Everyone told us Guinea Fowl were not friendly birds. Not to expect them to let us handle them, to count on them trying to roost in the trees etc. Ours how ever allow my girls to carry them around like babies. I frequently find the girls toting a bird around the yard. I always ask them what are your doing. They tell me well they let us carry them so why not. They have started laying eggs, they wont lay in a nesting box but they do always lay in one corner of there house so the eggs are super easy to find. We have been getting around 3 eggs a day or 21 eggs a week. Guinea eggs are smaller than chicken eggs but they taste just the same. So for your entertainment here is my daughter holding a Guinea like one of her baby dolls.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Bessie's Pillow is for middle to high school students so my 4th grader has not read it yet but I did preview the online resources that are available for it. There is a Teachers Guide with some suggestions and ideas for expanding learning. It has a good number of discussion and essay topics, oral history and life stories, some ideas for term papers etc. It is really a great resource for those with high school age students http://bessiespillow.com/images/teachers-resources.pdf. I will be printing off a few things for the girls to use when it comes time for them to read it.
There is also an additional resource located on the website called Bessie's America http://bessiespillow.com/bessiesamerica/. This resource offers things like photographs, radio shows the family would have listened to, Famous people, Food and recipes etc. These are all great ways to enhance your students learning experience. I loved the extra resources that were included I felt that they added a lot to the book and the learning experience.
Bessie's Story is one of tragedy and triumph. She has so many real struggles during her life but she never gave up. I can only imagine what it was like for her to flee her home at 18. Knowing that she may never see her family again. This book is a great piece of someone family history. Family history is important for everyone with out it our children will not know where they came from. This book was a well written and It reminded me of the way my grandmother used to tell our old family stories. It drew me in so well and the next thing I knew I was turning the last page wondering how I finished it so quickly. Its a book my girls will read when they get just a bit older.
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Monday, March 13, 2017
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
More work on the Mustang. Looks as though the back end was hit at some point in time. I will have to do some fender repair. I also located some more cancer on the rear frame rails and trunk floor crossmember. Looks like it is going to take a bit more work than I figured on but that's the way it always is when you get into old cars. Here is picture of it after I removed the fenders, and front grill.