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The Blogs

Click on a picture to read that character's blog. Or read the latest blogs below.

Moo-Cow TypingRhetorical In a Good Mood Surprised Ramses

F.W. eats a cookie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keby's Sunflowers

Kiweenie Chases Lunch

Becky Thinking

Ryan Mugging

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Kiweenie's picture

     

    ramses-and-phoebe.jpgRamses: "Hey Mrs. P! How's the egg sitting going? Y'know, when those hatch you should let me know. Those kids of yours will need a good role model like me around."

     


    H
    ellooo class. I'm pleased to announce the coming birth of four new babies…bird babies! No, they're not kiwi birds, but eastern phoebes! Mr. And Mrs. Phoebe decided to move in and build a nest right on top of the front door of Moo-Cow Fan Club Headquarters!

     

    It's been a little bit inconvenient (we now have to use the back door all the time) but it's been great getting to know the Phoebes and watching them start a family. Phoebes are small, grayish-brown birds with white bellies. They get their name from their birdcall, which sounds like "fee-bee."

     

    It might sound strange that a bird would build a nest above a door, but phoebes tend to build nests under structures like bridges and overhangs. The top of the door isn’t a very wide space for building a nest, but the phoebes managed to do it by sticking grass and small twigs together with mud.

    This makes the whole thing very sturdy and also wide enough to start a family in. Actually, the nests have to be built to last because once it is made, the phoebes return to it year after year. So, I guess we have a new neighbor!

     

    Mrs. Phoebe laid four eggs a week or so ago, which is normal (they usually lay 2-6 eggs). Now we're all waiting patiently for the little guys to hatch out into the world. It can
    take up to two weeks, but we've been keeping a close eye on the family. I hatched out of an egg myself, and let me tell you, it’s pretty tough!

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    I wanted to get the Phoebes to come in to class to talk to you today, but Mrs. Phoebe says she needs to stay in her nest to keep the eggs warm, and Mr. Phoebe is staying around for protection.

    Don’t worry though, I'll keep you all posted and let you know as soon as the eggs hatch!

    Sorry I couldn't get a better picture of the eggs. It was hard to even get this one!


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  • F.W.'s picture

     

    I recently got an e-mail from Ling W. asking "What is your favorite desert?" I get that question a lot, along with “What's your favorite food?” I don’t know why people ask me those questions so often. Moo-Cow is the real cook around here, but I do cook dinner for me and Ramses almost every night, and maybe people know about that.

    ice-cream-daze.jpg

     

    Anyway, I love so many foods I don’t have one specific favorite. I remember this one time Ramses and I got a question asking what our favorite flavors of ice cream are. We thought it was the best “Dear Ramses and F.W.” question we had ever gotten, so we ran right over to the ice cream shop and tried every flavor. Unfortunately we had so many scoops that I ended up feeling too sick to think of a favorite.

     

    Some of my favorite meals have been at Keby’s. During the summer she has some really good food growing in her garden, and she mixes it all together in yummy salads, and side dishes. I know the regular stuff she has, like tomatoes, carrots and lettuce, but some of the stuff has really crazy names I can never remember, like zebrakeenie (or something like that). I remember I liked the zebrakeenie a lot.pizza-time.jpg


    One food I know I don't like is grass. I always see Moo-Cow eating it so one time I thought I would try some for myself. Yuck! It was pretty gross. And it made my mouth taste like grass all day long!

     

    Here is a list of some of my actual favorite foods:

    pineapple & banana pizza, oatmeal pancakes, anything cooked on a grill, plain spaghetti with just butter, apple with peanut butter and raisins, my mom's homemade macaroni and cheese, and anything named cookie (or biscuit if we're
    back in Australia.)

     


    Thanks for the question Ling!

     

    Check out F.W.'s recipe for his Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes!

     

     

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  • F.W.'s picture

     

    I recently got an e-mail from Ling W. asking "What is your favorite desert?" I get that question a lot, along with “What's your favorite food?” I don’t know why people ask me those questions so often. Moo-Cow is the real cook around here, but I do cook dinner for me and Ramses almost every night, and maybe people know about that.

    ice-cream-daze.jpg

     

    Anyway, I love so many foods I don’t have one specific favorite. I remember this one time Ramses and I got a question asking what our favorite flavors of ice cream are. We thought it was the best “Dear Ramses and F.W.” question we had ever gotten, so we ran right over to the ice cream shop and tried every flavor. Unfortunately we had so many scoops that I ended up feeling too sick to think of a favorite.

