Alabama History at Fort Toulouse and trail walk at nature Alabama Nature Center

Many fascinating figures and events have happened throughout Alabama’s history. We wanted to learn more about the prehistoric Indians, French, English and American history at Fort Toulouse and Fort Jackson . The story of Fort Toulouse started with the local indians inviting the French to build a fort, Fort Toulouse. The men settled in and took indian wives, wives from around the area, and some farms sprang up. The French lost possession of the fort Continue reading

Update: How to Set Up an Aquaponics Kit and Rock Candy

We wanted to let you know how great our Aquaponics Kit and our fish, Mr. Bubbles, is doing.  One month has passed since we set up our kit, and the plants have gotten so big that we had to put them in ponytails so they wouldn’t go everywhere. Mr. Bubbles is waiting to be fed every morning and every evening and seems to really like his new home.  We have added the Tidy Tank water to the bowl Continue reading

Bird house – clear back observation

I am so excited about the new bird house we got, a bird house has a clear back. It attaches to the outside of the window and once a mama bird makes a nest and lays her eggs we can watch the babies from inside the house ( how cool is that). So far no mama bird have checked out our new bird house but I think it’s too early for nesting. I am thinking Continue reading

Cows taste best covered Pam

We entered a poem contest that the library was holding and you could win a $50 gift card to Target.  You had to write the poem on one page no more than 20 lines, use 5 words from a list they gave you, black or blue ink, typed and four copies.  The part Belle didn’t like is that you could have no pictures submitted with your poem, so she made a clay dragon for her Continue reading

Homeschool class – Jacksonville Zoo

Homeschool class at Jacksonville Zoo Yesterday we went to a homeschool meeting at the Jacksonville zoo. They are offering a class for homeschooled kids to come learn about plants and animals once a month. It’s a 3 hour course that starts at 9am and goes until 12pm. The start options are Tuesday (start sept 4), Wednesday(Sept 5) or Thursday (Sept 6). Classes are the first week of each month. The kids are separated by age Continue reading

watercolor flowers-chimpanzee

Here is a really neat project to do with the kids… water-color flowers You need: water-color paper flowers fresh or dryed spray bottle full of water extra paper hammer First get some fresh flowers at the grocery store spray your water-color paper with water Next lay out your flowers – either pull the pedals apart or just lay down the whole flower stem and all set the other piece paper on top – this is optional  – Continue reading