I am finally at a pause in all the busy-ness and wanted to share some unschooling type photos with you. We finally got some warm weather which meant, of course, the end of ice skating this year. So on the day it was still cold enough but warming quickly my dad picked us up for some more ice skating (because our car has issues with cold weather).
We were met with this:
About 20 turkeys were roosting in the trees and came down as we pulled in.
A cool thing we learned this year. It is better to put ice skates on in the warm garage but the garage is at the top of the hill and the ice at the bottom which means that there is only one way to get down that makes any sense.
We had had some snow but since we knew it was going to melt didn’t bother to clear the ice–which made ice skating kind of different than usual.
It was gorgeous and rather warm.
Once the ice got too soft to skate on it was time for tobogganing.
And Mom, onto the ice.
And some bird watching.
Then warming up in the garage and playing with a 1 ton pulley and pretending to drive the tractor (which lead to a discussion of all the simple machines in use and how a snow blower works.)
Oh, and some squirrel watching.
And today most of the snow and ice are gone. It was 50 yesterday and today it was 40. And of course last night I found MY ice skates (I have been borrowing my mom’s which are slightly too big.)
Looks like you are having fun! We haven’t had more than an inch or two at once. But we are having fun watching the heron ice fish out back. Check tomorrow for a great photo Brooke took!
I have no idea how a snow blower works.
I hope there’s still enough snow for my girls & I to sled when we come up but I’m fearing there won’t be! Looks like too much fun. It was 70 yesterday!
that mustve been neat when the turkeys came down!!!
More great pics as usual. How cool that they got to see the turkeys.
GREAT photos!! I love those turkeys! We saw a bunch out in the field today..wish I had my camera…