Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Questions For The Blog readers

                                       Josiah's  Questions
1.   Do you like pizza?
2.   Do you like ice cream?
3.   Do you like broccoli?
4.   Do you like tofu? ( I've never tryed it )
5.   What's your favorite thing to do?
6.   Have you ever seen an agate?

     That's all for me.

                                    Layla's Questions               
1.  What are your five favorite books and/or book series?
2.  What are your two favorite colors?
3.  Who is your favorite band/singer?
4.  What are your five favorite movies?
5.  What are your three favorite things to do outside?
6.  Do you know or are learning how to play one or more instruments? If you do what are they?
7.  How many siblings do you have and how old are they?
8.  What is your favorite food?
       Answer these questions in your comment.  If you want you can ask us the questions you would like.

Monday, June 25, 2012

1, 2 Chickens, 1,2,3 Eggs

In these past few days a lot has happened so there is going to be a lot to write.  We are going to split this up into days so that we don't get confused.

      Day 1:  This day did not start out as happy as we would have liked because we had to get rid of our rooster Clem.  The reason was that where we lived roosters weren't allowed because they might disturb the neighbors. However, the guy who we gave him to seemed nice so that was comforting.  We had decided that we were going to buy some already laying chickens from someone so we worked on making our coop bigger for the rest of the day.  At the end of the day we brought them to our house and named them Mary and Charlotte. We restlessly awaited the morning.

       Day 2:  Disappointment. There were no eggs this morning and we were devastated.  We wanted them to have eggs so badly now.  But they just wouldn't come.  So we tryed to encourage them by buying wooden eggs to put in their nesting boxes and it worked!  I, Layla was scanning my eyes over the chicken coop when outside of the actual coop I saw an egg. It must just be a wooden egg that they kicked out of the coop I thought, but it was a real egg! It was very exciting. By the way, Charlotte laid it.

      Day 3:  It is still Day 3 and not much has happened except for both of the new chickens laid an egg and I, Layla watched it.  I learned that they help each other when having eggs.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Books, outside and more

Now we are going to write a post about lots of different things.  First we'll write about a rope swing.

      Though a rope tied to a tree might not sound interesting at first, it will provide endless amounts of entertainment which we know from experience. We have made up and named a bunch of tricks on it including : Tornado, The Heights of Death, Rodeo Rope, The Doorstopper and The Fan.
        Tornado is when you put one of your feet on the ground and spin around it while holding on to the rope. You can reach amazingly high speeds and the faster versions include Ultra Tornado and Mega Tornado 3000.
        There are two versions of The Heights of Death; one of them is when you stand on a tire and reach as high up as you can on the rope and swing and the other is when you put a super high stool on top of the tire, stand on your tippy-toes and swing. The latter is extemely scary and in both of them you reach The Heights of Death.
       Rodeo Rope is one of the originals and has many variations. Our friend actually made up the original version. In this you swing in circles and can go either high or low. The Doorstopper is when you try to kick a door like frame on our hill and The Fan is rodeo rope when you are looking up.  All this goes to say if you put a rope on a tree anything could happen.

      Next we'll talk about books.  We both love reading, especially I, Layla.  Right now I, Layla am reading Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates. It is a good book so far, taking place around the time of slavery.
        I, Josiah am reading Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. I like it so far.
            Well, that's all for now.  We LOVE reading and we LOVE playing outside.


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Things in nature

We have had lots of fun experiences outside and now we are going to write about some of them. First we'll write about the violet-green swallow.

       Once we were catching tadpoles at a river with our dad and our dad went farther than usual to look for some perch.  However, instead of bringing back the fish he brought back a live bird.  It turned out that the bird had been laying on a rock in the sun and he just swooped it up with the net and brought it back. The bird was amazing. Sometimes it would lay down peacefully and other times it would flap its wings angrily, trying to get out.  We held it in our hands a few times and were able to observe it for almost the whole day.

          Another animal we'd like to talk about are deer.  I, Josiah actually wasn't there when it happened but I, Layla was. We were taking a drive one day when we saw a bunch of deer.  There were two fawns who looked like they'd just been born yesterday, numerous does and three or four bucks. One of the fawns was a boy and one was a girl.  The bucks nearest to our car stared at us, the does continued to eat but were clearly ready to bolt up at any moment and the fawns continued playing and kissing like before. Sadly I did not have my camera so there are no pictures.

        Last of all we are going to write about a tree instead of an animal.  It is a fruit tree that did not produce last year.  We went from thinking that it was an avocado tree, to a mango tree until we finally figured out that it was a loquat tree. Loquats are Japanese Plums and they are delicious! The chickens and duck love them too.

          Though there are still plenty of things to talk about we'll save those for another time.