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Norfolk Botanical Garden has a live web cam of a Bald Eagle nest.  You can watch the proud mama and her babies close up!  You can also participate in a live discussion with experts to answer questions and view video files of the eggs hatching and other fascinating moments.  Enjoy!

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When you transplant a tomato plant, choose a tall container and plant the entire stem – right up to its leaves – in soil.  This will develop a hardy root system for a strong plant. 

Here is a little experiment to help Pookah understand what is happening under the soil.  We used a clean, clear plastic bottle from our recycle bin, cut the top off, and poked holes in the bottom.  We gently pressed the plant against the side of the container and filled it with soil.  Then, we covered the container with a sleeve made of black construction paper to prevent light from affecting the roots.  We placed it in a shallow bowl so we can water it from the bottom and set it under the light with the rest of our plants.  Let’s watch the roots develop over the coming weeks together.  I’ll share the photos with you and we’ll see what happens.  (more…)

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Hotspot #4 has been revealed.  It’s our pantry and refrigerator.  (more…)

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POOKAH’S TOYS

BEFORE

AFTER

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transplanted to potting soil

Some of our seedlings are ready for transplant.  They have developed their second set of leaves, the true leaves, and are in need of nutrient rich soil. (more…)

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Good!  This is one I can handle in the few short minutes I have, plus I have 2 little hands to help me.  This topic was just brought up at Sunday School yesterday.  We all agreed how nice it must be for those that have space in their homes where the kids can leave their toys lying around and craft freely, not neatly.  One mom is going through the process of creating a kids’ space in her basement and another mom is a lot like us, confined to small areas and challenged to keep things containerized.  Whatever configuration, if you have kids, you have STUFF.        (more…)

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I was not very good at this assignment, and this week was quite challenging in many other ways.  It was hard to find 15 minutes to go through all this stuff.  I can’t say this was my best work, but here is what we did.  (more…)

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