So, we didn’t technically do any “school” today because I had a Dr’s appt this morning and then we hung at Aunt T’s.
As we were loading up to leave for home T’s neighbor called us over to ask what these rat-like creatures were by the rundown shed. Turns out there were four baby opossums.
We used a towel and got the two that had crawled out into the open back over with the two that were huddled by the shed. Not sure where mama was – those babies should be in her pouch.
On the way to her house I saw a llama out in a field with horses and promised the kids we’d stop by on our way home. So, I did. The man that lives there was extremely nice and he came out and told the kids about all his animals: llama, horses, ram, sheep, peacock, turkeys. He invited us to come by whenever we like – and I think we will! I’m definitely going back to get pics. The kids got a kick out of the horses (they thought we had apples) and the man was impressed with how NOT scared of them my kids were.
Then, since I’m the coolest mom in the world, I took the kids down the road AT bedtime and waded through the muddy water to catch tadpoles for them. The biggest tadpoles I have ever seen (pics tomorrow).
Anyway, I was thinking of putting them in the aquarium in Ry’s room with some things for them to climb out on when they get legs. Should be a fun Homeschooling Science lesson and hopefully they’ll live in our yard and eat the mosquitoes!