On January 10, 2019 it snowed! At first the flakes were small and as we watched it fall from inside, we wondered if it would cover the ground. The snow kept falling and falling. When we went outside to play, the ground was covered with a thin layer of snow. It took a lot of time and a lot of work to roll the balls for a snowman out of such a thin layer of snow, but we worked together.
We found salal branches, rocks, and pinecones to make the features of our snowman. When a pinecone was used for a nose our snowman was transformed into a snow penguin. The snow kept falling. But then it rained, and rained, and rained. Soon there wasn’t a trace of snow or a snow penguin in our yard.
On December 6th 2018, we had some special visitors, visitors with feathers! Aedon, and his family, brought some chickens to share with us.
First, Aedon’s mother, Yvonne introduced us to Charleston, the handsome rooster. Everyone had a chance to hold a handful of grain and feed Charleston. Although it doesn’t hurt, sometimes it is a surprise to have a hard beak come pecking down on your hand.
Then Yvonne brought out Skye, the hen. Aedon showed us how to hold her so she felt secure. Skye was very calm as she got passed from child to child for a hug and a snuggle. Both Charleston and Skye were calm and gentle and did so well being handled by the children. They must get a lot of love and care at home.
Three cheers for everybody who met Charleston and Skye! Although everyone was excited, the children were considerate of our feathered guests. Thank you, Aedon, Yvonne, and Isla for this up-close and personal visit with Charleston and Skye.