Monday, August 26, 2013

Corn farmers of Du Rose

The boys were very excited to grow sweet corn this summer. Niles in particular would check on it daily, water it, and shake the tassles so the pollen would pollinate the silks. It paid off!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

Last Friday as a threesome for 2013

I decided to take the kids to Indian Lake for some hiking on the last Friday before I go back to school. We hiked up the unglaciated hill to check out a little stone chapel built in 1857 and look out over the lake. Then we hiked back down to the glaciated prairie and lake area to watch birds and grasshoppers flit amongst the flowers. Jonas and Niles carried all our snacks and water bottles while speculating about the animals' behavior and which plants were native and which might be invasive. We've raised some real winners. :) I'm wishing summer would never end.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

First 3 vs. 3 soccer games of 2013

Jonas' s game looked pretty "real", with kids tearing after the ball and kicking towards the right goal. Niles' s game....not so much. Cute to watch, though.