Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lots to watch outside the window!

We're still enjoying all the backyard critter action outside our kitchen window. Put together this just for fun video of some of the characters we see everyday;)!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Horse Riding is still a favorite "gym" activity in our Homeschool Class!

Furry Critters in our Backyard!

Eoghan captured the squirrel photos and Mom took the woodchuck who came early in the morning to snatch up sunflower seeds. Glad we got the woodchuck's pic before he hibernates.

Backyard Blue Jays!

Our backyard blue jays, photographed by Eoghan.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Photos by Eoghan (Grade 5)

Kids are really enjoying studying our backyard critters and habitat. We went to our local feed store and bought lots and lots of bird seeds and squirrel food. We are using a great book, "The Natural History of New York" (Freemand and Nasuti) to identify our visitors. The goal the kids have set for themselves are to eventually be able to hand feed our local backyard birds. In the meantime, photos were about as close as they could get.

Monday, November 5, 2012

One of the perks of homeschooling is that the kids get to stay home and bond with their pets during the daytime hours. We always enjoy watching these two best buddies pal around during playtime outside. Gem, our cat, and Angel, our golden, adore each other.

The kids found it and named it "the perfect leaf"! We are enjoying fall in the Hudson Valley!