Whether I’m raising future farmers, veterinarians, crazy cat ladies, or marine biologists, I couldn’t be certain– nevertheless, I’m an ethusiastic proponent of pets in the classroom. No matter that our classroom is square in our home.
We learn a lot from the menagerie of critters who live in/around this funny farm, both wild and domestic.
I’m channeling my inner Leslie Knope and launching an aggressive campaign (more on this later) to amend the current HOA covenants for our rural subdivision to allow for the keeping of a modest flock of chickens. The hens we kept at our last house were a gift with purchase to the lady who bought our house.
While chickens aren’t yet permitted, the large pond just past our property line attracts a variety of other wildlife. I’m not exaggerating when I say that’s what sold us on this particular house, just over a year ago.
We recently enjoyed an informative visit to a local veterinarian hospital with the girls’ 4-H group.
Additional, everyday critters:
Firstborn compiled the photos she faithfully snapped of Garfield (each day since we brought him home as a kitten, last October) into a fun time-lapse video…
Updated: Luna Lovegood, Minerva McGonagall, and Darth Vader have taken up full-time residence on the pond.