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Happy Birthday, Richard Scarry!

Before the twins were even old enough to appreciate it, I purchased a copy of What Do People Do All Day by Richard Scarry.  Every story was instantly familiar as I flipped through the pages. Huckle Cat. Lowly Worm. Farmer Alfalfa. Bananas Gorilla. Able Baker Charlie.  They were all childhood friends.  If you haven’t met them, head straight […]

Snakes in Kentucky {Friday Fun Fact #4}

There are 33 different species of snakes in Kentucky.  Only 4 of them are venomous.  Don’t mean to alarm you . . . this just happens to be a current topic of interest around our house! If our snake identifying skills can be trusted (which may be doubtful!) we saw a Black Racer (non-venomous, thankfully!) at […]

Finding a Four-Leaf Clover {Friday Fun Fact: Edition #2}

According to the March 2013 issue (Yes, I realize that it is 2014 . . . apparently this issue just wandered out from under a bookshelf somewhere!) of National Geographic KIDS, “Only 1 in 10,000 clovers has four leaves.” We have no idea how many clovers are growing in our yard.  They seem to have […]

First Butterfly of the Season {Friday Fun Fact: Edition #1}

The Cabbage White butterfly is a common pest to all gardeners.  To butterfly loving children in the majority of North America however, it is one of the first thrilling sights of spring.  We spotted our first one this year on April 5th and have seen several more in the last couple weeks. On April 13th […]