It is very well known to you by now that I am conducting
a serious, smell research project. Today, I compared the Tulip,
Daffodil, and Alium.
It was not easy to decide which flower smells the best.
After several samples I have smelled, and several sneezes, and a
runny nose I can announce that all three flowers are very pretty.
But, the more important news is I have ranked the
flowers by smell.
A. The Daffodil by itself is hard to smell.
B. The Tulip does not smell at all by itself either.
C.. Alium does not smell, but if you accidentally step on one
and crush it, when you are avoiding a certain Red Squirrel,
you will notice that the smell is not so great.
THE RESULTS OF THE SMELL RESEARCH
1. Daffodil – ranks OKAY
2. Tulip – ranks OKAY
3. Alium – YUCK!
Myles and I thought he was gone. But actually the squirrel had been
on vacation! A Robin told us the Red Squirrel had gone to Cicero
Illinois for vacation. I don’t know anything about Cicero, Illinois,
maybe for squirrels it is a lovely place to visit this time of year.
It is not important to know where the Red Squirrel took his vacation.
What is important? Today, the Red Squirrel was in the Oak Tree throwing
bird seeds down at us! We had to run fast to our front door, I think I
saw the Red Squirrel holding a large basket.
Today it is raining again like it did yesterday. I like the rain
it feeds my garden. It makes me happy to see much bright green
all around the valley near my house. I think Spring is the prettiest
time of the year for trees.
Every day is a celebration for trees! But for some people who forget
about trees we honor trees with ARBOR DAY.
Happy Arbor Day to everyone!
Please plant a tree with your school, friends, or family. Plant a tree
to honor your grandpa or grandma, or to wish a happy birthday to
your sister or brother.
As you know diary I have tried, and tried to spot Sparrows.
But I am finding it very difficult find them since they are
so small. They fly away so quickly every time I try to
sneak up on them. I need better binoculars so I can see
the small brown birds without scaring them away.
My total for this year’s GREAT YEAR is not going up as
quickly since all those brown birds look the same
when flying away!
Earth Day is here. Over 1 billion people all over the WORLD
participate in EARTH DAY, which makes this celebration the
biggest on the planet!!
Do you remember our tips on how to make an old chair new?
It is so easy to do:
1) Simply clean your old chair with a bucket of warm water
and environmentally friend soap.
2) Sand the old chair with sandpaper where ever there
are bumps or cuts. Make sure the chair’s surface is smooth.
3) Draw a simple picture of your chair and decorate the drawing
4) Pick out MILK PAINT colors that match your drawing
5) Paint your old chair with MILK PAINT to match your cute
design in your drawing
6) Let your chair dry outside in the air
7) ENJOY YOUR CHAIR!
One more day until Earth Day. I can’t wait. I am joining my friends
for an evening of Earth Friendly entertainment. I think
we are putting on the first ever play about Gaylord Nelson.
At least we are the first to put on a play about Gaylord
Nelson in Kickapoo Valley. My singing voice is not so
good but I will be singing in a choir so people won’t hear
my bad voice.
I don’t care I love celebrating Earth Day!
Today’s list features the birds called: Doves, Woodpeckers, etc.
So many cute Wisconsin birds. Good Luck finding them:
1) Morning Dove
2) Rock Pigeon
3) Belted Kingfisher
4) Black-billed Cuckoo
5) Red-headed Woodpecker
6) Red-bellied Woodpecker
7) Pileated Woodpecker
8) Downy Woodpecker
9) Norther Flicker
10) Northern Bobwhite
11) Greater Prairie Chicken
12) Ruffed Grouse
13) Wild Turkey
14) Ring-necked Pheasant
Thank you. Please Enjoy!
When Myles wants me to play with him he walks up to me and
drops his ball on my foot. I am glad the ball is made of
recycled paper and not a bowling ball. Today he wanted
me to play the game he invented.
The game does not have a winner or loser. Maybe Myles
is the winner since got me to stop studying and play
As you know his invented game involves him going to the
top of the stairs and dropping the ball down all the steps
to me. Then according to game rules I am supposed to throw
ball up to him. He catches the ball with his mouth and
then politely drops the ball on the step below him.
The ball bounces down all the steps to the bottom
where I am. It is a fun game to play with him
but I always get tired before