Children are naturally curious creatures and with so many under one roof coupled with the fact that we homeschool, we are frequently looking things up to answer the various questions that arise. For instance, the children found that one of the chickens had laid an egg the size of a cherry tomato. We looked it up and found out that such an egg occurs on occasion, that there is no yolk inside and that they are called – by some – fairy eggs.
Here are some other fairy eggs we found this week:
- My son asked if bees had tongues so we looked it up:
- While reading about the exploration of the Mississippi River, the explorers talked about another, very muddy river joining it. That’s our Muddy MO – the Missouri River! It never occurred to me to think about what it might look like where the two meet. It turns out where the two rivers conjoin, there is a state park and an obvious difference between the two waterways.
- We came across a delightful little video on the American Robin filmed by an Englishman discovering all his new American homeland has to offer: