Bear Hollow Zoo is a unique experience in Athens, Georgia. They are home to a variety of wildlife animals that are non-releasable. Non-Releasable means they have encountered life challenges that they could not overcome and have been placed at Bear Hollow Zoo to live out their lives. They may either be residents due to physical or behavioral challenges and they serve as ambassadors for their species to the curious public. The public that visit have the opportunity to observe these animals as they are there to educator visitors about wildlife. Best of all it's FREE to visit.
We have started the habit of afternoon tea and story time. Today, I made pipsissewa tea for us to share. We collected pipsissewih on a recent hike and have been finding it around trees in our front and behind the house. We brew this natural wintergreen plant with peppermint tea. It's pretty interesting how beneficial this tea is...
Because I never seem to have it all together, I knew I'd be forgetting something for the first day of school for the kids. So, at the last minute on Sunday night, James roll into the local Walmart to grab some fun breakfast items and a few fun school supplies to make things a little more interesting for the kids. It's a good thing too because Nora Jean woke up and declared "I do not want to go to schoooooool!" from underneath the covers of my bed. Going to school to her means I have to brush out that unruly mop of hair first thing in the morning. "We have a choice of pannnnncakes or douuuughnuts." I sing back at her. Then I make my way to Gunner's room clapping and singing "wake up, wake up it's time for breakfast!" I'm extra loud with him because anytime he sleeps past the crack of dawn, he's not so easy to wake up.
They both wobble out of the the bedrooms and down the steps to the basement kitchen where I have bacon ready, doughnuts on a tray and scrabbled eggs in the pan. They can choose to have pancakes as well, because those just come straight from the freezer. Jake slides by me in the kitchen first and Evan is in the recliner petting the cat when I come down. Both are ready for food...aren't most teenage boys. Jake makes himself a cup of coffee with a. splash of sweet cream and I make their plates. I'm starting to feel like I just might be able to pull this homeschool gig off.
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