Thursday, September 10, 2015

Baking Bread

Today was a bring-an-umbrella-just-in-case kind of day! It was even more delightful when we discovered we all had FROZEN umbrellas. We shared, traded, opened & closed them over and over again. What great friends!

Umbrellas can help us enter the forest
Umbrellas are great on a resting rock

On our way back from our morning hike we found a young snake. It had a black body with gray markings/stripes. It looked like a newborn Northern Water Snake seen here.

These snakes are usually found in habitats such as streams, ponds, swamps and marshes. They often use logs or branches overhanging the water for basking. They are rarely found far from water.
From August to October they can give birth to 20-40 live young. During the winter they hibernate underwater or in holes near the water.

Water snake

Wow! What a discovery!

We came back to camp to make some fresh zucchini bread! After harvesting some overgrown zucchini from the garden we gathered all the ingredients, measured, poured and mixed them all together and voila! We had a nice homemade gift for our families.

While we waited for the bread to bake we had plenty of time to play inside. We love our new puppet theatre!

HEY! What's that outside our window? It's...Turkeys!! They've come to see us! Let's go back outside!

We wrapped up our 1st week of school with some delicious snacks and outdoor social time. Looking forward to our year together girls!

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