guier Fence), so it really almost feels complete! I think Samus Alabamus likes her new fenced-in yard too! Now she can hang out and chase away the thousands of squirrels that seem to have infested this entire region
For school, we have decided to pursue Sophia’s interest in Nature and study birds. As I discussed this with Paul, it occurred to me that we should make a birdhouse. Then I realized we would not be the best teachers on this subject (especially not me) but we knew someone who would be! My Grandfather Henry is the best woodworker I know so it seemed only fitting that he give Sophia her first lesson it this art. Kerbie and Nick’s wedding was down in Nesoho Easter weekend so we would be able to meet up with Granddad while there. Sophia got together with Henry and built a pretty awesome little house for our backyard birds. Granddad is so awesome. He had all the pieces cut and sanded for us that morning with marks for where holes needed to be drilled. Sophia went to town on the drill press first and then the hammer. She went from apprehensive to full pro. And she beamed with pride when they were done. I really felt like I wanted to document the experience and give you all a tour of granddad’s basement workshop. So here it is-Starting with my 365 picture of the day and following up with the tour!
Our Wildwood house had the most beautiful Cherry tree in the front of it. I absolutely adored it’s pink blossoms every spring! I will always miss it a little. However, it has been such a pleasant surprise to discover several flowering trees in our front yard at our new house! I love this little tulip tree! Happy spring everyone!
We’re bird watching for school and learning the Missouri backyard birds. We kicked it off by tossing tons of birdseed in our yard and hoping we’d see a few close up. The kids did some bird drawings and ended up spotting an American Robin. Since then, she has seen several and is a very enthusiastic bird watcher!