Monday, April 9, 2012


Today we learned about slugs.  Did you know slugs have more than one type of slime?  Or how about that slugs have small holes on the side of their heads that they use to breathe from?  How about that their antenna eyes can move different directions and look at different things at once?  Yeah, ok, I guess slugs are pretty amazing creatures as well as.... well....SLIMIE.  :-)

From the web site
Accidentally Green
We found a slug trap and I think we will be making one the next time we have a jar from Prego.  :-)  Yeah we use Prego...  I admit it.  You could use anything that had a smooth side though.  The bug trap we are looking at is here.

Tomorrow may find us on a small nature walk, trying to see how close we might be able to get to some pond water to explore what might be in a small sample of it.  It depends on the weather though, I don't want to be getting all muddy and falling into the murky water myself.  The Bear doesn't care, but I do! 

Through these lessons we are gaining Some very important skills:
  • observing;
  • learning the importance of following directions;
  • collecting and counting samples; and
  • researching or looking up things we don't know. 
All these are valuable skills which can be extremely useful as building blocks for kindergarten, 1st grade and beyond.  Speaking of which, someone is very excited about the concept of saying they will be in kindergarten, almost as fun as saying "In August I will be 5 years old" and holding up five (5) fingers.

Saturday and Sunday were beautiful here.  Saturday we spent much of the day outside after our morning business was taken care of.  They whole idea was to get the play house ready to sell.  Before the end of the day friends we have known for a few years bought the play house and slide as well as a train set we really didn't have room for.  I am so glad someone will have them that will use and enjoy them. 

Now on to a yummy side note:

I tried a new recipe tonight for Zucchini pops.  I adapted the recipe from something I found here, at The Curious Country Cook

My recipe for what I call 'Zucchini Pops' is below:

2 medium zucchinis chopped (approx 2 cups)
1/2 cup of chopped onion
1 cup of shredded cheese (mozzarella, Parmesan and Romano mixed together if you have them all)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup of Italian bread crumbs
1 tsp of garlic
2 tsp of Italian seasoning

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Lightly oil a mini muffin tin. 

Chop zucchini and onion place in a medium size mixing bowl.  Add the eggs, bread crumbs, seasonings and cheese and mix together.  Use a spoon or a small cookie scoop and fill the cups of the mini cupcake tin.  Place in oven and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes depending on oven.  When done remove and eat like you would a potato pop.  Enjoy!

(sorry I didn't get pictures of the family enjoy this yummy item.  The grown ups enjoyed it a lot, Sarah was unsure). 

I just noticed, the slug tale and then food......  not a great combination.  LOL


  1. We love zucchini here! I can't wait to try the recipe. Thanks for linking up. :-) I do have to admit that you had me guessing when I clicked over to your site and saw the slugs first. That would have been some kind of recipe, lol! :-) Hope you are having a great week! :-)

    1. The Zucc Pops were very Yummy. Let me know how well you like them. We aren't big zucchini fans here so I was pleasantly surprised.

  2. I love this non winter weather for nature study!! You taught me a couple things about slugs!! :)

    1. I love it too. We have a pocket microscope now, I plan to review it soon, to take with us on our walks.


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