Friday, February 28, 2014
IN FAVOR OF KEEPING THE GRIZZLY BEAR ON THE ENDANGERED SPEICES LIST, THEN SEND YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOLS LIKE THESE.
Tyler and I took a drive up the south fork of the Shoshoni River this afternoon just out of Cody Wyoming to see elk, deer, and big horn sheep. Snow was slightly falling and to our delight, we saw about 100 elk, 50 deer, and 35 big horn sheep. About 30 miles up the canyon, we came across this cool little school (Valley Elementary) in the photo above.
The play area is completely enclosed with a fence about seven feet tall and these signs posted. Just last spring in this area a man was irrigating when he surprised a sow and cub grizzly. The sow in turn attacked him sending him to the hospital with major injuries.
Wapiti school in the same district up the north fork, (on the way to Yellowstone) from Cody has the same problem and BEAR fence.
Tyler said that "these schools should be Bear Free Zones."
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Julia has had a shop class this term and some of her projects included the welds and alligator. The numbers on the welds are the points out of 200. I left the paper, pencil and laptop in with the alligator to give it scale. She had to draw each section out and then cut, sand, and place back together. I also included some her artwork from the movies Rapunzel and Frozen.
Tyler is always making something out of his Legos. Last night he created this battleship from a picture, amazing.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
These are some photos from our 2013 Christmas. Julia and Tyler are dressed for their school play, I will try to get some video tape of the performance posted later. The Roller Coaster was sent to us by Jeremiah, we had fun putting it together and the soda can is an example of what happens when a full can is left out in the car at 26 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.