Saturday, March 5, 2011

After much research, we have been able to name our friendly owl visitor. It was a Northern Saw-Whet Owl. This owl only weighs between 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 oz and only stands 7-8 inches tall. It can live up to 16 years, although with this long winter, there may not be enough food for the owls. This is part of it's permanent, natural habitat. Our little owl stayed 3 days in our barn, but now it's gone. My husband was able to touch it and stood a few inches from it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Winter Lapbook - Snowflake Window Clingers

We did a fun, quick project as part of our winter lapbook that we are working on. We learned a little bit about snow, so we made snowflake window clingers.

It was so easy! We printed templates of snowflakes off the internet, or if you are more talented than me, you can draw snowflakes on paper. Then put a clear zip lock bag over the template. Next, using fabric or 3D paint, go over the lines of the snowflake, squeezing as you go.

Now let dry and then peel the snowflakes off. We used white and silver paint.

Stick them on your windows and they really do stick! We might try this for different holidays as well. Like leaves for fall or pretty flowers for spring.

Owl In The Barn

This morning, my wonderful husband came in from the barn to tell us we had a little owl hanging out with the chickens. So we all raced to get our winter stuff on, (it was -27) and went to see it. He is such a cute little guy.
It's so fun when we get to see these unexpected visitors. Like when we had an emu looking at us through our kitchen window. Of course and owl isn't as exotic, but it's fun all the same.