     

    Some of my favorite meals have been at Keby’s. During the summer she has some really good food growing in her garden, and she mixes it all together in yummy salads, and side dishes. I know the regular stuff she has, like tomatoes, carrots and lettuce, but some of the stuff has really crazy names I can never remember, like zebrakeenie (or something like that). I remember I liked the zebrakeenie a lot.pizza-time.jpg


    One food I know I don't like is grass. I always see Moo-Cow eating it so one time I thought I would try some for myself. Yuck! It was pretty gross. And it made my mouth taste like grass all day long!

     

    Here is a list of some of my actual favorite foods:

    pineapple & banana pizza, oatmeal pancakes, anything cooked on a grill, plain spaghetti with just butter, apple with peanut butter and raisins, my mom's homemade macaroni and cheese, and anything named cookie (or biscuit if we're
    back in Australia.)

     


    Thanks for the question Ling!

     

    Check out F.W.'s recipe for his Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes!

     

     

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  • Ryan's picture


    F
    or my first blog entry here on the new site, I thought that I should talk about how i'm creating a lot of the illustrations you'll be seeing around here, and the tools I'm using to create them.

     

    Any of you out there who are familiar with our print editions will notice that I've been doing something different lately. Well, I've gone all-natural!

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    The art in the print editions was created mostly on the computer and it had a very "clean" look. I've decided that if I'm going to keep up with the gang and document the happenings around here, and on our travels, that I would need to unplug and get quicker and more portable. Also, I thought it would be a great opportunity to expand as an artist and force myself out of some bad habits the computer encouraged (the eh, I'll just fix it later attitude).

     

    Now, instead of a digital tablet hooked up to the computer, I'm mostly using :ramses-drawing-under-tree.jpg

    * Moleskine watercolor sketchbooks

    *A mechanical pencil with HB lead

    *A Staedtler .05 pen

    * A Staedtler mars plastic eraser

    *A small selection of Derwent watercolor pencils

    *One el cheapo brush

    *and whatever source of water I can find (I've already accidentaly used Becky's waterglass, and she took a sip after and did a "spit take")

    These will be my main tools for awhile, and you hopefully will see me improve with them as we go!

     

    Here's a drawing I just did of Ramses yesterday. He wouldn't show me what it was he was drawing, but I'm sure we'll find out. I should probably be a little worried, he started this after he complained I was not showcasing him properly in my artwork.

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  • Keby's picture

     

    Before I start planting in my new garden I like to figure out its boundaries. I make sure my garden is going to be clearly separate from the grassy area, or plants around it, and has a shape to it that I like. There are a lot of different ways you can do this.


    Some people use fences, usually wooden or wire ones. I have some vegetable gardens that have a wire fence around them because we have a deer friend (but not a dear friend) that kept helping himself to dinner!


    Another way to give your garden shape and create sections is by putting in paths. The path can be wood chips, bricks or stones. I like nice wood chip paths because they make the ground soft to walk on and act as mulch.


    For the little shade garden, I'm going to create the border out of stones. I have so many stones in the ground I joke that I grow them! Sometimes it takes a little work to dig them out, especially the bigger ones, but they make for nice garden decoration. If you want stones for your garden but live in a not so rocky place (lucky!) you can always buy them at a gardening store.

     

     

    Kiwi in the circle of stones

     

    Kiweenie though I built him a new track, so he just ran around and
    around the circle for a long time. He said it's good for the professors
    to get involved with the P.E. class every once in a while.

     

    I spent most of today digging up rocks and laying them in a circle. I put a large rock every few feet or so to get the shape of the circle, and then I started to fill in the rest of the circle with stones as I dug them up. Sometimes I concentrate too hard on the work at hand, and I forget to notice the big picture. Does that ever happen to you? Well anyway, I was working so hard on finding rocks that I didn’t even notice that my circle outline was all crooked! It was more like a wavy oval than a circle. It took me a few tries, but I got it eventually.

     

    Since the ground in the spot I'm doing this garden was already bare (from a brush pile we burned there), I am making my barrier before I work on the soil. If you are making a garden in the middle of a grassy lawn, you should prepare your soil before you make a barrier. We'll talk about the soil next time.

     

    All this hard work so far, and I haven’t even planted my first plant yet! That’s okay, because preparing the garden area properly makes the rest of the growing season easier.

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    Check out these wildflowers that just popped up in the overgrown patch that was my very first garden. When I was just 3 my mom gave me a bunch of wildflower seeds to spread in a small area where we don’t cut the grass. Even though I haven't tended the little garden for years, beautiful
    wildflowers pop up every spring and there always seem to be different ones! Wildflowers are fun to plant if you just want to liven up an area you tend leave to its own wild ways.

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