Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Saturday, May 23, 2015
What are biomes?
Biomes are regions of the world with similar climate (weather, temperature) animals and plants. There are terrestrial biomes (land) and aquatic biomes, both freshwater and marine.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Grandmother Ann and her husband are listed on the 1850 Census. By 1850, they have a little girl named Louisa Jane. Shortly after this census, Alfred gets the "gold fever". All the stories of men getting rich were alluring and he leaves with a group for the gold rush. Alfred did not get rich. He died in an explosion in the mine shaft, December 16, 1851. Ann Catherine did not hear right away that Alfred had died. She waited until some of the other miners returned to Arkansas carrying the sad news.
In 1853, Grandma married a second time to James Gunter Maples, Sigrid's Grandfather. He was a widower with two small children. Ann and James Maples had a large family, including Grandfather William Burl Maples, father of my Grandmother Lee Gertrude Maples Powell!
Today Sigrid's class preformed a musical "Go West" at her school. She loves getting in front of an audience. To insure she would get a part---she tried out for all of them. Astrid fixed her hair this morning and she wore this shirt to school that she designed.
Here she is as part of the choir!
I really wondered what this conversation was all about!
This is Marlie of Sigrid's special friends.
And Kenzie Johnson
This is a singing dancing number--Sigrid nailed it!
Here she is dancing in a group number.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.
Tomorrow is hump day, but when you don't work it really does not matter. Sigrid was a little sad over my red hummingbird feeders. Her Pop ordered her the one above. Prettier than mine. She already has it full of sugar water and the birds have tried it out.