Tuesday, April 19, 2016
I am so very proud of who he is and excited to see what path he chooses in the coming years. At the same time, how very much it hurts to see him begin to stretch out his wings in preparation to fly this nest, 'because being a mother is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body' (Elizabeth Stone)
This photo is from his birthday last year, with Fr. Gordon, with whom he shared both a middle name and birthday. It is the last photo I have of them together, and Fr. Gordon's last birthday on this side of eternity. Memory eternal, and many years to my not so little boy!
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
|Dr. Harper teaching the kids about sericea lespedeza|
We have spent many hours over the past year studying pelts, learning the differences between a raccoon skull and a red fox skull, discerning the difference between the many sparrows by feather and call! We trudged through forests and wetlands, we practiced scenarios for management. The result was our team of high schoolers went to the regional competition and competed against teams who have years of experience - and we managed to squeak in to qualify for state!
So, off to the state competition where I learned that my bladder can go 7 hours without a bathroom and I became very comfortable with the presence of timber rattlesnakes!
And while they didn't win state, our group of kids managed to place 6th among 11 teams who have all been doing this for 3-5 years! We are incredibly proud of them, and look forward to seeing how they do next year.
|headed out to evaluate the land a create a management plan|