I thought that it would be fun to play Name that Caption.Â What do you think would be the best caption for these pictures?
A) Looks like someone was experimenting with dinner.
B) Kitchen help wanted! (I will come over right away to help you clean house)
C) Homeschool science can be a blast.
D) A messy house is a happy house.
F.) As Mark says, “Sometimes cleaning up is just cleaning, but other times cleaning up is soooo SWEET!”
G) A relaxing way to spend Sunday evening.
I bet you can’t pass this coordination test. Hold on to one foot while sticking out your tongue. Very few people can excel at this test as gracefully as Megan!
The sun is out, children are playing outside, the front door is open, new flowers are coming up…Spring is coming!
I love taking the kids out to look for the new “baby flowers”. The older ones know where to look for the crocus and daffodils, but they are still mysteries to Adrian. He ran around excitedly looking for new ones today.Â We discovered the primroses are trying to peek out too.
Assume that it takesÂ 542 drops to fill a quarter cup. (We are pretty close, I asked Mark to do me a favor 🙂 )
542 x 4 =Â 2,168 drops or one cup
2,168 x 16 = 34,688 drops, or 16 cups or one gallon
Assume it takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of Maple syrup
34,688 x 40 = 1,387,520 drops of sap which equals 40 gallons of sap which makes approximately one gallon of Maple Syrup.
Now, if a “good run is one drop a second” how long will it take for enough sap to make a gallon of syrup?
Using the above numbers, you get one gallon every 9.6 hours.
40 gallons x 9.6 hours =2840 hours
2840 hours / 24 hours in a day =11.8 days
So, it takes about 11.8 days of perfect weather to get approximately enough sap to make one gallon of Maple Syrup.
The next time you enjoy some Pure Maple Syrup, remember that!
This is one of the easiest ways to get a good group shot with a baby.Â No one has to hold Megan, and she can show her personality.
We had four deer visit our backyard.Â They have not been around much this year, so we were excited to watch them for awhile.
We promised to take the kids sledding this winter. Today was the first time we could go with Allan. We had fun, but it was cold and we did not stay long.
Allan helped the kids tap some trees this last week. We have four taps this year, two on our huge Maple, and two in the woods.Â We are planning on tapping a few more trees, but the weather needs to warm up a little first.
My family knows that I like flowers. I have received flowers for Valentines a few times, but I think this is the best bouquet of flowers that I was ever surprised with.
The kids have been working in secret since Friday. They even used a flowery smelling lotion inside them, so they smell like roses!
Happy Valentine’s Day!