My very nice purchases today include Hobby Farm Home Magazine (my new favorite), a Vegetarian cookbook (we're not vegetarian but I wanted some recipes), The Backyard Homestead Book that I've been wanting and a book for my daughter that was on clearance. Total cost-$39.00 with my discount.
Then I stopped at an educational store called "Up With Learning." I bought this really cool calendar set for Tae to help teach him his numbers, days of the week, and month. Besides, it comes with little weather tabs that he can add on to tell us the weather. Everymorning he checks the weather forecast and then tells us all what we should wear according to the forecast.
The deer have been busy grazing at the Hosta salad bar.
The birds are busy building nests like this one.
We are finding lots of pretty blue eggshells from the nests.
My Azalea bush was so bright it looked as if it was on fire. It needs a trim very badly after it is done blooming. It looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book.
The bullfrog is huge!
This is not a garden hose. It's a garden snake sunning himself on the warm rocks by the pond. Snakes are very beneficial to the garden because they eat small rodents. Their shedded skin also makes a very cool item to look at under the microscope during our homeschool lessons.