Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

 This Mother's Day, not only do I have the privilege of being the mom of the coolest boy on the planet, I also get to help him "mother" a few eggs!

If you remember, awhile back, we tried to hatch some chicken eggs. Unfortunately, we were not successful and we borrowed a couple of chicks from grandpa's farm to observe. This weekend, we brought them back to the farm. The children really enjoyed watching them for about two weeks.  Part of farming and learning about life is that things don't always work out, but in order to be successful, you need to be persistent. So, we came home with another batch of eggs and put our incubator going.  Hopefully we will have better luck with hatching some chicks of our own this time. (We will know in approximately 21 days!)

If you have been following the blog, you also know that we have been out on a hunt to find some frog eggs.  This weekend, grandpa was also able to help us find some from his pond!  We were able to harvest a clump of them and will be watching them as they hatch and turn into frogs.

The children are going to be so excited when they come in tomorrow morning!

(The wonderful posters with real photos of the life cycles were purchased through Oriental Trading Company)

I am linking this post up to:

Science Sunday


An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

If all those eggs hatch, it ought to be very interesting around your house for a while!

Amy A @ Child Central Station said...

I'm sure it will be interesting :). We do not plan on keeping all of the tadpoles when they hatch. (We will release them back into the pond.) However, we will keep a couple of them to observe as they grow :).

Scott said...

Amy - you won the Brick by Brick "Pay It Forward"

Anonymous said...

That is awesome! Love those posters. So neat, did not know Oriental Trading carried stuff like that. Good luck with all the eggs!
Happy Mother's Day.

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Happy Mother's Day! I'll bet your children were thrilled with all this today when they came in!
You are just a going concern!
But truly, this looks so interesting, I've never watched tadpoles grow myself. How great for your children!

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