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My Wisconsin Fish List

Apr 16

Today I created a list of all of Wisconsin’s fish. I want to start a Great Year project for WISCONSIN FISH too. Fish are much harder to find, but I think I can see some of them this year.

Here is my LIST of WISCONSIN FISH I would like to see
this year:

1) LAKE STURGEON
2) RAINBOW TROUT
3) WALLEYE
4) ORANGE SPOTTED SUNFISH
5) NINESPINE STICKLEBACK
6) RAINBOW SMELT
7) DEEPWATER SCULPIN
8) CHINOOK SALMON
9) COHO SALMON
10) GRASS PICKEREL
11) MUSKELLUNGE
12) SKIPJACK HERRING
13) GOLDFISH
14) LONGNOSE GAR
15) BLACK CRAPPIE
16) CHANNEL CATFISH
17) BLUEGILL
18) STRIPED BASS
19) ROCK BASS

I also like to eat fish so I am including any Wisconsin fish I eat on my
LIST too.

Ramp and Watercress Soup

Apr 16

sweetpotatosoup

Last night I made my family Sweet Potato Soup with Ramp and Watercress. All of the ingredients of the soup were from our farm!
Since it is Spring the watercress and ramp are plentiful in streams.
I picked a bunch of watercress and ramp yesterday, and got three
pounds of sweet potato from our storage.

My soup was very tasty and I am going to have it for breakfest
with wild rice!

Very delicious, and I am getting hungry again thinking
about my wonderful soup.

Thank you.

New Chicken Co-op

Apr 14

newcoops

Sometimes I call the hen houses, chicken co-ops. Chicken Co-op
is a good name because all the hens are working together and own
their own business.

I know the hen’s homes are called chicken coops. But I live
in Wisconsin, and we have a lot of co-ops here. Our food store
in Kickapoo Valley is a co-op. The taxi cab company here is a
co-op also. A co-op is a business where every worker is a part
owner in the company.

But the real reason I am writing is that we just finished painting
the chicken Coops – co-ops! They will look so beautiful when the
snow is on the ground too. We used MILK PAINT again.

The hen’s are so happy with the new houses as my Dad called them.
The hen’s seem to be standing up straighter than before and their
clucking is louder now.

Bees Bouncing on Blossoms

Apr 26

Today I looked out my window with my nature periscope and counted bees flying from apple tree to pear tree, to cherry tree. The bees float across the sky around the beautiful flowers like little bright flashes of light. The bees make me smile when I see them, I know some of honey bees are probably from Kirby’s bee hives. Bees help fruit trees make fruit by pollinating the flowers, that is why they are so important to farmers.

Have you heard of permaculture? Apple trees are a good example of permaculture.

Can you think of other examples of permaculture?

Apple Season

Aug 31

apple seasonThe apples are here! The apples are here! Yesterday our family went to an apple orchard near our house. We picked so many kinds of apples. There are Lodi apples, Johnathan apples, Ida Red apples, Cortland apples and they are all delicious. I like this one apple it looks like a potato and tastes like an orange. Those apples are not available until the peak of apple season in October. I can’t wait! My dad said we picked over 20 pounds of apples. He is confident that we will eat all of them.

Earth Day is every day

May 05

from post missing april 22nd earth day April 22nd Earth Day was celebrated all over the world!

My Auntie and Uncle planted trees in Tuvalu to celebrate. My family planted Paw Paw trees here in Wisconsin on our farm to honor Tuvalu and my grandparents.

A Billion Acts of Green at Earth Day.

My hydroponic garden

Apr 04

Today I looked at my plants that I am growing in our indoor garden. I have all kinds of native Wisconsin plants and some to eat too! It is really cool my Mom told me the garden is called a Wick system. My dad help me make this hydroponic garden with some buckets, cups and rags, and some special growing stuff mixed with water my Mom gave us to feed the plants with. My mom also taught me how to spell the word hydroponic.

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Visiting my hen friends!

Mar 22

In the morning before school my Mom sometimes asks me to go visit the hens to get eggs for breakfast. The eggs are always so warm in my hands! We eat eggs with rice and beans with green onions from our indoor garden!

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My Paw Paw tree friend

Mar 07

Paw Paw TreeAfter school I went up the hill behind our house to visit the Paw Paw tree. She is so pretty in the winter covered with snow. Her name is Asimina! I read her a story that I wrote about Tuvalu and Wisconsin. I told her that she would love to meet all the beautiful trees in Tuvalu and that she reminds our family of home.

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Milk from our farm!

Mar 04

Tomorrow my mom and dad are taking the raw milk that Erma, Selma, and Gretta made to the Driftless Valley Food Cooperative. My mom helped me spell that! I am visiting my friend Jessica at her farm. She has lots of brothers and sisters they all work very hard on the farm. Her family is Amish.

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